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Once located at the popular dive heaven of Sipadan Island, through conservation and regulation, the Sipadan Dive Centre has now been relocated to the Mabul Island. Today Mabul Island is the main accommodation area for divers and snorkellers at the Semporna region and also for those who are keen to explore the great underwater adventure of the irresistible lure of the Sipadan. Located near the northern end of Mabul Island, and situated right in front of a patchy white sandy beach, this is where the chalets of the new Sipadan Dive Centre. The new beach front chalets of rainbow colours, seven in total, are divided into two rows and were built with wooden stilt structures.
The front row has four chalets, with bright primary colours like red, green, orange and yellow. All the front row chalets have twin sharing beds, except the red chalet which comes with a king size bed. The balconies of the front row chalets provide a wonderful view of the beach and sea. While another three chalets at the back of the front row were painted blue, gray, and maroon. The blue and maroon chalets offer triple beds, and the gray chalet has a twin sharing bed. The balconies at the second row chalet can still afford a good view of the beach and sea as the balconies lie between the gap of the chalets in front. Every chalet comes with an air-conditioner, and an attached bathroom with hot shower.
Dormitories, with name like Twin Spot Goby Room and Mandarin Fish Room, are also available at Sipadan Dive Centre Mabul. These rooms are situated at the dining hall building. The Dormitories have a total of four rooms, each room can accommodate three persons. Every one of these rooms has a fan. Guests will have to use the share common toilets and bathrooms without hot water showers. The reception office is also located at the dining hall building. Sipadan Dive Centre also offers diving trips on the surrounding islands like Kapalai, Siamin, and Mantabuan. A dive station with full diving equipment is located next to the dinning hall building. Sipadan Dive Centre Mabul also has a nice hut built right at the edge of the beach. It is a great place for the guests to relax and savour the sunset view in the late afternoon. The garden around the premises is always kept clean and neat.
Apart from scuba diving, Mabul island also provides great fun for the snorkellers. Sites like House Reef, Eel Garden, Lobster Lair, Ray Point, and Paradise Two are going to keep snorkellers, beginners or seasonal, busy for a day or two. A stroll along the villages also allows one to have an insight on the life at Mabul Island. The livelihood of the villagers are mainly fishing.
|2 Days / 1 Night||Twin Spot Goby Room||RM 370||RM 230|
|2 Days / 1 Night||Mandarin Fish Room||RM 370||RM 230|
|2 Days / 1 Night||Rainbow Chalet||RM 430||RM 290|
|2 Days / 1 Night||Twin Spot Goby Room||RM 470||RM 330|
|2 Days / 1 Night||Mandarin Fish Room||RM 470||RM 330|
|2 Days / 1 Night||Rainbow Chalet||RM 510||RM 370|
* Accommodation, buffet served meals (L/D/B), coffee or tea and free flow of drinking water.
* 3 boat dives in Mabul or Kapalai with dive equipment (for certified divers) and snorkelling equipment for non-divers.
* Return boat transfers when exit Semporna
For additional night:
Rainbow Chalet: RM 150 per person per day (exclude scuba diving / snorkelling activities)
Dormitory: RM 90 per person per day (exclude scuba diving / snorkelling activities)
How to get there? There are daily flights from Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur to Tawau Airport. From Tawau Airport one will have to take an hour plus car ride to Semporna town. Another hour in a speed boat will get one from the Semporna Jetty to Mabul Island.