Tour module 8 days diving or snorkelling Nabucco, Kakaban en Sangalaki
Large sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, sharks and barracudas (just to name a few) are abundant spotting! Whale sharks are also available all year round, except around the full moon.
You will stay in the Maratua Seaview resort or the Green Nirvana Maratua resort. Both have their own diving center.
•Car and boat transfers from airport to resort and vice versa
•Full board accommodation (except day of arrival and departure)
•6 diving days, 3 dives / day, of which 1 diving day to Sangalaki and Kakaban dive spots
•Water, coffee and tea
•Extra dives, surcharge for other distant dive locations and rental of diving equipment
•Soft and alcoholic drinks
•Tips and personal expenses
•Travel and cancellation insurance
•Booking costs and Calamiteitenfonds € 30 per booking
Day 1 From Berau to Maratua
Day 2 to 7 (included) Diving at Maratua
Dive informationDiving season: All year. The rainy period from November to March is no obstacle. Visibility may be slightly less than in the other months. Water temperature: 25C - 28C Dive level: dive sites are available for beginners to advanced divers.
Day 8 Terug naar Berau
Maratua Seaview resort
Maratua Seaview Resort is a newly built dive resort located in the southern part of beautiful Maratua Island, Kalimantan, Indonesia. Nestled on the edge of a forest and facing west into the azure expanse of the Celebes Sea, the resort offers tranquility and nearness with nature, combined with the comforts of modern amenities and the convenience of a fully equipped dive centre. Room amenities All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom, hot and cold shower, hair dryer, towels and drinking water. The resort has 3 types of villa: Twin Villas These rooms are semi-detached units that face west into the sunset, and are perfect for large groups keen on staying social as the rooms share a common verandah. There is a sliding door partitioning off the verandah should you opt for some privacy. After a day of adventure and activities, bask in the glorious sunset at the verandah with some cold drinks from the restaurant which is conveniently situated nearby. Garden Villas The Garden Villas are private chalets tucked among the tropical trees and natural rock formations, offering a more cosy and enhanced sense of seclusion. Let the beautiful birdcalls wake you up in the morning, and spot multi-coloured butterflies just outside your room. Perfect for nature lovers and those who prefer a quiet environment. Seaview Villas These romantic suites sit atop rock outcrops that reach out over the sea, and some units have a rooftop deck for an uninhibited view of the beautiful Celebes horizon. The rooms are breezy and spacious, and open onto a private verandah, perfect for some book reading or just plain day dreaming together. Also, did we mention stargazing on a clear night on the rooftop deck is downright spectacular? meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Green Nirvana resort Maratua
The Green Nirvana resort is great for both divers and non-divers. The resort has 10 luxury Sannai villas of 60 m2 with ocean view, 6 Talun bungalows of 40 m2 with garden view and 23 Berlimpang rooms of 30 m2 with forest view. There is also a group accommodation that can accommodate up to 10 people. All rooms are en-suite with hot running water and air conditioning. Besides of its own diving center, the resort has a restaurant with Western and Indonesian meals, a swimming pool, a terrace with sunbeds and various activities can be undertaken (cycling, kayaking, snorkeling and more) meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
MaratuaMaratua is a small island in the Derawan archipelago. The island of Maratua has three small villages. Since 2016, a small airport has been used for a weekly charter flight to Balikpapan.
Around Maratua it is of course fantastic snorkeling and diving. Within 20 minutes of sailing you will find about 20 dive sites, each with its specific character.
Dive spots Derawan Archipelago
Dive informationDive Season: The best months for diving are September to December and March to April but also the months between. The Moluccan islands have the seasons reversed from the rest of Indonesia, when they have the dry season, its rainy season in Indonesia.
Visibility: Usually is good (20-30m) except some muck sites close to the harbour or where sand is easily stirred up.
Water Temperature: 20C/68F – 27C/80F
Skill Levels: Dive sites are available from beginner through advanced.
Dive Access: Land based diving, boat diving and shore diving. Many live-aboard start and end their itinerary in Ambon. Good option to add land based diving at the beginning or ending end of you live-aboard trip.