About The Location
North Sulawesi is a short 3.5hr direct flight from Singapore. Silkair flies 4 times weekly to Manado, the main city of North Sulawesi: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat.
There are 3 main areas of diving: Bunaken, Manado City and Lembeh Straits.
About The Dive Sites
There are over 50 dives sites within easy reach of the Resort. All dive sites around the 5 islands of the Marine Park are wall dives whereas dive sites alongside the coast of North Sulawesi are mostly dark sandy slopes with corals. A wreck site is also available for diving in the Manado bay.
The Bunaken National Marine Park (BNMP), where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet, is composed of the islands of Siladen, Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage and Nain. It covers a total area of over 890 square kilometers, hosts 390 different species of corals, is a center of marine global biodiversity and ranks among the top diving destinations in the world. It offers unforgettable diving and snorkeling.
The Marine Park is known for its rich macro life and is mostly characterized by wall dives rich in hard and soft corals. Pelagics such as reef sharks (black tip, white tip), eagle rays, barracudas, tuna, napoleon wrasses and turtles are also a common sight. There are over 50 dives sites within easy reach of the Resort. All dive sites around the 5 islands of the Marine Park are wall dives whereas dive sites alongside the coast of North Sulawesi are mostly dark sandy slopes with corals. A wreck is also available for diving in the Manado bay.
Average tide excursion is between 1.5 m and 3m. Visibility is generally good year round: low visibility approximately 20m, average 30m occasionally up to 40m. During the year the average water temperature is 28 Celsius.
As currents change in intensity according to the tides, to ensure safe and comfortable diving to all guests, all dives are drift dives.
We recommend the use of full length 3 mm suites. The use of gloves or knives is not allowed in the Bunaken National Marine Park. For safety reasons we only allow diving from boats and with a dive guide.
All reefs around the islands of the Bunaken National Marine Park are suitable for snorkeling as they come up as shallow as 3m in depth. Guests can enjoy great snorkeling off the beach on Siladen, just next to the old jetty a few minutes walk from the Resort entrance. Currents vary and at times can be strong. Alternatively Resort guests can join the diving boats in the morning and snorkel in the Bunaken Marine Park with a snorkeling guide. Fins and masks can be rented at the Diving Center. (charges apply)
About Siladen Resort & Spa
Built in 2001 Siladen Resort & Spa is an exclusive boutique dive resort located on Pulau Siladen, a lush tropical island in the heart of the Bunaken National Marine Park, a protected ocean area known worldwide for the richness of its waters and epicentre of global marine biodiversity. Since the first guest in 2003 the international resort offers guests the most attractive, exquisite and secluded comfort in Sulawesi.
The property is located on the western side of the island on a 300 meters long stretch of white coral reef beach facing the Manado Tua volcano. Guests enjoy breathtaking sunsets all year round.
A large free form salt water swimming pool is located in the heart of the Resort close to the Restaurant, the Reception and the Lounge Bar.
The pool features private sun beds with umbrellas as well as beach towels for complimentary use by Resort guests. Sip a cup of tea, offered daily at the lounge bar while reading your favorite novel, or enjoy a cold local beer while sunbathing.
Lounge & Beach Bar
Enjoy a drink, including a selection of imported wines and champagnes, at the Restaurant, lounge bar or directly on the beach at the Beach bar while chilling out in one of our comfortable gazebos or resting on a sun bed.
Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas of the Resort including the lounge bar. Capture a spectacular sunset on your mobile device, upload it instantly and share it with friends.
Boutique & Gift Shop
Souvenirs, fragrances, apparel, t-shirt, batiks, post cards, amenities and much more is available at the Resort’s boutique & gift shop.