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Bastianos Dive Resort in Kuala Lumpur
Always wanted to explore North Sulawesi’s rich marine life?
Come check out the amazing deals from Bastianos at Bunaken and Bastianos Lembeh this weekend at the Malaysia International Dive Expo.
29-31 July 2016
PWTC, Kuala Lumpur
10:00am – 7:00pm
The Bastianos team will be at booths A 133-136, under the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia.
See you there!
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Happy World Oceans Day
Happy World Oceans Day to all fish and divers! 🙂 Let us protect our beautiful oceans together as long as we still can! Luckily, we are situated in Bunaken Marine National Park which is a protected area. But still: we need to take good care of the paradise surrounding us to conserve it for future generations of locals as well as tourists! #protectbunaken #unitedwestand
Picture taken at divesite ‘Mandolin’ by our instructor Max.
Indonesia FREE Visa via Manado Airport
“Manado Airport is now one of the FREE Visa airports in Indonesia”. Please check for the countries who can apply our free visa policy in this link : http://www.bastianos.com/news-visa-policy-indonesia/
But what you have to aware is that the visa free facility does not allow you to do visa extension after 30 days. So if you are planning to stay longer than 30 days, we would suggest you to apply Visa on Arrival by paying US$35.
UPDATED NEWS ABOUT FREE VISA AIRPORTS IN INDONESIA
We are happy to inform you that the Indonesian Government has issued a new regulation regarding the number of free visa airports; (previously 5 free visa airports: Bali, Jakarta, Medan, Batam, Surabaya).
According to the new regulation, starting from May 2016, the foreigners eligible for free visa facility are allowed to arrive and depart from 29 free visa airports as follow:
1. Kualanamu, Medan
2. Hang Nadim, Batam
3. Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang, Jakarta
4. Juanda, Surabaya
5. Ngurah Rai, Bali
6. Husein Sastranegara, Bandung
7. Sepinggan, Balikpapan
8. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Aceh
9. Adisucipto, Yogyakarta
10. El Tari, Kupang
11. Sam Ratulangi, Manado
12. Minangkabau, Padang
13. Sultan SyarifKasim II, Pekanbaru
14. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Palembang
15. Adisumarmo, Surakarta
16. Ahmad Yani, Semarang
17. Halim Perdana Kusuma, Jakarta
18. Sultan Hasanuddin, Makassar
19. Polonia, Medan
20. BandaraInternasional Lombok, Mataram
21. Tanjung Pandan, Belitung
22. Binaka, Sibolga
23. Frans Kaisiepo, Biak
24. MaimunSaleh, Sabang
25. Mopah, Merauke
26. Mozes Kilangin, Tembaga Pura
27. Pattimura, Ambon
28. Supadio, Pontianak
29. Tarakan, Tarakan
#wonderfulindonesia #freevisapolicyindonesia #divingbunaken #bastianosbunaken
2016 Certificate of Excellence
We’re thrilled to announce that Bastianos Dive Resort, both Bunaken Island and Lembeh Island has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, 3 (three) years continuously, reflecting the consistently of great services to our customers … a BIG thank you to the whole team Bunaken and to our customers who wrote great reviews to our trip advisor’s page.
Mola-Mola in Bunaken
Our dive guide Daniel is the new Mola-Mola-Man! Just a few days ago he found not only one but two (!) of the huge and bizarre looking creatures at the dive site Fukui! Lucky man & lucky day for our divers smile emoticon
FREE 1 (ONE) Solar Eclipse Dive, 9 March 2016
Solar Eclipse 2016 in Indonesia!
A total solar eclipse will take place on March 9, 2016 and you can experience 100% visible solar eclipse either in Bunaken or Lembeh. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness.
Begins : 9 March 2016, 07:34
Maximum : 9 March 2016, 08:49
Ends : 9 March 2016, 10:15
WE OFFER 1 (ONE) FREE SOLAR ECLIPSE DIVE ON 9 MARCH 2016, SO BOOK YOUR DIVING HOLIDAY NOW.
For more information, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bangka Raffle at BOOT Duesseldorf 2016
Buy a ticket and win a dream vacation in North Sulawesi during BOOT 2016!
We would like to invite you to help an small island in North Sulawesi fight illegal mining by participate in this raffle to seek support from the tickets selling and make sure funds are available to replant mangroves along the coast and trees on land to prevent soil erosion. By buying the raffle tickets, you’ll help to save this small island.
Bastianos and several dive resorts from North Sulawesi have setup a great raffle during the show with some fantastic prizes. Tickets are available at the following booths during BOOT 2016 :
1. Murex Dive Resorts / Lembeh Resort (Halle 3 booth A16)
2. Roger Tours (Halle 3 booth F66)
3. ItsMySport (Halle 3 booth A31)
4. Sun & Fun (Halle 3 booth C70)
5. Aquaventure (Halle 3 booth B16)
6. Scuba native (Halle 3 booth E73)
7. Beluga Reisen (Halle 3 booth F93)
8. Absolute Scuba (Halle 3 booth F73)
9. Reisecenter Federsee (Halle 3 booth D36)
The drawing of the winning tickets will be done on 31 January 2016 at the Murex Dive Resort’s booth. Winners will be informed by email.
Bangka island is located in North Sulawesi, Indonesia between Bunaken Marine Park and Lembeh Strait and offers world class coral reef diving with some of Indonesia’s most colorful soft corals and reef fish. News of illegal mining activity on Bangka island first surfaced early October, 2011. This company bribed it’s way onto the island then bullied local people to sell their land. Several dive operators and local villagers banded together as volunteers to form the Bangka Conservation Fund and have dedicated themselves to stopping this potential mine.
We won. All construction on the island has stopped. THE ACTUAL MINE NEVER STARTED.
The Supreme Court in Jakarta ruled against the mine on three separate decisions.
North Sulawesi now has a new governor and the region where Bangka resides has a new mayor both pro-tourism development and pro-environment. However, the battle is not totally over. There is still a chance the foreign mine company will appeal and counter sue.