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About Borneo

Borneo is a huge island, the world's third in size and in total the island is divided into three countries. Malaysia with Sarawak and Sabah, the Sultanate of Brunei and the Indonesian part in the south and east and is called Kalimantan.
To the east of the island are a number of islands in the Makassar straits and the waters here are divided by very great depths, which makes it a border zone between what is usually seen further east, the so-called Wallacea line.
Marine life here is rich and more and more resorts are popping up here as diving becomes more and more popular. South of the perhaps more famous Sipadan in Malaysia there is an island called Maratua and here is a diving paradise that has not become really popular until recent years when you can now fly here.

The islands of Nunukan, Nabucco and Virigin Cocoa today offer good standard of accommodation and fantastic diving with huge shoals of fish and various sharks, turtles but also a rich macro life.
The islands of Sangalaki, Kakaban and Derawan can also be visited here (Derawan is done separately) with day trips and gives a great variety to the diving and the opportunity to go here several times and experience something completely new.

Besides diving when you are here it is possible to combine with a few days out on a jungle lodge and experience orangutans, sun bears and a rich insect and bird life. Take the opportunity to stay a few days on the road and experience the exciting world even over the surface.

Travel information Borneo

  • Time: GMT +8
  • Currency: Rupiah
  • Language: Indonesian (Bahasa) is the most common language in the indonesian part of Borneo.
  • Water: Avoid drinking tap water and ice made from tap water. Instead, opt for bottled water.
  • Visa: As a Swedish citizen you are eligible to a visa on arrival (along with 61 other nationalities), which is valid for up to 30 days.
  • Health: Please contact your local vaccination clinic to see what you specifically need.
  • Recompression chamber: Available in Denpasar and Jakarta or Singapore
  • Country code: +62
  • Electricity: 220 volt. Mainly resorts and liveaboards have EU 2-pin sockets with 220 volt
  • Weather: The climate is warm and tropical, the temperature varies between 25-34 degrees depending on the season. The rainy season usually lasts from December to March with short showers usually occurring in the afternoon and evenings.
  • Tips: A common tip is ca 10% of the total check
  • Clothing recommendations: Everyday clothing is appropriate in most cases. When visiting temples, please make sure to cover your shoulders, and legs to below the knee, preferably using a sarong and sash. Hats and light clothing to protect your skin from the sun is recommended.

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