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How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#1  Postby lisa » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:41 pm

I am very interested to go to Maratua (influenced by Asian Diver issue 87). Does anybody have experience in getting there? The 2 possiblilites I know are:
KL - Jakarta - Balikpapan - Berau OR
KL - Tawau - Tarakan - Berau

So minimum of THREE flights is it?

Would appreciate any inputs on airlines (especially Indonesian domestic), travel times, cost of gettin there & back.
Also, any experience diving Maratua would be great!

Anybody wanna come? No set dates yet tho
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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#2  Postby bobo » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:29 pm

you can call adrin, 019-3145820. he's done a lot of trips to that place
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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#3  Postby lisa » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:42 pm

Thanks for the reply but I've more or less sorted out the trip, I think. Anybody interested? Here are the details:

Maratua Paradise Resort, 4-10 Nov 06
FRI, 3 Nov 06 --- KL-Singapore-Balikpapan on Silk Air. Overnight in BPN
SAT, 4 Nov 06 --- Balikpapan-Berau on Kalstar. Berau-Maratua by boat (3hrs)
SUN-THU, 5-9 Nov 06 --- Dive Days: 3 dives + 1 night dive EVERYDAY!  :)
FRI, 10 Nov --- Maratua-Berau. Overnight in Berau
SAT, 11 Nov --- Berau-Balikpapan on Kalstar. Balikpapan-Singapore-KL on Silk Air

Total Cost: RM7100 approx.
Includes:
- full board & dives at Maratua Paradise Resort (7D6N)
- all flights & transfers from KL to Maratua & back
- overnight in Berau

Does NOT include:
- overnight in Balikpapan
- airport tax to leave Indonesia
- equipment hire
- money for booze


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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#4  Postby evo5555 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:06 am

wah....need to sell house n car to go la..hehe
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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#5  Postby Snafu » Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:03 pm

Sure happening la ... dont forget to give some trips reports here wokie.

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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#6  Postby John F SeaDemon » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:18 pm

At 40 I don't think I can go to Maratua la. My bontot no laku anymore.
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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#7  Postby lisa » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:22 pm

Sad to say but Maratua is OFF  :'(

Flight to Berau is fully booked for the dates I can make it AND apparently the haze situation at Berau is bad. So I guess I'll leave it for next time...hopefully they'll stop burning them forests soon. Wishful thinking, I know *sigh*

Now looking for somewhere else. Any ideas?
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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#8  Postby evo5555 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:35 pm

Raja 4??? ;)
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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#9  Postby Snafu » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:28 am

Roach Reef Resorts - Tawau

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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#10  Postby Bobo® » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:23 pm

Aquaria KLCC...  ;D
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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#11  Postby John F SeaDemon » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:34 pm

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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#12  Postby lisa » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:52 pm

Now I have to choose between Pulau Weh or Maluku. Opinions?
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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#13  Postby Snafu » Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:45 pm

Now I have to choose between Pulau Weh or Maluku. Opinions?
(Roach Reef is Plan B)



Hmmmmmmm...like dat go Maluku leeeeee.

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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#14  Postby Bobo® » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:31 pm

Pulau Weh la... see what they can offer after tsunami..must be good wan... ;)
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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#15  Postby lisa » Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:54 pm

Pulau Weh it is. Maluku too expensive. I'm flying Air Asia to Medan, then domestic carrier to Banda Acheh. Staying at Leguna Resort on Sabang Beach & diving with Lumba Lumba.

Price is RM2000 ALL IN (10dives).
A lot more affordable than bloody Maratua  ;)

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Re: How to get to Maratua

Post Number:#16  Postby evo5555 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:47 pm

Pulau Weh it is. Maluku too expensive. I'm flying Air Asia to Medan, then domestic carrier to Banda Acheh. Staying at Leguna Resort on Sabang Beach & diving with Lumba Lumba.

Price is RM2000 ALL IN (10dives).
A lot more affordable than bloody Maratua  ;)

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Pulau Weh, nice!!..I heard that you can actually see mountains in the sea of Pulau Weh..The Lumba Lumba dive centre is back yeah..hehe..anyway how far does it take from Medan to Banda Aceh?
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