– Kalimantan Liveaboard

 Liveaboards Kalimantan

Pinisi Ship Details and Prices
Price per Day : first Divers, second Non Divers.
Charters: Price/ Pax
Name LOA Beam Power
HP
Speed
knots
Cabins
double
Cabins Single Total
Pax
Tenders Crew Dive
Masters
Destination Tour
Days
US$
Per day
US$
Charter
Damai 41 8.35 520 ? 4 0 8 1 ? ? Bali,  Komodo,  Derawan, Triton Bay, Raja Ampat 12-15 375 ?
Sea Safari 3 29 9 300 7 11 0 22 2 ? ? Komodo ? 265 3200/22
Tambora 38 8.75 380 ? 4 4 12 1 15 2 Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, Derawan 12 320 ?
 

 1  MV Motor Vessel

Price per Day : first Divers, second Non Divers.
Charters: Price/ Pax
+ means extra payment for fuel..

Name LOA Beam Power
HP
Speed
knots
Cabins
double
Cabins Single Total
Pax
Tenders Crew Dive
Masters
Destination Tour
Days
US$
Per day
US$
Charter
Sea Dancer 27 5.5 ? 10 6 0 12 ? 3 ? N-Sulawesi, Derawan 6-10 185 ?
  Under the Regions, Bali, Java, Komodo, Raja Ampat, BandaSea, Sulawesi, Derawan and Sumatra, You will find the other Destinations, Max. Passengers and the Prices       Dive operators=&1=& =&2=&: Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort =&3=&

Ligitan Islands Map

Ligitan Islands Map

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Sipadan
Sipadan is a small island, covered with rain forest. It is the peak of a steep underwater mountain which lies quite isolated, seperated from the continental shelf by deep water (probably over 1000m deep). Most of the dives are on steep walls with ledges at various depths with a larger shelf at around 30m. There is a famous cave (turtle cavern) which has stalagmites and stalactites growing inside and which is the tomb of turtles which haven’t found their way back out.
Sipadan jetty / drop-off: Steep wall with overhangs.
A nice diving website is
Scuba Dive Sipadan

Mabul
Mabul island is a small oval shaped island surrounded by sandy beaches and perched on the northwest corner of a larger 2 square kilometre reef.
The reef is on the edge of the continental shelf and the seabed surrounding the reef slopes out to 25 to 30 m deep. There are several dive resorts operating on Mabul island.

Kapalai
Kapalai is similar to Mabul, but there is no actual island, only a large sandbank. The most well known dive site here is Manadrin valley, but several of the other dives sites are well worth a visit.

Kakaban Island

Kakaban Island

Kakabar Islands Map

The island of Kakaban is an exceptional marine environment. An uplifting in the area during the Holocene transgression, 19000 yrs BC has left 5 sq ft kilometer of seawater trapped within a 165 ft ridge, turning the area into a land lock marine lake. The only other known lake of such nature found only in Palau, Micronesia, is a desert compared to Kakaban, some of the stanfest species and typical hehaviors are observed in the lake. Through millennium’s, they have adapted into an ecosystem that is totaly unique to the brackish water environment. The lake is teeming with at least 4 species of stingless jelly fish including one of an upside species of Cassiopea. About 3 species of Halimeda green algae cover the bottom, and mangrove roots live side by side with tunicates, sponges, tube worms, bivalves, crustacean, anemonies, sea cucumbers, sea snakes and at least five known species of gobies. Unidentified species are in abundance.
The mystery of how the lakes plants and animals are able to survive in this isolated system is a subject that marine scientists and geologists bicker about.
Thousands of barracuda, blue finned tunas and big sharks are also found at Kakaban’s Barracuda point
Some of the strangest species and typical behavios are observed in the lake. Through millennium, they have adapted into an ecosystem that is totally unique to the brackish water environment.
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– Derawan Islands Map

Derawan Islands

There are 4 Resorts on the Islands

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http://www.derawandivelodge.com/

http://www.divederawan.com/a-facility.shtml

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http://www.nabuccoislandresort.com/defaultd8cc.html?l=en

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http://www.sangalaki.net/lodge.shtml

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Berau is one of nearest spot from rainforest jungles which spreads along this Kalimantan region. Transit from Berau, to reach Derawan you will cruise along berau river by boat. The river is the most popular transportation – way among local people there. The both side of the river lies mangroves forest with variety of tropical mangrove plants and good opportunity to see red nose monkeys and mangrove snakes. It takes about 50 Minutes to cruise the river and 1 hour to pass East Kalimantan mangrove beachs to reach Derawan.

Tarakan – a small Island located east of East Kalimantan, near Tawao, Malaysia region. It takes approximately 3 hours by boat to reach Derawan from tarakan.
To reach Derawan Island you may choose flight routes either from Balikpapan or from Tarakan

A nice site about the Islands is:
http://sapijalanjalan.blogspot.com/2009/10/getting-around-derawan-island-is-so.html#links