Diving in Indonesia: Liveaboards to Manado and the Sangihe Archipelago
Diving in Indonesia: liveaboards and sailing in Sulawesi, Indonesia with South East Asia Liveaboards, Phuket, Thailand.

Fact Sheet

Yacht "Crescent"

Our diving trips are scheduled around the Silkair flights from Singapore to Manado. Kungkungan Bay Resort is approx. one and a half hours taxi ride from Manado airport.

Diving in Indonesia (7 days/8 nights)

Click here for our Liveaboards Schedule 2000 (opens in an easy printable pop-up window)

2000 will be our fourth season in this amazing area.  During the previous three seasons we have discovered many new dive sites in Manado.

Makalahi Island - Sanghie ArchipelagoOff  the north east peninsular of Sulawesi Indonesia, in Manado, lies a chain of volcanic islands called the Sangihe-Talaud Archipelago. It is an area comprising approximately forty volcanic islands covered in coconut plantations, some of which are over fifteen hundred meters high. The waters surrounding these islands are some of deepest in the world.

From her base at Kungkungan Bay in the Lembeh Strait, situated on the eastern side of  Sulawesi’s north eastern peninsular, our yacht please click here for further information...Crescent will run cruises to Manado and Sangihe for 7 days/8 nights.

Some of the highlights of the trips include underwater volcanoes, as well as an abundance of fish life including regular encounters with hammerhead sharks and occasional sightings of whales. The diversity  and abundance of marine life around this area is incredible. There are steep slopes or walls with  amazing corals and giant barrel sponges. Water visibility is excellent - average 35-50 meters. Real world-class diving!

Above water the scenery is also breath-taking with many of the islands having steep volcanic peaks, one of which sporadically erupts. Most of the islands are completely covered in coconut palms.


Approximate Itinerary:

Depart approximately 6.30 pm from Kungkungan Bay Resort. Travel overnight to Makalahai Island.

3/4 dives at Makalahai Island. Travel overnight to Lepung.
3 dives at Lepung island. A chance to go ashore here for island exploration between dives.
Diving at Spot X!
3 dives at Kerangatang, an underwater volcano venting gas. Excellent hard coral and barrel sponges. Schooling Hammerheads.
3 dives at Ruang island. Highlights of the day include diving a lava flow with outstanding underwater scenery, covered in some of the best and most varied corals to be seen anywhere. Big fish action here.
3 dives at Biaro island. Evening return to Resort at approx. mid-night. Disembark next morning.

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