Gorontalo: The Hidden Underwater Paradise
Talking about diving in Indonesia, the city of Gorontalo in Indonesia may not be on your list. However, there are some reasons why divers must go to Gorontalo as the city has much to offer, from the world-class dive spots to stunning underwater creatures such as the super coral reefs. No wonder this place is dubbed as the hidden underwater paradise and the new dive destination.
You can go from Jakarta or Surabaya via Makassar or Manado. You have to make sure and check the availability of airlines. From Manado, you can continue your trip by bus and it takes about 8 hours.
Now, are you ready to dive in the capital of sponge? You will be amazed by undersea living things found in the waters of Gorontalo. This is one of the diving centers in Gorontalo that help you arrange your dive trips:
Tomini Diving Center is one of the most recommended diving centers in Gorontalo. There are various services offered by this center. If you want to take a dive course, there are two options, dive course for open water is Rp. 2.500.000,- and for advanced divers who want to learn more, advance course can an option and the price is Rp. 2.000.000,-.
The packages are varied there, all have included accommodation (for New Melati Hotel, chosen mostly by backpackers), meals, transport, as well as guide and tank. For dive packages with New Melati Hotel, the price ranges from Rp. 2.500.000,- for 4 days Light Blue Package, 6x dive, to Rp. 4.100.000 for 6 days Light Blue Package, 12+1x dives that includes 1 night dive. The packages include transport, hotel standard room, lunch, snack, aqua, weight, guide and tank.
For Magna Hotel Dive Packages the price starts from Rp. 3.200.000 for 4 days Light Blue Package, 6x dive, to Rp. 5.250.000,- for 6 days Light Blue 12+1x div, including 1 night dive. For extra night dive, you will be charged for Rp. 250.000 per dive.
Do you want to explore the beauty of Togean or other amazing dive spots? This center can help you dive around the city’s dive spots, Togean and Una-una. You can click the center’s website or make a phone call to find out the coverage area.
If you are into diving but you cannot spend much time, no worries as this center also provides One Day Trip that consist of 2 dives in the morning for Rp. 625.000,- and 3 dives in the morning for Rp. 825.000,-. Lunch, transportation and so on are included. If you go by yourself and want to have your trip arranged, this center also provides customized trip that meets your need.
There are also other diving centers in Gorontalo, one is run by Oasis Hotel and you can contact Mr.Rantje Allen for further info (mobile number: 085240047027); and the other is Gorontalo Diving Center, run by Mr.Andong (mobile number: 08124423984). Make sure you contact both of them in advance before planning your exciting dive trips to the capital of sponges.