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PADI dive courses at Mabul: book with us a 4 night stay, plus either the PADI Open Water Diver course or the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (including 2 days of fun diving, with guaranteed dives at Sipadan) at Mabul Borneo Divers Resort. Please contact us for details at email@example.com.
Sipadan Island, Mabul and Kapalai. When park entry permit numbers allow, there is a 3 or 4 dives in Sipadan (including packed lunch). Alternatively it will be a 3 dive day around Mabul or Kapalai. No diving on day of departure. The number of dives quoted in the packages below is based on 3 dives per full diving day.
Borneo Diver Mabul Resort offers a guaranteed visit to Sipadan Island with a minimum 5 days / 4 nights dive package. Permits to Sipadan island are not transferable. For shorter packages or for diving Sipadan more often, there is still the chance to purchase Sipadan diving permits on arrival, depending on availability. It is possible to pre-book the extra permits where chances of obtaining Sipadan diving permits are better. Permit fees and diving service (approx. US$ 127 per diver) will then be paid on arrival (if permits are obtained). Please ask us for more details.
For more guaranteed dives at Sipadan, please check MV Celebes Explorer.
Resort diving includes:
Dives, unlimited self-guided jetty house reef dives, boat rides to dive sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 6 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, Semporna jetty fee, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks.
Night boat dives (approx. US$ 32 per dive), scuba equipment (approx. US$ 30 per day), dive computer, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available, approx. US$ 16 per tank), dive insurance, Sipadan permit fees (approx. US$ 12 per person per day), soft drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks, internet access, return resort transfers from Tawau airport.
Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks. If you are a single person you can share with another person or pay in advance for a single supplement to get your own bungalow. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
The resort is located along the northern beachfront of Mabul Island. Mabul is a 40 minute speedboat ride from the port of Semporna. Borneo Divers will provide a return transfer from Tawau Airport to Semporna and Mabul.
Tawau arrival flights:
From Kota Kinabalu: Air Asia: AK 6122 (07:20-08:10), AK 6126 (12:20-13:10); Malaysia Airlines: MH2121 (07:30-08:15), MH2137 (13:15-14:00)
From Kuala Lumpur: Air Asia AK5152 (07:20-10:05); Malaysia Airlines MH 2660 (08:25-11:15)
From Sandakan: Malaysia Airlines MH 3093 (07:45-09:40)
Transfer times from Tawau Airport to Borneo Divers Mabul Resort are 08:30 and 11:00 hrs. If you arrive on any flight which does not time well with these transfer times then you must wait at the airport for the next available transfer (which could be a few hours) or overnight at Tawau or Semporna. Only if you arrive on the morning flight will it be possible to dive that day.
Tawau departure flights:
To Kota Kinabalu: Air Asia: AK6127 (13:35-14:25), AK6129 (21:35-22:25); Malaysia Airlines: MH2134 (14:40-15:25), MH3054 (17:55-18:55), MH3056 (20:55-21:55)
To Kuala Lumpur: Air Asia: AK5153 (10:30-13:15), AK2665 (17:50-20:30), AK5155 (18:50-21:35), AK5157 (21:35-00:20); Malaysia Airlines: MH2661 (11:55-14:35)
To Sandakan: Malaysia Airlines: MH3092 (10:05-10:45), MH3056 (20:55-21:55)
Transfer times from Borneo Divers to Tawau Airport are 05:45 and 11:00 hrs. Please plan 3 hours between resort departure and flight departure time.
Note that special transfers can be arranged for groups. Individuals/couples can arrange private transfers at additional cost. For more information see our Mabul travel information section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Pay for 10 guests and receive 1 extra place free of charge for only US$ 133 for boat and land transfer fees.
If this is your only planned visit to Borneo Malaysia then we strongly recommend that you consider a 2 night add-on stay at the Sepilok Nature Resort, Sandakan in Sabah, to allow you to witness the not-to-be-missed jungle adventures with orang-utans.