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.
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|
Mask with degree
rental fee: MYR50
Rent waterpoof camera (currently not available)
Rental fee MYR100, deposit MYR200, you need to prepare your own SD memory card (normal size).
Rental fee MYR150, deposit MYR200, include 8GB memory card (can bring back the memory card).
No advance payment is required, but pre-request upon booking is recommended.
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.
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.
Pick up at hotel.
Depart to Kota Belud Jetty or Jesselton Point Jetty.
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 island for lunch.
Free and leisure, unlimited snorkeling from the beach.
Depart back to Kota Belud Jetty or Jesselton Point Jetty.
Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer back to hotel.
Min. Participant(s): 1 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 1 day from the tour date, 90% of full payment will be refunded if cancel 2 days and above. No refund for any cancellation made within 10 days from the tour date of Diving Padi Course.
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).