Bastianos Bunaken Dive Resort
Discover Bastianos Bunaken Dive Resort
Situated on the picturesque Bunaken Island, nestled within the heart of the Bunaken National Marine Park, Bastianos Bunaken Dive Resort offers a gateway to natural beauty and underwater wonders. Located on Liang Beach, the southern part of the island, our resort provides breathtaking sunset views and boasts the longest, most pristine sandy beach on Bunaken Island. It’s the perfect destination for families, as the beach offers a safe and enjoyable playground for children.
Reaching our paradise is a breeze. The transfer from Manado Airport takes approximately 30 minutes by car, bringing you to the pier in Manado city. From there, a 60-minute boat ride will transport you directly from the mainland to our charming resort on Bunaken Island.
Our resort offers a variety of comfortable accommodation options to suit your needs. Choose from seventeen Superior Beachfront Cottages with air conditioning for ultimate comfort, five Superior Hillside Cottages with air conditioning, and a few Standard Hillside Cottages with fans. No matter which option you choose, you’ll find a cozy and relaxing place to unwind after a day of exploration and adventure.
Superior Beachfront Rooms: Your Slice of Paradise
At Bastianos Bunaken Dive Resort, we take comfort to a whole new level with our 17 Superior Beachfront Rooms. Nestled amidst the stunning natural beauty of Bunaken Island, our wooden accommodations offer the perfect blend of modern amenities and tropical charm.
Your Island Retreat
Each Superior Beachfront Room is a haven of tranquility, complete with a private verandah that opens up to breathtaking views of the beach and the azure sea beyond. As you step out onto your verandah, you’ll be greeted by the gentle sounds of the waves and the invigorating sea breeze, creating a serene atmosphere that’s perfect for relaxation.
Inside, you’ll find an en-suite bathroom equipped with a refreshing shower, providing the perfect post-dive refreshment. With hot water and a western-style toilet, you’ll have all the comforts of home, even in this remote tropical paradise.
The proximity to the beach ensures that you’re just steps away from the powdery sands and crystal-clear waters. Whether you’re a sunrise enthusiast or a sunset lover, our Superior Beachfront Rooms provide front-row seats to Mother Nature’s daily spectacular performances.
Our Standard Rooms are thoughtfully nestled on the tranquil hillside of Bunaken Island. With each room carefully positioned to provide the most stunning ocean views, you’ll wake up to the soothing sounds of the sea and the beauty of nature right at your doorstep.
Your Choice, Your Comfort
We understand that every guest has their own preferences when it comes to temperature. That’s why our Standard Rooms give you the option to choose between air conditioning or a fan, ensuring you’re perfectly comfortable throughout your stay.
Breathtaking Verandah Views
Each Standard Room offers a private verandah where you can unwind, relax, and relish the awe-inspiring ocean views. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or watch the sunset in the evening.
Resort Fact Sheet
17 Superior Beachfront Rooms
9 Standard Hillside Rooms
Restaurant capable of accommodating up to 60 people
Cozy Mini Bar located at the Beach
Dive Center : Bastianos Divers
Marine Life Library
FREE WiFi Hot Spot available around the lobby and restaurant area
Traditional Massage Service available
Diving Around Bunaken
Bunaken Island is one of 5 islands that make up the Bunaken Marine Park. The seas around the islands are very deep, in some places more than 600m deep, and the islands are “pinnacles” that reach the surface. Think of them as a submerged mountain range!
The dive sites around Bunaken have dramatic drop-offs mixed with sloping areas and beautiful coral gardens at the tops of the reef. There is a huge variety of soft and hard corals that offer a home to an abundance of reef fish and critters.
There are lots of fusiliers, butterflyfish, sweetlips, cardinal fish and damsel fish everywhere. Lots of green and hawksbill turtles are seen swimming and sleeping on the reef walls. Bigger things like tuna, humphead parrotfish, wahoo, barracudas and reef sharks are often seen swimming past the reef. Hiding on the wall there are lots of smaller critters such as scorpion fish, shrimps, nudibranch, lionfish, and seahorses hidden on the walls.
Bunaken is a destination suitable for all level of divers but the steep wall going down to the abyss offers a great opportunity to dive deeper and it is better to be an advanced diver to fully enjoy the dive sites.
On the shallow part of the reef you will always find a superb and colorful coral garden around 4 meters deep and it is a great way to make your safety stop and get last underwater shots. These coral gardens are regarded as the best in the world making it a great playground for snorkelers too.
Daily Dive Schedule
|08:00 am||Morning dives, 2 dives ( 1 hour surface interval on
the boat between dives)
|15:00 pm||Afternoon dive, 1 dive|
|17:30 pm / 18:00 pm||Mandarin dive / Night dive, 1 dive|
Fun Dives House Rules & Safe Diving Practice
- In Bunaken and Bangka, we offer a maximum 70 minutes dive time including safety stop or when your air supply reaches 50 bar, whichever comes first.
- In Lembeh, due to the high demand of searching for the critters, we understand that longer bottom time is necessary. We offer longer dive but limited to your air consumption. 50 bar is your time limit.
- For your own safety and as part of our safe diving practices, when your air supply reaches to 50 bars, you must do the recommended 3 minutes safety stop at 5 meters and end the dive.
- Maximum depth for Open water diver is 18 meters.
- Maximum depth for Advanced Open Water Diver or higher certification is 30 meters, exception for Deep Diver Specialty.
- Decompression dive is strictly prohibited.
- For your comfort underwater, our dive guide to divers ratio is 1: 4
Facilities & Service On Our Dive Boat
- Oxygen First Aid
- Fresh water for your camera
- Coffee, tea and drinking water are provided on the diving boat at every dive.
- Snacks and fruits are provided for morning dives, during your surface interval.
- Towels will be provided to each diver. Your towel will be change every 3 days
- Our boat crew will assemble your dive gear. However, it is your responsibility as a diver to make sure your equipment is working properly and you have all the equipment you need for the dive before the boat leaves the resort.
- Our boat crew will take care of the rinsing of your equipment at the end of your dive.
Enriched Air (Nitrox) Dive
- Every diver should analyze their own tank and set the percentage of oxygen on their dive computer and strictly follow the MOD.
- We will require every diver to provide us with their Enriched air certification for diving with nitrox.
We are offering wide-range PADI Courses from beginners and to those who wants to upgrade their dive license .. > more
You will be lucky enough when you are seeing dolphins during your dives, but if you don’t see them, we could organize a dolphin trip for you
If your are non-divers, and do not want to sign up any scuba courses for beginners, you can join our divers’ boat for snorkeling. In Bunaken, you can see many things as the water is very clear with great visibility from surface.
ATTRACTIVE LAND TOURS
When your are staying in Bunaken, there are some options to explore more Manado and the surrounding area. From Bunaken you can do a day tour to Minahasa Highland for sightseeing or even if you have sometime more, can do a volcano trekking.