Derawan and Tiny Islands surroundings
Derawan island an located in the most eastern
part of Borneo island - Indonesia right at the
border lines between Indonesia and Malaysia.
Derawan offers terrains with varied from walls
and fringing reef to caverns. Big green
turtles (chelonia mydas), whitetip leopard and
nurse sharks, schooling barracudas, reef
fishes hang out in record densities and
Dr. Carden Wallace of the Museum of Tropical
Queensland found over 50 species of Acropora
hard coral on one reef.
great dive adventure exploring colorful
underwater life of Derawan, you are also have
an opportunity to see turtle coming on the
land every night to procreate, hatchings and
sometimes encountered just below of the
cottages and restaurant.
The 200 m long pylons jetty only on the door
Divers are also found some of the most
mind-boggling and bizarre critters which have
luminous multi colored dumpling squids, pairs
of 3 ft (1 meters) crocodile fishes,
finger-sized purple sea horses and
unidentified species of worms, tunicates and
dwarf Scorpio fish. Derawan island promises
you what all divers dream about.
Neighbor island of Kakaban is an excepfore,
marine environment. An uplifting in the area
during Holocene transgression, about 19000BC
has left 5 sq kilometers of seawater trapped
within a 50 meter (165ft) ridge, turning the
area into a landlocke marine lake. Some of the
strangest species and typical behaviors are
observed in the lake. The lake at
Kakaban island is teeming
with at least 4 species of stingless jelly
fish including one of an upside down species
of Cassiopea (possibly Cassiopea Xamachana).
There are about three species
of Halimeda green algae cover the bottom, and
mangrove roots live side by side with
tunicates, sponges, tube worms, bihalves,
crustacean, anemones, sea cucumbers, sea
snakes and at least five known species of
gobies. Unidentified species are in abundance.
Dr. Thomas Tomascik from Canada has
aptly called this place a Biological Paradise.
A mystery of how lake`s plant and animals are able to survive
in this isolated system is a subject that
marine scientists and geologist bickers about.
Thousand of barracudas, blue
fined tunas and big sharks are also found at Kakaban,s Barracuda Point.
Sangalaki is the
world Capital of Mantas. At Sangalaki the
familiar set of Manta Rays emerges from all
directions. Their wing tips
breaking the surfaces at regular interval. Snorkelling is the way to
interact with this gentle plankton feeders. Totally
unperturbed by your presence, they swim in eurythymy and sometimes glide right up to
you before making a sharp nose-dive into
here to select scuba dive packages
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