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Kura-Kura Resort Dive Package – Karimunjawa

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Tour Code: DIVEKARIMUNJAWA01

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Kura-Kura Resort Dive Package - Karimunjawa
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Kura-Kura Resort occupies a small island in the Karimunjawa archipelago. With easy access to surrounding dive sites, the divers are a few minutes away from the magnificent reefs, shipwrecks, and beautiful corals. On top of that, there is a house reef with a bunch of critters that you will only spot at night time. With almost no currents and nice temperature, it would be one of your memorable diving destination!

  • 6 Nights
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Pickup: Semarang, Java (SRG)
Kura-Kura Resort

Located around the center of Karimunjawa, guests staying at Kura-Kura Resort have easy access to visit the surrounding islands. Discover pristine beaches and amazing colors of the sea where you can snorkel or dive to explore the underwater beauty. Built with attention to the details of passion to keep the originality of the island, the resort offers in total 20 villas with a private pool and 15 cottages. Since 1999, the resort has been arranging dive trips around Karimunjawa. With many years of experience, divers will be in good hands of the divemasters from this resort. 

Diving: Karimunjawa

As one of the favorite dive sites in Indonesia, Karimunjawa has several dive sites that are in good to excellent condition for all sorts of divers. The marine area around the archipelago offers various types of diving spots such as reefs and wrecks. The waters are warm and very safe even for the kids to try out some snorkeling. Drift diving is also popular as currents are often quite strong.

There are a number of reefs around the islands which offer good coral growth and sea lives. A good variety of species can be found here including some rarer ones such as Crocodile fish and Leafy Scorpion fish and whale sharks if they are passing through.

The shipwrecks around the islands also give the divers a thrilling experience. After many years on the ocean floor, they naturally become home to the reef fishes. There is also an interesting point on Menyawakan Island where divers will have the opportunity to get close-up with the turtles. Shortly, diving lovers will have a lot of amazing experience in this archipelago.

Check out our FAQ for some recommended dive sites!

 

Accommodation and Facilities

Kura-Kura Resort offers 18 Pool Villas including 2 for families, settled among the beautiful royal palm trees as well as 15 Seaview Cottages. The cottages are all facing west, only 15 meters from the beach and they offer an amazing view over the crystal-clear water lagoon.

Resort facilities include water purification system, and several speed boats with 2 engines for transportation and tours. The restaurant offers a delicious dining menu. There are also Sunset Lounge and Blue Bar on the Eastern Beach, spa, gym club, and volleyball court are at guest’s disposal.

WI-FI is NOT available.

Itinerary: Kura-Kura Resort Dive Package

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN SEMARANG - RESORT      ▼

Welcome to Semarang! Our gateway to the amazing Karimunjawa Archipelago. Our staff will welcome you upon arrival at the Airport, then help for check in to the flight to Karimunjawa.

Flying time is only about 40 minutes to the main Island. From there, we will provide our speedboat transfer to Kura Kura Resort. Speedboat transfer time is 40 min. A free program for the rest of the day. So, feel free get to know the location of hotel facilities or enjoy the beach.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Deluxe Seaview Cottage 

NOTE:

Flight schedule is available every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.

DAYS 2-6: DIVING (2 DIVES/DAY)       ▼

After breakfast, enjoy 2 dives per day from the boat to the dive sites which will be chosen based on sea conditions.

The marine area around the archipelago offers varies types of diving spot such as fringing reefs, atolls and wrecks. The instructors and divemasters are experienced divers which will make you feel safe and well taken care off.

Return to the resort in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Accommodation: Cottage Room

 

DAY 4:RESORT - AIRPORT       ▼

Enjoy your breakfast and then at the appointed time, we will transfer you back to Semarang to catch your flight to the next destination. Sampai Jumpa!

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: –

NOTE:

Flight schedule is available every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals according to the itinerary
  • 5 Days Diving (2 Dives/Day)
  • Transportation according to the itinerary
  • Roundtrip flight ticket between Semarang and Karimunjawa
  • Roundtrip scheduled boat transport between Karimunjawa and the resort (sharing)
  • Tanks, weights

Price Excludes

  • Extra charges applied for non-scheduled transfer
  • Diving Equipment
  • Extra Dive
  • National park fees (to pay at destination)
  • Airport tax for local flight (Semarang - Karimunjawa or return)
  • International & domestic flights
  • Visa & airport taxes
  • Travel & diving insurance (recommended)
  • Personal expenses such as: tipping, laundry, alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Extra expenses due to causes beyond our control, e.g. delays or cancellations of flights, etc.
  • Everything not mentioned in "INCLUDES"
Photos: Kura-Kura Resort Dive Package
Location: Kura-Kura Resort

Sitting on Menyawakan Island, the resort is reachable by boat from the main island where the airport is located. Currently, flights are available by a chartered plane only. This means that flight tickets are not normally sold through an online booking platform. Reservation can only be made about 3 months to 2 weeks before departure. Please consult with our travel expert for availability.

Here are current schedules for the flights.

Tuesday and Thursday
Depart from: Arrive to:
Semarang  15.00 Karimunjawa 15.40
Karimunjawa 13.50 Semarang  14.30

 

Friday and Sunday
Depart from: Arrive to:
Semarang 14.50 Karimunjawa 15.30
Karimunjawa 13.00 Semarang 13.40

 

From the main island Karimunjawa, boat transfer to your accommodation will usually be organized by the resort.

FAQ

When is the best time of the year to do this tour?

Our favorite time for travel in Indonesia is between April to October, although Indonesia is a great year-round destination, offering memorable experiences for all kinds of adventures. July to August are the peak summer months.

In West to Central part of the weather is delightfully warm and it’s a popular time for travelers to visit for holidays, whilst if you wish to travel from October to April, the Eastern part Indonesia, like Banda and Raja Ampat, would be the best option.

How do I get to Semarang?

Daily flights are available between Jakarta & Semarang by Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Batik Air and Citilink airlines. From Bali, it is available by Garuda Indonesia.

Bali & Jakarta are two common airports for international arrival points in Indonesia.

From Kuala Lumpur, direct flight is available to Semarang by AirAsia. And from Singapore, 3 times a week.

What should I bring?

Tropical areas are usually warm and often sweaty places, especially if you have Borneo or Sulawesi included in your travel. Check out our suggestions on What to Wear:

  • Comfortable and light shirt and at least a pair of long sleeves
  • Comfortable walking shoes or trekking shoes if your trip include some trekking
  • Shorts and long pants
  • Couple of pairs of socks
  • Waterproof Jacket/Raincoat

Depends on the type of travel, you may also need these in your What to Bring list:

Underwater trips:

  • Dive Insurance
  • Dive certificate
  • Certificate of Nitrox (for those who are using Nitrox)
  • Dive equipment except Tanks and Weights. Please consult your travel expert to find out if the equipment is inclusive or not in your booking.
  • Swimsuit/Dive suit
  • Adapter DIN or INT
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen SPF +40
  • Waterproof bags

Land tours and trekking:

  • Small backpack for daily important item
  • Travel Insurance, which covers trekking and sport risk
  • Trekking shoes (check with your travel expert if you need a Goretex or simply a walking shoes)
  • Pullover (as in some areas with high altitude like Mt. Bromo, the temperature can get as low as 0 degree)
  • Small flashlight or head flashlight
  • Valid passport with valid visa (or check if you are eligible for Visa Free Entry)
  • Waterproof bag to put all important documents
  • All documents for your trip: vouchers, tickets, contact numbers ((keep the soft copies in your mobile)
  • Credit card (in some major cities, credit card is widely accepted in restaurants and shops. Small charge might be applied)
  • Cash in Euro or USD (you may change into local currency Rupiah when you arrive here)
  • Camera, Battery and Charger
  • Adapter (220V is used in Indonesia)
  • International driving license (if you plan to drive on your own)
  • Mosquito Repellent with DEET
  • Hygienic travel kits (mask, disinfectant or anti-virus spray, etc.)

How hard is this tour?

We have classified our tours in 3 different classes: Easy, Medium and Hard. Always check which one suitable for your condition. If you have any doubt, you may consult to our travel expert.

Easy: Suitable for most people in good health. These trips can include short walk for days with around 2–3 hours in good paths and at low altitudes.

Recommended dive sites

Pioneer Reef

Climbing down a ladder from the resort’s jetty and with a little swim, you will reach the house reef. It’s a very long slope that gets to 42 meters but it is really adaptable to any kind of level. Even though the coral is not the best part of this dive site, beautiful sea fans are scattered all around the site. Moray Eels, Razor fish, Needle Fish and Sardines are easily spotted around here.

Hawksbill Point

This beautiful dive site lies just in front of the resort’s Blue Bar. On this coral slope, you can find the Electric Clam, a type mollusk that has a highly reflective tissue on their mantle. This tissue is exposed and hidden very quickly by the clam and creates the appearance of a flashing light. Parrot fish, Puffer fish and Turtles inhabit the reef.

Sleeping Beauty

Just five minutes on a boat ride from the resort and you’ll find yourself surrounded by a gorgeous coral garden and tropical fish. Home to Turtles, Anemone Fish, Blue Spotted Sting Ray, Jack Fish and all the coral reef’s usual inhabitants. You’ll find out why this dive site was named Sleeping Beauty after a few night dives: Baby Bamboo Sharks, Mangrove Crabs, Lobster and many other critters can be spotted during nightfall.

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