Monday, June 13, 2011

Derawan Island

Derawan Island is located in Derawan Islands, District Derawan, Berau regency, East Kalimantan. Unit Derawan island morphology is bertopografi flat coastal plain. Beach sand has a slope of about 7 ° - 11 ° with a width of 13.5 to 20 meters.

In the waters surrounding the park and there are well-known as a tourist submarine (diving) with a depth of about five meters. There are a wide variety of marine life here, including the squid (Cuttlefish), lobster, fish pipe (ghostpipe fish), octopus (octopus bluering), nudibranchs, sea horses (seahorses), eel ribbon (ribbon eels) and fish skorpion (scorpionfishes .) On a rock at a depth of ten meters, there is a reef known as "Blue Trigger Wall" because of the reef with a length of 18 meters there is a lot of Trigger fish.

An island with a sea-colored blue and green shades are stunning, the soft sand. Rows of coconut trees on the coast, with a small forest in the middle of the island which is the habitat of various species of plants and animals and the natural beauty of the enchanting underwater. No wonder if this island could be ranked as a top three world-class dive destination and make this island a dream island for divers.

It is easy to reach this beautiful island. You can simply fly for about 3 hours to Aberdeen by plane from Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta or Denpasar. From Balikpapan, you still have to fly to Cape Redeb dive one hour by plane KalStar, Deraya or DAS. In addition, Cape Redeb can also be reached by sea, with boarded the ship from Samarinda Tarakan to Tanjung Redeb or followed by a motorboat hire.

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