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February 2020

News Release : SilkAir flight situation

Bastianos News Release
Friday, 28 February 2020

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT FLIGHTS TO MANADO

As you might already know that SilkAir‘s flight to Manado from Singapore will be replaced to Singapore Airlines sister company Scoot Airline on the first week of May 2020. The handling of the transition made people not able to book air tickets from now until after the maiden flight of Scoot it self especially for the people who wants to visit Manado via Changi Airport Singapore. The plan is that Scoot will do the same schedule as what the SilkAir still doing until 1st week of May 2020.

However – there are some alternative routes that is still possible to book via Jakarta either with Garuda Airlines or through other domestic airlines as Citilink, Batik Air and Lion Air which flies daily from Jakarta to Manado.

If you are coming from Europe, the best connection at the moment by taking Garuda Airlines from Amsterdam which will stop over in Jakarta for approximately 2h 50m then continue with other Garuda route from Jakarta to Manado. will fly from Europe in almost same time as with Singapore Airlines connect with SilkAir. Garuda Airlines is also offering an extra 23kg for sport equipment which is excellent for divers who want to come to Manado for diving.

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GARUDA AIRLINES
Garuda flies everyday from Amsterdam to Manado except tuesday and everyday from Manado back to Amsterdam except monday with 1 stop at Jakarta.

Flight Schedule from Amsterdam to Manado (everyday except tuesday), total journey 21h 25m
AMS – CGK = 12:05 – 08:10 (+1)
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CGK – MDC = 11.00 – 15:30

Flight Schedule from Manado to Amsterdam (everyday except monday), total journey 21h 20m
MDC – CGK = 16:30 – 18:50
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CGK – AMS = 21:45 – 07:50 (+1)

PS : Flight schedule is subject to change without prior notice

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if you prefer to fly with middle-east airlines like Qatar Airways, Emirates or Etihad Airways; there is an excellent stopover hotel with free pick up/drop off at FM7 hotel or similar next to Jakarta airport with rooms only around from Rp 500,000 and we Bastianos can help you to book your stopover hotel in Jakarta or in Manado if you have to arrive in the evening or to book your domestic flights to be connecting with your international arrival and departure via Jakarta or if you want to go somehwere else in Indonesia before or after your visit to Manado.

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QATAR AIRWAYS
Qatar flies daily from Frankfurt to Manado with 2 stops at Doha (DOH) and Jakarta (CGK)

Flight Schedule from Frankfurt to Manado (everyday), total journey 22h 35m
FRA – DOH = 10:55 – 17:55
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DOH – CGK = 18:50 – 07:45 (+1)
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CGK – MDC = 11:00 – 15:30, operated by Garuda Airlines

Flight Schedule from Manado to Frankfurt (everyday), total journey 27h
MDC – CGK = 16:30 – 18:50, operated by Garuda Airlines
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CGK – DOH = 00:40 (+1) – 05:25
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DOH – FRA = 07:55 – 13:30

PS : Flight schedule is subject to change without prior notice

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When you are using Emirates or Etihad, the connection to domestic flights not as smooth as the journey with Qatar. With Emirates or Etihad, the domestic flight connection will make you have to stay overnight either in Jakarta Airport or in Manado City because you will be connected with the afternoon flight to Manado and this will makes you to be arrives in Manado in the evening and we wont be able to transfer you to the island in the evening (except if your first start is staying in Lembeh).

In this opportunity, we would like to inform you as well that we Bastianos is now able to arrange the purchase of your domestic flights, your domestic arrangement all over Indonesia including hotels in resorts in other cities of Indonesia with competitive rates, airport transfers if you are going elsewhere in Indonesia or your other journey beyond Manado and all over Indonesia through our sister company Manado Tour & Travel which is acting as a licensed travel agents to handle what we have mentioned already above like visiting Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi, to see Orang Utan in Borneo, explore Sundanese Islands Java-Bali-Lombok-Flores or to explore more about Papua beside your diving journey or your land tour excursion while you are staying with us in North Sulawesi from your Bastianos Resorts.

Please contact us for more information regarding flight situations, book your domestic flights with us, your arrangement trips for beyond Manado attractions.

December 2018

No Christmas present yet? We have a nice proposal for you.

Turtles are endangered worldwide!

Buy a raffle ticket from the Turtle Foundation and win a nice price.

 

With the purchase of a raffle ticket you support a good cause and it is sooooo easy,
click on the link and you’re there.

17 nights Golden Triangle Island Escape Safari: 6 Nights Bunaken Island, 5 Nights Bangka Island, 6 Nights Lembeh Island; 15 Diving Days with 30 Dives in total.
All transfers from Manado Airport, diving on inter-island transfers. Basis single Superior room with air condition, full board. The safari is bound like a boat safari to given dates

Sounds good?! maybe you or the recipient will win.
The above price can be book with any diving tour operator or get in touch with us directly

June 2018

Coming Soon … 3rd Bastianos Dive Resort

Here some first impressions of our trip to Bangka Island. Very soon we will open up our third Bastianos Dive Resort on this tropical island surrounded by this breathtaking untouched underwater world!

July 2017

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Effectively August 1st 2017, Bastianos Dive Resort are no longer accept and handling cash payment for any kind of payments related to our services and our products. We will only accept payment with Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) and Debit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Bersama, JCB, Link, Prima) for every kind of payments and any extra payment at the resort and we will be no longer charging 3% surcharge for credit card or debit card payment.

Join The Contest and WIN a FREE Dive Holidays in Bali for 4 Nights and 6 Dives including flights worth USD 5,000!!!

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We are pleased to announce the “Get Your PADI® & Win” contest to to those who complete one or more of the below qualifying PADI courses with us during 1st May – 31st August 2017

  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Freediver
  • PADI Adventure Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Specialty Diver Rating
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Advanced Freediver
  • PADI Master Freediver
  • and Certification courses that offer Junior ratings also apply.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Once you finishes your course, you must then complete the entry form on padi.co/GetPADIWin including what you liked about your PADI course in 50 words or less, in a creative or inspiring manner.

WHAT IS THE CONTEST PRIZE?

  • Round-trip coach airfare to Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia from Winner’s nearest capital city.
  • Four nights 2-person shared accommodation stay at a hotel resort in Bali, Indonesia
  • 6 fun dives at a PADI Dive Shop in Bali, Indonesia (PADI Dive Shop selected by PADI)
  • Valued at USD$5,000.

Some conditions apply so please read the full terms and conditions.

Please contact us by email to info@bastianos.com or Call +62.431.864025 or SMS/WhatsApp +62811435176/+628114356911/+62811434666 for more information about this contest.

Get Your PADI & Win

 

November 2016

Today our dive-team-supervisor Gio led a group of 12 Spanish divers on a day trip to Mantehage-Island! Three awesome dives, yummy food on the boat and of course a lot fun! 🙂

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September 2016

Recently our dive-team leader on Bunaken – Giovani was cooking some new weights so our divers can actually go down & enjoy the underwater world! #localstyle #welcometobunaken

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July 2016

Always wanted to explore North Sulawesi’s rich marine life?
Come check out the amazing deals from Bastianos at Bunaken and Bastianos Lembeh this weekend at the Malaysia International Dive Expo.
29-31 July 2016
PWTC, Kuala Lumpur
10:00am – 7:00pm
The Bastianos team will be at booths A 133-136, under the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia.
See you there!
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June 2016

Bastianos Dive Resort goes to Taiwan for DRT Show Taiwan 2016 in Taipei Flora Expo 17 – 19 June, the first dive show in Taiwan under Indonesia Tourism Ministry pavilion. Come and see us there and meet our team promoting us. You can also check here our specials during the show for Taiwanese divers.DRT-Taiwan2016

13394119_578768405617381_8901570803420439946_nHappy World Oceans Day to all fish and divers! 🙂 Let us protect our beautiful oceans together as long as we still can! Luckily, we are situated in Bunaken Marine National Park which is a protected area. But still: we need to take good care of the paradise surrounding us to conserve it for future generations of locals as well as tourists! #protectbunaken #unitedwestand
Picture taken at divesite ‘Mandolin’ by our instructor Max.