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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 October 2014

The diving was great and the staff was hardworking. The accommodations were rustic by many standards but clean and comfortable. We liked the bean bag chairs on the porches. Since most of the guests had formed a tight group they held an outdoor dinner for us the last night. And you tip the staff all at once the last day...

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5Thank TrailingLael
UK
Reviewed 20 October 2014

My trip to Derawan Dive Lodge for 3 days of diving was nearly derailed by smog from forest fires which meant that airlines cancelled their flights into Berau. But special kudos to Christ and his team who drove all the way up to Tarakan (where we rerouted to) to meet us and escort us back to Derawan. That kind of...

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5Thank Michaela N
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Having used trip advisor decide to use this place I thought it would be nice to also leave my comments. Really liked it here, everything ran smoothly & the rooms where very comfortable. The staff were great, really friendly & attentive. The diving in particular was well organised, always on time in the morning & very helpful dive staff including...

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Christ_Lisangan, Manager at Derawan Dive Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ryan, Thank you for taking your time to write your positive review on the Lodge & the diving operation. Also thank you for your input in regards to our dive guide. We will look into this matter with the dive team and take appropriate action in the future to avoid damaging the environment by the divers. Regards, Derawan Dive...

Prevessin, France
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

This hotel is really good if you like diving, they have a very good dive center where you can get certification for diving under NAUI - which we did. we had an excellent course with instructur Mr Franky and Mr Penpeng. They were very kind, patient and thorough - not only during diving, you can discuss with them anytime !!...

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Christ_Lisangan, Manager at Derawan Dive Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Cessy, Thank you for taking your time to write a review for Derawan Dive Lodge. Congratulations on your Open Water Qualification. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we are looking forward to welcome you again in the near future.

Bumi Serpong, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I liked it here. The staff was friendly but by Indonesian standards it was pretty average. The best thing about the lodge is that they take care of your entire transport package for you. From the airport to the boat to the island- it was seamless. Great location on the water. Trash on the beach but, it is Indonesia and...

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Christ_Lisangan, Manager at Derawan Dive Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking your time to write a review for us. We are glad that you'd enjoyed your time in Derawan Dive Lodge. I have to agree with you regarding the trash on the island, but I would like to inform you that we are one of the eco-friendly resort that always try to reduce the impact...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 31 July 2014

It's a cosy lodge just by the beach. Stay: Stayed at their twin room for 3 nights. Room is clean and comfortable with hot water showers. I especially love the bean bag chairs they have outside the room where you can sit and chill the evening away. The food, though simple, was super tasty! Can catch sunset from the beach....

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Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Spent about 7days for diving on March 2014. Derawan dive lodge was great with comfortable and nice rooms, bean bags outside of the room were just relaxing. Food were above average, not the best but served it's purpose, after all the island is remotely located. Stuffs were friendly and dive guides were extremely experienced , i enjoyed my divings ,...

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3Thank sayhau
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We were lucky enough to bump into Dan (the owner) at Berau airport after a marathon journey, and since we were intending to stay at his place anyway (without arranging/researching any sort of transport to get there!) he let us tag along in his transport and took us door to door to the lodge. In derawan, it is probably the...

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3Thank mark g
Singapore
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Derawan island sited off the coast of East Kalimantan in Indonesia. Its take abt 12hrs journey to reach the place from Signapore. Flying thru Silk Air (2.5hrs) in the morning and awaiting for the domestic flight (3hrs wait and 1hrs flight time) to reach Kalimantan Airport in late noon follow by 3.5hrs road journey and 45mins boat ride. Despite the...

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4Thank wklow
Uk
Reviewed 10 November 2013

A remote location to get to but an overnight stay in Balikpapan helped to break the jet lag; followed by the usual internal flight to Berau, 2.5 hour car ride and half hour speedboat. The internal flight over Kalimantan and the road trip through the edge of the jungle are well worth for the visuals alone. Let's start with the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique dive destination for big fish, stingless jellyfish lake, Mantas, turtles and muck diving. Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime with Tasik Divers and stay with Derawan Dive Lodge. 10 room property with a good standard management. We offers PADI/NAUI and NITROX ... more   less 

Additional Information about Derawan Dive Lodge

Address: RT 3 Kepulauan Derawan | Kecamatan Tanjung Batu, Berau, Berau 12345, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Kalimantan > East Kalimantan > Berau
Price Range: €66 - €84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“This could be a very nice place . With a lot of small changes TLC. Not worth the time & money to go ther.Very disappointing”
 of 5 bubbles paulhatfield, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are near the beach. One room is directly above the waters.”
 of 5 bubbles melissasI7137VW, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
“For the 2 story rooms (with multiple beds) the one with the king bed on the 2nd floor has VERY steep stairs - it is almost a ladder - and no place to put clothes.”
 of 5 bubbles TrailingLael, 25 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Choose a room on the side away from the restaurant - quieter, less likelihood of cooking aromas wafting in. Be aware that most dive sites are 1-2 hours away by boat, so you leave in the morning and do not return until late afternoon/early evening.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelaN758, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the room on the water.”
 of 5 bubbles rback13, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
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