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Mantanani Island (Discover Scuba Dive)

0715 hours - Pick up from hotel lobby and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud (estimated travel time will be 1 hr 45 mins). Arrival at Kuala Abai Jetty and depart to Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge at Pulau Mantanani Besar. We travel 1 hour going to the small (kecil) island. Mantanani Island group consists of 3 islands namely Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani Island), Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small Mantanani Island) and Pulau Lungisan.

  • Full Itinerary

    Departure: Daily 0715 hours

    0715 hours - Pick up from hotel lobby and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud (estimated travel time will be 1 hr 45 mins). Arrival at Kuala Abai Jetty and depart to Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge at Pulau Mantanani Besar. We travel 1 hour going to the small (kecil) island. Mantanani Island group consists of 3 islands namely Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani Island), Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small Mantanani Island) and Pulau Lungisan.

    1030 hours - Arrived at Mari-Mari Backpackers Lodge. Enjoy our coffee and tea that is being served at the Lodge while getting ready for Discover Scuba.

    14045 hours - THE INFORMATIVE PART- Equipment 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 when your mask is flooded while you are in the water, how to Clear water from your mask and regulator.

    You will learn new hand signal which is very useful while you’re in the water.

    1115 hours - 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 MARI-MARI DIVE LODGE.

    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.

    1230 hours - THE FUN PART - Open Water Dive

    Your PADI professional then will get you on 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 adventure with care and safety in mind.

    During the dive your PADI professional will be pointing out the various marine lives that you will encounter.

    Return to Mari-Mari Backpackers Lodge for a sumptuous lunch.

    1500 hours - Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty. Upon arrival, board coach/van and proceed back to Kota Kinabalu.

    1830 hours - Estimated time of arrival at Kota Kinabalu, drop off at respective hotels

    Tour Includes:

    • Return Land transfer: Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Abai Jetty (Kota Belud)-Kota Kinabalu
    • Return Boat transfer: Kuala Abai Jetty-Mantanani Island-Kuala Abai Jetty
    • Diving Equipment Rental
    • Dive Instructor / Dive Master
    • Lunch
  • Photo Gallery
  • What's included

    Includes: Return land transfer, boat cruise, life jackets and English Speaking Guide

    Meals: Lunch, Coffee, tea and Malay cakes and cookies, dinner

    Excludes: Personal Expenses, Carbonated & Alcoholic Drinks, Any Items Not Mentioned

  • What to bring

    Recommended Personal Gear: 

    Casual wear/beach attire/slipper/flip flop/hat/sunglass/sun lotion/raincoat/sea sick medicine/extra change of cloth (in case get wet)/binoculars camera/plastic bag for camera, other personal items/Extra cash for Optional activities

  • Notes

    Things to Note (Important - Please read carefully):

    • For safety reasons, tour and activities are dependent on SEA & WEATHER CONDITIONS. We reserve the rights to CANCEL or POSTPONE the tour or any activities if we deem there is an absence of a safe operating environment. We monitor closely weather changes through the relevant sources.
    • Due to the nature of the tour as well as the journey which involves overland and sea transportation, we do not recommend it to anyone who has pre-existing medical conditions that will normally preclude him/her from taking part in activities of similar nature. Children below 2 years old are also not encouraged. We reserve the right to refuse service where we deem appropriate.
    • Liability Release Form must be signed and understood by the participant before the tour and activities commence.
    • Please check with us if you have any special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian. We however do not guarantee that we will be able to meet all requests.
    • Please provide passport number and full name for security reasons.

     

    NOTES:

    • For safety reasons, we may cancel / turn back if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.
    • We may depart earlier from the island if the we foresee that there is a change in sea or weather conditions that may affect the safety of the journey.
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  • Tour Information
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    Min. Pax 2
  • Tour Code:
    BT38-E
  • Duration:
    9 hours
  • Travel Style:
    Wildlife Trails
  • Destination:
    Sabah
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