Mataking + Pom Pom + Timba-timba Leisure Diving


  • Mataking Island
  • Pom Pom Island
  • Timba-timba Island
  • Leisure Diving


Return boat transfer, Diving equipment, Diving instructor, Lunch, Jetty fee


Come and enjoy the three island dive!

Diving in Mataking Island is a dream come true for many enthusiasts. Its pristine landscape, teeming with fascinating underwater flora and fauna, along with its stunning sandy beaches, makes it a sought-after paradise. From barracudas to ribbon eels, giant clams to eagle rays, the variety of marine life here is astonishing. Dive sites include D'wall, Coral Gardens, Underwater Post Office, and Turtle Playground. At these dive sites, you have the chance to encounter large pelagic fish like grey reef sharks, eagle rays, and manta rays, as well as one of the world's only five underwater post offices. You'll also have the chance to spot smaller marine creatures such as octopuses, lionfish, and stonefish. The whale shark, the largest shark in the ocean, is known to frequent Sabah waters from March to June each year, though this may vary due to global climate change. If you're fortunate enough to encounter one, remember to observe from a distance and resist the urge to touch. Marine life should be admired from afar, without disturbing its natural habitat.

Pom Pom Island, a 45-minute boat ride from Tawau Semporna, boasts rich tropical vegetation and long stretches of pristine white sandy beaches. Surrounded by the Celebes Sea and seven islands, it's an ideal destination for avid divers to explore various dive sites, seek out rare fish, and indulge in "muck diving" adventures. Discover the tiniest and most exotic marine life has become a challenge to the diver. With over 20 dive sites, including Mandarin Heaven, Pit Rock, Northern Valley, and New Life, divers of all levels will find suitable spots to explore. Wildlife encounters may include sea turtles, banded sea snakes, robust ghost pipefish, glassfish, octopuses, and blue-spotted stingrays.

Timba-timba Island is known for the wonderful beach great to look for rare marine life that includes large cuttlefish, frog fish, crab, sea snakes and sometimes nurse sharks hiding under table coral. While turtles can be seen in numbers other frequent sights include blue ribbon eels, moray eels, barracudas, lobster, large coral trout and snappers. The island has more than ten dive sites, including Sweet Lips Table, Stingray City, Pygmy Point, Cahaya Way......Simply hearing the name stirs up excitement!

Leisure Diving
Number of Dives  3 Dives (Subject to changes depending on weather)
Diver License  -Required (Diving License must be provided after placing booking)
 -Minimum: Open Water
Underwater Photo  Not Included
Diving Equipment   BCD, Regulator, Tank, Fin, Mask

- Guest are welcome to bring along their own diving equiment (if any). 
- Divers who did not went for any diving activity for 1 - 2 years will require to take the Refresher Course.  Additional surcharge of MYR150 per person (Minimum 2 pax)  

No diving license? Explore Discover Scuba Diving here:

Mataking + Pom Pom + Timba-timba Discover Scuba Diving


Important Notice:
- The price is not included the landing fee of MYR10/person on Timba-timba Island. The landing fee is payable by cash directly on Timba-timba Island to island staff or tour guide.

Strictly NO expecting mothers, age under 12 and above 50 years old, person with serious medical history, and those who need to fly within 24 hours after diving allowed for the trip.


* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.

Pickup Time & Transport Fee

No hotel pickup service is provided, you may need to reach meeting point yourselves.

Meeting Point:  Grace Hotel Semporna 仙本那格瑞斯酒店

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How to Pay

Pay on travelling day

No advance payment is required, simply pay cash in Ringgit-Malaysia to tour guide. However, you still need pay in full for any cancellation made 1 day prior to tour date.

Pay Online

Accep Visa and MasterCard credit card, Malaysian bank transfer, Paypal, FPX, Alipay. 2.3% surcharge apply. Please be noted that 2.3% processing fee is non-refundable in case there is cancellation 3 days after the payment made.

Bank Transfer

for Malaysians:
Online banking through your Malaysia Bank Account

for International guests:
Use WISE - a Fast & convenient global transfers service, better exchange rate than conventional bank Telegraphic Transfer; No 2.3% processing fee; Generally we would receive your payment in same day.

Additional information

  • Min. Participant(s)1 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

  • Tour location / Depart fromTawau (Semporna) . To reach Tawau city, you have to take a domestic flight or bus express from Kota Kinabalu or Sandakan. There are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport too.

  • Recommend to book1 month(s) in advance

  • To book at least2 day(s) in advance

  • Cancellation & Refund Policy:  Not refunable for any cancellation made.

  • 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).

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