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Paradise Two

Paradise Two is one of the best site for snorkelling at Mabul Island. Dense corals concentration provide many living spaces for small fish. Many species of reef fish, including family like Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Anemonefish, and Damsel fish are found here. This is also a popular place to see turtles.

Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

A wonderful three-star resort located at the edge of the continental shelf on the Mabul Island.

Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge

The place to stay at the paradise island called Mantanani island, located at the north west corner of Sabah.The West Coast of Sabah has seen tremendous transformation since achieving independence from the British Empire in 1963. Just take a look at Kota Kinabalu, for the past few decades, it has grown from a small town to one of the biggest cities on Borneo Island. But Mantanani Island, located on the north-west corner of Sabah and about 80 km away from KK, has remained pretty much untouched, and its forests remain intact. Washed by the waves of South China Sea, Mantanani Island is a grouping of three islands namely, Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Kecil and the very small caving island - Lungisan.

Diving Quota at Sipadan

Resorts and Lodges that have allocation of permits by Sabah Park to dive at Sipadan Island.A long time ago go diving at Sipadan Island is a straight forward thing. You can dive at the island as long as you feel happy. And as long as you can afford the fee. Today this is not the case any more. Since 2005 when the conservation of the island started, Sabah Park only allows 120 persons, including divers and snorkellers, to visit Sipadan Island on a single day. Permit costs RM 40 per day.


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Mantanani Island

Sun bathing on a quiet powdery white sandy beach, while enjoying the gentle breeze of the tropical island, and looking out at a big blue sea that stretches to the horizon, which yields almost no sign of human civilisation, one has surely arrived at the beautiful Mantanani Island, one of the best keep secrets on the west coast of Sabah. Only recently promote as a tourists destination, Mantanani Island has miles and miles of unspoiled beaches, and the shallow coast line around the island offers a splendid snorkelling experience, with visibility around10 metre, a wide variety of tropical marines life are easily spotted on the extensive coral reef habitats.

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