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The resort is on Derwan Island reachable from Berau airport by car (about 3 hours) and by speedboat (about 30 minutes).
It is just on the beach and it has 10 rooms. Room quite confortable without table or closet for hanging clothes. Anyway the kind...More
We spent a week at DDL diving the range of Sangalaki, Kakaban, Mara Tua & Derawan sites. The diving was great, plenty to see, although the shore dives off Pulau Derawan itself were sadly spoiled a bit by uncontrolled development on and beyond the beach,...More
Derawan Dive Lodge is a good option if you want to stay in Derawan. Their lodges are really confortable and also have some facilities that the other hotels in the island doesn't have. The restaurant of the hotel is the best in Derawan without doubt!...More
Great lodge to stay for divers and non-divers alike. Accommodation surpassed my expectations with well-working air conditioning and heaters (heaven-sent after a day of being in the ocean). Their boat is well-kept and spacious for their standards. Dive equipment are in good condition and complete...More
Great place to stay right on the beach. Staff are very accommodating, helpful and made sure our needs were met. We had a wonderful experience staying at the Derawan Dive Lodge and would recommend the place to anyone.
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Response from Christ_Lisangan, Manager at Derawan Dive LodgeResponded 19 February 2015
Thank you for taking time sending us your positive review and recommendation. We are glad that you'd enjoyed your stay with Derawan Dive Lodge and looking forward to welcome you back in the near future.
Most divers fly from Balikpapan to Tanjung Redeb and then arrange with the dive resort to pick them up and take them the rest of the way by minibus and boat. If that's outside your budget, or you are thinking of staying in... More
Most divers fly from Balikpapan to Tanjung Redeb and then arrange with the dive resort to pick them up and take them the rest of the way by minibus and boat. If that's outside your budget, or you are thinking of staying in the village rather than the resort, then try contacting the person who runs the backpackerborneo website for advice. He/she does speak English. There are buses via Samarinda to Tanjung Redeb, but I'm not sure of details. I suspect the total journey will be around 15 hours or more even if you get good connections
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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..."