Manta rays, reef sharks, turtles and even Whalesharks! The Triangle Between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines is one of the most biodiverse marine habitats in the world. Strong ocean currents, deep sea trenches and sea mounts, combined with active volcanic islands have created a complex oceanographic environment that is a paradise for divers. The beauty of this region lies in its diversity. The dive spots and marine life vary from island to island and we recommend every visitor dive at least the main 4 islands (Derawan, Sangalaki, Kakaban and Maratua) in order to fully appreciate what this area has to offer, from Manta Rays to Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Pygmy Sea horses to Whale Sharks and Turtles to Schooling Barracudda, Sharks and so much more. This area has something for all divers and snorkelers!
If you are coming from Semporna / Mabul then it's easy! There is a short flight between Tawau airport and Tarakan on Mondays and Saturdays and we can pick you up from Tarakan airport and take you directly to our Derawan resort.
The 2 packages below are the recommended ones if you are coming from Semporna / Mabul, for a full list of packages please visit SJ Sangalaki packages and don't forget you will receive a 15% discount on these rates if you are also booking a Sipadan package with us, please contact us for more details.
The below package rates are inclusive of diving equipment rental and all dive fees as well as daily breakfast and lunch on diving days. Packages will include dives at Derawan, Sangalaki, Kakaban and/or Maratua islands subject to package length & weather conditions. Specific dive destinations cannot be guaranteed in advance but we will do our best to help with any requests
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Pick up from Tarakan airport will be at 12.00 on Monday & Saturdays, our boat is scheduled to leave at 12.30pm.
Our boat will leave Derawan at 5:30am on Monday & Saturdays and we should have you back at the airport in time for flights departing 11am or later.
Solo travellers: The minimum number of guests required for the transfer boat to run is 2, if you are alone for the transfer then a supplement of USD65 per way will apply - email us to see if there are any other guests booked to transfer on your preferred arrival day. You can also check out details of how to reach us via Berau / Tanjung Batu.