Diving with Us

 

World-class diving close by! Bunaken National Marine Park and Manado Bay has more than 40 world-class dive sites to choose from. We are located on the east side of Bunaken island, in front of one of the best dive sites in the area. Majority of the dive sites are within 30 minute boat ride from the resort. Read more about Bunaken dive sites.

 

False clowns at Bunaken Marine Park

Relaxed wall and drift diving

Diving in Bunaken is mostly wall diving and drift diving, we can just follow the current and the boat will pick us up after the dive. Your dives will be led by experienced dive guides who are familiar with the local conditions and marine life, and more importantly, who respect them.

Long dives

We always dive well within the recreational dive limits, but dives can be long due to the topography of the reefs. You can do a long safety stop looking around in the shallows, which offer an amazingly rich marine life - a perfect way to end your dive!

Full service

Let our always smiling diveguides, boat captains and crew take care of you and your dive gear. Your equipment is set up, rinsed and stored for you, so that you can fully enjoy your holiday. 

High quality dive equipment

We choose to dive with Suunto Equilite 1000 BCDs, Apeks XTX-20 regulators equipped with Suunto pressure and depth gauges, BARE and Aqualung wetsuits and Technisub and Mares masks and fins. Certified Apeks regulator and Bauer compressor technician assures well maintained dive equipment and safe, clean air fills on every dive. We follow BS5430 standard in scuba tank maintenance.

Our spacious, traditional, wooden dive boats are equipped with three engines, DAN oxygen unit, first aid kit and mobile phone. The nearest operational recompression chamber is in Manado.

World-class snorkelling on our house reef

Living Colours' house reef and other Bunaken's shallow reefs are maybe the best snorkelling sites in the whole world. "Living Colours is place for divers, snorkelers, the environmentalists and people who love nature, who love quiet, love peace, enjoy good food, people who enjoy Indonesian smiles. Everything is here with all your people, you don't find that in other places! This area, right in front, when you go through your gate and the tide is right and you drift all the way down... Fabulous! There's not a place like this on the planet!" Ernie Brooks, underwater photographer, worked with Jacques Cousteau for 17 years.

This video is shot on our house reef summer 2014 by Dee Danz:

 

Services

• Fun dives in small groups; guided by experienced, english speaking diveguides (max 5 divers/guide)

• Night and dawn dives

• PADI dive courses from beginner to professional level

• Introductory dives for non-divers

• European instructors

• Special diving and snorkelling trips

• Diving and snorkelling equipment rental

• Uw camera rental

Uw photography

Bunaken has long been considered an underwater photographers’ paradise. 
The vertical walls, steep slopes and colourful reef flats of Bunaken National Marine Park as well as the muck-diving sites in Manado Bay offer myriad opportunities for both macro and wide-angle photography. Located right in the epicentre of underwater biodiversity, and being swept by nutrient rich oceanic currents ensures the unbelievable variety of marine life and animal species living in the area.

• Table space for camera and uw housing storage in the dive centre and in your bungalow

• Table space and rinse tanks for uw cameras in the dive boats

• On request air guns, lens pens and other tools for cameras and uw housings

• Experienced diveguides to show you the best photo subjects

 

Excellent underwater photographing at Bunaken and Manado

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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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