Mataking Island is made up of the "Kecil"(Small island) and the "Besar"(Big island), these islands are connected through a sandbar making visitors have a unique experience of feeling like walking on water.
The journey from Semporna to Mataking takes about 45 minutes by boat.
With its sparkling white sand, mesmerizing blue water and top-class resort making Mataking is the best place for a getaway. Divers can gear up and explore the Eel Garden, Coral Garden, Nudibranch Garden, Turtle Playground, Lobster Lair, and Hump Head Point.
The island is also known for the newlyweds spending their honeymoon since it's a romantic place to spend with their loved ones.
Timba Timba Island
With its long white sandy beach and photogenic landscape, the island attracts visitors looking forward to a picture-perfect vacation.
Every corner of the island is an opportunity to pose and snap a memorable picture. You can rest at the gazebo, lounge on the hammock, or find your sunbathing spot anywhere on the island. The alluring blue hues surrounding the island make it irresistible to swim on it.
Pom Pom Island
Pom Pom Island is a small coral reef island in the Celebs Sea. The island is 2.3km in circumference at the high tide line with fringing coral reefs 4km long.
The island is rich with many rare and uncommon species. The region is a part of the coral triangle which has 500-plus coral species.
Pom Pom Island is the best place for you to visit and spend some time relaxing. If you wish to see an amazing view to see how the little baby sea turtles get out from their nest, you can come around the month of May and August, since this is the time when sea turtles nest on the island.
* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
Meet at Semporna Hotel
Register at the Semporna office and be ready to depart to Timba Timba Island(The journey takes an hour by boat)
1st Fun Dive session
Depart to Mataking
Lunch will be served at Mataking
Enjoy 2nd Fun Dive session
Depart to Pom Pom Island, leisure time
Arrive back at Semporna
Min. Participant(s): 2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)
Tour location / Depart from: Tawau (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 book: 1 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 3 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Over 14 days (from date of departure) charge 30% of Tour fare; 7 to 14 days (from date of departure) charge 50% of tour fare; Less than 7 days (from date of departure) charge full tour fare. 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).