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Kalimaya Dive Resort

4 star hotel
Poja Nai, Poja, Sape, Nusa Tenggara Bar, 84182, Indonesia
10 rooms
No Internet

Kalimaya Divers

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Relax on the 400 meter stretch of sandy beach in the private bay
  • Exclusive feel with only 10 bungalows in total, all with direct ocean views
  • Dip in the salt water pool, naturally warmed by the sun to a comforting 33 degrees
  • It's the only diving center in the area
  • Make use of the hotel's paddle boards, free of charge
  • Committed to using as little waste as possible, especially one-use plastic
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 3, 2020

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We are following the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) for best practices and follow all the laws and regulations of the republic of Indonesia. First and foremost we have been training our employees, and working with our staff and local community to provide best practices. We have installed screening procedures at the gate (temperature and hand washing station for all staff and suppliers entering) prior to entry. We have adopted policies for sterilization (disinfecting protocols) and social distancing of the resort and facilities to ensure everyone remains safe at all times!!
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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: if you cancel more than 126 days, you will lose 5% of your booking; between 126 and 76 days, you will lose 15% of your booking; between 76 and 46 days , you will lose 30% of your booking; between 46 and 26 days , you will lose 55% of your booking; you will lose 100% of your booking, if you cancel 26 days or more prior to your arrival date.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS:  If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel, you will be offered the possibility to re-schedule your trip

Explore diving around the Kalimaya Dive Resort

Best dive sites in Komodo

Tatawa Kecil – The small island of Tatawa Kecil has a big reputation with divers. In fact, this underwater playground is a Komodo classic. There’s a mix of swim-throughs, small caves, bommies and valleys which harbour huge numbers, and a huge diversity, of fish including reef sharks, jacks, batfish, snappers, groupers, sweetlips and occasionally a passing ray. Cannibal Rock – A firm favourite with macro photographers and those wanting to see some of Komodo’s more unusual marine life, Cannibal Rock is home to frogfish, pygmy sea horses, nudibranchs and coleman shrimp. This seamount dive site is famous for invertebrate species and colorful soft corals and, being quite sheltered, it’s a good site if you want a break from drift diving. The Cauldron – True to its name, The Cauldron looks like the top of a boiling pot and the crater offers many nooks and crannies to explore. Explore the macro life down one side, then be prepared for the contrast when you reach the bottom and find yourself surrounded by big fish. You’ll leave The Cauldron via the channel where dense schools of small to medium sized fish congregate. Only after you’ve dived here will you truly understand why it’s so iconic. Batu Bolong – Marine life gathers here as though the huge rock pinnacle is a magnet drawing them in. In the blue, you’ll see sharks and tuna hunting while schools of smaller fish dart around in sync. On the pinnacle itself the colors will astound you, along with the sheer number of small reef fish swimming in and out of corals trying to keep up with the action. Pillarsteen – Pillarsteen boasts incredible topography including a number of caves and swim-throughs. Peering into many of the crevices, don’t be surprised to find something looking back at you! Marine life highlights here include a range of crustaceans, moray eels, often a passing shark or turtle, and plenty of reef fish. If macro is more your thing, take a close look at the soft corals and you won’t be disappointed – this site has something for everyone.
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What to see

Komodo might be most famous for its larger inhabitants – think manta rays, sharks, eagle rays, tuna, jacks, trevallies, bumphead parrotfish and Napoleon wrasse - but the abundance of smaller fish is phenomenal – prepare to be amazed.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Unlimited dives on the 400 meter long house reef 
  • Orientation & boat dives are guided by the diving staff
  • Speed boat to Eastern Sumbawa, Gili Banta, Sangean Volcano or Western Komodo
  • Spectacular macro/muck diving, current diving and coral diving  
  • Shaped by the vision of 6 diving professionals
  • The Kalimaya crew have established a Marine Protected Area in front of the hotel
  • The area is free of other divers and resorts to ensure privacy and satisfaction

Description

Kalimaya Dive Resort offers daily boat diving throughout the year to three world renowned locations, in addition to the incredible house reef.

Only a boat ride away are the treasures of Komodo National Park, and Kalimaya also offers day trips to Gili Banta and Sangean volcano where the biodiversity is overwhelming. The house reef alone is already worth several dives as it's full of macro life. Kalimaya are passionate about protecting the environment and have worked hard to establish a Marine Protected Area directly in front of the resort.

They now have around 50 dives sites, 90% of which have been found and named by the Kalimaya crew themselves. Most dive sites are between 5 minutes and 1 hour away. There's also a nearby Manta cleaning station, and white and black tip sharks are regularly spotted in these waters.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Other Specialties

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Conservation/Environment

  • Marine Conservation Program

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Book Swap/Library

Sports & Watersports

  • Badminton
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Beach Volleyball

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Great for families

  • Board Games

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Games Room

Payments

  • Visa
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning

Resort Description

Kalimaya Dive Resort is right on the doorstep of one of the most exciting new dive destinations on our planet.

Designed and built by divers for divers, nestled away in a private bay, this unique resort offers the luxury of a boutique diving resort, and every bungalow has a direct ocean view. The restaurant and lounge are in a beautiful open space, where you can enjoy a drink by the pool, relax after a diving day and dine with other divers around the giant tables.

You'll be conveniently located only a boat ride away from some of the most pristine dive sites in the region, including West Komodo Island, Gili Banta, and Sangean Volcano and Kalimaya is the only dive centre operating in this area so the waters will be all yours to explore.

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport is Bima airport (BMU), a 90 minute drive away
  • Kalimaya Dive Resort is located only 20km north of the Sape ferry terminal for guests arriving by PELNI ferry from Labuan Bajo.
  • Private transfer can be arranged at Bima Airport or Sape Ferry Terminal (additional charge applies and 48 hours prior notice required)
  • There are no public transport options at this time.
  • Check in with a welcome drink, and receive a tour of the facilities and your room.
  • Check in time is at 1pm

Departure

  • Check out time is at 11am
  • After you have checked out at the reception, a private transfer can be arranged back to the airport or to the harbour to continue with your journey (additional charge and 48 hours prior notice required)

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