The Sangalaki Marine Heritage Park consists of the islands of Sanglaki, Kakaban, Maratua, Derawan and Samama Island and is located in East Kalimantan, Borneo.
This amazing area is part of the coral triangle and contains one of the richest marine biodiversity's on earth. In fact the Derawan Islands feature over 800 species of reef fish and more than 500 species of coral and invertebrates (the whole of the Caribbean has only 87!)
Schooling barracuda, snapper, dogtooth tuna, Spanish mackerel, jack fish (in schools of over 1000), and surgeonfish are also common fish species you can encounter.
This area not only offers divers sightings of BIG pelagics but also has some vary rare macro critters such as Pygmy Seahorses, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Frogfish, Mandarin Fish, Blue Ring Octopus, and Wonderpus to name but a few.
Furthermore every island offers sightings of endangered sea turtles. The area is home to 5 of the worlds 7 species of Sea Turtles. However Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles are the most common. At both Derawan Island and Sangalaki Island it is common to witness turtles laying eggs on the beach.
Kakaban Island also offers a lake with non stinging Jelly fish (there are only a few places in the world in which you can experience such a phenomena)
This area is remote and pristine and is also a very new tourism destination. This means you will not see many other tourists. (the area has a real "Robin Crusoe" feel to it) It is a divers paradise and we highly recommend you become one of the first divers to visit this incredible dive destination. As we believe it will soon become THE dive destination everyone is wanting to visit!
This area is one of the most important ecological hotspots in the world and after you have dived here you will want to dive it again and again and again.