Day Trip To Mantabuan Island ~ Sabah

Mantabuan Island, located behind the ancient volcano of Bohedulang, can be reached within app. 40min from Semporna. It‘s best dive site, the Black Coral Forest, can be found at the end of a gentle slope at a depth 25m-30m. Here the precious coral can be found huge bushes, ranging from white to neon green to purple in colour. Turtles often can be found resting there, and whenever the current picks up eagle rays can be spotted overhead. The huge coral boulders at shallower depth are excellent places to look for lobsters, frogfish and a large variety of other coral fish. At nearby Mantabuan 2, an underwater mountain that raises from 60m to a depth of 10m below the surface, some of the best soft coral and large table coral can be found, often with nurse sharks or blue spotted stingrays resting underneath. Dive sites further to the north and west of the island on the other hand are great to look for turtles, barracudas and a wide variety of smaller critters

Tour Description


Borneo ~ Sabah ~ Semporna ~ Matabuan Island

Minimum no. of Persons

2 persons

Place of Departure

From Semporna

Things to Bring

Hat, Raincoat or umbrella, insect repellant, sunblock, torchlight, personal toiletries, drinking water, swimwear, towel, sandals, good walking shoes, drinking water, extra film & batteries for camera

Day Trip To Mantabuan Island ~ Valid till 31 December 2016

(rates based on per person per package)

Dive and Non Dive Rates Per Person (RM)
Adult RM 116.60 nett
Child (4-11) RM 63.60 nett
Child (0-3) RM 37.10 nett
Adult Diver RM 275.60 nett
Junior Diver RM 275.60 nett
local jetty&park fee RM20.00/day
mask, snorkel and fins rental RM21.20/day
***Price for Junior Diver is same as Adult Diver***


* Picnic Lunch + Drinking Water * 3dives guided by our Multilingual Divemaster * weights, weight-belt & 3 tanks * boat transfers from Semporna/Island/Semporna

NOTE: Full set of Snorkeling Eqt is @ RM20/day & RM60/day for Diving Eqt.


Please do not bring any money/valuables onto the boat. Sipadan Scuba provides safety lockers at the Dive Centre where you can store those during day trips with us. [Please request this facility from the Front Desk / Equipment Department]

Pick-Up Service from Tawau Airport > Semporna

RM150/trip/1.5 hours drive can be booked together with this package. 8 persons/Van with the names as stated in your booking receipt but if you're in a group of 6-8 and will bring your own diving equipment plus with luggages, please make another booking.

[NOTE: If your booking is less than 8 persons/van, the van maybe mixed with other bookings arriving at the same time]


1).Please be informed, all of our island trips are depart from Semporna at ~8.30am. Please standby in our Divecentre at 8.00am.

(Travelling time is ~2 hours/trip)


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


a). Our Daily Departure Time From Semporna is ~ 8.30am. Please standby at the Sipadan Scuba Diveshop at 8.00am.
b). During PADI Courses, destinations and islands are fixed by Sipadan Scuba. Any Day Trips listed under PADI Courses in the Official Receipt are subject to change without prior notice.
c). For any extension days after a PADI Course, an instructor & boat fees of RM250/student/day will be charged.
d). Any payment made is non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates except NBDSS/Sipadan Scuba canceled the bookings due to the weather factors.
e). Please inform us if your flight has been delayed or canceled. No refund for any missed transfer for Airport Pick-Up arrangement will be given.
f). Please take down the Booking ID No or print out this Receipt and present it to Sipadan Scuba Front Desk Staff upon arrival.

Recommended to buy Travel Insurance from the following link which covered any adventure trips cancelation due to our NO REFUND POLICY of `Any payment made is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE to other dates:

In order to get your trip organized and not missing your boat schedule that leaves at 8.30am daily, please come to Sipadan Scuba Divecentre a day before the first trip to complete all paperwork and arrange any rental equipment. Those who only arrive in Semporna in the late evening before a day trip/courses are required to be at the Divecentre at 7.30am next morning.

Every person entering an island off Semporna will be required to pay a Permit/Conservation fee/Jetty fee subject to implementation by the Government as well as a landing fee at islands with Resorts for use of Resort facilities!

Sipadan Scuba/NBDSS reserves the right to change the destination of the islands for bookings of less than 6 persons. Any paid day trip to Sipadan will be conducted as booked and confirmed.

Sipadan Scuba provides a Picnic Lunch consisting of Fried Mee Hon + Muffin, Fried Rice + Popiah or Tuna /Chicken Ham/ Sausage/ Vegetarian Sandwiches + Muffin [different meal daily] Fruits, Hot Coffee and drinking water provided as a FREE BONUS. This is NOT a Hot Buffet Lunch as those served by 5 Star Resorts costing you 5 Star $$$. We request those with Food Allergies [e.g nuts, dairy products & etc]. Kindly notify us in advance. Also please consult your doctor/a pharmacist before ordering our lunch. Those having a huge appetite may bring some Extra Food of their own. You may purchase it for take away lunches or other snacks from our Waterfront Bar before go on the boat.

The lunch provided comes wrapped in paper to reduce use of plastic bags and snacks will be kept in separate containers. The local government DOES NOT ALLOW plastic bags to be taken along on island trips. This is to reduce plastic bag use and ensure no harmful litter accidentally end up in our oceans. Recommended: Paper bags, banana leaf or proper plastic containers can be used.


Please bring along Torch Light, insect repellent, rain gear, hat, extra clothing, good walking shoes in the jungle, sun block, stomachache pills, aspirin and any pills are necessary to your health. (Please consult your doctor/a pharmacist before taking any pills).


Please bring along insect repellent, rain coat, extra clothing, towel, sun block or sun tan lotion,sandals, ear drops, sea-sick pills, stomachache pills, aspirin and any pills are necessary to your health. [Please consult your doctor/a pharmacist before taking any pills]

[Please consult your doctor/a pharmacist before taking any pills]