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The Island of Sangalaki is located off the East coast of the Indonesian portion of Borneo. The Sangalaki Dive Lodge resort is uncrowded (maximum of 20 guests plus staff), the diving is spectacular, and exotic marine life that you've probably only seen in National Geographic is plentiful; come to where the Mantas play and the Turtles lay...

 

Borneo is the third largest island in the world. It is home to the oldest tropical rainforest and oldest coral reefs in the world. 65 million years of evolution uninterrupted by ice ages has populated Borneo's forests and seas with the world's most diverse ecosystem. Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of Borneo which occupies the southern 2/3 of the island. It begins at about 4 degrees North Latitude, and extends to about 4 degrees South Latitude with the Equator splitting it neatly in half.

 

 

Sangalaki is located in the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan... You can either enter the Indonesian side of Borneo via Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and then travel into the Indonesian side by flight or ferry from Tawau to Tarakan, or fly to Balikpapan in the Indonesian side of Borneo from either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

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The Island of Sangalaki is located off the East coast of the Indonesian portion of Borneo. The Sangalaki Dive Lodge resort is uncrowded (maximum of 20 guests plus staff), the diving is spectacular, and exotic marine life that you've probably only seen in National Geographic is plentiful; come to where the Mantas play and the Turtles lay...

 

Borneo is the third largest island in the world. It is home to the oldest tropical rainforest and oldest coral reefs in the world. 65 million years of evolution uninterrupted by ice ages has populated Borneo's forests and seas with the world's most diverse ecosystem. Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of Borneo which occupies the southern 2/3 of the island. It begins at about 4 degrees North Latitude, and extends to about 4 degrees South Latitude with the Equator splitting it neatly in half.

 

 

Sangalaki is located in the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan... You can either enter the Indonesian side of Borneo via Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and then travel into the Indonesian side by flight or ferry from Tawau to Tarakan, or fly to Balikpapan in the Indonesian side of Borneo from either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

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DAILY DIVING


In your daily island rate. upto 3 daily speedboat dives are included to the amazing divesites around Sangalaki. We will usually offer 2 boat trips in the morning & afternoon, offering the option of 1 or 2 dives. You choose the best option for you, or discuss alternate trips with the managers.

We recommend that you dive using Nitrox. If you are not yet certified, we offer the course every day.

Nitrox fills cost just $10 per tank.

There are other excellent sites within 15-90 minutes from SDL and there is an additional surcharge for these trips:

KAKABAN ISLAND +$25 or $75 (see reservations page)
2 dives plus a snorkelling trip in the unique 'Jelly Fish' lake.

Kakaban is a very large Island about 20 minutes from Sangalaki that is reminiscent of the Rock Islands of Palau. The sides of the island are sheer limestone cliffs covered with dense jungle right down to the water's edge. There are very few sections of beach around the Island, but it mostly just drops straight away down the wall. While Sangalaki has shallow reefs, the name of the game at Kakaban is wall diving. One favourite site is Barracuda Point which features schooling Barracudas, and Jacks, Leopard Sharks, Gray Reef Sharks and the occasional Hammerhead, all in a ripping current that lets you fly along the wall like Superman. There's even a permanent safety line at the end of the drift to help you ascend back to the calm shallows.

 

MARATUA : +$75 or $100 (see reservations page)

 

About an hour from Sangalaki by boat is a large island with a massive lagoon. The island only rims part of the lagoon, the rest is fringed by reef and wall. A Channel into the Lagoon is an incredible drift dive and the surrounding walls are loaded with hard and soft corals.


SAMAMA ISLAND : $25 or $75 (see reservations page)

If you love to see rare little macro subjects, you'll love doing some dives at Samama, a 15 minute boat ride from Sangalaki. Its primo muck diving, without the muck. There are lots of lovely corals there with great macro mixed in. Samama also has clusters of Mangroves that are open to the sea. This provides access to the interesting small creatures which inhabit the tangled root structures in water much clearer than you would normally find Mangroves in.

 

ADDITIONAL (4th) DIVE : +$25 or $50 (minimum 6 divers)

 

NIGHT DIVES+S35 (minimum 4 divers)

 



PADI COURSES
(All prices are in addition to your daily rate)


OPEN WATER

To maximise your in-water experience and reduce your classroom time, we recommend you start your course before arriving. This can be done in the comfort of your own home or office via the internet directly with PADI. The cost is $120 for this facility payable directly to PADI.


Please click on this eLearning logo for further details.

 

Having completed your eLearning on your first day we'll take you through your basic training in a confined water environment - shallow & safe! Then we'll make your 1st Open Water dive to a maximum of 12 metres.

On the second day. we'll continue with your Open Water dives, making 3 dives, to a maximum of 18 metres. Then you'll be a certified PADI Open Water Diver, able to enjoy the outstanding diving during the rest of your stay.

Cost $250 including equipment rental, personalised instruction, RDP (you'll learn what this is during your eLearning), certification with PADI and you even get a FREE T-Shirt!

ADVANCED OPEN WATER

This course introduces you to 5 new diving experiences including a Navigation dive and a Deep dive (to 30 metres). You get to choose your other 3 options from:



Drift - Night* - Multi-level/Computer* - DPV* - PPB - Fish ID
Digital Photography* - Search & Recovery - Naturalist


We usually recommend:
Day 1 - PPB, Navigation & Night, Day 2 - Deep & Drift

 



Cost $250 including equipment rental, personalised instruction. PADI manual,

certification and you even get a FREE T-Shirt! Those Dives indicated with an

* involve additional costs. Please discuss with your Instructor.

The NITROX Specially can be taken in conjunction with the Advanced course for just $175 including manuals & tables.

SPECIALTY COURSES

  • NITROX- 2 Dives/1 Day - $225
  • DEEP - 3-4 Dives/1-2 days - $250
  • DRIFT - 2 Dives/1 Day - $175
  • NIGHT - 3 Dives/2-3 Days - $250
  • MULTI LEVEL / COMPUTER - 2 Dives/1 Day - $225
  • PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY - 1/2 Dives/1 Day - $150
  • DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE - 2 Dives/1 Day - $150
  • NAVIGATION - 2/3 Dives/1-2 Days - $200
  • SEARCH & RECOVERY - 4 Dives/2 Days - $250
  • FISH ID - 2 Dives/1 Day - $150
  • NATURALIST - 2 Dives/1 Day - $150
  • DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY - 2 Dives/1 Day - $225
  • PADI DISTINCTIVE DIVE COURSES UNIQUE TO SANGALAKI
  • SANGALAKI NUDIBRANCH SPECIALTY - 2 Dives/1 Day - $175
    Learn more about these fascinating creatures. Neville Coleman's "1001 Nudibranchs" Book included.
  • SANGALAKI DIVER – 3 Dives/1-2 Days - $175


A unique Souvenir! Introduces you to different diving techniques to maximise your diving pleasure whilst Wall Diving, Coral Diving & Drift Diving.

 



RESCUE, EFR & DIVEMASTER TRAINING

Please enquire directly to SDL for prices and availability.

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Currently offered through our PADI CDC in Vietnam Check prodive-vietnam.com for further details

NB: DUE TO THE REMOTE LOCATION OF SANGALAKI ISLAND WE INSIST THAT FOR YOUR OWN PEACE OF MIND YOU CARRY PERSONAL ACCIDENT & EVACUATION INSURANCE, WHICH SHOULD ALSO COVER RECOMPRESSION COSTS. WHILST WE ENCOURAGE SAFE DIVING WITHIN ESTABLISHED RECREATIONAL DEPTHS & TIMES AND WE HAVE OUR OWN RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER, ACCIDENTS CAN OCCUR AND COSTS CAN BE SIGNIFICANT.

WE ARE ALSO THE ONLY DIVECENTRE IN THE AREA WHICH OFFERS & PROMOTES NITROX DIVING. THIS OF COURSE CAN REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF RESIDUAL NITROGEN THAT YOUR BODY RETAINS. COURSES OFFERED EVERY DAY.

IF YOU INTEND TAKING A COURSE DURING YOUR STAY WITH US PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE RSTC MEDICAL. IF YOU ANSWER "YES" TO ANY QUESTION, PLEASE SEE A DOCTOR BEFORE ARRIVING AND GAIN WRITTEN CLEARANCE AND BRING WITH YOU.

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