Mabul Water Bungalows - Pulau Mabul, Sabah Borneo
MABUL WATER BUNGALOW is a floating dive-resortat Mabul Island overlooking the world-known Sipadan Island which is 15-minutes away by speedboat.
These wooden-type bungalows (built up size 17X17ft) has sixteen (16) units (12XDouble Bed & 4XTwin Bedded) entirely built over water with stilts offer sheer comfort. Each bungalow exquisitely furnished with contemporary furniture and décor, equipped with remote control air-conditioner, ceiling fan, private bathroom-hot/cold shower and toilet, spacious private balcony offer panoramic vistas of blue sea, selected satellite TV channels, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer and in-room safety box.
Facilities includes a large and airy restaurant for dining, a souvenirs shop selling variety of t-shirts, accessories and gifts, a business center with internet service, a dive center and an office taking care all the guests registration, billings and an underwater video and health spa outlets. Free WIFI Internet Access is available in the room. Please request the password at the front desk.
Borneo ~ Sabah ~ Semporna ~ Pulau Mabul
MABUL WATER BUNGALOW
These fifteen (15) units of wooden-type bungalows (built up size 17X17ft) are (10XDouble Bed & 5XTwin Bedded) entirely built over water with stilts. Each bungalow is furnished with contemporary furniture and décor, equipped with remote control air-conditioner, ceiling fan,private bathroom-hot/cold shower and toilet, spacious private balcony offer panoramic vistas of blue sea, TV with satellite channels, minibar, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer and in-room safety box .
(total built up size is 1395 / F2 or 132 M2) fitted with a double bed built on water with stilts. This villa is furnished with contemporary furniture and décor, equipped with remote control air-conditioner, ceiling fan,private bathroom-hot/cold shower and toilet, 2-persons jacuzzi, a living room with a mini pantry, spacious private balcony offer panoramic vistas of blue sea, TV with satellite channels, mini bar, coffee/teamaker, hairdryer and in-room safety box.
(total built up size is 1796 / F2 or 170 M2) fitted with a double bed built on water with stilts offer sheer comfort. This villa is exquisitely furnished with contemporary furniture and décor, equipped with remote control air-conditioner, ceiling fan, private bathroom-hot/cold shower and toilet, 2-persons jacuzzi, a living room with a mini pantry, spacious private balcony offer panoramic vistas of blue sea, TV with satellite channels, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer and in-room safety box.
Facilities & Activities
Facilities include a large and airy restaurant for dining, a souvenirs shop selling variety of t-shirts, accessories and gifts, a business center with internet service, a dive center and an office taking care all the guests registration, billings and an underwater video and health spaoutlets. Free WIFI Internet Access is available
Mabul Water Bungalow Package ~ Valid from 1st April 2016 til 31st March 2018 (Rates per person per package)
Above rate inclusive of 6% Goods and Services Tax - GST and inclusive of 3.5% credit card surcharge
DIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES
* Transfer 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
* All food and hot beverage while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)
(ADDITIONAL INCLUSION FOR CERTIFIED DIVER)
* 3 boat combinations dives per day with divemaster either on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island (except on arrival and departure day)
* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy
* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt
* no diving on arrival and departure day even when no flying .
However for 2 days 1 night package,if guests are taking 1000am boat to the resort,they will have 01 orientation dive and 01 boat dive.While for guests are taking 1230pm boat to the resort, they will have 01 orientation dive. If the guest choose to dive on the last day (on departure day if not flying) is chargeable at RM 106.00 per dive/per person.Guests are also request to sign another liability/waiver form for this extra dive. This will be charged locally.
* for dives at sipadan island , the rates exclude permit fee @ RM 40 per person per day to be paid at the resort
* For guests extending or upgrading their stay while at the resort will be charged on site
* Standard check in-time is 1400 hours and check out time is 1200 hours. Early check-in and late check-out is subject to room availability
OTHER RESORT ACTIVITIES OFFERED
* PADI / NAUI Diving Courses (from Open Water to Divemaster level)
* Scuba Skills Refresher Course
* Discover Scuba Diving
* Technical Diving Courses
* Nitrox Diving
* PADI/ NAUI Specialty Courses
* Beach Volley Ball
* Ocean Kayak
* Diving trip at nearby island
The rental price for each item as below (inclusive of 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST):
BCDRM 27.00 Net Per Person/Per Day
Regulator RM 32.00 Net Per Person/Per Day
Mask & Snorkel RM 22.00 Net Per Person/Per Day
Fins RM 22.00 Net Per Person/Per Day
Booties RM 16.00 Net Per Person/Per Day
Wetsuit RM 27.00 Net Per Person/Per Day
Torch with batteries RM 38.00 Net Per Person/Per Day
Torch (re-chargeable) RM 48.00 Net Per Person / Per Day
Dive Computer RM 38.00 Net Per Person/Per Day (limited unit)
CONDITIONS FOR DIVING
DIVER TRAINING / DIVER’S CERTIFICATIONS
All divers will be required to show proof of diver training / certification by an internationally recognized Diver Training Agency upon arrival before they would be allowed to participate in any diving activity.SMART also reserves the right to require a Scuba Skills Refresher Course for any diver who cannot provide proof of diving in the last 12 months and/or exhibits uncertainty in their skills.Logbooks are highly recommended
LIABILITY/RELEASE FORM (WAIVER)
All guests will be required to sign a Liability/Release Form (Waiver) before or upon arrival and abide by all diving and safety rules of the resort. No diving or snorkeling activities will be permitted until the said form is signed and witnessed.
We operate diving all year round but we cannot predict the weather conditions these days for scuba diving even for the best season.
DIVING ON FIRST DAY AT RESORT - ORIENTATION
The first dive at the Dive Resort on the day of arrival will be an orientation dive with a Divemaster.This is required of all divers.Please take note that there is NO Underwater Camera or Video allowed during the orientation dive.Other jetty dives can be done on the first day under our UNLIMITED JETTY DIVES program.First day diving is depends on your arrival time to the resort.
We constantly remind all our valued guests that the future of the reef is in their hands, they are told not to touch, lift, remove or damage any of the flora and fauna of the reef.
DIVING SCHEDULES AND REGULATIONS
* Boat Dives
There are three (3) boat dives a day, two in the morning and one in the afternoon.It is a combination dive at nearby dive sites making a total of 3 dives per day.Each boat goes out with a boatman and Divemaster.All dive sites and dive schedules will be arranged at the discretion of the resort Management.
Our dive boats will depart to the dive sites every morning at 8.00 to 9.00 am and return to Sipadan-Mabul Resort after the 3rd dive, around 4.00 p.m.Divers will return to the resort for their meals after every dive.If you are diving at Sipadan Island you will be there the whole day, lunch will be served on site.
The number of dive is limited to avoid overcrowding; therefore, visits must be arranged well in advance.Divers on their first visit to Sipadan are briefed before they take the plunge.
* Additional Day Dives
In order to cover the entire dive sites it is recommended at least one week stay at the resort.If you would like to do additional day diving besides the normal 3 boat dives then the diving rate is RM 106.00 per dive/per diver. This must be arranged in advance with the dive master.You will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form (Waiver).
*Unlimited Jetty Dives
Besides the three (3) boat dives, unlimited jetty dives may be carried out daily on Mabul’s House Reef.These jetty dives can only start after your morning boat dive, unless you choose not to go on the morning boat dive; then you may dive anytime after 7.00am.Your last jetty dive has to be planned in such a way as to exit the water by 9.00 p.m.
(See also Night diving section below)
For jetty dive, you are required to dive with a buddy and sign out with our personnel on duty.NO DIVEMASTERS WILL ACCOMPANY JETTY DIVES, unless prior arrangements are made.
To Pay & Dive on the Spot
For certified divers who purchase non-diver package wishes to pay and dive on the spot the additional charge is RM 170.00 per dive per person includes the use of dive boat, tank with air, weights, weight belt and the services of divemaster on sharing basis.This must be arranged in advance and pay locally.
Whilst for the unlimited house reef diving with buddy is RM 85.00 per dive per person includes the use of tank with air, weights and weight belt. This must be arranged in advance and pay locally.
*Buddy System and Depth Limitations
As per most Training Agency's teachings, all dives must be with a buddy; no solo diving is allowed.Depth on any dive shall be limited to a maximum of 140 feet (40 meters), of course taking into account any residual nitrogen time already acquired.
For safety measures, a mandatory minimum 60 minutes surface interval is required before the next consecutive dive, regardless of whether you are diving by a computer or by tables.
To Night Dive, divers must show proof of night diving in the form of certification cards or logbooks documenting such dives.If no proof is available, divers who wish to night dive will be required to take an introduction OR certification course in night diving at an additional cost.Night Divers must exit the water by 9.00 p.m. (2100 hrs).
Night dive is exceptionally good at Mabul walls where one could easily encounter Lobsters, Crocodile Fish and occasionally large Cuttlefish.The boat leaves for Mabul night dive at around 6.00 - 6.30 p.m. and dinner will be served after the dive.
Night dives can be scheduled whenever a diver wants to do one the following evening at extra charge.
A diver doing their first night diving will be required to do an introduction to night diving prior to the dive.
Rates for night diving with boat on Mabul Island is RM 286.00 per dive/per boat from 1-2 Divers and if there are 3 divers and above the rate is RM 106.00 per diver/per dive.This will be charged locally.
FLYING AFTER DIVING (LAST DAY AT RESORT)
The latest recommendation from DAN, Training Agencies etc., indicates that you should wait a minimum of 12 hours and sometimes up to 24 hours after diving before you fly.However, SMART recognizes that people, agencies, and even computers and tables differ on this.If you choose to dive on the day you leave and fly, you will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form (Waiver) to do this.You will only be able to do one morning dive at 8.00am at Mabul Island; however, this is at the discretion of the resort Management. The extra charge for the dive on last day is RM 106.00 per person/per dive.
SMART reserves final discretion on who may or may not do any type of diving we offer, based on a diver's shown abilities, experience, etc.If a diver is or becomes physically incapacitated by injuries, illness, intoxication, 'hangovers', etc., we reserve the right to stop this person from diving.
Effective on 24 June 2013
Updated on 27 February 2015
NOTICE - SIPADAN ENTRY PERMIT
Please be informed that all daily entry to dive or visit to Sipadan Island will be subject to approval by the Sabah Parks Management, which is in control of issuing the entry permit. The total number of divers or visitors allowed to visit Sipadan island is restricted now to 120 pax per day.
Our resort has been allocated 14 quotas each day out of the 120 pax.Due to this limited quotas our Sales Office in Kota Kinabalu under Explore Asia Tours Sdn Bhd will arrange only for divers who stay 5 nights at standalone chalets and water bungalows to have 1 day guarantee diving at Sipadan Island.
Please note there is no first come first serve basis.During peak season priority will be given to divers.
With the 1 day guarantee, 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.
As for guests who are staying at standard chalet or standalone chalet based on our NON SIPADAN PACKAGE, the permit trip to Sipadan is NOT GUARANTEE.
But you have the option to buy Sipadan Trip and entry permit from other resorts based on the market price @ RM 390.00 (RM 350.00 + RM 40.00) per person per day.This permit need to pre-book and is subject to availability.This price is applicable also for non-divers, visitors and children.
We will not be held responsible for not being able to provide trip to Sipadan due to the conservation measures by the Government.
However, should the entry permit to Sipadan Island is not been approved, we can offer alternative trip at nearby islands such as Kapalai, Mabul, Mataking & Ligitan where there is no restrictions on these islands.(THIS IS FOR GUIDELINE ONLY & ALL SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO
CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE NOTE IT IS NOT WITHIN OUR CONTROL
IF AIRLINES CHANGES THEIR FLIGHT SCHEDULES):
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FOR GUESTS ARRIVING SEMPORNA BY OVERLAND TRANSFER ON OWN ARRANGEMENT PLEASE PROCEED TO SEAFEST HOTEL’S LOBBY.
PLEASE BE THERE HALF AN HOUR BEFORE BOAT DEPARTURE.
IT IS ADVISABLE TO INFORM US IN ADVANCE OF YOUR ARRIVAL TIME AS OUR BOATS ARE NOT ALL THE TIME STATIONED AT THE JETTY.
IF YOU MISS THE BOAT THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT SCHEDULED BOAT.
FOR GUESTS OVERNIGHT AT SEMPORNA, PLEASE WAIT AT THE HOTEL’S LOBBY HALF AN HOUR BEFORE BOAT DEPARTURE.
AS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET ALL THE FLIGHTS ARRIVING IN TAWAU THEREFORE GUESTS ARRIVING BY FLIGHT NOT STATED ABOVE MUST STAY THE NIGHT AT THE MAINLAND - TAWAU OR SEMPORNA. HOTELS CAN BE ARRANGED ON REQUEST.
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FOR GUESTS DEPARTING ON EARLY FLIGHT BEFORE 10:00AM MUST DEPART THE RESORT 1 DAY EARLIER FOR OVERNIGHT STAY AT THE MAINLAND - TAWAU OR SEMPORNA. HOTELS CAN BE ARRANGED ON REQUEST.
ALL LAND & BOAT TRANSFER ARE ON SHARING BASIS. PRIVATE CHARTER CAN BE ARRANGED ON REQUEST.
* UNSCHEDULED BOAT TRANSFER TO AND FROM THE RESORT CAN BE ARRANGED WITH ADDITIONAL SURCHARGE BUT IT IS SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.
WHENEVER NECESSARY, THE RESORT MANAGEMENT RESERVED THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE BOAT SCHEDULE THEREFORE PLEASE ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK WITH THE RESORT MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR FLIGHT INFORMATION.
MH – MALAYSIA AIRLINES
AK – AIR ASIA
A reservation fee or deposit of 30% of
total calculated tour fee each space (PAX) booked must reach us within
14 days after your initial booking. If this is not forthcoming, your
reservation will be canceled without notice. This reservations fee or
deposit will hold the spaces until 40 days out from arrival date in
The 30% reservation fee or deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates. In the event, if there is a change in the reducing number of persons, it will be resulted in Loss of Deposit.
Details as follows : guest’s name as in passport, passport number, nationality, date of birth, diver certification and it's level, sex, whether traveling single or as a couple, flight details, transfers and, hotels needed (in Sabah) will be required at this point
Once payment is fully settled, in the
event of cancellation, the following cancellation charges shall apply
(based on full package price):
Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding booking fees, insurance premiums, amendment charges and any commission given by us.
- From Confirmation date to 15 days before arrival in Sabah - 30% of the trip's full price forfeited
- From 14 days to arrival date in Sabah - 50% of the trip's full price forfeited
- From 7 days to arrival date in Sabah - 75% of the trip's full price forfeited
- 'No Show' by customer - 100% of the trip's full price forfeited
No refund will be made for any part of the Sipadan or Mabul Island diving trip, shorten stay, transfers, side tours, hotels, meals, flights, diving permit etc. not utilized by the pax once the trip has departed from their place of origin.
The following conditions apply to all NON-DIVING children:
1. Infants up to 3 years old are Free of Charge. The infant must stay in the same chalet as the parents; a baby cot will be provided free of charge if prior arrangement is made.
2. Children 4 to 11 years who are NON-DIVERS are chargeable at children rate (please refer price list). They must stay in the same chalets with the parents, an extra bed will be provided in each chalet.
Children rate is based on the year of birth.
Any child who is a certified diver, no matter what age, and will be diving must pay full divers rates. PARENTS ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES. SMART does not have and cannot provide any babysitting services for children nor will SMART bear and responsibility for anything that might befall said children.
WHAT TO BRING
* Personal Dive Equipment * Personal Items and Tropical Beach Wear * Insect Repellent * Torches * Scuba Diving License * Logbook * Personal medication