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Abundant Jellyfish

Stingless Jellyfish!!! You can swim with thousands of jellyfish without being hurt!!! The water is... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Johan_Kinoshita
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Jakarta, Indonesia
via mobile
Cool jelllyfish lake with great diving on the outer walls

Kakaban is famous for its lake at the heart of the island. Here you can snorkel with four types of... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Monkeys_Mum_and_Dad
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Berau, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Stingless Jellyfish!!! You can swim with thousands of jellyfish without being hurt!!! The water is clear if it’s not too crowded, you have to go far away from the crowd to see crystals clear water with jelly fish. The jelly fish will appear a lot...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Kakaban is famous for its lake at the heart of the island. Here you can snorkel with four types of jeelyfish that have evolved to lose their sting. It is a lovely setting and an almost unique experience, the only other lake of this type...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This lagoon is located in Kakaban Island in the isles of Derawan, District of Berau, East Kalimantan. No scuba diving is allowed here. We can only wear snorkle, no fins! We are not allowed to apply sunblock on our skin, so be ready to be...More

1  Thank NaniTriyono
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We were staying at Nabucco Island Resort (near Maratua) for diving and this was one of the day trips from the island. It was well worth the time spent in the boat to get there. Such a unique place in the world with only one...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This island is not livable by resident. Just guarded by some resident who stay around the island probably came from maratua island as the closest island to kakaban. This virgin island is empty and at that time we are the only one group who visited...More

Thank Eera H
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Kakaban Island is a must visit destination in the Derawan Island Trip. To go there from Derawan island we can hire a speed boat and ride for about 50 minutes. There are two interesting activities here. First we swim with the stingless jelly fish, red...More

Thank Adrianus D
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My first experience swimming with stingless Jellyfish. Actually jellyfish is in the lake in Kakaban Island. There are only 2 places where stingless jellyfish available, Kakaban Island and Palau in Philiphines. What makes Kabanan special is there are 4 kinds of jellyfish however Palau has...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

When the tour guide told me that we can touch the fish and not to worry about the sting, I was surprised because as I knew we can touch them otherwise our skin will be burnt. I arrived this island on 12 noon, so then...More

Thank Alayn1807
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

First time experience swimming with jelly fish, you can touch it. It's good that we arrive early as it was not crowded and the water was still clear and jelly fish can be seen from the deck. As it gets to afternoon, lots of crowd...More

1  Thank Mama2010
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

The best vacation I ever had!! Love this island very much. I swim in a lake filled with jellyfish. You can touch it, take a pic with them, playwith them, OMG so much fuuun :)) Can't wait to come back!!!!

Thank gita n
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There is no direct flight to berau. You have to transit balikpapan
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you can find those jellyfish anytime, all year round :))
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