For those of you who like to dive, the beauty and diversity of flora and fauna around the island of Sangalaki must not be missed due to its beauty which will attract you to come again and again. The island is located in the Derawan Archipelago, Berau, East Kalimantan. This island is excellent for diving and snorkeling, even equally compared to Raja Ampat in the Papua province.

Enjoy the greeting wind, clean sea water, soft sand, warm sun, beautiful waves, palm trees, and a beautiful afternoon that will complement your excitement and diving excursions.

Underwater scenery on Sangalaki Island will intoxicate hearts and hypnotize everyone who saw it. Various animals such as manta rays, barracuda, stingrays, giant squid, starfish are some of the inhabitants of of the Sangalaki Island underwater world.

Manta rays are very rare animal, many tourists come to Sangalaki just to see the animals that are very unique. This tropical animal looks like a stingray, but both its whiskers work uniquely as a wing.

Diving points popular on this area may include Channel Entrance, Coral Gardens, Town, Sandy Ridge, Manta Run, Sherwood Forest, Manta Parade, Manta Avenue, Ridge, Light house, and The Rockies. Sangalaki is also known as an island where turtles lay their eggs. You can see a unique process during breeding season.

Unlike other diving locations, the management of Sangalaki Island strict on keeping with the natural preservation of this island which is located between East Kalimantan and Sulawesi. For example, at night when you do not need electricity, the authorities will turn off the electricity in the island. Thus, the island is very quiet and is a favorite place for those who like to stay away from the bustle and noise of the city to seek peace and tranquility.

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Maratua Island in the Derawan Archipelago off the north coast of East Kalimantan, is a large tropical island partially encircling a massive lagoon on one end and fringed with sheer rocky walls and coral reefs along the other end.This giant upside down U-shaped island covers about 384 square kilometers of sandy white beaches and mangrove forests and 3,735 square kilometers of territorial waters which contain the third highest level of marine biodiversity in the world after Raja Ampat and the Solomon Islands. One of the four most popular islands in the Derawan Archipelago, Maratua lies in the province of East Kalimantan. The Derawan Island chain includes the islands of Derawan, Sangalaki and Kakaban, and is home to one of the world’s only saltwater lakes as well as one of the largest green ...