Creation and philosophy
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.
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 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.
- 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 is now a Rescue Diver.
- 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.
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.
After the release of our Sea Souls trailer, a very worth reading news paper story follows in the diving magazine unterwasser. In the 10-page article the underwater photographers and videographers David and Melanie Benz from...
On the second day of the boat show in Düsseldorf, we presented our brand-new Sea Souls short film in front of many spectators, together with the Olympus visionaries David and Melanie Benz, on the big stage in the diver hall 3. In...
The boot Düsseldorf is considered worldwide as one of the largest events in the diving industry and takes place from 19.01. - 27.01.2019 on the grounds of the fair in Düsseldorf. In cooperation with Aquaventure Tauchreisen...
As a locally based company, we are committed to maintaining and protecting nature around the island of Bangka. We succeed with regular beach cleaning actions. Together with our guests from Germany and Poland and the inhabitants...
Currently our third boat is being built on our neighbor island Gangga. In contrast to our previous boats this will be 15 meters long and has even more space with a capacity for 10 guests. We are already looking forward to our new...
David and Melanie Benz from art and water photography are experienced professionals in the fields of underwater photography and film. During their 3-week stay at our resort, they not only discovered our spectacular...