DERAWAN DIVING III

State/Province : DIVING TRIPS
Tour Price : USD for 1 Person | USD for 2 Person
Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights
Grade: Easy

The diving around Derawan, Sangalaki and Kakaban Islands meets the quality that divers dream about. It is a favorite place for marine tourism. There are many rare animals such as the green turtle, the scarlet turtle, star fruit turtle and sea cow. The place is also home to many rare species of marine plants and coral reef. Here you can dive with scores of manta rays, millions of jellyfish in a prehistoric lake, schooling tuna, jacks, white tip, leopard and nurse sharks to name but a few. It is also possible to dive with turtles every day on Derawan Island. 
Sangalaki is famous for its manta rays and you will also find an abundance of giant green turtles, cuttlefish, blue trigger fish and numerous species of nudibranch. The Blue Light Cave at Kakaban is an outstanding dive for adventurous cave divers whilst thousands of barracuda, blue finned tuna and big sharks are found at Barracuda Point. The points off Maratua offer the best prospects for the larger shark, particularly white tips, although hammerhead and leopard shark are also frequent visitors. It is fantastic place for scuba diving, pearl diving, fishing, swimming and other water sports.


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 – KAKABAN – MARATUA
Breakfast at lodge then proceed to Kakaban island by boat for diving and exploring the wondrous sea garden and the lake of 4 different species of jelly fish that can be found by thousands. Next, depart to Maratua Atoll, on the north-eastern part of Maratua Island, we will dive at the channel or some people call it Big Fish Country, coordination with the tide is needed to dive at this site, best time to dive is when the tide is coming up as current pushes into the channel. Afterwards, we will head back to Maratua village for overnight on local house. Free at own leisure. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on local house. (B,L,D)
Day 06  MARATUA – DERAWAN
Breakfast at local house then proceed to Derawan island for diving around the beautiful sea garden. Free at own leisure. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 07  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
04 Nights at lodge in Derawan island
01 Night at local house on Maratua 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