A piece of Heaven On Karimata Island

Karimata is a piece of heaven in Borneo,KalimantanBack to look at Borneo, Karimata is a piece of heaven in Borneo(Kalimantan). Karimata Islands are located approximately 100 kilometers west of the town Ketapang. Geographically, the region is at 108o40 '- 109o10' east longitude and 1o25 '- 1o50' LS and currently included in the District of North Kayong. Karimata have amazing ecosystems such as mangroves and tropical forests and underwater scenery is quite stunning. For it is appointed Karimata Islands Marine Nature Reserve in 1995 with the broad conservation area is an area of ​​77,000 hectares. Karimata Islands consist of two large islands namely Pulau Karimata and Serutu Island and several other small islands. Both these islands have a very beautiful scenery, friendly people-friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Suitable for holiday choice without interference. So ane call this island "A piece of Heaven."
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Topography of this region of the lowlands up to high, from 0-1030 meters above sea level called the Mountain Branch (there are two peaks in the mountain, so people call it the Mountain Branch). Only in these two islands are inhabited by the population. For Karimata Island there are two villages namely Desa Jaya Betok (consisting of Hamlet and Hamlet Betok Kelumpang). The second village road access does not exist yet, so if you want to play the next village is obliged to use water motor / fishing boat. A second and largest village of Padang village (which consists of Dusun Padang and Tanjung Ru). Here the transport access is easy because the existing concrete footpath built between the two villages and residents here that have a lot of motorcycles.

Karimata Islands can be reached from the city of Pontianak using a motor boat and takes about 18 hours. Given the difficulty in reaching the area, activity area management is still relatively small compared to other regions. Can also be reached from Sukadana and Ketapang. Also almost the same latency. However, there has been no official transport serving the route. We can only ride a fishing boat or mobile health center owned by a local government district of North Kayong.

Karimata Islands ecosystem diversity both terrestrial ecosystems and marine ecosystems, including coral reefs and various marine ornamental fish. Due to the separation of Karimata archipelago with the island of Borneo, then some kind of endemic flora and fauna considered quite unique in these islands. However, these types of research in full until now has not done. Islands are also famous for its ferociously Karimata malaria who were there. But there are some restrictions from the local population to prevent malaria, especially for migrants. That is strictly forbidden to sleep under at 12 noon (better wake up late than get up early then go to sleep again), drinking coconut water before the seven-day stay there and do not drink raw water (must be cooked before drink, we afraid of eggs/mosquito larvae that might be you drink).

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Tanjung Bono is a river which has wave, challenge for surfer

 Tanjung Bono Surf tides

Wow ... I just know that in Indonesia there was a unique phenomenon that is the river that has waves. This phenomenon is called Bono. Bono phenomenon can be found in estuaries Kubu river and Kampar river, Riau Province, Indonesia. According to the people around there, high of Bono wave in Kampar and Rokan river can reach 4-6 meters. Ripcurl Team tried to have experience and new sensation doing surf there. You can find many video about it in youtube but I also embedded some of them on the bellow.

About Bono:
Bono Tides
Bono is a natural phenomenon because the conditions in the estuary of the river, heavy silting that occurs when the tide comes from the sea, tidal water moving upstream can not smoothly but prevented by the estuary of the river sediment and form a contract. Bono is a natural phenomenon caused by the tidal waves that meet current Kampar River. Condition of estuaries in the form 'V' enables

The second meeting of these kinds of flows, ie tidal currents and river flows from upstream, generate the formation of Bono. Bono waves including
Tidal Bore in the category, namely hydrodynamic phenomena associated with mass movement of water where the tidal wave propagates toward the
upstream with the power of a destructive nature. Not all mouth of the river or bay tidal wave can generate a kind of Bono.
Tidal in Kampar River Estuary have a wave height of about 4 m (Deshidros, 2006). Ebb tide in the form type to the Daily Double Mixed Lean, where within 1 day happened twice and both times ebb tide with high tide of the first and second different. The period of the tidal wave about 12 hours 25 minutes.
In the Kampar River, the estuary of the river shaped like the letter "V", the mass of water entering through the wide mouth of the bay and then restrained, until high tides meet the estuary area. The collected water mass and then pushed towards the upstream that causes such a strong pressure effect when passing through the narrow and shallow areas are constantly in the mouth of the bay. This situation led to a wave that varies in the upper bay, the only form of small waves up to several meters in height.
Video Ripcurl team who tried to surf in Cape Bono. "Seven Ghosts: It Is True" Some where in Indonesia... check it out!

*P.S The water look dirty because the river bring mud from Sumatra forest.

Derawan, the exotic island

I want to have a vacation on the island with a beach that has white sand, clear water, has a beautiful underwater scenery and a place of repose from the bustle of the city. I think I know what place that I want, is it Raja Ampat, hihihi ... maybe someday. Now look around to the other islands which exciting as Raja Ampat, namely Derawan Island. Ok .. Let's go there!!!
Derawan is an island located in the strait Sulawesi, not far from the border with Malaysia that is in Berau, East Kalimantan/Borneo. Derawan is one of Indonesia's tourism potential that Indonesian people themselves are still many who do not know about it (including me), but they said that Derawan already well known abroad there. (Ehm. .. good!)
How to go to Derawan?
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At first you have go to Balikpapan (East of Borneo) by flight (by flight more faster than by ships) from Jakarta, Jogjakarta, or Surabaya to Balikpapan (flight from Indonesia) or flight from Sabah-Malaysia or Singapore to Balikpapan. There are several alternatives go to Derawan from Balikpapan, one of is from Balikpapan to Tanjung Redep using plane for about 1 hour then cross Tanjung Redep, From Tanjung Redep to Derawan use motorboat for about 2 hours. To reach Tanjung Redep also can be reached by sea from Samarinda or Tarakan.

What's special about Derawan?
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Derawan is an exotic island that has beaches with white sand, blue water and clean sea and underwater scenery is beautiful. Beach Derawan much nicer than the beaches in Bali or the Park. Derawan also has a Sunset and Sunrise are really beautiful.

Sometimes when sitting on the edge of a wooden bridge that leads to the sea, we can see the green turtles and from on the surface of clear water. Occasionally even the turtles that seem to roam around the cottage is located on the coast of the island. At nightfall, several turtles climbed ashore and lay eggs there.
For you lovers of snorkeling and scuba diving, Derawan overlooking the beautiful sea with clear water. About 50 meters from the beach, you have to enjoy the natural beauty of the underwater Derawan. Dr. Carden Wallace of the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Australia has examined marine wealth Derawan Island and found more than 50 types of Arcropora (marine animal) in one coral reef. Snorkel rental prices are also relatively cheap, that is 30,000 IDR, wow ... great.
What about the inn?
Derawan Island provide accommodations facilities (cottages), rental of diving equipment as well as restaurants. There is also a cheap lodging-inn fare that is managed by local people. The range of prices ranging from Rp 45 thousand to USD 100 thousand / night.
Still want more?
Um .. Ok, you can also review the other islands around Derawan. For example: Charitable Island, Maratua, and Kakaban which has its own uniqueness. Pari Fish Blue (Manta Rays) that had reached 3.5 meters wide with a population on the island of Charitable. In fact can also be found-if lucky enough, black stingray with wide "wingspan" 6 meters. While Kakaban have uniqueness in the form of a prehistoric lake in the middle of the sea, the only one in Asia.

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Ujung Genteng beautiful beach and "seven waves" for surfer

Ujung Genteng is the southern coastal areas of West Java which is located in District Ciracap, Sukabumi district with the distance about 220 kilometers from the capital city of Jakarta and 230 kilometers from the city of Bandung. Left sails through about six or seven hours away by car. Besides running smoothly enough there are also several alternative routes and means of adequate public transport to the destination.
Ujung Genteng's beach has the characteristics generally south coast of Java Island's famous clean water and the waves are big. However, this beach is much different when compared with the Pelabuhan Ratu, famous beach-prone and often claimed the death toll since the waves are ferocious. Although the beach facing Ujung Genteng direct to the Indian Ocean, but the waves are big does not endanger the traveler who likes to play around in the sea. Big waves of the ocean first broke out because of blocked clusters scattered coral sea in front of the beach, so we can enjoy nature with beautiful beaches, safe, and comfortable. Children may swim in the sea as much and lets look at a collection of colorful fish on the sidelines of the rock, indicating how Ujung Genteng has their natural environment.
In the area of Ujung Genteng itself there are many interesting places, such as seeing straight green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in coastal Pangumbahan. There is also the location where you can surf on the waves is quite challenging the famous "seven waves." This location is a favorite area for foreign tourists to surf. Designation according to the population of seven waves because the waves are always consecutive seven waves and is always big. For those who like fishing, in tile Ujung is a suitable place where fish are plentiful and varied.
Besides the natural attractions, Ujung Genteng also has a tourist attraction in the form of palm sugar making process by local communities. Very simple construction that is by utilizing the vast coconut plantations, the villagers set up bowl to accommodate the liquid from coconut flower then collected and cooked in large pot and then printed with a piece of bamboo that is larger than the size of palm sugar on the market.
Happy traveling ^_^

About snorkeling

About Snorkeling

Snorkeling (diving surface) or shallow diving (skin diving) is the activity of swimming or diving with equipment wearing a diving mask and snorkel. In addition, divers often wear the tool motion in the form of frog legs (Fin subs) to increase the thrust on the foot.

Scuba gear snorkel is a J-shaped tube with a protective mouth at the end of the bottom. This tool serves as the entrance of air when breathing with the mouth without looking up from the water surface. Underwater scenes can be seen while swimming with her face to the surface of the water and breathe through a snorkel. Divers can take a deep breath before diving into the water. Scuba divers use a snorkel to conserve air in the tube while swimming in the water.

Snorkeling activities can be done everyone. Divers who can not swim or float can be wearing a life jacket. When diving in low-temperature water, wearing scuba divers to keep the body from the cold. In addition, suit diving can protective body from coral reefs graze wound or jellyfish stings.

In addition to mastering how to breathe with his mouth through snorkel, snorkeling activities do not require special education. Beginners who have never done snorkeling can learn in a short time of the dive guides. How to wear a mask, snorkel, and frog legs can be learned from the dive guide, dive shop or dive equipment rental place on the beach. Nevertheless, like scuba diving, snorkeling activities not to do it alone, but together with friends or in groups.

Snorkeling is a popular water recreation activities, particularly in tropical beach resort and scuba diving locations that shallow. Divers can observe a wide variety of flora and fauna under the sea, such as coral reefs, fish, shellfish, starfish, seaweed, jellyfish, shrimp, and turtles. In addition, snorkeling is also done in freshwater lakes or rivers.

Snorkeling Tips:

1. Better not doing snorkeling alone, try to always bring a friend beside you.
A friend not necessarily better than your ability. However, this friend will be able to help if you get any difficulty or problem. At a minimum he can tell someone if there is a danger befall you.

2. Always check in tools would you use.
Checking tool is very important because snorkeling for beginners is bit much of risk. Check whether the goggles or mask is not leaking, the snorkel should not leak or crack and fins (flippers) are not torn and is still flexible to use.

3. Wear goggles / mask correctly
Wear goggles or a mask properly help to prevent water entry into the goggles. True in this case is already being felt attached to the face feels without any incoming wind flow. Please check with a blow to the nose if there is wind flow that comes out. Also make sure no hair is stuck to the mask / google it.

4. Wear your snorkel and breathe through the mouth before entering the water.
There was no denying that the activities of breathing wearing snorkel equipment although it seems easy, but often encountered several people who have trouble doing it.

5. Wipe the mask with soap or Saliva
Before benar2 enter the water, wash your mask with soap or your spit. Then wash with water. This is useful for the non-condensing masks when in use.

6. Wear properly Fin
Fin is correct usage help for fin can not be separated when in use. Wear is also in accordance with the size of your feet, do not let the greatness or smallness.

7. Bring communication devices (whistle)
This is very useful if you are left behind from the group, or separate from the group. If in urgent circumstances, almost impossible to hear the cries of your other friends because of distance and wind speed. whistle is very helpful for you.

8. Make sure the snorkel above the water when snorkeling
When snorkeling whatever happens make sure the snorkel hole above the water. Snorkel serves as your breathing air flow. Where to go in the water can-can you suck water.

9. Note the wave
note the direction and magnitude of the wave. Apabilang waves getting bigger and think you are not eligible for snorkeling. Do not delay longer immediately stop snorkeling.

10. Do not panic
when snorkeling try as relaxed as possible. Do not be afraid, do not panic and do not take hasty decisions. Just enjoy the natural beauty that God created for you. Good snorkeling

11. If you are farsighted eyes, then you are always near with your friend who edged normal

12. When going to snorkeling see the ship's position, then clearly mapped (near what ship color, the ship's position from the nearest island make sure you mark it with see the shape of a tree / rock / something unique)

13. If the water entered the snorkel pipe, then blow it with a vengeance so that the water will come out.

14. And most important of all is do not forget to pray before doing snorkeling

source article:
http://www.kaskus.us/showthread.php?t=8057921 thank to bro "danangeka"

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