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Diving Holidays to Gangga, Indonesia: An Introduction

In 'The Triangle of Biodiversity'. 

The resort of Gangga is situated on a private island which is approximately 3 miles from the coast of North Sulawesi . The Island of Gangga is the first of an archipelago of small islands, many of which are still unexplored, connecting Indonesia to the Philippines . The canal that separates Gangga with the mainland is where the Pacific Ocean meets with the Indian Ocean and that is why this place is considered one of the worlds best environments for crystal clear waters and a centre of bio-diversity of aquatic life. The closest city is Manado, only hour and thirty minutes (road transfer from Manado airport and speedboat to Gangga).

Gangga offers an unparalleled scuba diving experience where you can get up close and personal with diverse and remarkable sea life from both the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. The resort is an ideal base for the dive sites of Bangka Island, Bunaken National Marine Park and the Lembeh Strait, making it a favourite destination for underwater photographers. The resort lies on a white sand beach surrounded by a garden of tropical trees and plants at the base of a jungle covered hill.


Gangga Diving centre, Indonesia

Daily diving Adventures, Professional PADI instructors, features:

First Aid kit, oxygen, equipment rental, photo processing, diving boats.

Closest Decompression Chamber at 50 km (Manado).

English, French, Italian, Indonesian languages spoken by the guides/Instructors.. Gangga Divers operate 5 day boats specifically built for diving, all with easy on and off access. The engine power ranges from 80 plus horsepower to 360 plus. The staff on the boats are trained to anticipate all your diving needs. Each boat is also fully stocked with towels, freshwater tanks for cameras, drinking water, hot drinks and snacks.

In the Talisei Island and Bangka Island dive sites you will find deep coral reefs, walls, drop-offs and amazing caves where you can encounter schools of batfish and angelfish, large tuna, jacks, large lion fish, barracudas, sharks and colourful lsea fans, sponge and hard coral like acropora. Lihaga Island and in some spot of Bangka and Talisei Island offer shore diving , soft coral , leaf fish, ribbon eel moray , many colourful and rare sea slugs, frog fish and sea snakes. With its more than 30 world-class diving locations, the island offers a wonderful variety of marine life with rare species and pristine reefs. Gangga is the ideal staging point for diving the Bangka Archipelago, Bunaken National Marine Park and Lembeh Strait. During your stay, the dive guides will help you discover a marvellous underwater world and see an astonishingly rich variety of flora and fauna which delights underwater photographers. Marine biologist from all over the world come to study and photograph the marine life found here.

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Diving accommodation in Gangga, Indonesia

A tropical park, offering guests some unique flora and fauna, surrounds the island. Gangga resort comprises 30 mini-suites measuring 40sq ft each, and all have air conditioning, satellite TV, telephones, bathroom with shower, hot and cold water, hairdryer, and a sea view veranda with ceiling fan, a boutique, medical facilities, billiard table and swimming pool and brand new SPA where you can enjoy treatments like Aromatherapy, body scrub, traditional massage, reflexology, facials, foot and head massage. The resort has two restaurants; one of them is entirely built in bamboo. The second restaurant is more formal where breakfast is served. Both restaurants offer daily fresh fish delivered by the local fisherman, barbeques, Indonesian speciality and Mediterranean dishes.



Programme in Gangga, Indonesia

Flights can be booked with Singapore Airlines / Silk Air
Departures every Friday/Sunday/Tuesday ex London or Manchester.

First /Second Day

Departure from London Heathrow or Manchester to Singapore , arrival in Singapore the day after, early morning and immediate connecting flight to Manado .

On arrival, transfer with private minibus and speed-boat (approx. one hr) will be provided to the Gangga Island Resort. Welcome cocktail and accommodation in your reserved room

Dinner and Board.

Third to Eighth Day

Full board basis. Entire days dedicated to diving activities, 2 boat dives per day

plus one night dive, including dives to Bunaken and Lembhe. Non-divers activities include free use of snorkelling boat, and one guided visit to the fisherman village, plus all other resort facilities, swimming pool, Spa and choice of excursion programme can be booked at the reception.

Ninth Day

After breakfast, the resort will provide transfer with private speed boat and minibus to Manado airport. Departure to Singapore , arrival and connecting flight to London or Manchester , overnight on board.

Tenth Day: Early morning arrival at your final destination- End of all our services.

The basic travel programme can be extended or amended

Prices for diving in Gangga, Indonesia

PRICE LIST Per person 7 Jan to 31 Dec 2014:

Departures Ex UK Friday, Sunday & Tuesday from London Heathrow or Manchester for straight through connections from Singapore to Manado.

PRICE LIST Per person:

Including flights and airport taxes
Land-based package only
From £2250 pp
£1375 pp
Non diver
From 1835 pp
£975 pp
Extra day: Dive (includes 3 dives per day)
265 pp
£265 pp
Extra day: Non Diver
£ 155 pp
£ 155 pp

PRICES INCLUDE : Singapore Airlines return flights from London Heathrow or Manchester to Manado via Singapore - 7 nights accommodation in twin/double room ( Bungalow) - Full board - 9 Boat dives incl. one night dive - sport card for non-divers includes free use of snorkelling boat twice daily and guided excursion to Gangga villages - return airport transfers - taxes.

High Season Supplements. Resort: August add 75 per person per night. Flight supplements: Flight supplements: 11 to 27 Apr and 10Jul to 19Aug from 180 - 11 Dec 14 to 08 Jan 2015 from 200 --                          NEW YEAR DINNER PARTY  100 per person drinks included.

Resort Supplements & Discount: (per person)

Single supplement per day         12

High Season (per person/night) 1/31 August 2014          75

Bunaken or Lembeh dives      25

Sport Card:

Is compulsory for Non-Diver guests at the cost of USD 60.00 per person (Child
under 12 years old free of charge) and entitles them to:
- Free use of the snorkeling boat “Cristina” up to two times daily during their stay
(maximum 7 days);
- One time free Diving Lesson at the Swimming Pool;
- One time guided excursion to the villages in Gangga.
Snorkeling Equipment can be rented from our Diving Center.

Extend your stay in Singapore from 65 per person per night.



From 9th January until 30th June 2014 From 1st November until 14
December 2014
Stay 7 nights, pay only 6 nights
Stay 14 nights, pay only 12 nights

Diving promotion: Book a 13 dives package, pay only 11 dives
Book a 24 dives package, pay only 20 dives





Gangga Island luxury resort - FB

7 nights accommodation in twin/double room at GANGGA island Resort - All meals and tea/coffe/mineral water- private transfers between Airport and Resort (minibus+speed boat)

Included in price: 9 boat dives (incl tanks, and guide diver) incl 1 night dive and also including full days to Bunaken, Lembeh.

Land based prices start at £1375pp (diver) and £975pp (non-diver).


Equatorial climate. The rainy season goes from November to April and the dry season goes from April to October. Privileged location with a particularly favourable microclimate, the temperature hardly ever drops below 25 degrees whilst temperatures remain constant at around 28 degrees

Flights Singapore Airlines / Silk Air Departure every Friday, Sunday, Tuesday from London Heathrow or Manchester.

A passport is required for entry into Malaysia and Indonesia.  It needs to be valid for 6 months beyond your travel dates.

A visa is required for entry into Indonesia and can be acquired upon arrival in Indonesia at a fee.

Prices start at £975. Full details can be found further down this page.
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