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Scuba Junkie Sangalaki

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Scuba Junkie Sangalaki

3 star hotel
TR 05 Pulau Derawan, Kab Berau, Kalimantan, Indonesia
8 rooms
No Internet

Scuba Junkie

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Explore the islands of Derawan, Sangalaki and Maratua from your dive base at Scuba Junkie Sangalaki, located on Borneo's wild coast
  • Dive with whale sharks, turtles and manta rays with the award-winning Scuba Junkie team, snorkel straight off the jetty, and spot turtles from your bungalow's balcony 
  • Enjoy the peacefulness and exclusivity of quiet dive sites - you may go all day without seeing another boat here!
  • After dives, you're free to explore all the dining options in the local village before drifting off to sleep in a bungalow perched above the sea
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Booking process


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


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


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: 50%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 55.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Scuba Junkie Sangalaki

What to see

Turtles, massive reefs, bustling anemones and more await you in Borneo. The warm waters brings in troves of plankton, which in turn brings in macro marine life. You can see whale sharks, dolphins, and whales on a dive in these crystal clear waters. In the calm shallows you might come across yellow rays with vibrant blue spots as they glide across the sandy bottom.

Keep a keen eye on the coral reefs, where tiny creatures like nudibranchs and eels hide in crevices.

Dive Center


  • The award-winning PADI 5* Scuba Junkie team take you on a journey of discovery through one of the planet's most biodiverse marine habitats
  • Dive with manta rays, flamboyant cuttlefish, pygmy seahorses, whale sharks, turtles, schooling barracuda, sharks and so much more
  • Kakaban Island offers vertical wall diving with strong currents, as well as regular encounters with hammerheads, grey reef sharks, leopard sharks, and white tip reef sharks
  • Derawan Island should really be called Turtle Island as there are literally thousands of turtles - you don't even need to dive to see them!


Scuba Junkie Sangalaki is an award-winning PADI 5* dive center with state-of-the-art facilities.

This dive center has everything you need for fuss-free diving, including new and serviced dive gear for rental, secure places to store your belongings, and fresh water to rinse your camera and gear at the end of the day. The location is perfect - offering both shore and boat diving and snorkeling straight off the jetty. You can spot turtles even before you get in the water.

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PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving Facilities

  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Resort Amenities


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Eur)


  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Resort Description

Scuba Junkie Sangalaki is a beautiful over-water bungalow dive resort on Derawan Island.

This laid-back resort was built with attention to detail and minimal impact on the environment. For fantastic ocean views, head to the chill-out area above the dive center, where you can relax in hammocks and savor a cold drink while you log your dives of the day. A simple, local style breakfast is served each morning and is included in your stay. Lunch is also provided for divers on diving days. Non-divers get snorkeling as part of their package, so they don't miss out on the incredible underwater world.

How to get there


  • The best airports to fly into are Tarakan and Berau respectively. 
  • The resort can arrange your transfers from each airport, provided you give advance notice of your flight details (additional cost to be paid on site). 
  • If you fly into Tarakan Airport, please note that transfers depart on Mondays and Saturdays only and your flight must land by 11:30 am in order for you to make your connection.
  • If you fly into Berau Airport, your flight must land by 2:30 pm. 
  • If your flights do not land in time or you experience delays, you will not be able to reach the island on the same day and you will need to arrange a contingency hotel at your own expense and travel the following day. 
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 


  • Check-out time is 11 am. 
  • The dive team will arrange your transfers back to either airport (additional cost, advance notice required). 
  • All departing flights from either airport must depart after 11 am or you will not be able to make it in time.


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