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Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort & Spa joins the Best Boutique Collection

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Bunaken Oasis

The luxurious ecological and ethical resort in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, brings a new level of upscale diving and vacation experience to Bunaken National Marine Park

Bunaken OasisWith the third member of the Best Boutique Collection, the new representation company for stylish boutique accommodations is rolling out in the second country in South-East Asia.

The Bunaken National Marine Park is a pristine, unspoilt dive paradise. Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort & Spa is situated at the end of the famous of Liang Beach on Bunaken Island. Breathtaking panoramic views  over the lush tropical vegetation and the Celebes Sea prevail throughout the premises. The resort with twelve cottages has been purpose-built to offer tranquility and relaxation before and after diving or snorkelling. Eyecatcher and center piece is the free form infinity pool with sun-loungers and easy access to the chill-out cocktail bar.

Bunaken OasisThe spacious dive boats with freshwater deck showers and ample facilities for photographers provide easy access to over 90 superb dive sites including coral-covered walls, healthy reefs and muck diving opportunities. The 5* PADI dive centre offers a spacious camera room and a separate technical diving facility invites experienced divers to join missions to explore sites completely untouched by humanity, and to discover what is lurking down in the deep.

The nearest airport to Bunaken Island is Sam Ratulangi Airport in Manado (MDC) on North Sulawesi and the total transfer time from the airport by car and subsequent boat trip is 1,5 hours. International flights connect Manado with Singapore (SIN), while several domestic airlines offer flights between Manado and numerous destinations in Indonesia, among which are Jakarta, Denpasar/Bali, Sorong and Ternate, offering attractive dive vacation combinations with Raja Ampat.

Bunaken Oasis

The idea to build the resort came to the British owners Elaine and Simon Wallace after having spent numerous dive vacations with too many compromises: “Either the resort was high-end and the diving was the unloved stepchild on the premises or the diving was first-class but the accommodation was not what we were expecting. So we decided to build a resort where divers and snorkelers are getting the best possible service both above and under water,” says Elaine Wallace.

Bunaken Oasis

For more information on Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort & Spa, visit www.bunakenoasis.com or
www.best-boutique-collection.eu/en/bunaken-oasis-dive-resort-spa-bunaken-indonesia.

If you would like to get updates about the members of Best Boutique Collection on the social media channels, visit:

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WIN a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!

This torch delivers 1200 lumens of light powered by an ion rechargeable battery. There are 4 levels of brightness with burn times between 2-20 hours. Battery charge level is indicated via coloured lights around the on/off button. The beam angle is 10°. The anodised aluminium alloy housing sealed by double ‘O’ rings with a max operating depth of 100m. SRP £125.00 which includes torch, charging cradle and battery.

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported via the Marine Conservation Society that the UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has now become law. The Fisheries Act is the first legislation of its kind in nearly how many years?

Is it:

  • A) 60
  • B) 50
  • C) 40

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Liquid Sports Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch November 2020

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Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!

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This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – www.ndiver.com – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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