Mantanani Scuba Diving + Kawa Kawa River Cruise


  • Mantanani Island
  • Kawa Kawa Mangrove Forest
  • Sunset + Fireflies
  • Free diving lesson
  • Full set of diving equipments
  • Provide Chinese speaking translator


Land & boat return transfer, diving equipments and briefing, guide coordinator, BBQ lunch, light refreshment, buffet dinner, river cruise.


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

Diving Lesson



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


More request?

  • Mask with degree
    rental fee: MYR50
  • Rent waterpoof camera (currently not available)
    (A) Rental fee MYR100, deposit MYR200, you need to prepare your own SD memory card (normal size).
    (B) 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. 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 Time & Transport Fee

The pickup time is for reference only, actual time may be vary depends on number of visitors, distance, season, weather and road conditions, should be within 15 minutes. Transport fee quoted is per person.

Zone Hotel Pickup Time Fee (MYR)
A Kota Kinabalu city North (Grandis, Hyatt, Gaya street area...) 7:30 am Free
B Kota Kinabalu city Center (Marriott, Marina Court, Horizon, ...) 7:15 am Free
C Kota Kinabalu city South (Sutera Harbour, KK Time Square, ...) 7:15 am Free
D Airport area (Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Aeropod, ...) 7 am Free
E 1Borneo area (Tune, Grand Borneo, ...) 8 am Free
F Outskirt area (Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Nexus Karambunai, ...) 8:30 am 10.00
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Additional information

  • Min. Participant(s)2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

  • Tour location / Depart fromKota Kinabalu

  • Recommend to book1 month(s) in advance

  • To book at least2 day(s) in advance

  • Cancellation & Refund Policy:  A full refund will be given for any cancellation due to bad weather and the tour unable to proceed. The Tour fee will not be refunded once the tour proceeds. Tour companies reserve the right to cancel or postpone the tours if weather conditions do not permit the guest safety and comfort. Once booking is confirmed, any cancellation due to guest personal factors, the company reserves the right not to refund or change the tour date. During the tour date, guest must on time waiting at the hotel lobby following the pickup time provided. Any lateness or delay 15 minutes from the departure time the booking will be considered a no-show and a full tour fee will be charged.

  • 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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