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.

Easy Access

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.

Map to get Bastianos Bunaken

Superior Beachfront

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.

Modern Comforts

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.

Beachfront Bliss

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.

Standard Hillside

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

  • Swimming Pool

  • Dive Center : Bastianos Divers

  • Marine Life Library

  • 24/7 security

  • 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.

Bunaken Marine Park Dive Sites Map

Diving with Bastianos Divers

Bastianos Divers is a PADI Dive Center member (R-34063) since 2004.

The team of Bastianos Divers at Bunaken are professional staff with many years experienced diving in the area. We are proud that all of our dive guides are locals from Manado and surrounding area know the diving conditions very well.

Dive Center Fact Sheet

  • 2 Compressors run by electric powers

  • 4 modern built diving boats

  • A dedicated camera room for divers to keep and stored their underwater camera or housing, working table for assemble before and after dive, to be use as recharging station for digital compact cameras or sports cameras

  • Drying room for stored your wet equipment after our staff rinse them for you

  • 1st aid oxygene in every dive boats and one stored in our dive shop at the resort

  • Local dive guides and all of them have a natural behave as spotters underwater to show you some marine life that you would probably not aware of it

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.


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.