Derawan Archives - Dive Indonesia
Derawan Islands are located in the District of Derawan, Berau, East Kalimantan – Indonesia. There are some large islands around Derawan Islands such as Maratua Island, Sangalaki Island, and Kakaban Island. Those islands have beautiful beaches and stunning underwater world.
The archipelagic country of Indonesia has been known for a long time as the host of several ultimate diving sites in the world. Some of its dive sites like Bali, Bunaken, or Raja Ampat have long carved its way in to the world’s top diving sites with its spectacular underwater vistas and abundant marine’s biota. However, little known that Indonesia actually has another hidden diving paradise, located near the lush green island of Borneo, a set of beautiful islands named Derawan Islands.
Derawan Islands as the scuba dive paradise, is surrounded by a group of several islands along the coast of East Kalimantan, which make it an attractive dive and leisure destination. Among them is the beautiful Island with a small lake and a bay, Maratua Island. Maratua Island is another diving spot in Indonesia that you have to see where you will witness such a breathtaking and an overwhelming natural beauty. Maratua Island is a wide island with an immense lagoon that is fringed by reefs and walls that have many beautiful hard and soft corals. The variety and size of the corals around Maratua Island can hardly be found in other popular and famous sites in the world.
Indonesia’s Borneo Islands offer amazing islands that are perfect for snorkeling, diving, island hopping and a lot more of water activities. Each island is truly a paradise that is made up of interesting dive sites and islets, and there is a beautiful island residing around Derawan, which is the uninhabited and stunningly beautiful Sangalaki Island. Sangalaki Island is one of the richest diving grounds in Indonesia that is surrounded by wide lagoon and shallow reefs well extending out to the sea. Sangalaki Island can be described as an alluring dive spot where you can swim across the water along with the graceful moving mantas that have wings up to 2 meters wide. Sangalaki Island and its surrounding reefs are protected as Indonesian Marine Park. Diving in Sangalaki Island is the best way to see large Manta Rays up close, as they are often seen around here.