About us

Creation and philosophy

Renovation of diving centre
Building phase of dive boat Pontohi

With Sea Souls, we wanted to create a small, special dive resort where all guests and employees can live in harmony with themselves and nature. Protection of the environment, the underwater world and the local people are the values closest to our heart. We aim to make our guests truly appreciate the aquatic wildlife and the native population and give them access to the village close to our resort. In this way, we hope to ensure harmonious relations between our guests and the local people. 

 

The Sea Souls team made it their mission to renovate and open a dive resort on Bangka Island in North Sulawesi. The bungalows and restaurant had been built in 2010 but the former owner never opened the resort. We founded Sea Souls in 2014 and started constructing and renovating that same year. With this project we are fulfilling one of our life-long dreams.

 

In consultation with the villagers, Sea Souls plans to provide free lessons about nature conservation at the local primary school and to teach English. With this social commitment, we can make the children aware of the importance of the ecosystem and environmental protection. We will also contribute to nature conservation with different underwater projects like building and maintaining reefs. This will in turn help us to nurture our vision that man and nature are one.

Team

Our team
Caro & Steve under water

The Sea Souls team consists of Steve, Carolin (both German), Dolfye (Indonesian) and many hard-working employees from Bangka Island and its surroundings. We speak English, Indonesian, and German. Our international team of professionals takes pride in creating a warm, informal atmosphere for our guests.

 

Steve:

  • Steve put his heart and soul into diving. In the last years he worked already in Thailand and Europe as a divemaster. He is a PADI Dive Instructor and a Specialty Nitrox Instructor. As the manager of the resort Steve directs all the dive courses and is always happy to have new trainees.

 

Carolin:

  • After graduating with her bachelor degree in media communication and gaining professional experience in Germany, Carolin is responsible for marketing, sales and communication of Sea Souls Dive Resort. In 2010 she learned diving in Malaysia, she will complete her Rescue Diver in the middle of 2017.

 

Dolfye:

  • With more than 10.000 dives our local divemaster Dolfye has a wealth of experience in the support of diving groups. He knows every corner of Bangkas underwater world and can show you even the smallest creatures. Underwater photographers are certain to get their money’s worth.

 

The Sea Souls team looks forward to your visit.

Environment Protection

Fastening of broken corals
Our artificial reef is slowly starting to grow.

Artificial Reef

 

 

We want to establish new habitats for underwater creatures. That is why we have started our own environmental project: an artificial reef.

 

We assembled the tunnel-shaped iron construction ashore and then lowered the three parts on a sandy stretch of seabed near our house reef at a depth of 13 metres.

 

We collected corals that had been torn from natural reefs and fastened them to our metal frame. These corals are slowly starting to grow and reproduce. New life is emerging.

 

Our artificial reef is made of bent wire mesh and you can dive through it. This sensitive habitat will grow and flourish and attract many new habitants. 

News

28.04.2017 New resident at our artificial reef sighted!

Meanwhile the metal construction on our Sea Souls house reef is more than one year old. And again, our artificial reef has a new great resident we are really proud of: a Painted Frogfish. Frogfish are fascinating creatures...more


27.03.2017 Even more space and comfort for our guests!

We are proudly looking to our new accommodation! Since a few days our fourth beach bungalow with direct sea view has been finished and is now ready to welcome more guests in our beloved resort. The new accommodation is...more


03.02.2017 Bye bye plastic!

Indonesia is a country of extreme contrasts: The world's largest island state is known for the best diving spots and a unique flora and fauna. more


30.11.2016 boot 2017 – The world's largest event in the diving industry!

Come and visit us at boot 2017 – The 48th international boat show in Düsseldorf – and profit from our unique low price trade fair special. Every January a quarter million visitors flock to the largest scene meeting of the water...more


26.09.2016 Our environmental project goes into it's second round!

In March 2016 we started our first environmental project with an artificial reef. Already after half a year the success was so great, that we directly enlarged and enhanced our artificial reef. The new construction is a 4...more


25.07.2016 Now even more independent!

We get started with our second and significantly larger dive boat to offer our guests even more comfort. With the beautiful name KALEA we named our boat and left it to water. More free and independent we can drive to our...more


16.06.2016 Yeah! Finally PADI Dive Instructor!

After Steve has been accompanied diving courses for several years and already has a wealth of experience, he finally completed his PADI Dive Instructor Course successfully in Manado. Due to a too low number of participants, the...more


 

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