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Kalimantan 's Island group of Derawan 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 the Derawan Island group, are the Semama, Sangalaki, Maratua, Nabucco and Panjang Islands, each of the islands differ and has it's own dive destination side which can't be found at one of the other Islands. All those islands as a part of Derawan Islands group can be reached from Berau, by speedboat.

Derawan Island

Derawan Island has a total land surface of 40,000 hectares and is a nature reserve with beautiful scenery and beaches. Several species of rare flora and fauna are preserved here, such as scaled turtles, belimbing turtles and sea cows.
This Island is occupied by Bajau people, living in their traditional villages, and even in the stilt houses build in the sea. Derawan sea gardens are beautiful, the paradise white beaches and coastal forests are inhabited by sea birds, iguanas, and swallows. There are caves inhabited by various kinds of crabs. The waters around Derawan are good for swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and other water sports.
The sea which surround Derawan itself is filled with critters such as flamboyant cuttlefish, squat lobsters, ghostpipe fish, bluering octopus, nudibranchs, seahorses, ribbon eels and scorpionfishes.
Rabu-rabu Island is very small island next Derawan, and is also called Snake Island. There are also Tanjung Batu, Panjang, and Kakaban Island, the latter with lakes.

Nabucco Island Resort

On the west side of East Kalimantan, The Indonesian Part of the world’s third largest island, called "Borneo", you can find a clear blue lagoon of paradise. The Nabucco Resort is one of the exclusive dive resort of "Extra Divers", at a 20,000 square meters private Island filled wooden bungalows, with western standard facilties as a mini-bar and air-conditioning, and a balcony overlooking the blue lagoon sea under palms along a white beach

The Nabucco Resort restaurant’s at the sea side with it's panoramic view.

Nabucco’s Resort Dive Centre can serve you to several dive locations within 30 minutes distance.  The closest dive place is Big Fish Country, that connects the lagoon to the outer reef, where chevron barracuda, various sharks, spotted eagle rays, big groupers, bumphead parrotfish and schooling trevallies can be found.

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Maratua Island

Maratua is beautiful Island with a small lake and a bay facing the Sulawesi sea. There are four village : Teluk Harapan, Teluk Alulu, Bohebelian, and Payung-payung. This area is very suitable for canoe races, speedboat racing, water skiing, and scuba diving. Maratua Island is also called as Sandalwood Island. It is reachable from Tanjung Redep (Berau) or Tarakan.
Samama Island belongs to the some group as that of Derawan Island. Samama means "mother". It is a nature reserve for turtles.
Bunyu Island lies to the north, and in the past was believed to contain gold. The Dutch came and opened a mine there, but they never found any gold.

Sangalaki Island

Sangalaki as one of the Islands, is a attractive dive destination as it is known for the large manta rays that come here to feed their plankton. The Manta 's show mostly up at the north part of Sangalaki Islands, and come from all directions. The Manta's are often seen at the surface waterline, and even when snorkeling the Manta's can be easy seen. Here you can swim with the elegant moving Manta' s which have a wing weight of more then two meters. Sangalaki is also known of it's breeding of the green turtles

Kakaban Island

Kakaban Island is know of it's mangrove fringed lake inside which is a bit above the sea level, the lake itself is about 17 meters deep of brackish water with a green algae bottom, sea life diverse from four types of jellyfish, snakes, orange purple and yellow clams on the branches. 
The Dive points around the islands as the barracuda Point has sharks, leopards fish, tunas, snappers and offcourse large schools of barracudas, the Blue Cave point is a cave of about 120 meters long with at the end a Blue sea light, and is only for the experienced divers. From the Dive points the Gorganian Forest view is amazing 

 
 
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Samarinda - East Kalimantan
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Orangutan Tanjung Puting

Tanjung Puting National Park is know of it's orangutans, and a popular tourist destination of Kalimantan, we are offering multi-day klotok cruise boat tours into the jungle to view wildlife and visit the research centers in Tanjung Puting.  »

 
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Banjarmasin, Loksado & Meratus

The traditional Floating Market of Banjarmasin in the tributary of the Barito River, Loksado Bamboo Rafting adventure at the Amandit River, and the Meratus mountain emerald forest view overlooking Kalimantan 's jungle tours.  »

 
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Mahakam River Cruise

The Mahakam River of Kalimantan flows from it's spring 980 km in the Muller Mountains to the Makassar Strait as the only infrastructure channel, tourist can explore the Dayak Culture in the low and middle part, and the Borneo Jungle at the upper part of the Mahakam River.
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Kutai Park

Kutai National Park is covered with lowland forest, and home to lot of wildlife species, including the endangered orangutan, and proboscis monkeys, Kutai Park is located at the east coast of Borneo Island,  approximately at the equator.   »

 
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Derawan

Derawan bounty archipelago of white beaches, palm trees, and blue lagoon sea, is home to coral and fish diversity, green turtles, laying their eggs at Sangalaki beach, the Manta's
around. Mangrove forest Kakaban island has the worlds largest yelly fish lake.
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