Indonesian Borneo

A truly unspoilt divers paradise with turtles, mantas and sharks all year round!

Borneo is the least visited part of Indonesia, enabling it to stay truly unspoilt! Both above and below water the nature of this region will leave you astounded.

Insider's View

Indonesian Borneo, perhaps one of the best diving destinations in the world, comes complete with crystal clear warm waters, white sandy beaches, and an astonishingly varied array of underwater life. From critters to pelagic and the largest range of hard corals, there is something here to please everyone.

Derawan Island is the diving area we concentrate on in this region. The diversity of hard corals is incredible, whether its wall, reef, drift, or cave diving you are after, we guarantee you that you will find it here and turtle lovers are in for a real treat. Derawan may be small and can be walked around in 45 mins but there are a few resorts, a handful of souvenir stalls and some cafes in the ‘tourist village’.

This tranquil island is the place to go for a real tropical getaway with super relaxed diving, enjoy sloping reefs, small walls, little current and it is huge on turtles and macro. Nearby uninhabited islands such as Kakaban, offer strong currents that are not for the faint hearted, where sharks cruise by effortlessly as well as large groups of schooling barracuda, all pretty much a daily occurrence, bountiful dolphins, turtles and flying fish.

Insider's View


Derawan Dive Lodge

Indonesia, Indonesian Borneo

Derawan Dive Lodge consisting of Balinese style rooms idyllically positioned on the white sandy beach with a myriad of exceptional diving spots on the doorstep welcomes you to paradise!

  • Excellent beach location
  • PADI dive centre onsite
  • Dive Sangalaki, Kakaban & Maratua
  • Full board basis with 3 meals a day
  • Great for all divers and non-divers
  • 10 Balinese style chalets


Macro & Pelagic



UD Rating – 3 Star

Raja Ampat Aggressor

Indonesia, Raja Ampat

The Raja Ampat Aggressor is a 30 metre boat offering 7, 10 and 12 night itineraries departing from various ports on the Raja Ampat. Located in the heart of The Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat is known to have the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world.

  • Max 18 guests / 4-5 dives a day
  • Located in the heart of The Coral Triangle
  • 7, 10 and 12 night itineraries
  • 3 Thrilling Itineraries
  • Dive from tenders & main boat
  • Sorong, Biak & Ambon departures


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Gunung Mulu National Park

Tour Type: Nature Tours

6 Activities to do in the national park!

Lok Kawai Wildlife Park

Tour Type: Wildlife Tours

The park spreads over 280 acres and is made up of two parts; the zoological and the botanical side. The park's goal is to create a family-oriented park and has a children's zoo as a main attraction. Among the many residents of the zoo are the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, Orang Utan, Proboscis monkey, Malayan Tiger and deer.

Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve

Tour Type: Nature Tours

Visiting the Poring Hot Springs in Kinabalu Park will make your visit perfect. Situated 25 miles northeast from the Parks HQ, Poring is located in the lowlands. De-stress and soak your muscles and aches in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals. The springs are told to have healing properties and a very popular location for the locals.

Destination Fact File

A truly unspoilt divers paradise with turtles, mantas and sharks all year round!

Air Temperature

Water Temperature

Destination Details

Internal Flights & Luggage The Derawan Islands can be reached from the UK from a London airport to Singapore, from here you will fly on to Balikpapan and then catch an internal flight to Berau.

On domestic flights you are only allowed 20KG hold luggage and 1 piece of hand luggage.
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the resort. Transfer times are as follows:
Transfer to Derawan Island From Berau a car transfer to Tanjung Batu will take you to an awaiting speedboat ready to whisk you to your final stop, the Derawan Islands!
Dive Season The dry season in Indonesian Borneo falls between June and October and offers significantly clearer visibility. You can expect the air temperature to be on average 30-31 degrees and year round water temperature of 28 degrees.

Dive the World week with 25% off on board of the Raja Ampat Aggressor

Indonesia, Raja Ampat

For over 30 years, each Aggressor yacht has offered 25% off. Dive the World weeks to reward guests. These weeks are announced once a year and get booked up early. Give us a call today and book your space.

Save 25% on Dive the world week on board of the of the Raja Ampat Aggressor
Dates: 24/05/2019 to 04/05/2019 or 05/06/2019