Nabucco Island - Kalimantan, Indonesia

Nabucco Island - Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Nabucco Island - Kalimantan

(Far East - Indonesia )

from: £2495 inc. flights*

*Inc 7 nights full on a full board basis with 20 air dives, transfers & all flights

  • Affordable, remote Indonesian destination
  • Beach front bungalows in unspoilt location
  • Why not spilt your time between Nabucco & Nunukan?
  • Fly from the UK via Singapore or Jakarta
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Nabucco Island lies in a remote island chain off the Eastern coast of Kalimantan, Indonesia. This is completely off the beaten track, where a tropical idyll awaits. If you want to fall off the face of planet and indulge in pristine Indonesian diving far from the crowds, then make your way to Nabucco Island. Most divers head here for the big fish. But the variety underwater is remarkable, from some muck diving sites, macro reefs to high impact drift diving along walls. Nabucco has it all! So what are you waiting for? The adventure starts here!

There are only 9 bungalows in total across the whole resort. 8 are doubles with 1 additional single bungalow. Most are perched on the water's edge with lush vegetation behind - a low tide you will find small sandy beaches, at high tide you can swim right out from your bungalow. Please just request a beach front bungalow at the time of booking. Each of the bungalows has AC, mosquito net, semi enclosed bathroom with shower (hot and cold water) and a mini bar. Every effort is made to have as small an impact as possible on the environment.

Follow the sandy paths and you will find the welcoming team, a chilled out reading area and safe at the reception. The Sunset bar is the place to end your diving day - grab a cool drink and soak in the breath taking views. The restaurant is open air, serving Asian, European and Indo Pacific dishes throughout the day. Start your morning with a continental breakfast, followed by an a-la-carte lunch. At the end of the day tuck into a 5 course dinner. If you are looking to spend some time above the water, why not play some beach volleyball or Indonesian cookery classes. Massage services are available on demand. This is dive escapism at its very best!

Resort Facts

  • Rooms: 9
  • Fridge: Yes
  • Room safe: No
  • A/C: Yes
  • Pools: No
  • Restaurants: 1

Dive Centre Facts

  • Dive Centre: On site
  • Dive Courses: PADI, SSI
  • House Reef: Yes
  • Boat Diving: Yes
  • Shore Diving: No
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Tech Friendly: No

General Facts

  • Season: All year
  • Air Temp: 30-31C
  • Water Temp: 27-28C
  • Visibility: 15-30m
  • Airport: 4hrs
At the end of the picture perfect jetty you will find the Extra Divers team, ready to take you exploring! Most divers are looking for the big stuff in this area - sharks, barracudas, tunas, eagle rays, manta and turtles are all commonly seen. In only 5 minutes you can be drifting side by side with huge pelagics and schools of fish. Or why not take a special trip to Sangalaki to the manta cleaning station. But don't overlook the healthy reef systems and varied macro life. There's something for everyone underwater here at this year round diving destination!

  • Only 5 mins from Big Fish country dive site and additional pelagic locations
  • Over 30 dive sites accessible by boat 5-30mins from resort
  • 2 or 3 dive a day trips on 3 dedicated dive boats
  • House reef diving - subject to local currents
  • Range of PADI & SSI courses
  • Nitrox available for a local charge

The team at Nabucco have been pioneering the diving in this area since 2001. They are a professional, multi lingual team where dive groups are kept small and the service standard high. PADI or SSI courses are available but please be sure to prebook these due to the remote location.

A typical day at Nabucco involves up to 3 boat dives, with early morning, sunset and night dives on request. Big Fish country is an undeniable highlight. This is where you will find sharks, sharks and more sharks. Big balls of barracuda swirl in the blue and bumphead parrot fish chase each other. It's tempting to just keep diving here, but there are around 30 sites to explore. Many are wall dives (Leo Wall, Big Fish Wall, Sea Wall), with large sea fans and yet more pelagics. There are some sandy slopes too, where leopard sharks are found. Look closely for pygmy sea horses, leaf fish and all manner of nudibranchs at Capri Point or Bantu Kan. As the sun starts to set there is a mandarin fish dive. You can dive from the jetty but the house reef can be subject to strong local currents so timing is critical.

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If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Nabucco Island - Kalimantan.

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  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.


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