Leisure Dive at Mantanani Island

location_on Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge Kampong Mantanani Sabah Malaysia

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About this exploration

Looking for an escape and want to see blue skies, dive in the crystal clear sea and feel the fine white sand between your toes? Our day trip takes you to Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big) and from here you would also get to explore the water of Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small) where these islands are a reminder of an earlier and simpler place and era where time slows amidst the waves lapping on white sandy beaches. Here, you will find that peace you were looking for as we prefer no mass tourism here —only a maximum of 50 guests per day. And divers will venture deeper where the island promises the most diverse marine life with underwa-ter visibility of up to 40 metres.


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 applies)
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

0715hrs 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.

0930hrs Arrival at Jetty and depart to Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge at Pulau Mantanani Besar.
We will travel for 1 hour going to the island. Mantanani Island group consists of 3 islands namely Pulau 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.

1030hrs Arrive at Mari-Mari Backpackers Lodge. Enjoy the coffee and tea that is served at the Lodge while getting ready for your dive.

1045hrs Dive equipments will be provided to the guests and safety briefing will be given by our DIVEMASTER / INSTRUCTOR. After gearing up, proceed to the 1st Dive site on boat for 1st Dive.

1230hrs Back to Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge for lunch.

1330hrs Get ready for a 2nd dive. Proceed to the 2nd Dive site on boat.

1500hrs 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 we foresee that the sea or weather is going to be rough due to the change of weather condition.

1830hrs 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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Mari Mari Mantanani

Malaysia · Joined in October 2017

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