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- Chance of encounters with Mantas, Reef Sharks and Hammerheads
- Chance of finding some really interesting critters that Indonesia is famous for
- Stay at the beautiful Nabucco Island Resort, only 5 mins from the epic site ‘Big Fish Country’
- Includes 10 dives
On this adventure you will spend 8 days exploring the areas of Maratua Atoll, Sangalaki & Kakaban. You can expect excellent reefs that are teeming with life from the big to the small, this Indonesian adventure is sure to give you memories that will last a lifetime!
During your adventure you will be staying Full Board at the dreamy Nabucco Island Resort, located just off the east coast of Borneo on the eastern side of the Maratua Atoll in Indonesia. This little paradise has been built with care, making sure the buildings where carefully insert as to reduce the impact on the nature of this pristine island. The resort has been well thought out to ensure guests days can be filled with adventure, or simply blissfully peaceful as they relax in the perfect surroundings. Around the island are a few little beaches where visitors can swim and sunbathe during high tide. On this beautiful island there is plenty of wildlife on land for you to try and find too. This includes monitor lizards, flying foxes, kingfishers, coconut crabs, mud skippers! The exotic resort combines the magic of nature and a family atmosphere. You will stay in a Seafront Bungalow; they are located directly on the white sand beach. The bungalows are ensuite, have air conditioning and of course are just steps away from a picture postcard beach with azure blue water.
The diving on this adventure is varied with both pelagic encounters, loads of macro life and stunning corals. With 10 dives included in this adventure you will aim to find Mantas, Sharks, Macro and just about everything in-between! The house reef at this resort is awesome as it is on the outer reef of the eastern side of the Maratua atoll. On most dives you could see turtles, reef sharks, bumphead parrot fish, groupers, eagle rays, leopard sharks, nurse sharks and the possibility of big fish passing by in the blue! Macro lovers will find many different species on the house reef such as nudibranchs, leaf fish, pygmy seahorses and much more. Maratua Atoll has many dive sites beyond the house reef, of particular mention would be ‘Big Fish Country’ which is only a short boat ride from this resort! This site is a channel dive and offers the chance of some really special encounters, the possibilities include Scalloped Hammerheads Sharks, loads of Reef Sharks and big schools of predatory fish. You will also get the chance to visit the legendary dive sites at Sangalaki in search of the nearly resident Mantas and Kakaban to visit the stingless jelly fish lake!
- Transfers (including internal flights to & from Balikpapan airport)
- 7 nights Full Board accommodation
- 10 dives (including tanks & weights)
- Boat fees for Sangalaki, Kakaban, South Maratua & Big Fish Country dives
- Wifi in island center
This Dive & Stay adventure is possible from the start of February to the end of December each year. Please contact us with your preferred dates and we will be more than happy to help!
- We recommend PADI Advanced Open Water qualification or equivalent to be able to do all dives. Less experienced divers are more than welcome but may have to sit some dives out.
- There is no minimum number of dives required; however we recommend 30+ dives logged. Less experienced divers are more than welcome but may have to sit some dives out.
- Diving insurance such as DAN or equivalent
Travelling by yourself? No problem!
Divers are generally a really friendly bunch and usually love a chat, so travelling by yourself shouldn’t put you off going on an epic adventure! If you are travelling alone on this adventure there will be a small single supplement to pay, please ask us for more details.
This adventure can be enjoyed by non-divers too! The area around this location has a lot to offer non-divers. The resorts are also excellent places to relax and unwind while the divers are out diving!
Non divers also benefit from a reduced rate on this adventure, ask us for details!