About 20 minutes off the coast of Manado by boat is the small island of Gangga, where there is just one resort, Gangga Island Resort & Spa, and 2 small villages. The island’s local population is traditionally fishermen, fishing from hand-built boats or prahu that you’ll see on the beach, but most of the staff at the resort is also from the villages. (more…)
North Sulawesi is often listed in the world’s top 10 places to dive and for good reason. The volcanic, and therefore nutrient-rich area has hundreds of breathtakingly beautiful and diverse dive sites to explore, and Gangga Island is smack bang in the middle of them.
One of the great things about diving in North Sulawesi is that the dive sites aren’t far from the shore, so it isn’t necessary to stay on a liveaboard boat. You can enjoy the comforts of a luxury resort without sacrificing the best dives or traveling long distances, which shortens the length of time you have to dive. (more…)