Derawan – Best Diving Spot in The World

Underwater world of Derawan Island

 

Derawan is an area consists of exotic islands in the district of Berau in East Kalimantan. Derawan islands consist of 31 islands and the most famous ones as a tourist spot is Derawan island, Maratua, Sangalaki, and Kakaban inhabited by endangered green turtle and sisik turtles.
Derawan Islands are well known to foreign tourists and said to be one of the best dive destination in in this world. There are 28 diving spots here, Divers take days if wants to explore all that area.

Underwater life in Derawan islands is so amazing, you can find giant turtles, dolphins, manta rayfish, dugongs, barracudas, as well as stingless jellyfish. Even on Kakaban island you can find largest jellyfish lake in the world, including four unique species of stingless jellyfish that can swim upside down. to capture this unforgettable moments, it is better to bring your camera. It would be better if you can carry an underwater camera. By bringing the underwater camera you can take pictures of corals and beautiful fishes under the sea. Especially when swimming in the jellyfish lake at Kakaban island.

Underwater Reefs of Derawan

Underwater Reefs of Derawan

In addition to the richness of it underwater life, in coastal areas you also can find variety of wild animals, the most unique is that you can watch turtles lay eggs every day on the sand or swim to the sea.

Fish in Anemone of Derawan

Fish in Anemone of Derawan

To get to the Derawan islands you can take a flight to airport Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (Sepinggan) Balikpapan in East Kalimantan from Jakarta, Surabaya or other big cities in Indonesia. Next you can take a connecting flight to Tanjung Redep Airports in Berau. From there the ships can take you to Derawan Islands.

Almost all resort in Derawan provide transportation and diving equipment. Communication facilities in Derawan Islands is quite good, for example, This Area already covered with 3G signal. One thing you should remember is that you need to take the cash while you are still in a big city or on arrival in Berau. in Derawan Islands you will not find any automatic teller machines (ATM).

Photos of Derawan Island ‘s Beauty

Baracuda Fishes Swim at Derawan Sea

Baracuda Fishes Swim at Derawan Sea

Ornamental Fish from Derawan

Ornamental Fish from Derawan

Lion Fish of Derawan

Lion Fish of Derawan

Clown Fish hide at Derawan

Clown Fish hide at Derawan

Lion Fish Derawan

Lion Fish Derawan

Village of Derawan

Village of Derawan

Swim with Turtle at Derawan

Swim with Turtle at Derawan

Pier of Maratua island

Pier of Maratua island

Ship service to derawan island

Ship service to derawan island

Swim with ornamental fishes

Swim with ornamental fishes

Turtle baby at Derawan

Turtle baby at Derawan

Corals at Derawan

Corals at Derawan

Big Turtle at Derawan

Big Turtle at Derawan

Underwater world of Derawan Island

Underwater world of Derawan Island

Tutle hiding

Tutle hiding

Starfish of Derawan

Starfish of Derawan

Diving at Derawan (Corals)

Diving at Derawan (Corals)

Fellyfish of Kakaban island

Fellyfish of Kakaban island

Hawk Fish of Derawan

Hawk Fish of Derawan

Underwater Photo at Derawan

Underwater Photo at Derawan

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