Mantanani Islands are a group of three isolated islands located northwest of Kota Belud, about an hour’s drive from the state capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. These islands are approximately 45 minutes boat ride by speedboat from the mainland.
The islands boasts of crystal clear blue waters filled with a myriad of marine life and white sandy beaches fringed by coconut palm trees. One of the main reasons that Mantanani Islands is popular for local and tourists alike is because of its picturesque scenery, cool breezes and serene environment.
Enjoy your first dive with a 20 minutes beach dive to familiarize yourselves with the equipments at the big Mantanani Island. Then followed immediately by the second dive, the boat dive. You'll be provided 1 oxygen cylinders. For those who is a qualified diver with certification, please notify us that you will take part in Leisure Dive upon booking, your second oxygen cylinder will be provided by FREE!
Diving equipment included: weights, weight belt, BCD, regulator, mask, fins, scuba tanks.
Wetsuits / rash guards are provided for the diving participants. This also depends on the water temperature, if the water is warm, then you can choose not to wear wetsuits and just use rash guards (top skinsuit).
The whole diving trip is guided by professional PADI Dive Instructor / Master, and we do provide a translator who can communicate in Mandarin and Cantonese.
After taking the lunch and if weather permitted, you can get the life jacket and mask from staff to do beach side snorkeling. However, this does not accompany by guide / staff and snorkel at your own risk.
Heading to Kawa Kawa River after return to mainland.
For those who love to watch these unique primate not found elsewhere in the world is a “Must See”. It would definitely gives you one of the most exhilarating and memorable experience observing the Proboscis monkeys both young and adult leaping from tree to tree and eventually down to feed on young leaves and plants. The leaping act is superb, fast, steady, stylish and perfect. Proboscis monkeys survive mainly on a diet of leaves, seeds, and unripe fruits but will occasionally consume insects as well. As well experiencing a night cruise with glows of fireflies lighting up the trees.
Comparison between Discover Scuba Dive and Leisure Dive
|Discover Scuba Dive |
|Leisure Dive |
|Guided by Dive master||Yes||Yes|
Total Oxygen Cylinder
|Total Beach Dive||1||0|
Total Boat Dive
|1 Dive Master lead no. of divers||2 - 4||1 - 2|
|Depth of Dive||5 - 12 m||12 - 18 m|
|Requirement||No||Diving licence is needed|
This tour might be cancelled due to bad weather condition especially in Monsoon Season (November ~ January, and June), the tour company will inform you if the trip has been cancelled by early morning before 7:00am on traveling day. If so, you may contact us for immediate arrangement of other trips or simply tell us to postpone this tour to next available day.
Sometime the weather is fair and the tour keep going, there might be rough sea condition and choppy water, you probably will not feel comfortable. If the weather is not getting better, only ONE session of diving will be conducted at shallow water area and will leave the island earlier than usual for safety reason. No refund will be given for any part of the services after commencement of tour.
Thanks for your understanding!
|Strictly no expecting mothers allowed for Mantanani trip and surface interval of 24 hours prior to flights after diving.|
* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
Pickup at hotel and proceed to Kota Belud Jetty.
Arrive Kota Belud Jetty.
Depart for Mantanani Island.
Learn diving at beach (beach dive) - first dive.
Leisure Diving – Begin first boat dive.
Take boat to dive in open water - second dive.
Leisure Diving - second dive at different dive site.
Back to Mantanani Island for lunch.
Free and leisure, unlimited snorkeling from the beach.
Departing to jetty.
Upon arrival jetty, coffee and tea will be served with homemade cakes.
Enjoy the sunset by the sea.
Enjoy sumptuous buffet dinner served in glimmering lanterns hug around lodging.
Boat cruise to watch fireflies slowly lighting up and decorating the mangrove trees. Listen to the crickets singing.
Back to jetty and Depart for Kota Kinabalu.
Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer back to hotel.
Min. Participant(s): 2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)
Tour location / Depart from: Kota Kinabalu
Recommend to book: 1 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 2 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: No refund for any cancellation made within 2 days from the tour date, 90% of full payment will be refunded if cancel 3 days and above. No refund for those tours which involve accommodation.
Tour Type: Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.
Insurance: Tourist transportation insurance included. Please contact your insurance agency for personal travel insurance.
Pickup Service: Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.
Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).