Dive operator adds Borneo base to operations
Derawan Dive Lodge has become the latest addition to Regaldive’s Indonesian collection.
Situated on a white sandy beach on the small and remote Derawan Island in East Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), the intimate 10-room lodge is built for relaxation after diving.
Simply and tastefully furnished in a Balinese style, each room has its own veranda with hammock and guests can walk around the whole island with nothing but the sand between their toes.
The diving is pretty impressive too: Derawan Island features 872 species of reef fish and 507 species of coral and invertebrates, including protected species such as giant clam and coconut crab. Some excellent drift and muck dives are within immediate reach of the accommodation. The area is also home to some of the largest green turtle nesting sites in Indonesia. Macro fanatics will not be disappointed - recent sightings include satomi pygmy seahorses, a variety of ghost pipefish, blue ring octopus and frog fish.
What’s more, nearby Kakaban Island is home to one of only two non-stinging jellyfish lakes in the world, where the experience of diving or snorkelling amongst four species of weird and wonderful medusa is extremely special and surreal.
For more information, visit www.regaldive.co.uk.
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