Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

Occupying a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach on Mabul island, Borneo Divers Mabul Resort provides effortless water access for shore and boat diving. The resort has a quiet and un-crowded atmosphere which is perfect for those of you who want to relax and unwind. With over 30 private semi-detached cottages, Borneo Divers Mabul Resort makes sure there is always enough room for guests. Due to the dive sites being within close proximity to the resort it makes things easy to return for your surface intervals and enjoy the cool tropical breeze on your private veranda.

Borneo Divers Mabul Resort also has a very well equipped conference centre which makes it ideal for meetings, exhibitions or company getaways. The Borneo Divers Mabul Resort’s conference centre can easily accommodate up to 80 attendees and with facilities like LCD digital projector, slide projector, overhead projector, PA system, podium and white board you won’t have to worry about bringing your equipment with you.

The topography in the waters around Borneo Divers Mabul Resort is vastly different from the sheer walls of neighboring Sipadan, with shallow, sandy bottoms and gentle declines, Borneo Divers Mabul Resort is ideal for first timers or beginners. You will also be able to participate in a PADI diving course to improve your diving abilities, while still enjoying the wondrous marine life found living in the reef surrounding the island.

Mabul Island is home to many strange and exotic creatures, you will be able to see dozens of species of Nudibranchs, Shrimps, Crabs, Eels and Fishes. With the bottom being quite sandy the diving won’t be as “mucky” as some other macro dive sites. You will be able to find some rare creatures like Blue Ring Octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish and Mandarin Fish in the area; you will also be able to see species of Sea Horses and Pipefish. If you are a photographer or videographer and would like to snap a certain species just let the expert Borneo Divers guides know and they will be more than happy to take you to areas where you will be more likely to see them.

Borneo Divers Mabul Resort is one of the cheapest alternatives to diving in Sipadan and narrowly missed out being rated as one of our budget resorts. You can save yourself quite a bit of cash when compared to resorts such Mabul Water Bungalows or Sipadan Water Village. If you have any questions or special requirements contact us and we will be happy to help.


Borneo Divers Mabul Resort Wedding

  • Restaurant
  • Event Hall (100 paxs Theatre Setting)
  • Three (3) Bars
  • Recreational & Sport Facilities
  • Professional Underwater Video and Filming Center.
  • Full Service Dive Center
  • Library & TV room
  • FREE Wireless Internet Broadband Access
  • Swimming Pool
  • GAZEBO Beach Side Massage/ Manicure & Pedicure
  • SEADOO DPV( Diver Propulsion Vehicle)

Sample Itinerary (5D/4N)

Day 1
  • Meet and greet by Borneo Divers staff at the hotel lobby for flight MH 2121 @ 0700/ 0745 hrs for Tawau or meet at Tawau Airport at 7:45 a.m. in the morning. Transfer to Semporna by van or coach for approximately 1.5 hours journey. Arrive in Semporna and proceed to Mabul Island by boat around 10:00 a.m. for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour journey, depending on the sea or weather condition. Expected to arrive Mabul Island at 11:00 a.m. and proceed for briefing, registration and check-in. Lunch will be serving at noontime.
  • There will be 2 boat dives on your first day arrival and one of the boat dives will be an orientation dive with our Divemaster (Subject to 1st Schedule Arrival).
  • 2nd Schedule Arrival - 2:20 p.m. from Tawau Airport to Semporna. From Semporna to Mabul Island will be at 4:00 p.m.
Days 2 - 4
  • 6 boat dives with Professional Divemaster - Combination of Sipadan or Si Amil or Mantabuan or Kapalai Island.
  • 3 boat dives with Professional Divemaster - Mabul Island
  • Unlimited Jetty House Reef Dive in Mabul Island
Day 5
  • Free at leisure in the morning. Check-out.
  • Departures from Mabul to Semporna: - First Schedule at 06:30 a.m. and Second Schedule is at 11:30 a.m.


Diving in Sipadan informationPrices stated are in Malaysian Ringgit (approx 4 to 1USD) and are per person based on 2 people sharing a room. Malaysian citizens rates are available upon request, please notify us during the inquiry process. PADI diving courses, equipment rental and group booking rates are available upon request
Package Divers Non-Divers
Per Night Online Discounts Online Discounts

Prices Include:

  • Schedule land transfer from Tawau Airport to Semporna return by van / coach
  • (1st Schedule 07:45am and 2nd Schedule 02:20pm)
  • Schedule boat transfer from Semporna to Mabul Island return
  • Semi-Detached chalet at Mabul Island
  • 3 meals a day plus light snacks and beverages while at the Dive Resort (except alcoholic and/ or carbonated soft drinks)
  • 3 boat dives a day between Mabul, Kapalai, Sipadan, Si Amil or Mantabuan Island with Professional Divemaster
  • Unlimited Jetty House Reef Dive in Mabul Island (Conditions Applied)
  • Boat, tanks, weight and weightbelt

Prices Exclude:

  • Equipment Rental
  • Sipadan dive permit @ RM40.00 per person per day.
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Anything not stated


  1. Sipadan (October 30, 2016)

    Hello @Kia @Kelly @Alex,

    Thanks for the comments.

    Please see further details in your email.

  2. Alex Wong (October 26, 2016)

    Dear Madam/Sir,

    I just plan a diving trip to Sipadan and still looking for the resort & lisence there.

    My Flight to Semporna on Nov-20th 2010 and will leave fly out by Nov 5th 2010

    Im a rescue diver now, hope to get a DM course there, but I just have 15 days available on the island.
    If the limited time no good for the DM cert. I also would like to find a good place for fundive.

    Please kindly let me know if I could dive with your good shop.

    Thanks a lot.

    Alex Wong

  3. Kia (September 16, 2016)

    Hi , Pls quote me a package for a family of 6 (eldest 57 and youngest 16) 12th-15th October 2010. It;s our 1st trip to Mabul Island. Thank you.

  4. kelly (June 24, 2016)

    Hi rate for 3d2n 13th-15th of July for 2pax twin sharing
    Non divers. Thanks

  5. Jason (April 27, 2016)

    Hi Nesh,

    Thanks for the comment. Please check your email for the requested details.

    Jason :-)

  6. Nesh (April 21, 2016)

    10 no divers. All interested in snorkelling. Willing to share rooms or chalet to reduce the cost. From 3/5 to 4/5/2010. A nite only. All malaysian. Please quote. Thank u very much.

  7. Jason (April 20, 2016)

    @Nee @Bart @Meganlee

    Thanks for the comments. Please check emails for the requested details.

    Jason :-)

  8. meganlee (April 19, 2016)


    would like to request a package for family, 2 adults & 3 kids (age : 8 & 7 & 3), check in: 3 Aug, check out: 6 Aug. We are arriving Tawau on 10.05 am by Air Asia, what time is the boat transfer ?


  9. Bart (April 16, 2016)

    travelling: june/july 2010
    4 adults
    5 kids (0-3yrs)

    5 days (4 days of diving). Each couple takes 2 days of diving, 2 days of babysitting
    Need full equipment hire

    Thanks for quoting

  10. Nee (April 11, 2016)

    Hi.. my friends and I will be in Tawau on the 23rd to 26th June (total 6 pax) and all of us are non-divers.. appreciate that you could send me a quotation and the availability.. thx

  11. Jason (March 9, 2016)

    Hey G,

    Thanks for the comment. I have sent you the details to your email.

    Jason :-)

  12. Gianluca (March 9, 2016)

    Hi Jason,

    I wanted to check availability and prices for 2 divers from 12th to 14th of April = 3D2N package.



  13. Jason (March 6, 2016)

    @Grace @Zoey @Pauline

    Thanks for the comments. I have sent the requested details to your emails.

    Jason :-)

  14. pauline (March 5, 2016)


    please quote me 4 pac for 3D2N N 2D1N- non diver and malaysian. visiting 20.03.12 to 22.03.



  15. Zoey (February 29, 2016)

    We are planning to go to Mabul Island on 11th of June for a 4D3N. Can you please email me a quotation for a room for four and a room for two, we will have around 8ppl. What the different between diver and non-diver packages.

    Thank you

  16. Grace (February 27, 2016)

    Hi. I would like to have quotations for 3D2N and 4D3N for 2 pax non-divers around mid of September 2010. We are all Malaysians. Can you quote me the price for snorkeling too?


  17. Jason (February 20, 2016)

    @Chongfj @John @Bryan,

    Yo guys, thanks for the comments. Please check your emails for full details.

    Jason :-)

  18. Bryan Almando (February 20, 2016)


    Please quote me for 4pax for 3D2N & 2D1N non diver. We all Malaysian. out rip visiting Sabah is 30/5/12-6/6/12


  19. John (February 19, 2016)

    Are snorkelers rates the same as non-divers? Do snorkelers participate in the boat trips to outer islands?

  20. chongfj (February 19, 2016)

    hi, jason..could u queto me for 3 person, non diver for 1 night? our flight is on 14 march 2010 noon time. pls leave ur contact number for me tqs alot..hv an nice day.

  21. Jason (February 16, 2016)

    Hi Lim Sook Yeng,

    Please check your inbox for the details.


  22. lim sook yeng (February 15, 2016)

    i want to plan go to sipadan island 16-19 mar 2010, pls sent quotation to mee

  23. Jason (February 11, 2016)

    @walad @Hana Stanley @Rob Conlon

    The requesting info has been sent to your emails.


  24. Rob Conlon (February 8, 2016)


    Could you please advise me whether there is availability at Borneo Divers Mabul arriving 30th March 2010 and departing in the morning on the 4th April (5 nights). Could you quote me a price for two people in a room with a double bed. One person is diving and one is not. Also could you tell me about transfer times to and from Semporna and Tawau airport.

    Thank you,

    Rob Conlon

  25. walad (February 2, 2016)

    I am Malaysian, planning to go to Sipadan on 2st may 3rd may. I need your quotation for diver package. Open Water Certificate.


  26. Hana Stanley (January 30, 2016)

    Hello, I am thinking of coming to stay + dive with my family in the last week of March 2010. I am a BSAC qualified Sports diver with over 120 dives, my husband is BSAC Advanced diver. We have not dived for a few years now, so we would need some kind of refresher dive to start with. Plus 2 children age 10 and 12 who have never dived before but are confident in water, and would like to ideally do the PADI Junior open water diver.
    Can you please let me know the availability and the cost of the PADI courses. I understand they could do the PADI theory lessons online prior to our holiday with you, which would leve them to do skills in the pool and their compulsory open water dives??

    Many thanks

    Hana Stanley

Sipadan Facts

  • Currency: Malaysian Ringgit approx 4MYR to 1USD
  • Language: Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese, although you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't speak English.
  • Food Prices: In Semporna a seafood platter for 4 people can cost under 100RM(approx 23USD). Resort prices may vary
  • Alcohol Prices: 3 bottles of beer can cost under 30RM(approx 7USD) and a bottle of wine starts from 60RM(approx 14USD) in Semporna. Resort prices may vary
  • Sipadan Island:Got its name from the word Siparan which refers to a person who has been found restless on the island's beach.

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