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Mabul Water Bungalow is a 4-Star floating dive-resort wholly owned by Sipadan-Mabul Resort. The resort, is situated at Mabul Island overlooking the world-known Sipadan Island which is 15-minutes away by speedboat.
These wooden-type bungalows has sixteen (16) unit entirely built over water with stilts offer sheer comfort. Each bungalow exquisitely furnished with contemporary decor, equipped with remote control air-conditioner, ceiling fan, private bathroom-hot/cold shower and toilet, spacious private balcony offer panoramic vistas of blue sea, TV with satellite channels, mini bar, in-room safety box and free wireless internet access.
Facilities includes a large and airy restaurant for dining, a souvenirs shop selling variety of t-shirts, accessories and gifts, a business center, a dive center and an office taking care all the guests registration, billings and a health spa outlet.
1 Water Bungalow
This beautiful resort only has 15 bungalows. Of the 15 bungalows, 8 are with double beds while the other 7 are with twin beds. These exclusive wooden type bungalows are built over the water and stand on stilts allowing you to enjoy the cool breeze and beautiful views.
Each bungalow comes with: Hot and cold fresh water, Satellite TV and DVD player, Spacious private balcony, Coffee and tea making facilities, Mini bar, In room safe deposit box, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan
Built up area of 85.5 sq m (920 sq ft)
2 Borneo Villa
There are 3 Borneo Villa Suite, each one comes with: Separate bedroom and living room, Spacious balcony fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi, Computer workstation with Internet access, Satellite TVs and DVD players in the bedroom and living room, Hot and cold fresh water, Pantry, In-room safe deposit box, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan
Built up area of 129.6 sq m (1,395 sq ft)
3 Bougain Villa
The resort has only one luxury Bougain Villa which comes with: Separate bedroom and living room, Private Jacuzzi with a view of the Celebes Sea and Sipadan Island, Large balcony, Private access to the sea from the balcony, Floor window with a view, Computer workstation with Internet access, Hot and cold fresh water, Satellite TVs and DVD players in the bedroom and living room, Pantry, In-room safe deposit box, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan
Built up area of 166.8 sq m (1,796 sq ft)
4 Royale Villa
The luxury villa is suitable for large families and comes with: 2 bedrooms furnished with double beds, Separate bedroom and living room, Private Jacuzzi with a view of the Celebes Sea and Sipadan Island, Very large balcony, Private access to the sea from the balcony, Floor window with a view, Computer workstation with Internet access, Hot and cold fresh water, Satellite TVs and DVD players in the bedroom and living room, Pantry, In-room safe deposit box, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan
Built up area of 280 sq m (3,024 sq ft): made up of 156 sq m (1,680 sq ft) living space and 124 sq m (1,344 sq ft) balcony area.
The large and airy restaurant offers both buffet and à la Carte dining options. The food is a fusion of traditional and modern cuisine and the menus have been designed with an emphasis on flavor, diversity and quality ingredients.
Mabul is a totally different environment from Sipadan. It is mainly on muck diving where it is known for the exotic small marine life like frogfish, fire gobies, ghost pipefish, shrimps, exotic sea urchins, crabs, nudibranch, sea horses and many more.
Diving on Sipadan is all drift diving, divers drop in and cruise with the current along the walls. This combination of deep walls and ocean currents provides the ideal environment for pelagic such as sharks and large schools of jacks and barracuda.
Besides the three (3) boat dives, unlimited jetty dives may be carried out daily on Mabul’s House Reef. These jetty dives can only start after your morning boat dive, unless you choose not to go on the morning boat dive; then you may dive anytime after 7.00am. Your last jetty dive has to be planned in such a way as to exit the water by 9.00 p.m.
Mabul Water Bungalow offers a range of PADI dive courses.
- PADI Discover Scuba Diving
- PADI Scuba Diver
- PADI Open Water
- PADI Adventure Dives
- PADI Adventure Diver
- PADI Advanced Open Water
- PADI Deep Diver
- PADI Drift Diver
- PADI Equipment Specialist
- PADI Underwater Naturalist
- PADI Underwater Navigation
- PADI Wreck Diver
- PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
- PADI NItrox Course
- PADI EFR
- PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
- PADI Rescue Diver
- PADI Divemaster
The rental prices for each item are per day inclusive of 6% Goods and Services Tax
- BCD 6$
- Regulator 8$
- Mask & Snorkel 5$
- Fins 5$
- Booties 4$
- Wetsuit 6$
- Torch 11$
- Dive Computer 9$
- Dive Center
- Souvenir Shop
- Conference Rooms
- Daily Housekeeping
- Laundry Service
- 24 Hour Front Desk
- Snorkeling Tours
- Underwater Photography
- Island Hopping
- Land Tours
Apart of all diving activities Mabul Water Bungalows offers
Snorkeling, Beach Volley Ball, Ocean Kayak, Parasailing, Island Hopping at nearby island, Fishing Trip at nearby island
You can fly to Tawau either from Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. When you arrive at Tawau, your resort will transfer you to Semporna. From Semporna, you will take the resort speedboat to Mabul Water Bungalows. The transfer from Tawau to Semporna takes 90 minutes while the boat ride will take another 45 minutes.
Customised Packages Available Upon Request
6 Days/5 Nights Mabul Water Bungalowprice: 1846 USD
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* Return land transfer Tawau Airport to Semporna Jetty by air-conditioned van
* Return boat transfer from Semporna Jetty to Mabul Water Bungalow by speedboat
* 5 nights accommodation at twin sharing water bungalow with attached bathroom and hot shower facilities and the comfort of air-conditioning
* Daily Meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and unlimited tea and coffee while at the resort
* 1 Day guaranteed for 3 boat dives with divemaster at Sipadan Island (exclude permit fee @ RM 40 per person per day to be paid at the resort)
* 3 combination boat dive per day at Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island with dive master including the use of dive boat, tanks with air, weights and weight belt (no diving on arrival and departure day even no flying)
* Unlimited House Reef diving with buddy
Sipadan is the small island where you can dive and snorkel. It is a 15-30 minutes boat ride south of Mabul. Sipadan is the tip of a mountain with steep underwater walls all around it. These walls drop to 300m on the Mabul side of the island and 600m on south side. Diving on Sipadan is all drift diving, divers drop in and cruise with the current along the walls. This combination of deep walls and ocean currents provides the ideal environment for pelagic such as sharks and large schools of jacks and barracuda.
SPECIAL RULES FOR PROTECTING TURTLES:
* Divers and snorkelers are to refrain from touching, teasing and restraining turtles under water because turtles are air breathers and can be drowned if panicked or cornered. Anyone riding or restraining turtles will sit out the next dive.
Note: The time restricted by the Government for Diving at Sipadan Island is from 6am to 6pm.
Mabul in contrast to Sipadan is a continuation of the Borneo landmass rather than the top of an underwater mountain. Because of this, Mabul has more gradually sloping walls around it that bottom out at about 30m. The attractions on Mabul are of the smaller variety such as lobster, crocodile fish, moray and garden eels. This makes it an ideal location for macro-photo opportunities. If you walk around the east of the island at night, be sure to take a flashlight and watch for sea snakes on the beach or amongst the palm trees.
Kapalai lies to the east of Mabul about 10 minutes away. It used to be a vegetated island much like Mabul but erosion has turned it into a small sandbar that just breaks the surface of the water. This is an area that we are exploring for new dive sites. Like Mabul it is an excellent location for macro-photography and is specially abundant in the rare finds of diving such as mandarin fish, stonefish, leaf fish, pipefish, lionfish, frogfish, cuttlefish, eels, and more.