When you want to travel to one of the Top-Spots in Diving, you’ll sooner or later want to go to Sulawesi. We’ve decided to stay on a small Island close to Bangka, Sahaung. There’s only 1 small Resort on there, these guys really make your stay unforgettable and you definitely want to come back. Blue Bay Divers. I’ll come back to that later….
To get there, the easiest way is to fly over Singapore. Think about, doing a 2-day Stop-Over in this awesome city.
You’ll arrive in Sulawesi – Manado in the afternoon. The driver of the Resort, will pick you up at the airport and takes you to the northern coast in about 1 hour. There, you hop on a boat, taking you in 30 minutes to Sahaung. From that time, you’ll need no more shoes for the rest of your stay…:)
No Roads, No Vehicles, No TV, No Internet (so slow, it’s not worth to buy a SIM-Card), No Nightlife, No Shopping………Just Eat, Dive, Sleep and hanging around with people, that are on the same page as you. HEAVEN….;)
Absolutely everything was perfect. The food in the restaurant (there’s only one big table, which means talking ;)…), the Bungalows , Diving…I could go on, but there was nothing to complain about….Maybe, if you really look for something, the Mandi (Indonesian bathroom), but after a couple of days, you got used to it, too…
Blue Bay is trying, to keep the groups very small. Every Buddy-Team usually has it’s personal Guide. That’s just perfect for photographers. The Dive-Spots are awesome, lot of Diversity and the weirdest creatures. Definitely take the Lembeh-Fullday-Trip. They even have a pretty cool Liveaboard, that takes Divers on a 2 week-Trip. Pretty famous are the Halmahera and Sangihe-Tours.
Pro-Tip: When you are on your way back over Singapore, there is a Swimming Pool in the Airport. 🙂