June, 18th 2022
Our guest Frans didn’t get a plastic bag, but a Pyrosome in front of his lens. A colony of millimeter-sized animals belonging to the genus Thaliacea and the class Tunicata.
Photo Credit (Pyrosome) : Frans Rattu
Pygmy Pontohi Seahorses (hippocampus pontohi)
June, 18th 2022
Every morning and every evening, the two partners of the Pygmy Pontohi Seahorses (hippocampus pontohi) meet to serenade together. They dance around each other for just a few minutes before returning to their proper places. Less than 10 mm in size but love seems to be infinite.
Photo Credit (Pontohi Seahorse) : Barney Seier
The Blueband Goby (valenciennea strigata)
June, 16th 2022
The Blueband Goby (Valenciennea strigata) can reach a length of up to 18 cm and is strictly monogamous. The couples can usually be found together in the vicinity of their self-dug burrows, where they constantly take sand, hold it in their mouths and release it again through their gills. Small invertebrates and dead organic material (detritus) are eaten. It is striking that only one partner picks up sand at a time while the other watches over his partner and makes sure that no one attacks during the distraction.
Photo Credit (Goby) : Barney Seier
The Sulawesi Bear Cuscus spotted in our Resort at Bangka Island
June, 15th 2022
Yesterday we had a rare guest originally from Australia coming to our resort on Bangka. The Sulawesi Bear Cuscus (ailurops ursinus) is the westernmost occurring marsupial. It feeds exclusively on fruits, flowers and leaves and, like a sloth, loves to stay very comfortable in life. But you have to watch out closely to discover it in the high regions of a tree.
More info about our resort on Bangka Island : Bastianos Bangka Dive Resort
Photo Credit (cuscus) : Barney Seier
Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish (chaetodon baronessa)
June, 14th 2022
Despite its beauty, the Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish (chaetodon baronessa) is not a popular stock in coral aquariums. It loves to eat hard corals, here it pecks at the tips of the long tentacles of a Torch Coral (euphyllia glabrescens).
Photo Credit (Butterflyfish) : Barney Seier
BASTIANOS RE-OPENING SPECIAL
April, 20th 2022
You may enjoy our Re-Opening Special by book to us directly via Email or WhatsApp message to:
WhatsApp: +62811435176, +62811434666
Or you can contact our dedicated partner travel agents and tour operators at your country.
Terms & Conditions:
- 10% discount apply to the new Rates 2022
- Re-Opening Special can not be combine with other specials and valid for new bookings only
- Discount applies to accommodation, fun diving, dive packages and dive courses
- Discount applies to all resorts of Bastianos in Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh
- Discount applies to Bastianos Coral Triangle Dive Safari
- Discount applies for staying period April to December 2022
BASTIANOS LEMBEH has relocated to a new location
March, 10th 2022
Dear Customers, Colleagues and Partners,
First of all, we would like to thank you for your support to us in the past few years before the pandemic. We hope everyone is able to go through these difficult times and rebuild/restructure with the confidence that can offer your clients a better holiday experience.
We are pleased to announce that BASTIANOS LEMBEH has relocated to a new location at (formerly) FROGGIES LEMBEH.
Owner of Bastianos Lembeh Mrs Candy Bastiaan and owner of Froggies Lembeh, Mr Mor Bastiaan has an agreement of working together in the diving business by merging both resorts at Lembeh Island to be BASTIANOS FROGGIES LEMBEH and hence we will provide all management for the newly located dive resort BASTIANOS FROGGIES LEMBEH.
This merger plan has been prepared since 2015 and is finally being realized at this time and with our great experiences many years in the diving industry, BASTIANOS FROGGIES LEMBEH will provide an enhanced dive experience – closer to all dive sites, new facilities, dedicated camera room, beautiful sunsets, and a shorter boat ride from/to mainland. Of course, all existing bookings of both resorts will keep going and we will handle your booking at the new location.
We have started building a new swimming pool at this new location in early March and the target for completion would be sometime around July, and a new dedicated camera room will start to build on June.
We feel optimistic this step ahead will bring our business cooperation to be better in the future and we look forward to hearing from you should you have any questions about this move as well as welcoming your guests in the coming months and years!
News Release : SilkAir flight situation
Bastianos News Release
Friday, 28 February 2020
NEW INFORMATION ABOUT FLIGHTS TO MANADO
As you might already know that SilkAir‘s flight to Manado from Singapore will be replaced to Singapore Airlines sister company Scoot Airline on the first week of May 2020. The handling of the transition made people not able to book air tickets from now until after the maiden flight of Scoot it self especially for the people who wants to visit Manado via Changi Airport Singapore. The plan is that Scoot will do the same schedule as what the SilkAir still doing until 1st week of May 2020.
However – there are some alternative routes that is still possible to book via Jakarta either with Garuda Airlines or through other domestic airlines as Citilink, Batik Air and Lion Air which flies daily from Jakarta to Manado.
If you are coming from Europe, the best connection at the moment by taking Garuda Airlines from Amsterdam which will stop over in Jakarta for approximately 2h 50m then continue with other Garuda route from Jakarta to Manado. will fly from Europe in almost same time as with Singapore Airlines connect with SilkAir. Garuda Airlines is also offering an extra 23kg for sport equipment which is excellent for divers who want to come to Manado for diving.
Garuda flies everyday from Amsterdam to Manado except tuesday and everyday from Manado back to Amsterdam except monday with 1 stop at Jakarta.
Flight Schedule from Amsterdam to Manado (everyday except tuesday), total journey 21h 25m
AMS – CGK = 12:05 – 08:10 (+1)
CGK – MDC = 11.00 – 15:30
Flight Schedule from Manado to Amsterdam (everyday except monday), total journey 21h 20m
MDC – CGK = 16:30 – 18:50
CGK – AMS = 21:45 – 07:50 (+1)
PS : Flight schedule is subject to change without prior notice
if you prefer to fly with middle-east airlines like Qatar Airways, Emirates or Etihad Airways; there is an excellent stopover hotel with free pick up/drop off at FM7 hotel or similar next to Jakarta airport with rooms only around from Rp 500,000 and we Bastianos can help you to book your stopover hotel in Jakarta or in Manado if you have to arrive in the evening or to book your domestic flights to be connecting with your international arrival and departure via Jakarta or if you want to go somehwere else in Indonesia before or after your visit to Manado.
Qatar flies daily from Frankfurt to Manado with 2 stops at Doha (DOH) and Jakarta (CGK)
Flight Schedule from Frankfurt to Manado (everyday), total journey 22h 35m
FRA – DOH = 10:55 – 17:55
DOH – CGK = 18:50 – 07:45 (+1)
CGK – MDC = 11:00 – 15:30, operated by Garuda Airlines
Flight Schedule from Manado to Frankfurt (everyday), total journey 27h
MDC – CGK = 16:30 – 18:50, operated by Garuda Airlines
CGK – DOH = 00:40 (+1) – 05:25
DOH – FRA = 07:55 – 13:30
PS : Flight schedule is subject to change without prior notice
When you are using Emirates or Etihad, the connection to domestic flights not as smooth as the journey with Qatar. With Emirates or Etihad, the domestic flight connection will make you have to stay overnight either in Jakarta Airport or in Manado City because you will be connected with the afternoon flight to Manado and this will makes you to be arrives in Manado in the evening and we wont be able to transfer you to the island in the evening (except if your first start is staying in Lembeh).
In this opportunity, we would like to inform you as well that we Bastianos is now able to arrange the purchase of your domestic flights, your domestic arrangement all over Indonesia including hotels in resorts in other cities of Indonesia with competitive rates, airport transfers if you are going elsewhere in Indonesia or your other journey beyond Manado and all over Indonesia through our sister company Manado Tour & Travel which is acting as a licensed travel agents to handle what we have mentioned already above like visiting Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi, to see Orang Utan in Borneo, explore Sundanese Islands Java-Bali-Lombok-Flores or to explore more about Papua beside your diving journey or your land tour excursion while you are staying with us in North Sulawesi from your Bastianos Resorts.
Please contact us for more information regarding flight situations, book your domestic flights with us, your arrangement trips for beyond Manado attractions.
No Christmas present yet? We have a nice proposal for you.
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17 nights Golden Triangle Island Escape Safari: 6 Nights Bunaken Island, 5 Nights Bangka Island, 6 Nights Lembeh Island; 15 Diving Days with 30 Dives in total.
All transfers from Manado Airport, diving on inter-island transfers. Basis single Superior room with air condition, full board. The safari is bound like a boat safari to given dates
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The above price can be book with any diving tour operator or get in touch with us directly
Effectively August 1st 2017, Bastianos Dive Resort are no longer accept and handling cash payment for any kind of payments related to our services and our products. We will only accept payment with Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) and Debit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Bersama, JCB, Link, Prima) for every kind of payments and any extra payment at the resort and we will be no longer charging 3% surcharge for credit card or debit card payment.