Friday, July 22, 2011

Tropical Paradise Island Derawan, Kalimantan (Borneo)


Welcome to the lovely tropical islands in the area of Kalimantan (Borneo), Derawan Island. An island with a sea-colored blue and green shades are stunning, soft sand, rows of coconut palms on the coast, with a small forest in the middle of the island which is the habitat of various species of plants and animals and the natural beauty of the enchanting underwater . No wonder if this island could be ranked as a top three world-class dive destination and make this island a dream island for divers.


It is easy to reach this beautiful island. You can simply fly for about 3 hours to Aberdeen by plane from Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta or Denpasar. From Balikpapan, you still have to fly to Cape Redeb dive one hour by plane KAL Star, Deraya or DAS. In addition, Cape Redeb can also be reached by sea, with boarded the ship from Samarinda Tarakan to Tanjung Redeb or followed by a motorboat hire.


Since 1993, the island is managed by PT.Bhuni Manimbora Derawan Interbuana by providing facilities such as cottages, diving equipment, Speedboat and restaurants. In addition, there are also lodging run by local people, such as Danakan, Derawan Lester III, Derawan Lester I & II. Lodging Hams and Yogi Mas provides rooms for about Rp.45.000 until Rp.100.000/malam. In the vicinity there are many options Derawan Island restaurants and cafes that you can choose as a place to dine.


Around the Island Derawan, diving as much as 28 points have been identified. To explore all these points at least it takes about 10 days with one dive at each point. To move from one point to another, you can use the ship. In the meantime, you can explore the island on foot.


In this Derawan Island, many activities you can do, especially activities related to marine tourism, such as:
* Diving; you can see different types of fish such as shark, dugong or Mermaid, arracuda, green turtles and so forth.
* Swimming, snorkeling, and fishing
* Walking along the beach
* Observing the green turtle