Diving in Sulawesi

with Saronde Island Dive Resort - North Gorontalo
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Your gateway to diving in Sulawesi and into the Coral Triangle of North Gorontalo, celebrated as the ultimate diving destination for its unparalleled biodiversity.
North Sulawesi, especially in the region of North Gorontalo within the Saronde Archipelago, offers a haven for macro enthusiasts seeking breathtaking beauty beneath the waves.

Discover a Variety of Dive Sites in North Gorontalo

Diving Gorontalo with Saronde Island Dive Resort

In our corner of North Gorontalo, surrounded by pristine islands like Mohinggito and Bogisa, we’ve uncovered a wealth of dive sites in close proximity. Dive among stunning coral reefs adorned with vibrant hard and soft corals.

Explore dramatic steep walls adorned with impressive gorgonians and oversized sponges. Navigate sandy slopes teeming with sea grass and algae, home to exotic snails and shrimps. Don’t miss our special jetty, perfect for wide-angle photography enthusiasts seeking the perfect shot.

Diving Gorontalo: Critter Hunt

Saronde Island Resort promises an unparalleled diving experience, teeming with unique critters that will captivate divers and underwater photographers alike.

The Waters around Saronde Island offers untouched diver’s paradise newly discovered and explored exclusively by Saronde Island Resort. The Trip to Doku Kayu – two nice white sandy islands nearby Saronde Island – are a hidden gem for Critter Lovers.

Join us for our signature Critter Hunt day trip, where you’ll encounter an extraordinary array of rare and fascinating marine life. From the elusive hairy frogfish to the striking Ambon scorpionfish, our dives are a treasure trove of critters waiting to be discovered. The diverse and vibrant nudibranchs are a highlight, offering endless opportunities for underwater photography.
Our pristine dive sites are unspoiled, offering an exclusive underwater adventure that you won’t find anywhere else. These waters are only explored by Saronde divers, ensuring a serene and crowd-free diving experience. You’ll feel like you’ve discovered a secret world, reminiscent of Lembeh Strait but with the added beauty of white sandy bottoms.

Diving Gorontalo: Critter Hunt

Diving Gorontalo: Whalesharks

For those enthralled by big marine life, we offer exclusive excursions far from the crowds. Immerse yourself in the thrill of diving Gorontalo with majestic whale sharks in their natural habitat, an experience that promises to be unforgettable.

For more information and personalized advice on diving experiences at Saronde Island Dive Resort, reach out to us today. Let us help you plan the dive adventure of a lifetime in this enchanting corner of Sulawesi.

Diving with Whalsharks - Gorontalo

Our Dive Boats

For your comfort and safety during the dive trips, bluebay saronde is equipped with three boats.

ENJOY – large and fast, panoramic windows and sunbathing area on the roof, a small drinks bar and of course toilet on board
NEMO – medium size and flexible to use as a dive or check in out boat.
KIKIO – our small speedboat is up and ready for short island hoppings or snorkel trips or a just-one-dive around our island saronde or bogisa.

With these three boats we are able to cater to the wishes of our guests as much as possible. The dive boats are of course equipped with all necessary safety equipment such as life jackets and buoys as well as oxygen and a medical box.

We are looking forward to bring you to our disconnected island and dive sites.

Dive Boats - Saronde Island Dive Resort
Dive Boats - Saronde Island Dive Resort
Dive Boats - Saronde Island Dive Resort

PADI Dive Courses

Learn to dive

“The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish”
Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the underwater world like a fish?

At Saronde Island Dive Resort, we turn dreams into reality. Our PADI-certified instructors and sheltered lagoon provide the ideal setting to learn and master diving skills. Imagine learning in our classroom with panoramic views of the sea, where excitement meets education.

Located within the Coral Triangle, you’ll encounter a mesmerizing array of marine life, from tiny critters to magnificent whale sharks. Whether you’re starting with the Open Water Diver course, advancing to Advanced Open Water Diver, or mastering Rescue Diver skills, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Not quite ready for a full course? Experience the thrill of diving with our Discover Scuba Diving program, designed for curious adventurers eager to dip their toes into the world of scuba.

PADI 5 Star Resort

Liveaboard Trip with KLM SUNSHINE from Bangka island to Saronde Island
Thank you to Nannette & Bill Van Antwerp’s

Diving in and around Saronde Island

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Please just contact us for more details , we are happy to find the best way for you.