SANGALAKI, KAKABAN & MARATUA
ON BOARD KM RAJA MANTA
Explore the remote Indonesian Islands of Maratua, Sanglaki, & Kakaban. Get away from the crowds and enjoy diving as it was meant to be! Here you will find both large and small marine life in abundance; potential for thresher sharks, manta rays, white-tips & nurse sharks, huge schools of barracuda, many turtles, and even Whale Shark! Not to mention plenty of macro life to keep even the most experienced of divers happy. Plus, a chance to swim amongst millions of non-stinging jellyfish in the fresh water Lake of Kakaban.
Departure; 5pm, 1st Day - Tg. Batu Pier, East Kalimantan. Or earlier if everyone arrives before and all Trip Preparations have been completed.
Free transfer from Kalimarau Airport, Berau via overland transfer to Raja Manta on Trip Departure day (transfer time; 2-2.5 hours)
Return; 5am, Last Day - Tg. Batu Pier, East Kalimantan. After a light breakfast and fond farewells, We will take you to Kalimarau Airport (BEJ), Berau in time for Check-in & flight.
Note; latest out, midday.
Last dive ends; 12pm (midday), Penultimate Day. Plenty of time for R&R while we sail back to Tg. Batu pier where we spend last night on Raja Manta. This also allows for your minimum 18 hours surface interval/ No Fly Time (as recommended by PADI) before flying next day.
Land transfer from hotel / airport from destination start & end days (Tg.Batu pier-Berau Airport) to boat, all nights’ accommodation on Raja Manta, all meals (Western & Indonesian) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo, towel, toiletries, cabin services, FOC replacement if equipment breakdown, 12 liter air tanks, weights & belt, warm towel & drink after every dive, 5 dive guides (1x Instructor, 4x Dive Master), 18 dives
All flights, hotels, pickups outside trip start & end dates fee applies per car, Marine Park & Harbour fee (USD180/ pax), dive & travel insurance, massage services (USD30/ hour), soft drinks (USD2), Nespresso coffee (USD2), alcohol; beer (USD4), wine (USD30-50)
Diving Gear; Full Set USD50/ diving day (except Large tank) or if individual items then; BCD (USD12), Regulator (USD12), wetsuit (USD8), fins (USD5), mask (USD5), torch (USD12), dive computer (USD12), 15L tank rental (USD12)
Nitrox Enriched Air fills (USD15/ diving day or USD5/ fill).
Note: Nitrox & Diving Gear Items priced per diving day and is subject to availability
Note: Exposure suits; 3mm shorty wetsuits available ONLY.
(Double or Twin En-Suite Cabin)
Note; all schedules are subjected to changes according to weather, sea, diving, & local conditions.
(0-2 dives) 5pm Trip Departure day. Our staff will meet you upon your arrival to Kalimarau Airport or local hotel and transfer you to the awaiting Raja Manta. Warm welcome & briefing while we sail from pier to Derawan. Check dive(s) can ONLY be made if ALL guests arrive on morning flights (recommended Garuda Indonesia ETA-BEJ 09:00 or Lion Air ETA-BEJ 08:45) or are in Berau already. Cruise Leaders decision is final.
(3-4 dives) Diving around Sangalaki looking for manta rays, turtles & more! We also have a chance to visit the beach to watch hatching baby turtles make their dash to the sea!
(4 dives x2 days) Diving around Maratua island; huge schools of chevron barracudas, and big-eye jacks at the mouth of the channel. Look out for the shark action with possible sightings of
hammerhead sharks too!
(3-4 dives) Diving around Kakaban with stunning wall dives & visiting the amazing Jellyfish lake.
(1-2 dives) Looking for whale sharks at local fishing "bagans” then sail back to Tg Batu Port Sailing time 5 hours. Last night sleeping on Raja Manta in the harbour. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight on Trip Departure day.
(0 dives) 5am-12pm. Check out after light breakfast, farewells, and transfer to local hotel or airport (recommended Garuda Indonesia ETD-BEJ 10:45 or Lion Air ETD-BEJ 10:30)
Diving days: 6 days (18 dives, including substituting dives for island tour)Dive Site Information
Water Temp: 28-30 degrees Celsius, Air Temp; 28-30 degrees Celsius,
Visibility: 10-30 meters, Depth; 10-40 meters, Currents; mild to medium
Level: beginner to advanced, Best Time to Dive; all year around
What to See/ Highlights: Pelagic; manta rays, hammerheads, barracuda, jacks, tuna, & more Reef; amazing soft corals, turtles, leopard & reef sharks, harlequin shrimps, pygmy seahorses, frogfish, ribbon eels, cuttlefish, nudis, & usual suspects
Embarkation / Disembarkation
Tg.Batu pier, Indonesia. 2-2.5 hour minutes To / From Berau (BEJ) Airport, East Kalimantan.
How to get to Berau (BEJ), East Kalimantan
Daily flights from Singapore or Jakarta to Balikpapan (BPN) by Silk air, Garuda or Lion Air.
We highly recommended to overnight in Balikpapan Airport Hotel and take one of the scheduled morning flights on Trip Departure day.
To Berau (BEJ) Airport with Garuda (09:00) or Lion Air (08:45 / 11:00) Sriwijaya depart BPN at 14:10
How to get from Berau (BEJ), East Kalimantan
Garuda, Sriwijaya Air and Lion Air all have morning flights back to Balikpapan which will allow you to meet connecting flights in the afternoon back to Jakarta or Singapore.
Additional Trip Information
Late receipt of Passport details may very likely lead to delayed departure & significant changes to the itinerary. We MUST receive guest’s details well in advance in the trip.