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Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

Spend 5 days and 4 nights at the Borneo Divers Mabul Resort and visit the dive sites around Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan Island

Trip Details
Trip Code: MAL-DR-BD
Destination: Mabul Island
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Frequency: Daily
Departure Time: from Tawau / Semporna
Suitable For: Family, Children
Trip Theme: Adventure, Scuba Diving
SunSet over Borneo Diver Resort
Swimming Pool at Borneo Diver Resort
Twin Bed Bungalow at Borneo Diver Resort
Double Bed Bungalow at Borneo Diver Resort
Sundeck at the Borneo Diver Resort
Borneo Diver Resort in Mabul

This is for general information only, the specifics of your trip may vary depending on changes in transportation schedules.

First Day: arrival

Meet and greet by the Resort staff at the hotel lobby at Kota Kinabalu for flight MH 2121 @ 0700/ 0745 hrs for Tawau (Flight is not incl. in the package price)

1st arrival schedule:

  • Meet at Tawau Airport at 7:45 a.m. in the morning.
  • Transfer to Semporna by van/ coach for an estimate 1.5 hours journey.
  • Arrive in Semporna and proceed to Mabul Island by boat around 10:00 a.m. for an estimate 45 min – 1 hrs trip.
  • Expected arrival at Mabul Island around 11:00 a.m. and proceed for briefing, registration and check-in.
  • Lunch will be serving at noontime.
  • There will be 2 boat dives on your first day arrival and one of the boat dives will be an orientation dive with  an local English speaking  Divemaster  (Subject to 1st Schedule Arrival) 
  • Dinner and overnight at the Borneo Mabul Resort

2nd arrival schedule: 

  • Arrival  at 2:20 p.m. from Tawau Airport to Semporna.
  • Transfer 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 and overnight at the Borneo Mabul Resort

Following Days:

  • Breakfast served at the Resort, lunch at the resort or on Sipadan Island.
  • Daily boat dives with Professional Divemaster - Combination of Sipadan or Si Amil or Mantabuan or Kapalai Island or Mabul Island.
  • Unlimited Jetty House Reef Dive in Mabul Island.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Borneo Mabul Resort

Last Day: departure

  • Free at leisure in the morning. Check-out.
  • 1st departure at 06:30 a.m
  • 2nd departure at 11:30 a.m.
  • Transfer from Mabul to Semporna via Speedboat followed by land transfer to Tawau Airport
  • NOTE:  Advisable no diving on the last day. However, if you wish to do so, you will have to sign a separate Liability/ Release Waiver form. The latest recommendation from DAN, Training Agencies, etc., indicate that you should wait a minimum of 18 hours and sometimes up to 24 hours after diving before you fly.

For those who do morning dive (one morning boat dive at MABUL ONLY) on day out.
Please note Bar Bill must be settled the night before; all belongings must be cleared and checked out before the first morning boat dive.

Diving in Sipadan is NOT guaranteed.  Sipadan Entry Permit is based on APPROVAL from the Government Authority; in this case we are referring to SABAH PARKS and MKN (Majlis Keselamatan Negara).  The announcement of Sipadan Entry Permit Approval list is available 3 to 4 days before the actual diving date. THUS, the resort shall display the approval list (Namelist) 3 - 4 days ahead. Payment of Sipadan Entry Permit shall be made in the resort.  (See note on incl. / excl. Tab)

Note: Schedule and Itinerary depending on the weather conditions and the discretion of the Divemaster, Resort Manager and Captain and depends on currents, dive sites activities, light, objective, weather condition etc. The spots are possible, but not guaranteed. The Resort management reserves the right to amend or change the above proposed itinerary without advance notice. (This is due to the change of allotment of permit should there be any)


Resort Package Includes: 

  • Airport - Hotel return transfer within Kota Kinabalu on arrival and departure day,
  • Schedule land transfer from Tawau Airport to Semporna return by van / coach, (1st Schedule - 07:45am and 2nd Schedule - 02:20pm),
  • Schedule boat transfer from Semporna to Mabul Island return,
  • Accomandation on a twin sharing basis semi-detached chalet rooma at Mabul Island, with air-conditioning, attached bathroom with hot water shower.
  • English speaking staff around the resort (Other languages on request) 
  • 3 meals a day plus light snacks and beverages while at the Dive Resort,
  • Diver package is inclusive of 3 boat dives a day between Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan Island with our Professional Divemaster,
  • Unlimited Jetty House Reef Dive (Conditions Applied), except on arrival and departure days.
  • Tanks, weight and weight belt
  • Diving is subjected to our dive schedules and regulations from our dive centre. Non Divers can do snorkelling at our jetty.

 Resort Package not Includes:

  • Any international or domestic airfare,
  • Unscheduled Tawau to Semporna land transfer,
  • Jetty fee of RM 10.00 to the local Semporna Tourism and Semporna District Office
  • Tawau Airport to Tawau Hotel
  • National Marine Park fee* (payable at the resort), 
  • rental diving equipment, (see below)
  • Nitrox dives,
  • PADI / SSI Diving courses,
  • alcoholic beverages,
  • carbonated soft drinks,
  • diving insurance**
  • travel insurance***
* Sipadan Island Marine National Park Fees
The fee for Entry Permit to Sipadan Island is RM 40.00 per person per day for divers, non-divers, visitors and children. This entry permit fee has to be paid on the spot, in the resort if the approval is obtained. Please take note that the permit to Sipadan Island is NOT GUARANTEE. However, should the entry permit to Sipadan Island is not been approved, we can offer alternative diving at nearby islands such as Si Amil, Mataking, Ligitan, Kapalai or Mabul where there is no restrictions on these islands.

** Diving Insurance
There are too option if you do not have any diving insurance yet:
1) If you are a European Citizen:  You can get your diving insurance directly online with Aqua Med. Just follow HERE and enter all your details, you will get an confirmation within 24hrs.

2) For outside Europe Citizen you are able to visit the Webpage of DAN to apply for your diving insurance:

*** Travel Insurance
Get your Travel Insurance with a worldwide coverage. No matter from which country you are.  Just follow the link HERE to your insurance package. Buy, extend and claim online, from anywhere in the world, even while you away from home and already on the way.
Single supplement:
50% on top from the whole package for single occupancy, booked in advance.
Single traveler is subjected to pay single room supplement of 50% surcharge from the whole package and has to follow our scheduled boat transfer with other guests. If not, there will be an additional charge of ranging between RM150 for land transfer per way (Tawau Aiport-Semporna jetty or Semporna jetty-Tawau Airport) and RM600 per way (Semporna-Mabul or Mabul-Semporna) for boat transfer.

* Children Policy:
Child 12 years old and above is chargeable on Adult Rate Per Night
Child below 12 years old are to pay 50% of the non diver package rate (Must share or occupy same room with parents).
Child below 4 years old is Free of Charge (Triple-Sharing with Parents / Guardian)


Diving Equipment
Full set dive equipment rental is RM 95 per day person.
    Breakdown when rented separately as below (per day per item):-
        BCD: RM25.00
        REGULATOR: RM25.00
        MASK: RM10.00
        FINS: RM 5.00
        SNORKEL: RM 5.00
        SHORTIE: RM20.00
        BOOTIES: RM 5.00
        WETSUIT: RM20.00
    Dive Computer rental is RM30 per day.
    Torch is RM25 per day
    Nitrox dive is chargeable at RM30 per dive. Advance booking is required.

Guest can only take Diver or Non Diver package and no combining package is allowed.
Certified divers who is on a Non Diver package that wish to dive with us in the resort are required to pay RM 120 per dive regardless of boat (has to follow existing diving boat schedule) or shore dives and is not inclusive of the dive equipment rental.

< Standard ROOM CHECK OUT time of the resort is 0930am and ROOM CHECK IN time is 1400pm >

31 March 2015 - 30 March 2017

Accommodation Duration Adults Children *
Bungalow - Diver 5 days / 4 nights on request
Bungalow - non diver 5 days / 4 nights on request

Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice