Bunaken - A Tropical Paradise in Indonesia

PADI 5 STAR DIVE RESORT Living Colours on Bunaken Island, Manado, North Sulawesi, is a small idyllic resort with a professional dive centre. We are based on Bunaken Island, in the heart of the world famous Bunaken National Marine Park. Our beach front dive centre with high quality dive equipment is run by European PADI Instructors and experienced local diveguides. The ten wooden bungalows are situated on a small hill, only 60 steps from the beach, and have great sea views.

Diving in Bunaken

bunaken island dive resort

Our full service dive centre and professional, friendly crew offer boat diving in the magnificent walls of Bunaken National Marine Park and critter filled slopes in Manado Bay. Our environmentally conscious dive team will show you the best of Bunaken on long relaxed dives. All dives are boat dives in small groups guided by experienced local diveguides. Read more about diving.

The coral reefs and the open ocean are bursting with life. Bunaken lies in the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity, and thus supports an amazing variety of marine animals. Here you can find over 2000 reef fish species and 500 genera of corals in more than 40 world famous dive sites. Read more about dive sites.

At the ocean surface dolphins and pilot whales are frequently seen, and you might occasionally be surprised with sights of migrating humpbacked, killer, sperm or minke whales. Dugongs, or sea cows, are regularly spotted grazing in the reef shallows just in front of Living Colours Diving Resort. Read more about our dolphin tour.

Muck Diving

Manado Bay area’s sandy slopes offer some world class muck diving with creepy critters like sea horses, frog fish, ghost pipe fish, mimic octopus and flamboyant cuttlefish. Read more about muck diving.

Underwater photography

Bunaken and Manado Bay is a favourite place among underwater photographers from all over the world because of the superb opportunities for both macro and wide-angle photography. The reefs are unspoiled with pristine soft and hard corals, rich fish life and interesting little critters that expertly camouflage themselves to blend with the surroundings. Read more about UW photography.

Scuba diving in Indonesia

Bangka Diving

Living Colours arranges also dive trips to Bangka island area. Read more about our dive trips.

PADI Scuba Diving Courses 

The PADI dive courses from beginner to divemaster level are done in small groups with experienced PADI Instructors. All course dives take place in natural coral reef environment in the marine park. You can enjoy the tropical marine life starting from your very first shallow water diving experience. Read more about scuba diving courses.


Our comfortable private bungalows with sea views are equipped with double or twin beds, mosquito nets, fan, hammocks and attached western bathroom with hot/cold shower. We have 24 hours electricity, and wireless internet connection. The open air restaurant with its well-appointed kitchen and excellent cooks serves Indonesian and Asian dishes.

The beach bar with its good sound system and musical bartenders offers a variety of cold drinks and good tunes. The perfect place to hang out in the evening!

Last but not least the fun-loving crew and friendly atmosphere at the resort is something that will make your stay on Bunaken even more special. Read more about accommodation.

Dive into the Living Colours of Bunaken!

 Bunaken Island Dive Resort and Hotel


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Contact Details

Living Colours Diving Resort 
PADI 5 Star Dive Resort S-36220
Pangalisang Beach, Bunaken
North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Tel: +62 812 430 6401 Mia | +62 81 2430 6063 Jaakko

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