Discover Scuba Dive at Mantanani Island

location_on Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge Kampong Mantanani Sabah Malaysia

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About this exploration

Discover Scuba Diving is the perfect program for those looking to try something new. It is designed for those who have no experience with scuba diving, but want to know what it’s like to breathe underwater. While this program is not an actual certification course, it will open your eyes to new possibilities and give you a taste of how much fun it is to scuba dive. During the Discover Scuba Diving program, you’ll learn what it’s like to wear scuba equipment, basic safety rules and how it feels to breathe underwater. Your under water exploration start here with Mari Mari Mantanani.


Marine Marine

Special Interest

Herpetofauna Herpetofauna

Fishes Fishes

Crustaceans Crustaceans

Molluscs Molluscs


Diving Diving

Boat Cruise Boat Cruise

Language spoken in this Xploration
  • English
  • Malay
What's included
  • Return Land transfer : Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Abai Jetty (Kota Belud)-Kota Kinabalu
  • Return Boat transfer : Kuala Abai Jetty-Mantanani Island-Kuala Abai Jetty
  • Diving Equipments Rental
  • Dive Instructor / Dive Master
  • Lunch
  • Insurance for guests are provided (T&C apply)
Cancellation policy
  • 50% refund 15 days prior to exploration date, except fee.
  • 100% cancellation charged on NO SHOW or Less than 24 hours prior to event date.
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances, making it impossible to conduct the tour, we reserve the right to change to another tour or cancel the tour at our absolute discretion. In such eventuality, no resources or claims shall be made against us.
Remarks from host

For Divers:
1. Please bring along your logbook & diver
2. Certification card.
3. Age limit for diving with compressed air is 12 years old and above.

Things To Notes :
1. Please check with us if you have any special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian.

2. Please take noted our transportation schedule (Land and Boat) are FIXED, there are NO others shuttle service time, please well manage your own flight/bus schedule to your next destination.

3. Due to the outdoor and adventure nature of the tours and activities, we do not recommend to anyone who has pre-existing medical conditions (such as pregnancy, hypertension, back pain problem...etc) that will normally preclude him/her from taking part in activities of similar nature. Children below 5 years old are not encouraged to participate in the tours. We reserve the right to refuse service where we deem appropriate.

4. Liability Release Form MUST be signed and understood by the participant before the tour and activities commence.

5. For safety reasons, tour and activities are dependent on SEA & WEATHER CONDITIONS. We reserve the rights to CANCEL or POSTPONE any tour or activity if it deems there is an absence of a safe operating environment. We monitor closely weather changes through the relevant sources.

6. You might get WET during the boat journey, so please be sure to pack and stow your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags or plastic bags for waterproofing are recommended.

7. We will not be liable for any damage to your belongings caused by exposure to elements of nature such as weather and sea conditions.

8. Kindly note that you are responsible for the safekeeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.

9. Please produce your passport number or other identification for registration.

Things To Bring:
Booking Voucher
Pocket money
Insect repellent
Sun-block lotion
Personal toiletries
Change of clothes,
Raincoat to protect against water splashes during boat ride
Dry bag/plastic bag to protect your personal belongings

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Day 1

07:15am Meet at Wisma Sabah, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Kota Kinabalu and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.

09:30am Arrival at Jetty and depart to Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge at Pulau Mantanani Besar.
We travel 1 hour to the island. Mantanani Island group consists of 3 islands namely Pu-lau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani Island), Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small Mantanani Island) and Pulau Lungisan. NOTE: For safety reasons, we may cancel / turn back halfway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.

10:30am Arrive at Mari-Mari Backpackers Lodge (Mantanani Besar). Enjoy the coffee and tea that served at the Lodge while getting ready for Discover Scuba.

10:45am THE INFORMATIVE PART- Equipments and Safety Briefing Learn how your body will react to water pressure and how to deal with it with our PADI trained professional. Learn how to handle any difficulties while you are in the water e.g if your mask is flooded, how to clear water from your mask and regulator. You will learn new hand signal which is very useful while you are in the water.

11:15am THE IMPORTANT PART- Shallow Water Dive To ensure your safety and enjoyment, your PADI professional will let you practice breathing underwater in shallow area and how to use your fins properly. Once you are already confident with it, then we will start your underwater tour around the island. This will help to build your comfort level and determine your understanding of SCUBA diving. This is important for your safety before your open water dive.

12:30am THE FUN PART - Open Water Dive Your PADI professional will then get you on the boat once he/she feels that you are ready for your deeper dives and embark on your new adventure… Take your time and relax, your PADI professional will supervise you for an unforgettable underwater adven-ture with care and safety in mind. During the dive your PADI professional will be point-ing out the various marine lives that you will encounter.
Back to the lodge for lunch after the dive.
Free and easy after lunch and enjoy the white sandy beach and scenery of Mantanani.

15:00am Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty. Upon arrival, board coach/van and proceed back to Kota Kinabalu. NOTE: We may depart earlier from the island if the we foresee that the sea or weather is going to be rough due to the any change of weather condition.

18:30am Arrive at Kota Kinabalu & drop off at Wisma Sabah. End of service. Thank you & Hope to see you again soon!

07:15 AM - 06:30 PM


location_on Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge Kampong Mantanani Sabah Malaysia

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