Derawan -  Where Diver's Dreams Come True Derawan Dive Resort, East Kalimantan, INDONESIA

Sangalaki is the world Capital of Mantas. At Sangalaki the familiar shape of Manta Rays emerges from all directions. Their wing tips breaking the surface at regular intervals. Snorkeling is the way to interact with these gentle plankton feeders.

Totally unperturbed by your presence, they swim in eurythmy and sometimes glide right up to you before making a sharp nose-dive into the blue. It is not unusual to find ten of them encircling you.

Though most of them are about 3,5 meters (12 ft) wide with a white belly, there are a few black giants with a 6 meters (20 ft) wing span - we refer to them fondly as the Darth Vaders. The sensation of looking trough their giant mounts cannot be described, it must be experienced. It is totally out of this world, so much so that one published writer reported that he was whacked by his own adrenaline.


Narwastu Dive Center

Jalan Jenderal Sudirman 145; RT 26/RW.08; Pasar Baru; Balikpapan

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