Gangga Island Resort & Spa is a scuba diving destination. They are northeast of Manado in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Pulau Gangga, or Gangga Island, is near Bangka Island. They have 30 well-appointed rustic wooden bungalows. The majority of the bungalows are right next to the beach. Most Superior Villas have a double bed with draped mosquito nets. The rooms have a desk, complimentary wifi, satellite tv, and a mini-bar. All bungalows have an ensuite bathroom. The Deluxe Bungalows are similarly furnished, but have an additional veranda with a day bed. Enjoy our blog article on North Sulawesi Indonesia Part One
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Gangga Island Resort Diving
Gangga Divers is the onsite scuba diving center. They are also a PADI 5 Star dive center. So, they have a fleet of several boats. Typically, they take out 4 divers on the faster boats. The largest boat holds 12-15 divers. The longest dive trip is a 3-tank excursion. On this trip they offer a lunch box and afternoon tea. They also provide snacks. The Bunaken National Marine Park is within easy distance to Gangga Island Resort. The list of possible dive sites out here is enormous. So, wall dives around the Bunaken National Marine Park may be deep. More importantly, the area contains 390 species of coral and over 2000 species of fish. So, you may see seahorses, frogfish, sharks, and whale sharks. You might also see dugongs too. In addition, near Gangga Island Resort, chambered nautiluses rise up from depth at night.
Down below 100m, a brown species of coelacanth lobe fin fish somehow thrives. They hide in caves and under overhangs. So, they were thought extinct for some 65 million years until seen in a fish market. Above all, nearby Bangka Island is home to pinnacles, drift dives, and muck dives. Some of the local larger creatures include: pilot whales, dugongs, sharks, and dolphins.
Attractions and Activities
At Gangga Island Resort, Tuturuga Restaurant is the place for breakfast buffet style. Lunch and dinner are ordered by menu. They offer International cuisine, as well as feature Indonesian favorites with emphasis on freshly caught fish. As for activities, you can try fishing with local fisherman. Moreover, you can play billiards, volley ball, or table tennis. Now, the snorkeling is great, but lounging near the salt water infinity pool is divine. You may also like to visit the Minahasa Highlands. Excursions to Tangkoko National Parks, private tours to outer islands, and volcano trekking are also available. The resort is also the home of Pasung Spa.