Your dive master will pick an island to visit on traveling day depends on the sea conditions between these 3 islands:
Mabul is a small oval shaped island fringed by sandy beaches and perched on the northwest corner of a larger 200-hectare reef. The reef is on the edge of the continental shelf and the seabed surrounding the reef slopes out to 25–30m deep.
Mabul is also renowned for its amazing array of macrolife, making it an underwater photographer’s dream location to capture some of the rarest ecological species on film. Flamboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, spike-fin gobies, frogfish and moray eels are just some of the spectacular critters you will encounter beneath the waters of Mabul.
The mere name conjures the image of crystal clear waters and a floating paradise like no other. A 45-minute trip from Semporna by speedboat, Kapalai island is one of the many beautiful diving havens in this part of the world. However, Kapalai is truly unique because it is not quite an ‘island’.
You will have a breathtaking view of the Celebes Sea no matter where you turn! The restaurant is a wooden deck, where diners can eat indoors or al fresco. There’s even a viewing area in the middle of the restaurant which allows you to see the myriad of marine life passing below. The sundeck, a popular favourite, is a great place to enjoy your novel, work on a tan or indulge in an afternoon siesta.
Tun Sakaran Marine Park
Lying 20 kilometers (approximately 2-hour boat ride away) off the Semporna mainland, The Tun Sakaran Marine Park is the largest marine park in Sabah. It also has the largest concentration of coral reefs in Malaysia.For the marine enthusiast, the blue-green mesmerizing beauty of the Tun Sakaran Marine Park beckons with a hundred and one promises of a wonderful experience both above and underwater.
Although the islands of Tun Sakaran Marine Park are lesser known compared to Sipadan Island; the marine park is said to have an even higher level of biodiversity than in Sipadan. Divers have reported many sightings of eagle rays, turtles, barracuda, bumphead parrotfish, and plenty of nudibranchs.
There’s a centre cultivates giant clam and seaweed farming too!
Gears for diving:
BCD, Regulators, Wetsuit, Weights, Weight Belts, Fins, Mask, Tank.
Bun & Mineral Water, coffee & tea.
Rice , eggs, Chicken / Fish.
Discover Scuba Diving or Diving?
Day Trip Diving with license @ MYR 400(default tour rate)
Day Trip Discover Scuba Diving @ MYR 500 (if you have no diving license)
Extra Transportation Service (return transfer)
Tawau Airport - Semporna - Tawau Airport : - MYR300 per van (max. 8 peoples)
Tawau City - Semporna - Tawau City : - MYR 400 per van (max. 8 peoples)
* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
Arrive Borneo Speedy Dive Centre.
Depart for islands by boat.
Briefing from Dive Master or Dive Instructor.
1st diving session.
Rest while enjoying the light snacks at the island.
2nd diving session.
Rest and enjoy the packed lunch.
3rd diving session.
Back to island.
Back to Semporna jetty.
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.
Recommend to book: 1 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 3 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: 2 to 7 days (from date of departure) charge 50% of tour fare; Less than 48 hours (from the time of departure) charge full tour fare. No refund for booking confirmed.
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).