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Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was spotless and cleaned everyday. No complaints about the food as whatever you burn during the dive will definitely be replaced by the endless food available. Service was impeccable and staff were accommodating and warm. Very professional as they give a briefing before every dive and including what to expect and be careful with.

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks a lot for your kind words! We are happy you enjoyed your dives with us and that you could fill up your belly with our delicious food :-) We hope to welcome you again! Take care & cheers, Max & Rhomé, Managers

Mons, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a group of 20+ to a great reception from the hotel / Dive staff with song and music. The hospitality from the staff, Dive guides boat crews etc was second to none. The organisation was almost German and each meal was an introduction to great cuisine and I am sure all bellies were bursting after each meal. The...

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hey Glynn, Thanks a lot for leaving us a review here on TripAdvisor! Nice to hear that you had such a relaxed time staying with us :-) We are also glad you enjoyed our almost German organization, sometimes this is not so easy to accomplish in Indonesia ;) I am sure your whole group will also enjoy the diving at...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My review is a bit late but only because my reentry to the cold reality of North America has delayed it ! I stayed at Bastianos during December 2016 and January 2017. I did my dive master course with Max Holba. We actually had the benefit of two instructors as Rhome ( Max's girlfriend and co manager of the resort)...

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hey Lisa, Thanks & terima kasih for this detailed and lovely review of yours! It was such a great pleasure to have you here and to do the PADI divemaster training with you :) You really became a part of the Bastianos family and we miss you already! We wish you all the best for all the upcoming challenges like...

Lodz, Poland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If U are looking for 5-star resort, don’t go there. Fortunately, this is not that kind of place. Quiet and calm resort with coupe of friendly managers. Max and Rhomé and their friendly local staff try to make the guests feel like at home or better. If u are there, u are looking for some dive experience. You get them....

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Bastianos1, Gérant at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Karolina, Thank you so much for your kind review! We hope to see you soon underwater :) We will definitely take your comments into account. Enjoy the rest of the trip. Max & Rhomé, Managers

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I´ve been 7 weeks at Bastianos to do my Divemaster - Education in a very relaxed Atmosphäre. My instructors, Max and Rhomé, took extremely good care and the course was conducted in highly professional manner, challenging and still good fun! Bunaken Island offers a high variety of dive - spots, mostly wall, partly with currents, and a wonderful underwater world....

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Peter! Thanks for all your lovely words! We miss you here big time! It was so much fun to have you here and do the divemaster training with you! You definitely became a part of the Bastianos family and we all hope to welcome you again some time :-) And if not: for sure we gonna see you again...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I really enjoyed my time here. I visited Bastianos in December 2016 for a few days. I've been diving all over the world and they have some great wall dives really close to the resort. Diving was relaxed and my dive guide took the time to find all the macro critters and show me what diving in Bunaken had offer....

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hey dude, Cheers for the nice review! It was a hell of a lot of fun to have you over here! We are glad you enjoyed your dives and your time in general in Bastianos, we hope you pop by again another time! :-) Until then take care & cheers, Max & Rhomé, Managers

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Not my first visit and the resort has noticeably improved in the last year. Great job form the new resort management! Bastianos is a fun place to stay and the diving is excellent in Bunaken. Amazingly I find things I have never seen on almost every dive, after 20 years diving in asia. If you are wondering, it is easy...

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Arnaud, It was such a pleasure to have you guys here again, always a lot of fun! :-) Thanks for the great review also, Rhomé and myself we are trying the best everyday together with our staff to improve further and further! I assume you guys gonna pop over again this year that's why I say: see you later!!!...

Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been here twice in the span of a year and both times I have been impressed by the resort. The rooms are clean and have a beautiful view towards the setting sun. I love the communal eating. The food is great and the staff quickly realized I'm a vegetarian and made accomodations which were very appreciated. The common areas...

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hey Marcin, Thanks for all your lovely words. I am glad you enjoyed your free-dive sessions so much and I know for Fandly it was also really awesome to learn a bit from a pro like you :-) We do what we can about all the garbage, some days are really depressing though as we clean up for hours and...

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 14 January 2017

To tell you the truth we were turned off by this place upon arrival due to all the garbage that was washed out on the beach right in front of the hotel but the resort itself. We expected idyllic beaches on Bunaken but a day later we realized that this is a place for snorkeling and scuba diving. The managers...

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hey guys, Thank you for this very honest and fair review of yours! It is true that at the moment we are facing a really heavy off-season, which means storms, winds, rain and currents that bring along a lot of trash... :-( We do our best to keep the beach as clean as possible, my guys are working on it...

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I passed my AOW in bunaken last week. I learned a lot from The DM and the diving itself is entertaining. The diving staffing are helpful and friendly. I could say it's my best diving trip ever. Seen turtles, midi, lion fish, leaf fish, giant clam......

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Hey Michelle, Thank you very much for this lovely review of yours! We are more than happy that you enjoyed the dives and the service of our diving staff. We hope to welcome you again soon for some more turtles and underwater-photography practice :-) Cheers, Max

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bastianos Bunaken is a long established company with two decades of experience in welcoming diving as well as non-diving guests from all over the globe in North-Sulawesi, Indonesia. We are located directly on beautiful Liang Beach with quick access to all dive sites of Bunaken Marine National Park. The protected area is a paradise for wall diving & snorkeling and offers one of the highest diversity of coral worldwide. The warm crystal-clear water is home for small critters as well as for bigger fish like sharks. And: For diving with us we give you a turtle guarantee! Our facility is composed of: • Different types of accommodation: beach-front bungalows with A/C & hill-side bungalows with fan only. Both offer a superb sunset-view. • PADI diving center with multilingual PADI instructors and 6 permanent diveguides, all fluent in English with thousands of dives around Bunaken. For the best diving experience our maximum guide to divers ratio is 1:4 and we have 4 diving boats. Enriched Air Nitrox is available as well as a camera room for your photo equipment. We offer rental of well-maintained snorkel and diving equipment. You can do up to 5 dives per day, including early-morning- & night-dives. • Spacious open-air restaurant with choices of local and western food in buffet form and we have tasty afternoon snacks every day. • Cozy lounge with satellite TV, free WiFi, billiard table, little library and stunning sunset-view. • Infinity swimming-pool where you can have a cocktail and enjoy the sunset. Also perfect for diver-training. • Spa & massage area with our local therapist with more than 10 years of experience. • Beach-bar for after-dive beers and cocktails. • We offer day-tours to the mainland where you can hike volcanos and visit traditional markets. Also we offer a dolphin-tour where we usually spot hundreds of dolphins. • A pick-up and transfer service from Manado airport is available as well as a transfer to our sister resort on Lembeh island. ... more   less 

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Address: Liang Beach, Bunaken Island 95122, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Price Range: $108 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bastianos Dive Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Bastianos Bunaken Diving Hotel Manado
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“All the rooms are facing the ocean”
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