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Siladen Resort & Spa is exclusively located on Pulau Siladen, a lush tropical island in the heart of the Bunaken National Marine Park. This protected ocean area is known worldwide for the richness of its waters and incredible marine biodiversity. This exquisite international resort is located on the western side of the island on a long stretch of white coral reef beach facing the Manado Tua volcano. The resort provides spacious and luxury accommodation in a tranquil and lush tropical environment with two large villas and 6 roomy bungalows, all built in the famous Indonesian Minahasa Style and tastefully furnished. All accommodations feature Balinese-style en-suite bathrooms with a hot shower tub and an open-roof shower, Wifi-Internet, air-conditioning, plus grand balconies with large hammocks to catch the glorious sunsets.

Siladen Resort is a 5 Star PADI Resort with a guide to guest ratio of 1:4 . You can dive Air or Nitrox plus take advantage of a full range of dive courses. Here you will enjoy a safe, intimate and memorable diving experience. The strategic location in the heart of the Marine Park, offers over 50 premium dive sites within easy reach. Day trips are also organized to Bangka (North), Lembeh Straits (East) as well as Popoh (South). The property also features a large free form salt water swimming pool located at the heart of the resort close to the restaurant, the reception and the lounge bar. The tour desk gladly organizes cooking classes, volcano and rainforest treks, plus other sightseeing tours. 

Diving
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 dive 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.

Diving Conditions
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.

Snorkeling
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)

TURTLE SANCTUARY
In 2004 Siladen launched a conservation program to protect and safeguard turtles. The staff has been trained by marine biologists to handle turtle eggs and to manage hatching grounds. To date over 1000 turtles have hatched through this conservation program. They also support The Turtle Foundation, an international charitable organization working in sea turtle conservation projects.

BEING GREEN
Siladen is committed to preserving and protecting the environment in which the resort is located. The resort uses mostly energy saving light bulbs. They also use Biosolve, a bacteria-based cleaning product which eats grease and converts it into carbon dioxide. They are continuously working on projects to improve our energy efficiency.

PRESERVING THE ENVIRONMENT
As part of our efforts to preserve the marine environment, Siladen has installed buoys to allow boats to anchor without damaging the coral reef. The staff are forbidden from using boating practices that may cause damage to the coral reef, and guests diving with Siladen Resort & Spa sign the NSWA code of practice. They regularly support and contribute to the creation of artificial reefs and “Biorocks”.

Siladen organizes regular PADI Project aware activities and World Ocean day activities and invite the local children to be part of these projects.

Siladen Resort & Spa actively participates in all activities organized by the NSWA. These include among others Eco Reefs installation in the Bunaken National Marine Park, regular COTS (Crown of Thorns) clean ups, and release of illegally fished Napoleons.

WASTE
Waste is a major problem in all developing nations. The resort pursues a policy committed to reducing waste at the Resort to a minimum. The use of plastic containers is limited to bottled water. They are currently installing reusable 19 liter bottle of drinking water in the rooms and in most common areas of the resort. All other drinks are either served in cans or glass containers. Wet waste from the kitchen is disposed of at sea or given to the villagers to feed local animals. Dry waste is divided between plastic, glass and cans and disposed of in the city of Manado where part of it is recycled.

The resort organizes regular clean ups with the help of the local school children and we regularly do short presentations about marine debris to local children.

Social Responsibility
Siladen Resort & Spa employs approximately 60 people from the local Kampung. This means that one out of three inhabitants of the island receives a regular monthly salary and benefits from social security payments. All resort employees also receive regular on-the-job training and everyone is hired according to Indonesian labour regulations. In addition, Siladen Resort & Spa has extended its electricity service to the village and provides five hours of free electricity every evening for both private and public use.

They have helped building the local church and also rebuilding the local school. The resort has also helped out with an Australian/Indonesian Doctor program to monitor the health conditions of the local community and building a water recovery system for the school.

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DEMA Special
10% off accommodations 7 nights/15 dives
package starts at $2001 + $105 Nitrox upgrade

15% off accommodations 12 nights/22 dives
package starts at $3079 + $154 Nitrox upgrade

Book by Dec 15, 2018
Valid for travel until Apr 30, 2020

New bookings only. Prices are based on double occupancy. Cannot be combined with other specials.