Derawan Dive Lodge | Kalimantan | Indonesia
Our small and cozy Derawan Dive Lodge is located on the island of Derawan, which is the main island of the same-named archipelago just off the coast of East Kalimantan in Indonesia. Built on a private white sandy beach, the Lodge with its just 10 rooms is a perfect place for everyone who likes the personal touch in his holiday. It is this very personal touch that makes the difference. Its size creates its own uniqueness and the feel of a boutique resort. However whilst maintaining our 'lodge' tag, we strive to emulate a resort standard given the limited resources on the island.
Diving at Derawan is very diverse, ranging from spectacular wall dives to wreck and shore dives. There is an incredible diversity of small marine life in the shallows, as well as an ever dominant presence of turtles cruising the reef edge in deeper water. Add to this one of only two non stinging Jellyfish lakes in the world and you're up for a perfect diving holiday!
With two specially commissioned fuel efficient speedboats and a fully self-contained dive centre including NITROX, along with professional friendly service, the Derawan Dive Lodge caters for guests who want to experience diving at its best. Our highly trained and experienced Tasik Divers team lives for the diving, so each one is the ideal buddy for your Tasik diving experience.
However, the Lodge is not just built for divers. Its outstanding location also invites snorkelers as well as sun seekers.
Combo Dive Holiday: Derawan - Manado - Bali
Got more time to spare?
Split your holiday between the Derawan Dive Lodge and North Sulawesi's Tasik Ria Resort Manado and/or our Boutique Dive Safaris in Bali. In one holiday you will be able to see North Sulawesi's famous muck diving places and the colourful walls of the Bunaken National Park, as well as the best of Derawan with Manta & Co.
In Bali, discover the Liberty wreck at Tulamben or the serene sights of Menjangan. Missed the mantas at Sangalaki? Give it a try at Crystal Bay in Nusa Penida. Seasonal sightings of sunfishes (Mola-Mola) is something that shouldn't be missed.
We are happy to arrange internal flights for you, and in all three destinations our dedicated Tasik Divers teams will be happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.
How to get to Derawan:
The best option to reach our remote but beautiful place is flying to Singapore/Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur and then onto Balikpapan. In Balikpapan there is a very comfortable lounge to wait the few hours you need to catch the short flight to Berau (45min), which we are very happy to arrange for you.
In Berau our driver will await you to bring you to Tanjung Batu, through Kalimantans beautiful landscape (2h). At Tanjung Batu our speedboat will pick you up to whisk you 30 minutes accross the sea to the island. Here you will pull up directly onto the lodge beach, getting your feet wet for the first time and being welcomed with big smiles and a cold drink.