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Mari Mari Dive Lodge - Mantanani Kechil, Sabah

 

| Trip Rates | Itinerary | Hotel/Trip Description |

| Day Trip at Mantanani Kecil Island | Overnight Packages at Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge at Mantanani Besar Island |

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The island, shaped-like knife, has a beach that stretches up to 2.500 metres. This narrow strip of island is heaven for those looking for some tranquility and away from thrashing fins and mass diving tourism. Unfairly blessed with age-old shipwrecks and critters inhabiting in and around it, the island offers opportunities for visitors to explore.

The island promises the most diverse marine life with visibility up to 40 metres. Many species of rays flutter around like blue spotted ray and marbled sting ray amongst large schools of fish.

Besides that muck diving is excellent with the quiet existence of imperial shirmps, jaw fish ribbon eels, seahorses, pink-eyed gobbles and the jaw-dropping blue ringed octopus, amidst nudibranch of all sorts.

The Mantanani Islands consists of 3 islands; Pulau Mantanani Besar, Pulau Mantanani Kechil and Pulau Lungisan.

These islands provide divers with a wonderful moving scenery in the sea but the islands themselves provide a much needed resting spot or nesting spot for migrating birds as well as resident sea birds. Near Threatened species that has been recorded are the endemic Mantanani Scops-owl Otus mantananensis, Malaysian Plover Charadrius peronii, Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica and Blue-naped Parrot Tanygnathus lucionensis as well as the Megapode which has been hunted to near extinction over the past 20yrs.

 

Day Trip at Mantanani Kecil Island ~ valid till 30th Nov 2013

Mari Mari Island Tour (Mantanani Kechil Island) ~ minimum 2 persons

(RM) Per Person

Day trip * From Kota Kinabalu City Hotel

Divers

RM 550 nett

Snorkeling & non-divers

RM 390 nett

Discover Scuba Dive

RM 520 nett

Day trip * From Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud

Divers

RM 510 nett

Snorkeling & non-divers

RM 350 nett

Discover Scuba Dive

RM 480 nett

Things To Note:

* For safety reasons, tour and activities are dependent on SEA & WEATHER CONDITIONS. We reserved the rights to CANCEL or POSTPONE the tour or any activities if we deem there is an absence of a safe operating environment. We monitor closely weather changes through the relevant sources.

 * Liability Release Form and Tour Attendance MUST be signed and understood by the participant before the tour commences.

* You might get WET during the boat journey, so please be sure to pack and stow your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags or plastic bags for waterproofing are recommended.

* Due to the nature of the tour as well as the journey which involves overland and sea transportation, we do not recommend it to anyone who has pre-existing medical conditions (such as pregnancy, hypertension, back pain problem...etc) that will normally preclude him/her from taking part in activities of similar nature. Children below 2 years old is also not encouraged. We reserve the right to refuse service where we deem appropriate.

* We will not be liable for any damage to your belongings caused by exposure to elements of nature such as weather and sea conditions.

* Kindly note that you are responsible for the safe keeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.

* Please check with us if you have any special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian. We however do not guarantee that we will be able to meet all requests.

 

Things To Bring:                                                                     For Divers:

* Payment / Service Voucher                                                      * Please bring along your logbook * Extra pocket money                                                                 & diver certification card.

* Insect repellent

* Sun-block lotion

* Change of clothes

* Raincoat for protection against water splashes during boat ride

* Towel

* Cap / Hat

Plastic bag/DRY BAG to protect your personal belongings from getting WET.

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.

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Please Note:

* 50% on top of the above rates for Single Supplement / Single Traveller * 50% OFF the above rates for children between the age of 5years - 12years old and FOC for infants (ages 1yr – 4 years old) * The minimum age for a child to do diving is 12 years old and above * The Operator reserves the right to change the venue, cancel or postpone the tour if weather conditions do not permit for safety and comfort of the guests. Due to the logistic of the tour, the operator will closely monitor weather changes through the Sabah Meteorological Department and will reconfirm all tours booked 1 day in advance for any postponement or cancellations due to bad weather * All guests compulsory to fill up and sign the Liability Release form provided by the company prior to commencement of tour * Participant must be physically fit as this tour is for those who love adventure * Liability Release Form MUST be signed and understood by the participant before the tour commences * Age limit for diving is 12 years old and above * Please let us know if you have dietary request, e.g. vegetarian * Please provide Passport number and full name for security reasons.

Equipment

Price per day per unit

Mask & Fin

RM25.00

Regulator

RM25.00

BCD

RM25.00

Full Set

RM75.00

 

CANCELLATION, NO SHOW. UNUSED SERVICES AND AMENDMENTS

* 50% of full package payment will be forfeited for cancellation made within 7 days before scheduled arrival into Mantanani * 100% of full package payment will be forfeited if the guest does not turn up on the specified date of the package confirmation * No refunds will be entertained on any part of the package booked once guests have departed from his / her / their hotel * In the event of guests have arrived at Kota Belud jetty and the tour is being cancelled due to bad weather, a transportation fee of 20% of the total package will be imposed

Itinerary

Divers

TIME

ITINERARY

0715hrs–

0730hrs

Meet at Wisma Sabah, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Kota Kinabalu(please refer to attached location map) and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud.

Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.

0930hrs

Arrival at Kuala Abai Jetty and depart to Mari Mari Dive Lodge at Pulau Mantanani Kecil. We travel 1 hour going to the small (kecil) island.

Mantanani Island group consists of 3 islands namely Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Man-tanani Island), Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small Mantanani Island) and Pulau Lungisan.

NOTE: For safety reasons, we may cancel / turn back if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.

1030hrs –

1100hrs

Upon arrival at Mari Mari Dive Lodge, freshen up and help yourself to a cup of hot coffee or tea provided.

Dive equipments will be provided to the guests and safety briefing will be given by our DIVE MASTER / INSTRUCTOR.

After gearing up, proceed to the 1st Dive site on boat for 1st Dive.

1300hrs

Back to the Dive Lodge for lunch.

1400hrs

Get ready for a 2nd dive. Proceed to the 2nd Dive site on boat.

1500hrs

Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty. Upon arrival, board coach and proceed back to Kota Kina-balu.

NOTE: We may depart earlier from the island if the we foresee that there is a change in sea or weather conditions that may affect the safety of the journey.

1830hrs

Arrive Kota Kinabalu & drop off.

End of service. Thank you & hope to see you again soon!

Snorkeling

This programme is suitable for those who are not very comfortable in the water or has no snorkelling experience. It will allow you to learn snorkelling and some basic safety skills in shallow water before venturing out to deeper water.

The programme is divided into 2 sessions:

Session 1

Shallow Water Practice (1m-2m)

In this section you will be given a safety briefing and do some skill practices in shallow water by our Snorkelling Guide:

Introduction and proper use of snorkelling equipments

How to breathe through your snorkel

How to swim with fins

How to clear water from mask & snorkel

Safety skills – e.g. cramp recovery

Resting position

Session 2

Snorkelling Adventure (3m – 5m)

With the skills that you have acquired in Sessions 1, your guide will now take you to your snorkelling adventure in deeper water by boat.

Take a guided tour of the Mari-Mari Bridge (our house reef) and the nearby reef. See the rich varieties of underwater lives like clownfish, anemone, colourful table coral, barrel sponges, brain coral, stack horn coral and many others.

TIME

ITINERARY

0715hrs

Meet at Wisma Sabah, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Kota Kinabalu and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud.

Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.

0930hrs

Arrival at Jetty and depart to Mari Mari Dive Lodge at Pulau Mantanani Kecil. We travel 1 hour going to the small (Kecil) island.

Mantanani Island group consists of 3 islands namely Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani Island), Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small Mantanani Island) and Pulau Lungisan.

NOTE: For safety reasons, we may cancel / turn back if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.

1030hrs

Arrive at Mari Mari Dive Lodge (Mantanani Kecil).

Freshen up and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea that is being served at the Lodge.

1045hrs

This program is divided into 2 sessions:

* Sessions 1 (Shallow Water Practice 1m-2m)

 

Safety briefing and do skill practice in shallow water by our snorkeling guide and then proceed with snorkeling in shallow water.

1200hrs

Back to the dive lodge for a sumptuous lunch. Relax while enjoying the scenic view of Mantanani.

1300hrs

Session 2 (Snorkeling Adventure 3m – 5m)

With the skills that you have learned in Sessions 1, your guide will now take you to

your snorkeling adventure in deeper water by boat for a guided tour of the

Mari-Mari Bridge (our house reef) and the nearby reef.

See the rich varieties of underwater lives such as clownfish, anemone, colorful table coral, barrel sponges, brain coral, stack horn coral and many others.3

1500hrs

Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty. Upon arrival, board coach/van and proceed back to Kota Kinabalu.

1830hrs

NOTE: We may depart earlier from the island if the we foresee any changes in sea or weather conditions that may affect the safety of the journey.

Arrive at Kota Kinabalu & drop off at Wisma Sabah.

End of service. Thank you & Hope to see you again soon!

Disover Scuba Diving

TIME

ITINERARY

0715hrs

Meet at Wisma Sabah, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Kota Kinabalu and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.

0930hrs

Arrival at Jetty and depart to Mari Mari Dive Lodge at Pulau Mantanani Kecil. We travel 1 hour going to the small (kecil) island.

Mantanani Island group consists of 3 islands namely Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani

Island), Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small Mantanani Island) and Pulau Lungisan.

NOTE: For safety reasons, we may cancel / turn back halfway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.

1030hrs

Arrive at Mari—Mari Dive Lodge (Mantanani Kecil). Enjoying our coffee and tea that is being served at our Dive Lodge While getting ready for Discover Scuba.

1045hrs

THE INFORMATIVE PART- Briefing

* Learn how your body will react to water pressure and how to deal with it with our PADI trained professional.

* Learn how to handle any difficulties while you are in the water e.g when your mask is flooded while you are in the water, how to clear water from your mask and regulator.

* You will learn new hand signal which is very useful while you’re in the water.

1115hrs

THE IMPORTANT PART- Shallow Water Dive

* To ensure your safety and enjoyment, your PADI professional will let you practice breathing underwater in shallow area and how to use your fins properly. Once you are already confi-dent with it, then we will start your underwater tour around the MARI-MARI DIVE LODGE.

* This will help to build your comfort level and determine your understanding of SCUBA div-ing. This is important for your safety before your open water dive.

1145hrs

Open Water Dive

1230hrs

* Your PADI professional then will get you on boat once he/she feels that you are ready for your deeper dives and embark on your new adventure…

* Take your time and relax, your PADI professional will supervise you for an unforgettable underwater adventure with care and safety in mind.

* During the dive your PADI professional will be pointing out the various marine lives that you will encounter.

Back to Mari Mari Dive Lodge for a sumptuous lunch.

1500hrs

Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty. Upon arrival, board coach/van and proceed back to Kota Kina-balu.

1830hrs

NOTE: We may depart earlier from the island if the we foresee that the sea or weather

is going to be rough due to the change of weather condition.

Arrive at Kota Kinabalu & drop off at Wisma Sabah.

End of service. Thank you & Hope to see you again soon!

 

HOTPLATE MENU
MANTANANI KECIL

~ Steamed White Rice ~ Potato Wedges in Paprika ~ Vegetable Curry ~ Stir Fried Vegetables ~ Spring Rolls

Grilled & Hot:Chicken ~ Prawn ~ Fish ~ Squid or crab

Condiments: BBQ Sauce ~ Black Pepper Sauce

Fruit Desserts:~ Papaya ~ Watermelon

Beverages:Drinking Water ~ Coffee ~ Tea

 

Hotel Description

Destination Sabah ~ Kota Kinabalu ~ Mantanani Kecil Island ~ island chalets Room Type 4 chalets with 8 rooms each Room Description basic with only cold showers and fan cooled rooms Facilities & Activities restaurant, diving facilities LOCATION 40 minutes by car away from Kota Kinabalu city Mari Mari Dive Lodge caters to divers primarily

 

Mari Mari Dive Lodge, Mantanani Kechil
Sabah, Malaysia.

 

Accommodation and Packages to Kota Kinabalu , Beaches, Nature and Highlands on the outskirts

Accommodation :

Kota Kinabalu

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Around Mount Kinabalu Park | Celyn Resort Kinabalu | D'villa Rina Ria Lodge | J Residence | Kinabalu Pines Resort | Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa | Zen Garden Resort |

Kudat

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Keningau

| Perkasa Hotel |

Tenom

| Perkasa Hotel |

Beaufort

| Borneo Proboscis River Lodge |

Trips & Packages :

Kota Kinabalu & Outskirts Day And Overnight Trips

Day Trips | Kota Kinabalu City Tour | Kinabalu City By Night | Monsopiad Cultural Village | Kota Belud Sunday Market | Kudat Rungus Longhouse | Manukan & Sapi Island Hopping | Kinabalu National Park | Poring Hot Spring | Kinabalu National Park & Poring Hot Spring | Borneo Culinary Tour | Mari Mari Sepanggar - Sepanggar Island |

Overnight Trips | Kinabalu National Park & Poring Hot Spring (2 days 1 night) | Rungus Longhouse Cultural Trip (2 days 1 night) | Borneo Homestay Experience | Retracing Borneo Death March |

Outdoor Sporting & Nature Activities

| Garama Wetland Cruise | White Water Rafting Day Trips at Padas or Kiulu | Tambunan Rafflesia Rainforest Tour | Kunang - Kunang Fireflies River Cruise | Liwagu River White Water Rafting | 1 Day Rock Climbing at Kg. Keronggu | 1 Day Waterfall Trek at Kionsom | 1 Day Waterfall Trek & Abseil at Kionsom | 1 Day Waterfall Abseil at Kionsom | 1 Day Jungle Trekking Experience within Kawang Forest Reserve near Kinarut | Tuaran Day Bike Ride | Raft and Ride |

Around Sabah Tour

| Drive Around Borneo in 10 Days | Borneo's Big 5 in 10 Days | Journey through Borneo Rainforests | Mini Adventure Ride - Cycling | Ultimate Adventure Ride - Cycling |

Mountain Climbing & Trekking

| Mount Kinabalu/Kinabalu Park Packages | 2 Day 1 Night Mount Kinabalu Climb & Walk The Torq | 2 Days 1 Night Mount Kinabalu Climb and Low's Peak Circuit | 3 Days 2 Nights Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata | 4 Days 3 Nights Mt. Kinabalu Mountain Torq Climb | Mountain Sport Climbing | Beginner Alpine Sport Climbing Course | Advance Sports Climbing Course | Mt. Kinabalu Camping Expedition | Jungle Trekking at Kinabalu National Park |

Mount Trusmadi Climb | 4 Days 3 Nights Salt Trail Expedition at Crocker Range National Park |

| 3 Days 2 Nights Jungle Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve , Kinarut | 4 Days 3 Night Jungle Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve ,Kinarut | 5 Days 4 Night Jungle Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve ,Kinarut |

Combination Trips

| 10 Days 9 Nights Sabah Nature & Sipadan Dive Trip | 10 Days 9 Nights Kinabalu , Sandakan Wildlife & Kapalai Dive Trip | 9 Days 8 Nights Mount Kinabalu Climb and Sukau Wildlife Adventure | 7 Days 6 Nights Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan Wildlife Adventure | 7 Days 6 Nights Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan Trip, Sabah | 6 Days 5 Nights Sandakan Wildlife Adventure & Lankayan Island Trip | 7 Days 6 Nights Kota Kinabalu & Kuching Trip |

 

Malaysia Cities , Towns & Villages

Peninsula Malaysia Cities , Towns & Villages

Kedah

| Alor Setar |

Terengganu

| Chukai | Dungun | Kemaman | Kijal | Kuala Terengganu | Paka |

Perak

| Ipoh | Kuala Kangsar | Lumut | Taiping |

Selangor

| Klang | Kuala Selangor |

Kelantan

| Kota Bahru |

Federal Territory

| Kuala Lumpur |

Johor

| Mersing |

Negri Sembilan

| Seremban | Kuala Pilah | Lukut |

Pahang

| Sungei Lembing | Kuala Lipis | Kuantan |

Melaka

| Melaka |

Sabah and Sarawak Towns , Cities & Villages

Sarawak

| Kuching | Long Bedian | Long Lama | Long Terawan | Miri | Marudi |

Sabah

| Sandakan | Kota Kinabalu | Tawau |

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