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Derawan - Sangalaki Area

Tour Code: PAN01

Duration - 5 days/6 nights

Due to the large distances between dive areas in the Indonesian waters off Kalimantan, it makes sense to use a liveaboard yacht to travel to the various dive sites. Now, for three months of the year - beginning of July through to the end of September, you can.

Panunee Motor Yacht
Panunee Motor Yacht

Panunee Yacht is a 32 metre long, 7.2 metre wide, steel and aluminium motor yacht, capable of 18 knots, offering a leisurely liveaboard scuba diving adventure. The vessel is managed by a professional diver team who realise what it is that divers need. Because comfort and safety are a priority, the cruise is operated by an expert team.

Suite Cabin on board Panunee
Suite Cabin on board Panunee

The boat has a luxurious interior design. Guests will automatically feel at home on board. The eight private cabins and the two suite rooms are located on the main and lower decks. Each room has individually controlled air conditioning and plenty storage space. All facilities are designed for your extreme comfort and convenience. The boat accommodates a maximum of 20 passengers with an additional 10 crew members.

There are two suites, each with ensuite shower and toilet facilities, and 7 Deluxe rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities.

Deluxe Cabin on board Panunee
Deluxe Cabin on board Panunee

The wide sundeck at the front of the boat is furnished with padded sun bed where you can sit with a long refreshing drink and soak in the sun. You will get hospitable service from the professional crews and dive masters to make your vacation one of the greatest in your memory.

Top Deck Sundeck at front of boat
Top Deck Sundeck at front of boat

Each trip is 5 days/6 nights in duration (boarding for the start of the trip is in the evening), and offers 5 days of diving with up to 4 dives per day.

2012 departure dates which are still available are as follow:

  • 17 August - 6 places still available
  • 18 August
  • 25 August
  • 01 September
  • 08 September
  • 28 September
  • 26 October

An additional trip of 7 days/8 nights in duration, offering 7 days of diving, will depart 28 September.

The cruise departs Tarakan Jetty (at the North-East of Kalimantan, not far from the border with Sabah in the South-Eastern corner of the Malaysian part of Borneo), and you will disembark at the same jetty at the end of the cruise.

A sample itinerary is as follows:

Embarkation / Disembarkation : Tarakan Port, Indonesia

Nights on board : 6 nights

Diving days : 5 days

    Day 1

    Afternoon : Evening Check-in, boat orientation and crew introduction, light meal

    19.00 hrs : Depart Tarakan port for diving safari

    Day 2

    Full day diving in Derawan area

    Day 3

    Full day diving in Maratua area

    Day 4

    Full day diving in Kakaban area - visit the Jelly Fish lake

    Day 5

    Full day diving in Sangalaki

    Day 6

    Full day diving in Derawan area

    Day 7

    Morning : Breakfast and check out and transfer to Tarakan airport

Prices based on Deluxe Cabin - min 2 people

DurationDiver/Non Diver1 Person2 People3 People
7 days/ 6 nights
(5 Diving days)
Diver - Deluxe Cabin$3,107 $1,828  
7 days/ 6 nightsNon-Diver - Deluxe Cabin$2,796 $1,645  
7 days/ 6 nights
(5 Diving days)
Diver - Suite Cabin$3,380 $1,988  
7 days/ 6 nightsNon-Diver - Deluxe Cabin$3,042 $1,789  
Rates for shorter and longer trips available on request
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions
The price is inclusive of:
  • All meals, snacks, coffee, tea, soft drinks and drinking water
  • Tanks, weights, weight belts

Only YOKE Valve regulators are compatible with tanks on board

The price is exclusive of:
  • Fuel Surcharge and any other fees - Exact amount shall be confirmed 1 month prior to departure date. The fuel surcharge is based on the the price of diesel fuel at Tarakan pier.
  • Entry fee to diving area in Berau (covering Derawan-Sangalaki-Kakaban-Maratua areas) - $US100/person
  • Domestic Airfare package including porter service, land transfer and Tarakan port fee - To be advised and confirmed within 1 month before opening season
  • Rental Equipment - See Appendix
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in can such as a can of Coke, Pepsi, etc
  • Diving Insurance
  • Land Transfer + Porter service + Tarakan Port fee between Tarakan airport and the pier = $US50/person or between Tarakan Ferry pier and the pier = $US30/person
  • Nitrox Fill - $US8 per tank, or $US25 per day (4 tanks)

Rental equipment is available on board

    Full set (BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Mask, Snorkel and Fins) $US200 per person per trip

    BCD $US50 per person per trip

    Regulator (Yoke Valve only), Gauge, Octopus $US50 per person per trip (full set)

    Mask+Snorkel+Fins $US10 per day (full set)

    Wetsuit $US10 per day

    Night dive torch: Free of Charge, except if you damage it.


Borneo Tour Specialists acts as agent for the operator of this tour.

The operator reserves the right to cancel any trip if there are less than the equivalent of 12 persons, or if there are unavoidable circumstances.

The operator will endeavour to accommodate the customers in a similar or higher standard diving package travelling as close to the original departure date as possible. Alternatively, you may be asked to transfer to the date before/after the requested trip.

Travel insurance - specifically for diving - is highly recommended.
Photographs courtesy of Panunee Diving

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