Located off the coast of East Kalimantan, Derawan is famous for being the home of many turtle species in Indonesia

Diving in Derawan will have you encountering an abundance of diverse marine life with all types of diving ranging from coral reef dives, caves, wall dives and lagoons as well as lakes that are home to the stingless jellyfish. The marine life here includes an abundance of different species of turtles turtles, reef manta rays, barracudas and other grand pelagics.

Trip Summary

Marine Life
Hydrology Condition
Get Here
Accommodation and Meals
Booking & Payment


Derawan is a collection of islands off the eastern coast of Kalimantan. The most well known of the islands of Derawan are Maratua, Sangalaki and Kakaban. Together, the Derawan islands are a part of the famous Coral Triangle that is home to one of the most diverse marine biodiversity on the Earth.

Marine Life

Diving in Derawan will reward you with an incredibly diverse marine life and ecosystem. The waters in Derawan are part of the Coral Triangle that is home to a major hotspot for marine biodiversity on our planet. Derawan is most famous for its concentration of endangered Giant Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. The turtles can even be seen from the shores before you leave the beach. This dive site is also excellent for its macro life where you can observe the Stonefish, Ghost Pipefish, Nudibrances, Dragonets and much more.

Hydrology Condition

Derawan enjoys excellent diving conditions all year round with an average water temperature of about 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit). Visibility is excellent as well maxing out at about 20 meters.

Get Here

To reach Derawan, You can take a flight from Jakarta, Surabaya or Denpasar to Balikpapan Then take a connecting flight to Tanjung Redeb in Berau. From here is another 2 hour car drive to arrive at Tanjung Batu harbor and then cross over using a speed boat for 30 minutes to get to Derawan Island

Accommodation and Meals

All rooms have a view straight to the ocean and equipped with A/C and hot water for showers. We provide 3 meals of B/L/D with Indonesia Style food. Extra condiments are available at extra charge.

Booking & Payment

All booking will be finalized and confirmed upon successful payment. There will be no refund policy for cancelation

Inclusions & Price

  • Deluxe sea view room (twin/triple share basis)
  • Daily 3 dives by boat
  • Airport transfer (2 ways), dive resort to pier transfer (daily 2 ways)
  • Full daily meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Tea/Coffee, beverage, snacks, towel on diving boat
  • Standard size cylinder, weight belt
  • Marine Park fee Rp 210,000 per diver
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  • Dive equipment rental Rp400,000 /day/set (BC, wetsuit, booties, regulator, mask, fins, snorkelor, dive computer)
  • Air ticket (recommend Garuda Airlines)
  • Additional food and beverages order from restaurant

Additional charge may apply

  • Extend diving package: Rp 3,200,000/day/diver
  • Additional dive (4th dive): Rp 600,000
  • Night dive (by boat): Rp 600,000/diver
  • Supply queen size or King size room: Rp 800,000/night

Activities & Courses

Alpha World Diving offers a wide range of courses and destinations in the Indonesian Archipelago for you to explore.