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Bastianos Blog 2018-06-28T09:19:30+00:00

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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.

May 2016

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“Manado Airport is now one of the FREE Visa airports in Indonesia”. Please check for the countries who can apply our free visa policy in this link : http://www.bastianos.com/news-visa-policy-indonesia/

But what you have to aware is that the visa free facility does not allow you to do visa extension after 30 days. So if you are planning to stay longer than 30 days, we would suggest you to apply Visa on Arrival by paying US$35.
UPDATED NEWS ABOUT FREE VISA AIRPORTS IN INDONESIA
We are happy to inform you that the Indonesian Government has issued a new regulation regarding the number of free visa airports; (previously 5 free visa airports: Bali, Jakarta, Medan, Batam, Surabaya).
According to the new regulation, starting from May 2016, the foreigners eligible for free visa facility are allowed to arrive and depart from 29 free visa airports as follow:
A. Airports:
1. Kualanamu, Medan
2. Hang Nadim, Batam
3. Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang, Jakarta
4. Juanda, Surabaya
5. Ngurah Rai, Bali
6. Husein Sastranegara, Bandung
7. Sepinggan, Balikpapan
8. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Aceh
9. Adisucipto, Yogyakarta
10. El Tari, Kupang
11. Sam Ratulangi, Manado
12. Minangkabau, Padang
13. Sultan SyarifKasim II, Pekanbaru
14. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Palembang
15. Adisumarmo, Surakarta
16. Ahmad Yani, Semarang
17. Halim Perdana Kusuma, Jakarta
18. Sultan Hasanuddin, Makassar
19. Polonia, Medan
20. BandaraInternasional Lombok, Mataram
21. Tanjung Pandan, Belitung
22. Binaka, Sibolga
23. Frans Kaisiepo, Biak
24. MaimunSaleh, Sabang
25. Mopah, Merauke
26. Mozes Kilangin, Tembaga Pura
27. Pattimura, Ambon
28. Supadio, Pontianak
29. Tarakan, Tarakan

#wonderfulindonesia #freevisapolicyindonesia #divingbunaken #bastianosbunaken

We’re thrilled to announce that Bastianos Dive Resort, both Bunaken Island and Lembeh Island has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, 3 (three) years continuously, reflecting the consistently of great services to our customers … a BIG thank you to the whole team Bunaken and to our customers who wrote great reviews to our trip advisor’s page.
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