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Tour module round trip 8 days diving Selayar Dive resort

Selayar should not be missed on a diving trip in Sulawesi! You can make the most beautiful dives here from October to May.

The resort has ventilated bungalows and some AC villas. Both the bungalows and the villas are located directly on the beach and have sea views.

The 8 day trip includes transfers to and from Makassar. Your starting and ending point is therefore Makassar. The resort will pick you up on Friday and bring you back a week later.

Make a simple jungle trek during this week (the 'interior' of Selayar is very, very green). Around sunrise and sunset you can spot the Tarsius ghost animal.

Our tour modules are examples of what round trips could be like. Depending on your wishes, we can make changes to the program and we’ll be happy to help you put together your tailor-made trip.

Target prices

Target price € 1,690 per person in Beach bungalow, including 6 days of unlimited diving.

Included and excluded

•Transfers Makassar-Selayar and vice versa
•7 nights incl. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
•6 days of unlimited diving (2 boat dives and unlimited diving at house reef)
•Marine Park access

•Intercontinental and domestic flights
•Tips and expenses of a personal nature
•Travel and cancellation insurance
•Booking costs and contingency fund € 30 per booking
•SGR contribution € 5 per person
•CO2 compensation € 22 per person
•Diving equipment

Day 1 Transfer naar Bira en boottocht naar Selayar

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel around 08:00 and taken to the fishing village of Bira in about 5 hours. Here the resort's speedboat awaits all divers who make the boat transfer to the resort on Selayar on Friday. The tour takes about two and a half hours. The boat departs from Bira at 2:30 PM at the latest, so she can moor at the resort in plenty of time before sunset. Here you will be welcomed and checked in for the coming week, 7 nights in Sebayar dive resort.

Day 2 to 7 (included) Duiken bij Selayar

The Selayar diving package consists of 2 boat dives and unlimited diving at the beautiful house reef. The boat dives go to beautiful dive sites like Sharkpoint, with black coral, colored sponges, schools of snappers, jackets and bannerfish and of course sharks: white tps and gray reef sharks. The Caves & Overhangs has drops up to 45 meters and of course these dive spots have caves and beautiful overhangs. It is a great place for macro photography. The house reef is one of the most beautiful dive spots in Selayar. From the 140-meter jetty, you can easily dive to the drop-off with spectacular coral, sea snakes, nudibranches, pygmy sea horses and green turtles. During an evening or night dive you will be surprised with huge lobsters and sleeping turtles.

Selayar dive resort

Day 8 Terug naar Makassar

After breakfast you will be sailed back to the port of Bira around 08:30. There your driver will be waiting for you to take you back to Makassar. End of a beautiful week in Selayar.

Selayar dive resort

The Selayar dive resort is located on the southeast coast of the island of Selayar, in south Sulawesi. The resort has seven fan bungalows and two AC villas. All rooms are located directly on the beach and have a bathroom with hot running water, minibar, mosquito net, beach chairs, terrace and sea view. The resort has a restaurant and bar and of course its own diving center. Selayar dive resort has a fixed transfer day on Friday to and from Bira. Due to weather conditions, the resort is closed from May until and including September. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires



Selayar is the southernmost island of Sulawesi and is approximately 80 x 10 kilometers in size. The capital, Benteng, has a number of fairly well-prepared buildings from the Dutch period. The Gong Nekara Museum houses the largest gong in the world.

The island is dominated by secondary rainforest, where many strange birds flock around and the Tarsius monkey shows itself at sunrise and sunset.

The abundance of white sandy beaches with swaying palms make it a great family pack of bounty island, with beautiful and mostly intact coral reefs off the coast.

Diving is fantastic here between October and April. Our favorite dive resort is the Selayar dive resort.


Bira, Sulawesi

Bira is a typical Buginese coastal village. It has lovely brilliantly white beaches. Its 'centre' has quite a few nice warungs (small shops) and cosy restaurants.
Bira has 2 beaches, Bira beach and Bara beach. Bira beach in the centre is flooded with sellers and people who rent noisy water sport activities. Especially at weekends this has a huge attraction for the local tourists and Bira beach turns into a kind of ‘fun fair’. At 1,5 km from Bira beach lies Bara beach, where it’s much quieter.
Tanah Biru, a village next to Bira, is known for its shipbuilders who master the art of building Buginese schooners.



Makassar, the former Ujung Pandang is the capital of Sulawesi. The fast-growing lively port city is one of the largest cities in Indonesia.

There are still many buildings from the colonial period, such as the Society de Harmonie, the Cathedral and the old Court of Justice. In addition to the old colonial districts, there are many new areas with modern malls, which can compete well with those in Jakarta.

Due to its strategic location, in the middle of Indonesia, Makassar has a busy port. The city has traditionally been the gateway to Eastern Indonesia. Many boats and flights to Papua and the Moluccas go through Makassar. The city is well worth a visit and is often a good start to a Sulawesi trip.

What to see...

Fort Rotterdam is a must-see. The old fortress was taken around 1665 by Admiral Cornelis Speelman. The fort houses a church and 2 museums. Next to the Fort is the Chinese district with many beautiful temples and all kinds of Chinese shops where you can go for alternative medicines.

The bustling port of Paotere is home to the famous Buginze Phinisi ships that are still loaded by hand. The fishing port and fish market are an experience to experience especially in the morning hours. The fresh fish is then brought ashore and traded on the chaotic market. Don't be surprised if the merchants also offer you fish!

In the afternoon a ribbon of dining tables is set up on the famous Pantai Losari boulevard. Many Makassar residents enjoy strolling and eating around sunset.

Near Makassar are the Rammang-Rammang karst rocks in Bantimurung National Park. There are also caves with prehistoric drawings. In the weekends, the Bantimurung waterfall is frequented by local day trippers.

Favoriete restaurant

Meer dan 20, maar hier dan de échte aanraders:

Restaurant Nelayan aan de Jalan Ali Malakka Het visrestaurant Rumah Makan Nelayan serveert vers gebakken zeevis. De vis kunt u buiten in koelkisten uitzoeken. Deze wordt dan in olie gebakken (goreng) of op de BBQ voor u klaargemaakt (bakar). De vis wordt naar wens geserveerd met ketjap of voor de sambal liefhebber met veel sambal Rica Rica. Niet te versmaden is ook de cumi cumi tepung, in bloem gebakken inktvis. Deze wordt geserveerd met een niet al te pittig sausje. Neem als groenten tumis kangkun (lijkt op spinazie): in de wok klaargemaakt met tomaat, ui en knoflook. Of taugé uit de wok. Het geheel wordt geserveerd met diverse pittige en zoetzure sausje en klein gesneden tomaat met lombokjes.

Voor de lunch: Lumpia Sulawesi, een met de hand gedraaide loempia, vers in de wadjan gebakken. Op de Jalan Lasinrang, oftewel Lumpia Street . De loempia's worden geserveerd met sambal en met een niet al te pittige zoetzure saus.

Een andere specialiteit van Makassar is krab. Onze aanrader: restaurant Surya aan de Jalan Nusakambangan no 16