April 2014 Archives


This is the third year that our friends Anna and Ned will be offering their brilliantly educational and entertaining workshops at Eco Divers Resort Lembeh.


Taking part is absolutely free as Anna and Ned offer the workshops purely out of their desire to share their love of the underwater world with as many other people as possible.



They are co-authors of the best-selling series of marine identification field guides including Reef Fish Identification - Tropical Pacific and Reef Creature Identification - Tropical Pacific, and the marine life column Encounters in Alert Diver magazine, and Critter Hunt in Scuba Diving.

Come and grab a rare opportunity to spend time in the company of this hugely knowledgeable and exceptionally generous and warm couple, whilst enjoying the wonders of the Lembeh Strait. A dive holiday really doesn't get any better than this. During the days there will be underwater fish and critter hunts for the area's most celebrated species, whilst informal lectures will take place every evening after dinner.

Here's what you can expect...

Underwater Photo/Video Workshop:

  • How to capture winning marine wildlife portraits
  • Tips on getting close to elusive subjects
  • Framing your subject
  • Waiting for the right moment

Special Nightly Presentations include:

  • Cephalopod behavior: The outrageous antics of octopus, cuttlefish and squid
  • Symbiosis and Camouflage: Hiding in plain sight
  • The diverse reproductive behavior of reef fishes

We guarantee that after spending an energizing week of fun and learning with a group of like-minded friends, diving will never be the same!


  • Week 1     24-31 May 2014
  • Week 2     31 May - 7 June 2014

There are a few places left, Email info@eco-divers.com and be sure to book your place today!


Jim & Cary Yanny are very happy to be able to announce the formation of their brand new UK travel company, Diverse Travel Limited, which promises to bring all of Jim & Cary’s twenty years of dive centre and resort management experience into its service, ensuring that its clients get an effortless holiday experience.


As Jim explains, “Over the past twenty years we’ve travelled and dived extensively and seen both the good and the bad. Our aim is to offer the good, and more, and that means we cherry pick the products to suit our client. Everyone who books with Diverse Travel should be confident in enjoying an exceptional holiday, which comes from us listening to their requirements then advising on what would suit them best. What’s more, as a Member of the TTA (Travel Trust Association) every holiday booked with Diverse benefits from full ATOL protection.”

Diverse Travel’s destination experts can put together and book complex itineraries to Eco Divers and also other parts of Indonesia, such as Raja Ampat, Komodo and Bali. They also offer holidays to several other destinations where they have an extensive personal knowledge, including the Red Sea, Maldives, Oman, South Africa and Mozambique.

Despite this exciting new development, Jim & Cary maintain their interest in Eco Divers. Cary explains the new set-up like this: “We founded Eco Divers and continue to be very proud of it and our wonderful staff. Although we are now back in England again after twelve amazingly enjoyable years living in Indonesia, we are still partners in Eco Divers. Andrea has done a superb job of steering Eco Divers on a steady course since he took over the wheel from us in 2011. With his exceptional management team he will continue taking our company forward, with our full support. And, of course, we’ll be regular visitors in our second home, North Sulawesi. You won’t be able to keep us away!”

If you live in the UK and would like Diverse Travel to assist you with your next holiday booking to Eco Divers, visit their website or just send an email request to info@diversetravel.co.uk and they’ll take all the effort out of getting you underwater soon.


Minahasa Lagoon, Manado consolidates its dive operation with Eco Divers to further improve dive experience for our guests.

Minahasa Lagoon Dive and Tour Club (Minahasa Lagoon) is nestled in the world famous Marine Park off Bunaken, 30km south West of Manado in North Sulawesi.


With 15 seafront and mountain villas built with iron wood architecturally styled with thatched roofing and rustic charm and 6 spacious garden view rooms nestled in abundant tropical greenery, this 4 hectare resort boosts of unrivalled bio-diversity, complemented by its own Dive Centre and Club, Swimming pool, Bar, Lagoon Spa, food & beverage facilities, a hilltop Jungle Restaurant and bountiful scenic sights to discover.

Minahasa Lagoon is well-known among travellers as a premium dive and leisure property in the Bunaken National Marine Park. Minahasa Lagoon is constantly upgrading its facilities and services for its guests and has recently agreed to consolidate its Diving operations with ECO DIVERS.

Dive enthusiasts can look forward to highly engaging and personalised diving trips and sessions with Minahasa Lagoon and Eco Divers, while staying on site the 21 villa resort in Manado with 15 sea views villas and in Lembeh where Eco Divers has a unique feature; a 53 feet boat anchored in the famed Lembeh Straits diving spots where guests can spend the day diving in close proximity.

Eco Divers is a well-known and respected Diving Group internationally with operations in Manado and Lembeh and they have been operating out of Minahasa Lagoon for the past 24 months.

Mr. Andrea Bensi, Managing Director of Eco Divers, said “the reorganization of the diving operations is a logical next step in our co-operation with Minahasa Lagoon and this will further strengthen the partnership between Minahasa Lagoon and ECO DIVERS. I look forward to Eco Divers and Minahasa Lagoon completing its consolidation at Minahasa Lagoon soon to allow both Eco Divers and Minahasa Lagoon’s guests to enjoy a high level of service, and seamless great diving experience in Bunaken and Lembeh at most competitive rates.”


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