Kura Kura Resort
Situated between Java and Borneo, and still relatively unknown to mass tourism, Karimunjawa Archipelago is a national marine park composed of 27 islands which offers natural and remote beauty. Kura Kura Resort is found on Menjawakan Island.
Kura Kura means “sea turtle” in Bahasa Indonesian. A turtle sanctuary project protects the island’s sea turtles – guests can visit the sanctuary and learn about the protection program.
Kura Kura Resort offers 21 spacious and luxurious Pool Villas and 15 cottages. Each villa has been designed with contemporary and elegant flair. All accommodations have unobstructed views of the ocean.
The villas have been designed for nature in amongst royal palm trees and are very private and spacious. The ultimate in villa accommodations is the family pool villa, which is perfect for family and friends traveling together.
The resort’s restaurant specializes in local seafood – freshly caught lobster, prawns and fish bought directly from the fishing boats each morning. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes with a la carte choices, ranging from Mediterranean style fine cuisine to Indonesian dishes. Guests can enjoy fine meals inside the intimacy of the restaurant, patio or by the pool.
A full service dive center is located at Kura Kura Resort. Numerous dive classes and packages are available.
Here can kids from 8 years-old learn breathing underwater with scuba equipment in direct supervision of an instructor. All instruction takes part in the shallow part of the swimming pool. Kids learn to feel comfortable and safe underwater.
Price: USD $60
For those with no dive certificate who wish to try diving in supervision of a instructor. Students practice a few skills in confined water, followed by an ocean dive to maximum depth of 12 meters.
Price: USD $70
Scuba Skills Refresher
For divers who have not been diving in the last 1-2 years, there is a short refresher in the pool.
Price: USD $50
The Wreck of Biblis
One of the the few wrecks in the world, which still has it huge bronze propeller intact. This wreck has been on the ocean floor for many years, so the coral life is amazing. Several big groupers are nearly always spotted on this wreck.
The house reef located just steps from our diveshop offers a great variety of fish such as, barracudas, lionfish, crocodile fish, groupers, bambu sharks, cuttle fish, lobsters and much much more. This is also a perfect spot for night dives.
Conveniently located off the island of Menyawakan, this spot gives divers the opportunity to come face to face with Hawksbill turtles and, quite often, Octopus. Usually crocodile fishes and scorpion fishes are seen on the smooth drift back to the resort’s jetty.
The Wreck of Indonur
Dutch steam ship. Went down in 1963. A huge warehouse was on fire on the beach, it was mistaken for the lights of Semarang, and the captain went full speed up on the reef….. Come and see 6cm thick steel plates, torn apart like paper. Large riveted steam boilers. Great fish and coral life on the wreck is growing bigger and bigger each year. Excellent night dives on this wreck with a chance to see Arrow crabs, soft coral crabs and numerous other critters.
One of the most remote dive sites, but well worth the boat trip since it is one of the highlights of the archipelago. The exceptionally healthy Torpedo Reef has remnants of torpedoes and grenades scattered across the ocean floor. Beside the torpedoes and the grenades, the reef has a good variety of pelagics and the blooming soft corals are nothing less than fantastic!