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Miguel's Diving Gorontalo

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Jln. Yos Sudarso no. 218A, Gorontalo 96117, Indonesia
+62 852-4004-7027
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Meetup with Whalesharks in 6 days!!

Thanks for the great diving with whaleshark in 6 days. 1st until 6th June 2018. I got 1.200 photos... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
titinkeren
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Cirebon, Indonesia
via mobile
Amazing experience

If you are looking for a new experience, in a new place, find good people, go to Gorontalo... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
lionkiky1808
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Bandung, Indonesia
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“salvador dali” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Jln. Yos Sudarso no. 218A, Gorontalo 96117, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Thanks for the great diving with whaleshark in 6 days. 1st until 6th June 2018. I got 1.200 photos of whaleshark in 6 days. Hope next year will come and meetup again. 😍😍 You can check my photos in my instagram account (newbieuwphotographer.)More

Thank titinkeren
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Rantje A, Manager at Miguel's Diving Gorontalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Congratulations on your impressive archive of Gorontalo whale shark photos! We are as happy as you are. With three to six whale sharks each day, you have plenty of opportunity to achieve a variety of shots. We would love to dive with you again after...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

If you are looking for a new experience, in a new place, find good people, go to Gorontalo Indonesia and meet with Rantje in Miguels Diving, all you will find there . I went there three times, with groups and family, always coming home with...More

Thank lionkiky1808
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Rantje A, Manager at Miguel's Diving Gorontalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

It was our pleasure to take you and your son diving with us once again to see the whale sharks and the underwater beauty of Gorontalo. Until your next visit, safe journeys!

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We had an amazing time with the whole family snorkeling and diving with the whale sharks of Gorontalo, all organized meticulous by Rantje, owner of Miguel's Diving. Communication via email went very smooth and answers were received fast and clear. We went with the 5...More

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Rantje A, Manager at Miguel's Diving Gorontalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

We enjoyed hosting your family dive/snorkel trip, even during off season. Since we consider safety issues first, we were pleased that your family was able to enjoy the whale sharks and then return to the hotel in our vehicle while the experienced divers dove a...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We have joined Miguels dive center for 2 dives, off-season, so the choice of dive sites was limited. The team did their best to choose the suitable dive spots. The first dive was at Botu Tonuo Village where swam with the whale sharks for almost...More

Thank Kat D
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Rantje A, Manager at Miguel's Diving Gorontalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

We greatly appreciate your positive evaluation of our staff and arrangements, especially since both of you are working dive professionals with worldwide experience. Although we cannot guarantee whale sharks for every guest, they migrate through Gorontalo. Currently, we have been seeing them everyday for over...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This was my third dive with Miguel's in the last three months. Before I departed for Gorontalo there was already a buzz in the dive community that whalesharks were sighted around Gorontalo. I didn't think much about it, I just came for the dive. As...More

Thank Hara_Siregar
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Rantje A, Manager at Miguel's Diving Gorontalo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

It was our pleasure to take you diving on your third dive trip with us. Thanks for bringing some friends along! As you know, the diving around Gorontalo is both beautiful and varied: pristine coral walls, multiple pinnacles, mysterious caverns, submerged points, historical wrecks and...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I recently spent one week of diving with this dive shop. Rantje and his team of wonderful dive guides are doing a fantastic job, especially for underwater photographers like me. They mainly do three-tank day trips, a very tasty lunch is served on the boat...More

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Rantje A, Manager at Miguel's Diving Gorontalo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks so much for taking time to post your comments. Indeed, our guests love mucking diving at night! As you discovered, our guides are trained and experienced in the needs of serious underwater photographers. We also love showing fun divers the wonderful variety found in...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Emailed Miguel's September last year, but Rantje advised me due to the "musim Barat" diving was off-season in Gorontalo, and he already scheduled Miguel's DMs and crews for regular equiptment update training in Manado, ahead of the regular November to April diving season. My son's...More

Thank Gregor K
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Rantje A, Manager at Miguel's Diving Gorontalo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thanks so much for noticing the detailed planning and care that we hope to provide our various diving guests. We had a great time showing you and your son some of the delightful marine life in Gorontalo. We agree that joyful chill would accurately describe...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We found out about Miguel’s Diving Gorantalo at Deep and Extreme Show Jakarta , contacted Rantje and he made it all very easy, transport from airport, hotel, pick up from hotel ,only thing left to do was to enjoy Transit through Makassar, it is a...More

Thank LLOYDKALININ
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Rantje A, Manager at Miguel's Diving Gorontalo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

It was our pleasure to show your many wonders in this hidden paradise. I t was great to meet you at DEEP in Jakarta and to see you again recently MIDE in Kuala Lumpur. You have a keen passion for diving and a return trip...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Please nothing to do with Miguel's diving just a friends not of caution. If you're looking for whale sharks they left a long time ago. You will not see whale sharks here. Please do not take note of the website saying you can see whale...More

Thank KBBB2018
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Rantje A, Manager at Miguel's Diving Gorontalo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thanks so much for recognizing that Miguel’s Diving is a good operator. We are very proud of our national staff, who are local fishermen turned into certified PADI dive masters. In addition to operating to international and Indonesian standards, they are able to write underwater...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Stop by Gorontolo after dives at Biak and snorkeling with whale shark at Nabire. Amazing times with Miguel's. Did 6 dives incl. Tjendrawasih wreck. First time seeing Salvador Dali sponge...wonderful sight. Interestingly during our last dives at the 'Cliffs' our guide trying every mean to...More

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Rantje A, Manager at Miguel's Diving Gorontalo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

We were quite sure that you would trade the last 10 minutes of your dive to watch an orca! I will never forget your face as you walked toward the front of the boat after finishing diving only to see the orca surface right in...More

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Suriati G
5 September 2017|
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Response from Rantje A | Property representative |
Diving season in Gorontalo is November to April.
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dwdcat
17 May 2017|
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Response from Rantje A | Property representative |
Sorry, July is during wave season in Gorontalo, so we are closed to regularly scheduled diving. A two-dive trip may be possible, but we must assess the weather on that particular day before leaving. Because of the high risk... More
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vien k
4 December 2016|
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Response from Rantje A | Property representative |
Gorontalo's weather is different from Java. Rain does not affect the diving schedule. December is great for diving, as is January and February. Whale sharks are on migration. We cannot guarantee on a particular date whether... More
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