Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in East Kalimantan

Ready to check out the best sites in East Kalimantan for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 11 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in East Kalimantan to suit your needs.
East Kalimantan dive site map
Jellyfish Lake

#1 - Jellyfish Lake

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Kakaban

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The lake is full of millions of jellyfish: 4 different species of non-stinging jellyfish and some marine life not found anywhere else in the world! The lake is the center of Kakaban island, it covers most of the Island.
Blue light cave

#2 - Blue light cave

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Kakaban

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The entrance of the cave is just below the surface (2 meters deep at low tide). A narrow chimney dive to 21m, then to 30m deep. A crack allows you to exit at 45 meters or 65 meters! For those who don't like caves, the 'external' drop-off is also a great dive... running down to 250 meters! You can meet sharks, groupers, tuna, jacks, barracud and Manta Rays. Along the south coast of Pulau Kakaban.
Paradise Resort Jetty

#3 - Paradise Resort Jetty

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Maratua

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Great place for nightdiving! Shallow sandy area with a slight current drifting south. Stargazers, stonefish, pipefish, ribbon eels and so on... Don't forget your camera.
Paradise House Reef

#4 - Paradise House Reef

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Maratua

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Relaxing drift dive alongside a beautiful reef although some parts have been damaged by storms. You'll see lots of green sea turtles! Visibility changes from poor to excellent within hours - one never can tell. The current will head direction south-east. So one should take a boat ride from the jetty 5 minutes to the north and drift down back to the jetty from there.
Turtle Traffic

#5 - Turtle Traffic

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Maratua

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If you like to see green seaturtles this is the place to go. Maybe 30 on a dive. Cool spot for a nice and relaxing drift dive. Also you might see small groups of barracudas, jackfish, stingrays and so on. Take your time to search for critters on the reef. This side of maratua is really nice for macro photography! Turtle Traffic is also known as Maratua Turtle Traffic.
Turtle Bay

#6 - Turtle Bay

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Maratua

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It's a drift dive down to small fish country. Nice coral, some Napoleons, sometimes tunas, leopard sharks and so on. I recommend to try a reef dive in 3m depth. The coral up there's spectacular and you might see big barracudas and maybe cuttlefish. by boat from nabucco island
Light House

#7 - Light House

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Maratua

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Strong current. Sometimes grey reef sharks. On the eastern side pygmy seahorses. by boat from nabucco island or from maratua paradise resort
Samama Channel

#8 - Samama Channel

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Samama

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Great divesite for macro photography with sometimes strong currents. But on the other hand big stingrays and sometimes whalesharks. Hard to decide which lens to take. Sandy areas in the middle of that channel which is about 250m wide. Nice reef on the sides. Giant clams, staghorn coral and lots of critters like frogfish, ghost pipefish, flatworms, nudibranch. One can go there by boat on daytrips from Maratua island, from Derawan Island or from Sangalaki Island (which is closest and about 30 minutes away).
Big Fish Country

#9 - Big Fish Country

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Maratua

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At the lower rim of the channels entrance there's a small area without current. If you go higher you'll be pulled into the channel. If you go lower there's a washing machine with a strong downdrift which will pull you to +50m in no time. So better refrain from swimming next to the big fish out into the blue or you'll end up somewhere deep before you notice. You'll see big schools of barracudas, tunas and often groups of eagle rays Sometimes seasnakes, whalesharks and hammerheads. But also sometimes there's just nothing. By boat from Nabucco island. Big fish country lies right in front of the entrance to Maratua channel.
Sea Wall Garden

#10 - Sea Wall Garden

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Maratua

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Nice wall dive / slope dive. The coral is great in some places and broken at other parts of that divesite. Not as many turtles as at "Turtle Traffic" but sill quite a lot. Vis is bad at lowtide and good at incoming high tide. by boat from nabucco island
Turtle Parade

#11 - Turtle Parade

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Maratua

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Drift dive to Turtle Bay. Nice reef. Sometimes big fish. Stay shallow and see more! by boat from nabucco island