/// Indo Dive Safari

Looking for Ind Dive Safari? Why choose just one destination?

you can experience all three best diving locations in Indonesia

Bali, Bunaken & Lembeh


/// Indonesian Dive Safari

Having trouble deciding which of our locations you want to visit first? Why not try all three? Book one of our Indonesia dive safari packages where it’s possible to dive all our sites in one holiday.

You can commence your safari at any of our locations and continue to the next location at any time in any direction.

Our travel info section below is everything you need to help you plan your perfect dive safari, but if you have any questions we will be glad to assist you.

There are daily flights between Bali and Manado making our Indo Dive Safari simple and easy. We can arrange all the transfers to and from Bali and our resorts on Bunaken Island or Lembeh Straits.

/// Travelling to Indonesia

Here at Two Fish we want to make it as easy and cheap as possible for you to get to us. In this section you will find everything we can think of to help make your journey to us hassle free. We also offer a flight booking service for internal Indonesian flights making it easier than ever to visit all three of our resorts in one diving holiday or simply continue on with your journey.

Fly into Denpasar International Airport (DPS), Bali for Two Fish Nusa Lembongan, or Manado International Airport (MDO) for Lembeh or Bunaken. You will probably arrive via an international flight from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, or a domestic flight from one of Indonesia’s major cities.

/// Bali & Nusa Lembongan

/// Manado – Bali Flights

There are daily direct Lion Air flights between Manado and Bali departing at 06.45 and 18.30. Flight time is approximately three hours and a one way ticket should cost approximately €100. We can arrange all the transfers to and from Bali and our resorts on Bunaken Island or Lembeh Straits.

/// Local fast boat transfers from Bali to Nusa Lembongan

Lembongan or Rocky Fast Cruises provide a 30 minute fast-boat service from Sanur to Lembongan. All boat transfer arrangements are made by Two Fish Divers for you. Current Departures from Sanur are at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 & 16.30. Current Departures from Lembongan are at: 09.00, 11.00, 13.00 & 15.30

On arrival we will arrange for you to be collected from the airport or a hotel in Sanur for the boat to Lembongan. Due to the transfer timetable any passengers arriving at the airport after 14.00 will need to book into a hotel in Sanur. Just let us know which hotel and we will arrange to collect you and get you on the first boat of the day. Alternatively we can organise a hotel for you.

On departure we will arrange for your return to Sanur directly from our resort. If you need to be at the airport before 10.30 you will need to leave Lembongan the day before and book you into a hotel in Sanur, which we can organise for you.


/// Book Domestic Flights

Don’t forget to ask us about quoting for your domestic Indonesia flights. We can get these from inside Indonesia on your behalf much cheaper, as you need a local credit card to book. If you would like more information on this please click here.


/// CASH on Lembongan:

There is an ATM on Lembongan Island but it frequently runs out of cash, so guests are recommended to bring whatever cash they need, or pay by credit card.


/// Staying in Sanur

There will be an extra charge of EUR15 per car for airport transfers to/from your Sanur hotel.

/// Bunaken and Lembeh

Whether you dive Bunaken or dive Lembeh, you will have to fly into the Manado International Airport.

/// Flights via Singapore

The easiest flight option is to fly direct to Singapore – there are many direct flights from most major cities like London, Paris, Frankfurt, etc. You can then catch a Silk Air flight to Manado.

Silkair – a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, operate a 3.5hr direct flight from Singapore to Manado every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

/// Domestic flights to Manado

There are regular flights from most European cities to cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta & Bali. From Jakarta & Bali it is possible to take internal flights to Manado, and these are very frequent. Click on the logo’s below of the major airlines of Lion Air, Garuda and Batavia, and get the flight schedules from their websites.

domestic flights to manado - Lion Airdomestic flights to manado - Garuda

/// Overland – Getting your own boat to Bunaken Island

There are 3 harbours in Manado:
1. Jenke - local word for ‘river’, this is where the public boat departs from 2-4pm.
2. Calaca - behind hotel Celebes (also known as the pelabuhan or Manado harbour). This is
where alot of other resorts depart from, as well as the public boat when it is low tide.
3. Marina Harbour (this is the one that we use) - situated behind Jumbo supermarket,
it is in a shopping area called ‘Marina Plaza’ and all taxi drivers or micro (local bus/taxi) will know it


/// Cheaper Silk Air

Flying with Singapore Airlines?
Check with your travel agent, if you fly with Singapore Airlines to Singapore, sometimes they will add on the Silk Air flight to Manado for very little extra. This can be the most expensive option but is also the easiest.


/// Book Domestic Flights

If you are travelling from inside Indonesia let us know as we should be able to purchase the tickets on your behalf much cheaper, as you need a local credit card to book. If you would like more information on this please click here.


/// Early or late transfers

Unfortunately we are unable to do late night or early morning transfers to/from our resorts. This means that you may need to stay in Manado if you arrive after 8pm or leave before 7am.

We can book a hotel and arrange all of the transport on your behalf, so that you don’t need to worry about a thing. A good two-star hotel costs about €30 per room with a/c & breakfast.

/// Overland - Making your own way to Bitung/Lembeh

You will need to head to a harbour called Akademi Perikanan Bitung (APB). APB can be recognised by buildings with the same name at the roadside, and entrance to the water front is through a barrier on the right hand side.  At the waterfront you will see a red helicopter on a tower and a blue concrete boat (not real, used for evacuation training!).

If you are going by public bus from Manado then you need to change at Terminal Tangkoko to get a mikrolet (blue Suzuki van) for Bitung, and once in Bitung take a ojek (motorbike) the last 2 kilometres to APB. There are other harbours in Bitung so you will need to tell the ojek driver to take you to APB – they will try and take you to the Ruko harbour but we cannot pick up from this.

Once in APB, please call us so that we can send the transport boat to collect you. If you have not already contacted us in advance, it could take up to 30 mins for the boat to reach you-  it depends on tides, whether the transport boat is being used for something else, etc.

/// Visas on Arrival

On February 1 2004 there was a change in the visa policy. This meant an end to visa-free arrivals into Indonesia for foreign visitors arriving by air in Bali, Jakarta, Medan (Sumatra), Manado (North Sulawesi), and Padang (West Sumatra); and foreign visitors arriving by ship would experience the changed policy at the following ports: Batam, Sibolga, Belawan (North Sumatra), Jakarta, Surabaya and Jayapura (Papua).

11 Countries with Visa-free facility – there are 11 countries whose citizens are granted the 30-day visa-free facility on arrival: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Hongkong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region, Chile, Morocco, Peru and Vietnam.

Visa On Arrival for 20 other countries – the nationals of other countries will be able to purchase a visa for either 3 or 30 days upon arrival in Indonesia: the United States, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, the Arab Emirates, Finland, Hungary, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Norway, France, Poland, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Taiwan.

The cost for purchasing a 3-day visa is US$10, and the 30-day visa is US$25. Note that you have to pay with US$ cash, ie no credit cards.

Other countries – citizens of countries not on the visa on arrival or visa free lists will be required to apply for a visa before entering Indonesia.

The list of countries may have changed so its best to contact your local Indonesian embassy. We have found this link to the Indonesian Embassy in US to be pretty good.


/// Longer Stay Visas

Its possible to get a 60-day visa by extending the 30-day visa for another 30-days at the immigration office in Manado. It costs US$25-40 and takes 3 days.
Note – it is not possible to extend the visa more than once.

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