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 , having said that i have about 650dives and being a fussy diver but i was happy with the dive crews. The diving around the archipelago was one of the best among my dives, loads of manta, school of barracuda, tonnes of turtle with viz of about 40m, Derawan itself was very good for Macro dives. It has much to offer from big fishes to small critters.
The only drawback was that Derawan is a bit far out from other islands, ~60-90minutes boat ride to get to maratua, or kakaban. But overall that will not be a reason holding me from staying with them!
- 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