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
- 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