TASIK DIVERS MANADO – September 2011
We just started a new month after a busy August full of wonderful walls, astonishing visibility and amazing critters. Sunny weather and flat sea, how can you want more from a diving holiday?
These are the latest news from Tasik Divers & Tasik Ria Resort & Spa.
Derawan Dive Lodge
Never one to stay still, the Management and team here at Tasik Ria Resort/Tasik Divers is always looking forward! Right in our sight is a new horizonin the shape of awonderful small Island called Derawan, found a few miles off the coast of East Kalimantan.
Where you will be transported to the early days of diving where not many others have been... of course that doesn’t mean primitive, just means unspoilt! Here you will be able to relax far away from the hustle & bustle of daily life, and when diving doing so with Mantas and Turtles... how about snorkelling in one of the worlds few jellyfish lakes, or visiting a turtle sanctuary and getting the chance to see hatchlings take their first breaths of fresh open air!!! If you want all this, plus amazing fish life in a new lodge where comfort meets traditional then Derawan is for you.
Once you arrive at Derawan Dive Lodge, it’s easy to see why you have travelled so far... for a little step back in time! Although it’s a small operation, along with its white sandy beach and cosy intimate atmosphere, what impacts you most is the sense of being away from it all.. a chance to see why travellers from another age would have been so enchanted!
With so much “stuff” in our lives today, it’s a rare and beautiful thing when we can still have the opportunity to discover such a unique and charming hideaway. With opportunities to dive and even snorkel with majestic Manta Rays and Turtles as well as stunning reef fish and shoals of swirling barracudas. All this along with the Tasik guarantee of friendly helpful staff who will take wonderful care of you, whether under the water or above.
We are not neglecting our mother ship Tasik Ria either, with newly upgraded sea view rooms there is something for everyone out here in the Celebes Sea.......
Tasik Divers Office Staff of the month
We're glad to introduce you Lian, TD office staff of the month of August! She's in charge of preparing boats, organizing staff and welcome our customers when they need something. Always smiling, she will find the solution of our customer's problems, from finding a new battery for the computer to organizing a Lembeh Trip.
Lian is 25 y.o. and lives in Mokupa, a small village nearby Tasik Ria, but her family (her mother Caroline and her brother Yonki) lives up on the hills, in the town of Tomohon.
Did you know?
The Bay of Manado is incredibly rich in Marine Mammals. We commonly observe Spinner Dolphins (Stenella sp., 3 different species!) during our daily trips to Bunaken. Also Pilot Whales (that actually are included in the dolphin family, Globicephala macrorhynchus) are quite common sightings. Sometimes, we see bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), and giant Sperm Whales (Physeter catodon). Very rare encounters can also happen.. like in this photo taken by our guests Dirk and Lut: (probably) a Long-beaked Whale, of the Ziphiidae family. Very rare deep-divers, they can find in the deep Manado Bay the food they hunt: squids and other deep-sea cephalopods.