Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:
A new little film for lovers of manta rays ... I finally got down to editing my videos, brought back from Sangalaki! This small Indonesian island, located off Borneo, is part of the archipelago of Derawan, where I stayed for ten days last July.
Video: Sangalaki mantas rays
Mantas are easy to observe and almost guaranteed to Sangalaki! Both on the surface with fins-mask-snorkel, and underwater diving.
Well, obviously, Sangalaki is a bit of a world away. To have the chance to observe these wonders, it is better to have time in front of you ...
The easiest way is to stay on the neighboring island of Derawan, as I did (there are a lot of guesthouses at a cheap price in the village), and organize a day trip to Sangalaki, renting a boat.
There was a very chic and expensive resort before, on Sangalaki itself, but it is closed and abandoned.
On the island, there are nothing but dragons hiding in the bushes, and some guards, who take your name in their register when you disembark to picnic, between two plouffs. They live in a building at the back of the resort and look after a small WWF turtle conservation center. as in Derawan.
To locate Sangalaki, some maps below. Starting with a Google Map for a global view:
The location of islands and dive sites, found on LombokMarine.com (attention, on this site, the information concerning the accommodations are not up to date, in particular on the resort of Sangalaki, now closed):
And this one, very precise, for the different islands of the archipelago, borrowed from the excellent site Starfish.ch :