Mabul Waterbungalow 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-MW
Destination: Mabul Island
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Frequency: Daily
Departure Time: from Tawau / Semporna
Suitable For: Family, Children
Trip Theme: Adventure, Scuba Diving
Walkway trough the resort
Our buggys to get around
Dining expereince at the Waterbungalow Resort
Ocean View
Mabul Waterbungalow Resort
Welcome at the Waterbungalow Resort in Mabul

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

First Day: arrival

Arrival at Tawau Airport by flight; meet up at Tawau Airport with the Sipadan Mabul Staff. Transfer via air-conditioned van to Semporna Jetty (journey around 1.5 hrs.). Continue by Speedboat to Mabul Water Bungalow. There are three transfers scheduled daily, please check the following transfer schedule.


FlightFlight NoArrival TimeBoat Time
BKI/TWU MH2121 0700-0745 0900AM
KUL/TWU AK5152 0720-1005 1230PM
BKI/TWU AK5833 0930-1020 1230PM
SDK/TWU MH3063 1020-1100 1230PM
BKI/TWU MH2137 1315-1400 1600PM


For those arriving Semporna by overland transfer please be there half an hour before departure.  Please let us know your flight details in advanced.

  • Registration and briefing by divemaster before check in to room.
  • Free at own leisure
  • Dinner at the dining hall and overnight at the Mabul Water Bungalow.

Following Days:

  • Breakfast served at the Dining Hall of the Resort,
  • After breakfast proceed for two morning boat dives with professional divemaster at Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai or nearby island (1st dive on the first day is an orientation dive).
  • Lunch at the resort or on Sipadan Island.
  • Late afternoon proceed for one afternoon dive with divemaster at Mabul or Kapalai
  • Dinner at the dining hall and overnight at the Mabul Water Bungalow.

Last Day: departure

  • Breakfast served at the Dining Hall of the Resort,
  • Free at leisure until departure time (depending on your flight details)
  • Check-out.
  • Transfer to Semporna Jetty by speedboat then proceed to Tawau airport by air-conditioned van for your flight.

Note: Advisable no diving on the last day. 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 fly.

Departure Schedule

FlightFlight NoDeparture TimeBoat Time
TWU/KUL AK5153 1030-1315 0700AM
TWU/BKI AK5834 1045-1135 0700AM
TWU/SDK MH3062 1120-1200 0700AM
TWU/BKI MH2134 1440-1525 1100AM
TWU/BKI AK5836 1715-1805 1100AM
TWU/KUL AK5155 1855-2130 1100AM
TWU/KUL AK5157 2110-2355 1500PM
TWU/BKI MH2148 2140-2225 1500PM


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:

  • Transfers between: Tawau - Semporna Jetty - Mabul Water Bungalows - Tawau by van and speedboat,
  • Bungalow type accommodation on twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning
  • English speaking staff around the resort (Other languages on request)
  • All food and hot beverage while at the resort
  • 3 boat combinations dives per day with divemaster on Sipadan, Mabul or Kapalai Island
  • Unlimited jetty diving on Mabul's House Reef
  • Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt
  • Professional Divemasters

 Resort Package not Includes:

  • Any international or domestic airfare, (can be orginized by us, please contact us in advanced)
  • Unscheduled Tawau to Semporna land transfer,
  • National Marine Park fee* (payable at the resort), 
  • rental diving equipment,
  • Nitrox dives,
  • PADI / SSI Diving courses,
  • alcoholic beverages,
  • fruite juice and 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 of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed chalet, booked in advance.

31 March 2014 - 30 June 2017

Accommodation Duration Adults Children *
Bungalow - Diver 4 days / 3 nights on request
Bungalow - Diver 5 days / 4 nights on request
Bungalow - non diver 5 days / 4 nights on request
Bungalow - non diver 4 days / 3 nights on request

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