DERAWAN DIVING I

State/Province : DIVING TRIPS
Tour Price : USD for 1 Person | USD for 2 Person
Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights
Grade: Easy


Sangalaki is the world Capital of Mantas, the familiar shape of Manta Rays emerge from all directions. Their wing tips breaking the surface at regular intervals. Snorkeling is the way to interact with these gentle plankton feeders. They are unperturbed by your presence, they swim in eurythmy and sometimes glide right up to you before making a sharp nose dive into the blue. It is not unusual to find ten of them encircling you. Though most of them are about 12 ft wide with a white belly, there are a few black giants with 20ft wing spans. In the channels, either feeding, clearing or just crossing, there are mantas everywhere, and that makes Sangalaki is in the top three destinations in the world to see Mantas. While the island lake of Kakaban is an exceptional marine environment. The interior of the island is filled by salt water lagoon and teemed by at least four species of stingless jelly fish including one of an upside species of Cassiopea. About three species of Halimeda green algae cover the bottom, and mangrove roots live side by side with tunicates, sponges, tube worms, bivalves, crustacean, anemonies, sea cucumbers, sea snakes and at least five known species of gobies. It is a truly amazing experience to dive and snorkel among these animals.

Tour Itenary :

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN
Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel in Balikpapan for check in. Free at your own leisure.
Day 02  BALIKPAPAN � BERAU � DERAWAN
Breakfast at hotel and free at own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to Berau. Arrive at Berau town and directly transfer to Tanjung Batu village for about 2,5 hours crossing mountainous and rainforest, and then proceed to Derawan island by speed boat for about 20 minutes for check in to the lodge. In the peaceful afternoon, we can dive and snorkeling around Derawan island or exploring the daily life of villagers. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 03  DERAWAN � KAKABAN � DERAWAN
Breakfast at lodge then proceed to Kakaban island by boat for diving and exploring the wondrous sea garden with 4 different species of jelly fish that can be found by thousands. Afterwards, we will back to the lodge for overnight. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 04  DERAWAN � SANGGALAKI � DERAWAN
Breakfast at Lodge then proceed to Sangalaki Island for diving on the site which is called as the Capital of The Mantas Rays, including kinds of exotic fish, such as; the Mantas, Napoleons, purple sea horses, tunitates, dwarf scorpion fishes, and not to forget the coral sea garden which is fascinating. Afterwards, sightseeing the Sangalaki island and then return to lodge in Derawan island. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 05  DERAWAN � BERAU � BALIKPAPAN � DEPARTURE
Breakfast at lodge then transfer to Tanjung Batu for driving to airport for your flight to Balikpapan. Arrive at Balikpapan and free at your own leisure till the time of your flight to the next destination. (B)

REMARK :
Included:
-AC land transportation
-Motorized boat
-Accommodation based on twin share:
01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Balikpapan
03 Nights at lodge in Derawan island
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English Speaking Dive Guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Diving equipment (tank and weight belt)

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses