Manado

Cocotinos Manado is a boutique dive resort located within Wori Bay in the heart of Kima Bajo, a fishing village overlooking the Bunaken National Marine Park, world famous for its rich and astounding, wall and macro scuba diving. A mere 25-minute drive from Manado’s Sam Ratulangi International Airport brings you to the resort, nestled on a chocolate-coloured beach in full view of Siladen Island and Manado Tua, a majestic dormant volcano across the Sulawesi Sea.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Complimentary Return Manado, Sam Ratulangi Airport/Resort Transfer
  • Complimentary Tea daily Afternoon Tea at Deho Restaurant & Bar
  • Complimentary WIFI Internet Access (available only in Deho Restaurant & Bar)
  • Breakfast + Lunch & Dinner Meal Plan (Full-Board; Table D’hôte or Buffet)
  • Up to 3 of Guided Boat Day Dives (tanks & weights provided) on normal air per day with Odyssea Divers
  • Dive Boat participation for Non-Divers for snorkeling (Priority to Divers and subject to availability)
  • Prevailing Service Charge & Government Tax

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Manado, Cocotinos Manado a Boutique Dive Resort is the perfect choice. Set 17. Km from the excitement of the city, this 4-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city’s biggest attractions. With the city’s main attractions such as Siladen Island, Sam Ratulangi International Airport within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Cocotinos Manado a Boutique Dive Resort also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Manado. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Step into one of 22 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, separate living room, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as outdoor pool, diving, fishing, spa, massage. Cocotinos Manado a Boutique Dive Resort is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Manado.

RESORT FACILITIES

  INTERNET ACCESS

All rooms
Outdoor Area
  WHAT CAN YOU DO AROUND RESORT

Diving
Massage
Tour
SPA
Non Motorized Water Sports
Outdoor Pool
  DINING OPTIONS

Bar
BBQ
Restaurants
  ROOM CONFIGURATIONS AND TYPES

Garden Room
Water Edge
Suite
Suite Family
Twin Sharing
Triple Sharing
Single
Family
  ROOM FACILITIES

Air Condition
Free Bottled Water
Seating Area
Balcony/terrace
Mini bar
TV
Hot Shower
Coffee/tea maker
  RESORT SERVICES

Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Daily House Keeping (Upon Request)
Bagguage Storage & Concierge Services
Massage

Manado is among the highlights of diving in Indonesia and has earned plaudits throughout the world. When you’re scuba diving in Bunaken National Marine Park you’ll witness some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world, with outstanding fish variety and world-class walls. The clear, warm waters contain astonishingly high numbers of species, whether corals, sponges or fish.

The park is located just out of Manado Bay in the Sulawesi Sea, off the northern tip of Sulawesi, and features some 2 dozen diving sites spread across an area of 75,000 hectares and the 5 islands of Bunaken, Siladen, Manado Tua, Montehage and Nain. Explore the deep waters of Bunaken and you can see 7 times more genera of coral than Hawaii, 33 species of butterflyfish and over 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific.

Oceanic currents sweep past Bunaken Island bringing a steady supply of nutrients. It’s a sure certainty that where there is plenty of food in the sea, there will be an abundance of marine life, and you can be here to witness this rich harvest too. From the smallest commensal shrimp to black tip reef sharks and eagle rays, there is something for everyone in this very special dive destination.

Manado is very popular with fun divers and marine biologists both of whom can take great pleasure from the diversity of coral and fish found here. You will surely encounter marine life here that you have not come across elsewhere.

The most notable recent find within the park was in 1997, when the coelacanth was discovered living in the lava tubes of Manado Tua. This ‘living fossil’ fish brought international media attention to Bunaken Island. Unusual mammals that can be seen include dugongs, which feed on the sea grass beds in the south of the park, and sperm whales, which travel through the area on their way to calve in the Sangihe Archipelago.

For now, visitors from most countries are granted a 60-day (non-extendable) ‘short-stay’ visa at any of the ‘designated’ air and sea gateways. Some major gateways in Sulawesi include Manado, Makassar and Bitung port. It is important that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia. In the past, the nationals of 48 nations were given a 60-day stay (visa free) upon arrival at an Indonesian international gateway. Under the new rules effective February 1, 2004: Only 11 countries and territories will be eligible for a “Visa Free” facility, they are: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Chile, Morocco, Peru and Vietnam. Beginning February 1, 2004, the nationals of 21 countries will be able to obtain a “Visa on Arrival” processed at the gate of entry following the payment of an official fee. The citizens of the 21 countries and territories eligible to purchase visas on arrival are: the United States, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Finland, Hungary, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Norway, France, Poland, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Taiwan. The Visa on Arrival fee for citizens of eligible countries is US$ 25 for a 30 day visa and US$ 10 for a 3 day visa.

Package Itinerary *No. of
Dives Included
Certified Divers
(Rate per Diver)
Non-Diver
(Applicable only with accompanying Diver)
GARDEN ROOM Triple Sharing Twin/King Sharing Single Twin/King/Triple
4 Days 3 Nights 6 USD575 USD625 USD835 USD375 per Person
Every Additional Night +3 +USD235 +USD250 +USD320 +USD130 per Person
WATER’S EDGE Triple Sharing Twin/King Sharing Single Twin/King/Triple
4 Days 3 Nights 6 USD620 USD690 USD925 USD445 per Person
Every Additional Night +3 +USD250 +USD270 +USD365 +USD155 per Person
SUITE Triple (1 King + 1 Single) Twin/King Sharing Single Twin/King/Triple
4 Days 3 Nights 6 USD655 USD750 USD1155 USD550 per Person
Every Additional Night +3 +USD260 +USD305 +USD445 +USD190 per Person
SUITE (Family) Quad-Sharing (1 x King + 2 x Twin Sharing Beds) Quad Sharing
4 Days 3 Nights 6 USD635 USD515 per Person
Every Additional Night +3 +USD250 +USD175 per Person

Rates above include:

  • Complimentary Return Manado, Sam Ratulangi Airport/Resort Transfer
  • Complimentary Tea daily Afternoon Tea at Deho Restaurant & Bar
  • Complimentary WIFI Internet Access (available only in Deho Restaurant & Bar)
  • Breakfast + Lunch & Dinner Meal Plan (Full-Board; Table D’hôte or Buffet)
  • Up to 3 of Guided Boat Day Dives (tanks & weights provided) on normal air per day with Odyssea Divers
  • Dive Boat participation for Non-Divers for snorkeling (Priority to Divers and subject to availability)
  • Prevailing Service Charge & Government Tax

Rates Essentially Excludes

  • Bunaken Marine Park Fee, Lembeh Daily Diving Park Fee (if applicable)
  • All Equipment Necessary for Skin and Scuba Diving except Scuba Tanks, Weights and Belt
  • Additional Diving Excursions (such as Night, Lembeh, Further Dive Sites ~ refer to options below)
  • All other consumptions besides served during standard meals

* Maximum number of Dives based on itinerary – Up to 3 Boat Day Dives a Day

Popular Add-On Options

Excursions & Surcharges Price
Lembeh Dive Excursion (By Overland Transfer) ~ Min. 4 to go + 40 USD per Person
Bangka Dive Excursion (By Sea Transfer) ~ Min. 4 to go + 60 USD per Person
Additional Night Dive (Wori Bay Site) ~ Min. 2 to go + 45 USD per Person
Private Boat Charter with Snorkelling or Diving Guide (maximum 8 hours use, 10 Pax on each boat) + 210 USD per Boat
Enriched Air Nitrox Use Surcharge per Dive + 10 USD per Dive
Complete Scuba & Skin Diving Equipment Rental (ie, 6 Dives = 3 Dives x 2 Days) + 40 USD per Diver per Day

MANADO DIVING SEASON

You can enjoy Bunaken Island diving all year round but overall the best season for dive conditions are from March to October. November to late-February sometimes sees winds and rains so surface conditions can be occasionally rough with 1 or 2 metre swells at that time. Litter washed up from the mainland can also be a problem in rainy season too.

Water temperature (27-30°C) and visibility (20-35m) are pretty constant all year round. The rainy season of November to late February is less pronounced than at some other places in the region although showers are not unusual during this time. Visibility is reduced when it rains, more so around Manado bay sites than those at Bunaken.

Many creatures here are year round, such as the amazing array of giant clams and nudibranchs. Resident dugongs as well as barracuda and tuna appear throughout the year. June is a good months for sharks, July for dolphins and whales. Sperm whales migrate through the region to calf in the Sangihe region in March and July/August. This period also happens to be the time when homosapiens are present in the area in large numbers.

Manado is among the highlights of diving in Indonesia and has earned plaudits throughout the world. When you’re scuba diving in Bunaken National Marine Park you’ll witness some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world, with outstanding fish variety and world-class walls.

WHEN TO GO All year round diving. Best period is March to October
MIN. DURATION 5 days 4 nights
PRICES EXC FLIGHTS From SGD$ 1200
TRIP TYPE Resort
CUSTOM & GROUP DISC Yes

 

Mention Lembeh scuba diving to any serious underwater photographer and their eyes come over all misty and distant. No place on the planet gives you the chance to see more shy critters such as the mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, harlequin shrimps, skeleton shrimps and innumerable nudibranchs.

WHEN TO GO All year round diving. Best period is March to October
MIN. DURATION 5 days 4 nights
PRICES EXC FLIGHTS From SGD$ 1480
TRIP TYPE Resort
CUSTOM & GROUP DISC Yes

 

WHY BOOK WITH US

VALUE FOR MONEY

We believe in providing you the best value for your money. You will find our prices compare favorably even to what you would find once you arrive at your destination. Price is nothing without service and that’s something we guarantee from the moment you book with us.

HAVE A GROUP? WE CAN HELP

If you have a big group or are looking for a customized trek or opportunity to tackle a trekking peak just ask. If you’re an individual trekker we can arrange for independent travel or pair you with one of our trekking groups.

FULLY LICENSED OPERATOR

There are only a few licensed dive operation in Singapore that are able to provide you a full range of services and travel arrangements from Singapore. Our trained diving instructors have been diving around the world to bring you the best advice of diving around the world.