Tasik Ria Resort - Far East

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About Tasik Ria Resort

Jet to Sulawesi for a dive holiday in Indonesia that excels at every opportunity. Tasik Ria resort might only be half an hour from the hustle of Manado but it feels a world away and sits on the doorstep of some of the most phenomenal dive sites in Indonesia. Amid the leafy palm trees and scenic backdrop, you will experience a warm welcome before jumping into the pristine dive sites of Bunaken, Lembeh and Bangka.

At only 34 rooms, Tasik Ria is small enough to retain a friendly intimate feel but with all the facilities you could need to relax totally and just enjoy your diving. There are 2 rooms grades to pick from - 20 pool view rooms or 14 sea view cottages. All have air con. mini bar, safe, en suite and TV. Some of the pool view rooms have interconnecting rooms, ideal for families or groups. The sea view cottages are more secluded, set away from the pool and looking out over the gorgeous blue seas. Sit back at the end of the day on your private veranda and feel the relaxation wash over you.

The diving is what draws most people to Tasik Ria but don't be fooled - this is not all that is on offer! The resort staff are always on hand to arrange those special extras to make your holiday stand out. Why not enquire about a candlelit dinner on the beach or individual menu for a special occasion? The food is freshly prepared each day, combining Indonesian cuisine with some more familiar European influences. The Jetty bar is ready for sundowners. Or head to the spa for the ultimate relaxation. Dive into one of Indonesia's most famous destinations and prepare to be amazed.

The pool bar and spa are currently closed for renovation.

Stuart Patterson

2012-10-11 12:09:36

I thought the trip was fantastic – really well organised, transfers, the tours and diving were brilliant. I would definitely go back to Tasik Ria – I don’t think I have ever been made so welcome or felt that everything possible would be done for me to ensure a fantastic holiday. Please pass my gratitude to Dan and his staff. The food was good (especially the a le carte menu. The rooms were comfortable and had a great spa and pool. In terms of the diving Tasik was well run, professional, friendly, safe and very chilled and relaxed . . . . I never felt rushed to kit up, everything was at the pace that it should be on a holiday. The diving at Bunaken was good but it was the local and house reefs that I enjoyed most . . . . I saw most of what I hoped to see at lembeh there. Walking 2 minutes up the hotel jetty to board the boat is definitely the way to dive.

Lynn Stapleton

2012-09-11 17:16:11

Best holiday I have ever had at this resort and the diving was fabulous too

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Indonesia is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK and is made up of around 18 000 islands. It is the largest archipelago in the world straddling the Equator, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Most travellers will enter Indonesia through Jakarta (CGK), Bali (DPS) or Manado (MDC) airports. This is the stuff of divers' dreams. This exotic nation is the very definition of bio diversity. Find the big fish in Komodo, Raja Ampat or Kalimantan. Drift lazily along the walls of Bunaken and Wakatobi, watching turtles on coral drenched walls. While away the hours hunting for miniscule macro in Bali, Lembeh or Ambon. Cannot decide? Why not combine two locations into a single trip!

Weather and Climate

Indonesia is a vast country, and the weather can be hugley variable. The topography means that weather patterns can be very localised. This is the tropics! For Bali, Komodo & Wakatobi the weather is usually best from April - November, with July and August being some of the best months to visit. Between December and March the conditions can be a bit stormy. November to April is also the wettest month to visit Bunaken, Lembeh and Kalimantan but to a lesser degree than in other locations. October to April is historically the most popular time to dive in Raja Ampat.

Travel

Flight options

As standard, our holidays to Indonesia are quoted with London departures. We are however able to book most major airlines.  Popular options for Indonesia include Cathay Pacific (40kgs hold allowance), Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Gaurda. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request.  A supplement may apply for regional departures.  Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Indonesia, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf.  Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.  

Stopovers

With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from Indonesia. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

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Visa requirements

UK Passport holders landing in Jakarta, Bali or Manado are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival.

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance.  Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities.   We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance.  It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations:  click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance).  Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point.  There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens.  Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline.  Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort.  Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money!  If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel.  These aren’t as expensive as you might think.   click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in your Indonesia destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage.  You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort.  Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it.   If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us.  We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK.  Please call 0044 7747 488 002.  We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.  

Transfers

If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in Indonesia and run frequently. The major hubs of Jakarta, Bali and Manado all have separate terminals for domestic and international departures. Just follow the signs to move between international and domestic terminals. The service has improved vastly, but there can still be last minute schedule changes. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage must be paid for in Indonesian rupiah and costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. As of Feb 2015, the departure tax for all domestic and international flights is built into your flight ticket price.

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Excluded

A 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

Indonesian currency is the Rupiah however in resort, US Dollars, Visa or MasterCard, Rupiah (local currency) and Euro, as well as other major currencies are all accepted. Please be aware you may be charged a surcharge to pay by card transactions in Indonesia and 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases. We do suggest you change a little money while in Bali to cover incidentals along the way.

Phone coverage

Manado generally has good mobile coverage for phones

Plugs and electricity

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally

Extras

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Tasik Ria resort is £400-£800 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Add Tasik Ria to your wish list and you will not be disappointed. This has become a firm favourite with underwater photographers and the dive centre are experts at ensuring a personalised level of service so everyone goes home happy.

Whilst many divers visiting Tasik Ria are experienced, the waters around Bunaken and the house reef are ideal training grounds for new divers too. Tasik Divers is a full 5 star PADI centre and can teach all levels of course up to Divemaster.

  • Dive Bunaken, Lembeh and Bangka islands
  • Extensive house reef and mangroes
  • Photo clinic on site
  • Purpose built dive boats
  • Accessible for disabled divers

The dive centre take great pride in their facilities. The boats are spacious and groups are kept small. Disabed groups are welcome as are families and snorkelers. Even the most dedicated photographers will be impressed with a camera room to store and set up your gear. The onsite photo clinic is the hub for tints and tips for getting the most out of the incredible photographic opportunities that await.

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Tasik Ria Resort.

Daily Diving

  • 1 days diving from: Price on request
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Scuba Diving Courses

  • PADI open water referral from: Price on request
  • PADI open water course from: Price on request
  • PADI advanced course from: Price on request
  • Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.

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