Kalimaya Dive Resort

Kalimaya Dive Resort in Indonesia is a PADI 5* Dive Resort offering the newest and most exciting private diving opportunity. Boasting the only dive resort in East Sumbawa, Indonesia which is truly remote – with no other dive centers and no other boats on the dive sites. Kalimaya is the only diving resort in Indonesia offering day trips to West Komodo Island, Gili Banta, and Sangean Volcano.

Almost every little place on earth seems to be established, discovered and explored – this speaks for above and below the water level… The resort has been fortunate enough to find one of those last untouched places, in the heart of Indonesia.

Spend your days underwater enjoying beautiful diving and your evenings with new friends in the restaurant and lounge… or find your own piece of paradise while walking the 400-meter sandy beach of the private bay.

Through extensive planning and development, Kalimaya has made sure to source all available materials from local communities on Sumbawa Island. The bungalows have been traditionally constructed by Indonesian teams using a combination of Teak and Mahogany sourced from local farms. They have been designed to offer the utmost guest satisfaction while fitting into the natural surroundings full of local flora and fauna.

Make Kalimaya your first choice of Sumbawa hotels and wake up to the sun over Komodo. Situated facing east, all bungalows have a direct ocean view so that you can wake up to the sun rising over Komodo Island and Gili Banta, and fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping on the ocean.

Kalimaya Dive Resort offers the best of the best out of the Sumbawa hotels offering spacious waterfront bungalows, all over 30 square meters (balcony, room and bathroom) with large queen sized beds, air conditioning, private bathrooms including an open outdoor shower, plenty of storage space, a work desk and chair perfect for photo editing, and a beautiful private covered terrace to relax after an amazing day of diving. If you are solo-traveling or looking to share accommodation with a friend, the bungalows can be modified to provide twin accommodations as well.


Located in the heart of the coral triangle, Indonesia has some of the greatest marine biodiversity in the world. Kalimaya Dive Resort is perfectly situated on the doorstep of the Komodo National Park to provide next level diving all year round. With us you can enjoy three distinct types of diving: muck diving, current diving, and coral diving. The best part? You will most likely have these newly discovered dive sites all to yourself. Kalimaya Dive Resort truly is one of the newest and best scuba diving destinations on our big blue planet!

Muck & Macro

Macro/muck diving is a style of diving where we explore a reef environment to find the weird but wonderful life forms that inhabit these sandy reefs. One of the best scuba diving destinations in Sumbawa for muck/macro diving is actually our very own house reef. It has already provided the following: Bumblebee Shrimp, Paddleflap Rhinopia, Lacy Rhinopia, Candy Crabs, Starry Night Octopus, and Bobtail squid among others. Sangean Volcano provides a breeding ground for every nudibranch possible. We counted 35 species on our last visit! Wunderpus, Frogfish and so much more can be found. In addition to Kalimaya House Reef, we recommend; Lapponia, Pipefish City and any site located on Sangean Volcano.


Komodo National Park and Gili Banta are two of the best scuba diving destinations for current diving. This style of diving includes drift dives, where we can explore a vast expanse of the reef while letting the current push us along. Also abundant are pinnacle dives where we stay in one spot to allow the currents to wash past us. These currents bringing in nutrients and big schools of fish. Nutrients give us the gift of bigger, pelagic creatures including but not limited to blacktip, whitetip and grey reef sharks. Oceanic and reef manta rays, mobula rays, eagle rays, are among our regular spots… Highlights include Galley Rock, Mexican Hat, Rollercoaster, Pannetonne Wall and The Waterfalls.


Coral diving is a wonderfully relaxed way to explore the beautiful underwater gardens and coral reef habitats near Kalimaya Dive Resort. Here we take our time to explore sloping reefs, walls, pinnacles, and caverns to enjoy the flora and fauna of these underwater jungles. Think stag-horn corals where mandarin fish like to mate. Elephant ear coral where we have a chance to see bumblebee shrimps – even on our house reef. Get ready to be amazed by some of the healthiest corals in the world which beautiful reef fish and turtles call home. Kalimaya Canyon, Roger’s Reef, Easter Island and J’s Dream are particular sweet spots in this category.




Exciting, Private, Remote Diving
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