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Sangalaki, Maratua & Kakaban on Raja Manta, 8-14 July 2020

Sangalaki, Maratua & Kakaban on Raja Manta, 8-14 July 2020

This Indonesian Borneo trip will be run on Raja Manta Liveaboard to explore Sangalaki, Maratua & Kakaban in the Derawan Islands. The trip offers the potential for plenty of ‘Big Fish’ sightings, including Manta Rays, schools of Trevally and Barracuda, Thresher Sharks, Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, Reef Sharks and Whale Sharks beneath the Bagans at Talisayan. You’ll also have the opportunity to snorkel in Kakaban’s Jelly Fish Lake and visit a beach to watch baby Turtles hatching!

Sangalaki, Maratua & Kakaban 6 night itinerary
The trip starts and finishes in Berau in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) and will dive the Derawan Islands of Sangalaki, Maratua and Kakaban. The trip will also take you to the Jelly Fish Lake at Kakaban, a beach to watch baby Turtles hatching and the local fishing Bagans at Talisayan in search of Whale Sharks!

The islands of Sangalaki, Maratua and Kakaban, collectively known as the Derawan Islands, are located off the east coast of Kalimantan (the Indonesian part Borneo). These islands offer remote, uncrowded diving with the potential for plenty of ‘Big Fish’ sightings. Sangalaki is famous for large aggregations of Manta Rays who use the island’s colourful reefs as a cleaning and breeding ground. Kakaban has a stunning fresh water Jelly Fish Lake fringed by virgin mangrove forest and sheer drop offs and walls that attract schools of Trevally and Barracuda along with the possibility of Hammerheads, Grey Reef Sharks and Oceanic Blacktip Sharks.

Maratua is one of the most action filled destinations in the region. The walls that surround Maratua Island offer encounters with massive schools of Barracuda, hunting Trevally and Thresher Sharks! The local fishing Bagans at Talisayan provide the best place in the area in which to dive with awe inspiring Whale Sharks!

Sangalaki-Maratua-Kakaban itinerary (pdf)

Sangalaki-Maratua-Kakaban map

Raja Manta Liveaboard is a solid 36m long steel diving support vessel. She is very stable and runs on twin 500hp Cummins engines. Raja Manta sleeps 22 guests in 11 cabins: 8 cabins with ensuite bathrooms and 3 cabins with shared bathrooms. Her salon has a dining area, sofas and 42 inch plasma TV. There is also an outdoor dining area and sundeck with deck chairs and floor mattress for massage. Dive facilities include a spacious dive deck, camera table for photographers, 3 large dinghies and Nitrox.

There are 4 spaces available on this trip.

Sangalaki, Maratua & Kakaban on Raja Manta, 8-14 July 2020

The cost of the trip is 1,850 USD in a Twin cabin with shared bathroom or 2,250 USD in a Double/Twin cabin with ensuite bathroom. These prices include 6 nights on Raja Manta with up to 4 dives per day (inc night dive), tanks/weights/weight belts, all meals, snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and return transfers between Berau airport and the vessel. Flights are not included in the price, but can be readily arranged by Equator Diving upon request.

Marine Park/Harbour fee: 180 USD
Nitrox: 15 USD per diving day

Trip prices in GBP and EURO are also available upon request.

Raja Manta Liveaboard – Sangalaki, Maratua & Kakaban Video