5D2N Diving At Mabul Island Resort


Tour Code: BPBDMR
Departure Time: 8.05AM (Ex Tawau Airport)
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Meal: Fullboard

Brief Itinerary

In contract to Sipadan, is a continuation of the Borneo landmass rather than the top of an underwater mountain.  Because of this, Mabul has more gradually sloping walls around it that bottom out at about 30m. This makes it an ideal location for macro-photo opportunities.  If you walk around the east of the island at night, be sure take a flashlight and watch for sea snakes on the beach or amongst the palm trees.  Mabul is arguably one of the richest single destinations for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world.  Flamboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus and bobtail squids are just a few of the numerous types of cephalopods to be found on Mabul’s reefs. The sight of harlequin shrimp feeing on sea stars and boxer crabs waving their tiny anemone pom-poms are just a small example of the endless species of crustaceans.  Many types of gobies can be found including the spike-fin goby, black sail-fin goby and metallic shrimp goby.  Frogfish are everywhere giant, painted and clown frogfish are all regularly seen. Moray eels and snake eels of many types can be seen along with almost the whole scorpion fish family.  It would be quicker to list the species not found at Mabul crazy critters are in abundance at this magical macro site. Located at the South Eastern cost of Sabah and about 20 minutes from Sipadan, and 30 – 40 minutes (weather permitting) from Semporna, purge on the edge of the Continental Shelf lies the island of Mabul – rated as the “Mecca of Muck Diving”.  Mabul Island is surrounded by Celebes Seas and white sandy beaches.

Day One  

Arrive Tawau Airport (recommended flight MH2121 ETD0720hrs), meet at Tawau Airport and proceed overland journey to Semporna by van or coach approximately 1½ hrs journey.  Thereafter, proceed to Mabul Island by boat for approximately 45minutes to 1hour journey, depending on the sea or weather condition. Arrive at Mabul Island around 11.00am. 2 boat dives on your first day arrival and one of the boat dives will be an orientation dive with our Divemaster (Subject to 1st Schedule Arrival)

2nd Schedule Arrival – 2:20 p.m. from Tawau Airport to Semporna. From Semporna to Mabul Island will be at 4:00 p.m. NOTE: For those arrive on the 2nd Schedule Arrival will not be able to do any diving on the arrival day. They will do 3 boat dives on the 2nd day, one of which the boat dive is the orientation dive. Dinner at the resort. Overnight at Mabul Island Resort. (Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day Two

Morning Breakfast.

3 boat dives a day with our Professional Divemaster & unlimited jetty house reef dives – Boat dives combination of Mabul, Kapalai, Si Amil or Mantabuan. Sipadan Dives subject to Quota and Weather permitting. Diving at Sipadan may be anytime of the day. Overnight at Mabul Island Resort (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day Three & Four

Morning Breakfast.

3 boat dives a day with our Professional Divemaster & unlimited jetty house reef dives – Boat dives combination of Mabul, Kapalai, Si Amil or Mantabuan. Overnight at Mabul Island Resort (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day Five 

Breakfast and free at leisure. 11.30am depart from Mabul Island to Semporna by boat then continue journey to Tawau airport for your flight departure. (Recommended flight to Kota Kinabalu on MH3094 ETD1800) (Breakfast & Lunch Included)

Remark: Additional Sipadan Entry Permit RM40.00 per person per day

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