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MABUL WATER BUNGALOW is a floating dive-resort wholly owned by Sipadan-Mabul Resort (Sabah) Sdn. Bhd. (SMART), is situated at Mabul Island overlooking the world-known Sipadan Island which is 15-minutes away by speedboat. 

 

These wooden-type bungalows (built up size 17X17ft) has fifteen (15) units (10XDouble Bed & 5XTwin Bedded) entirely built over water with stilts offer sheer comfort.  Each bungalow exquisitely furnished with contemporary furniture and décor, equipped with remote control air-conditioner, ceiling fan, private bathroom-hot/cold shower and toilet, spacious private balcony offer panoramic vistas of blue sea, selected  satellite TV channels, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer and in-room safety box.   

 

Facilities includes a large and airy restaurant for dining, a souvenirs shop selling variety of t-shirts, accessories and gifts, a business center with internet service, a dive center and an office taking care all the guests registration, billings and an underwater video and health spa outlets.  Free WIFI Internet Access is available in the room.  Please request the password at the front desk.

 

MABUL WATER BUNGALOW

PACKAGE RATES

FROM 01ST APRIL 2014 TO 31ST MARCH 2015

 

 

DAYS/NIGHTS

PRICE PER DIVER

(TWIN SHARE)

PRICE PER DIVER

(TWIN SHARE)

PRICE PER NON-DIVER

 (TWIN SHARE)

PRICE PER NON-DIVER

(TWIN SHARE)

2 days/1 night           

RM 2,945.00

US$ 1,016.00

RM 1,756.00

US$    606.00

3 days/2 nights

RM 3,620.00

US$ 1,248.00

RM 2,206.00

US$    761.00

4 days/3 nights

RM 4,308.00

US$ 1,486.00

RM 2,680.00

US$    924.00

5 days/4 nights

RM 4,978.00

US$ 1,717.00

RM 3,142.00

US$ 1,083.00

Extra day/night

RM    960.00

US$    330.00

RM    767.00

US$    265.00

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

To add surcharge 50% on top of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed bungalow.  This must be booked well in advance.

 

DOMESTIC AIRTICKET BY MALAYSIA AIRLINES / AIR ASIA

We can arrange and advise airfare upon request.

 

DIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES

* Transfer between: Tawau - Semporna Jetty – Mabul Water Bungalows - Tawau by van and speedboat

* Bungalow type accommodation on twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning

* All food and hot beverage while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)

* 3 boat combinations dives per day with divemaster either on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island (except on arrival and departure day)

* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef

* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt

 

ENTRY PERMIT APPLICATIONS TO SIPADAN ISLAND

Please be informed that all daily entry to dive or visit to Sipadan Island will be subject to approval by the Sabah Parks Management, which is in control of issuing the entry permit. The total number of divers or visitors allowed to visit Sipadan island is restricted now to 120 pax per day.

 

Our resort has been allocated 14 quotas each day out of the 120 pax.  Due to this limited quotas our Sales Office in Kota Kinabalu under Explore Asia Tours Sdn Bhd will arrange only for divers who stay 5 nights at standalone chalets and water bungalows to have 1 day guarantee diving at Sipadan Island.

 

Please note there is no first come first serve basis.   During peak season priority will be given to divers.

 

With the 1 day guarantee, the fee for Entry Permit to Sipadan Island is RM 40.00 per person per day for divers, non-divers, visitors and children.  This entry permit fee has to be paid on the spot, in the resort.

 

As for guests who are staying at standard chalet or standalone chalet based on our NON SIPADAN PACKAGE, the permit for diving at Sipadan is NOT GUARANTEE.

 

But you have the option to buy permit and diving service from other resorts based on the market price @ RM 390 per diver per day including 3 boat dives with divemaster and 1 day permit fee.  This permit need to pre-book and is subject to availability.  This price is applicable also for non-divers, visitors and children.

 

We will not be held responsible for not being able to provide diving at Sipadan due to the conservation measures by the Government.

 

However, should the entry permit to Sipadan Island is not been approved, we can offer alternative diving at nearby islands such as Si Amil, Kapalai, Mabul, Mataking & Ligitan where there is no restrictions on these islands.

 

SIPADAN-MABUL RESORT

NON-SIPADAN PACKAGE RATES

FROM 01ST APRIL 2014 TO 31ST MARCH 2015

 

 

DAYS/NIGHTS

PRICE PER DIVER

(TWIN SHARE)

PRICE PER DIVER

(TWIN SHARE)

PRICE PER NON-DIVER

 (TWIN SHARE)

PRICE PER NON-DIVER

(TWIN SHARE)

2 days/1 night            

RM 1,446.00

US$  499.00

RM 1,163.00

US$  401.00

3 days/2 nights

RM 1,787.00

US$  616.00

RM 1,358.00

US$  468.00

4 days/3 nights

RM 2,123.00

US$  732.00

RM 1,564.00

US$  539.00

5 days/4 nights

RM 2,456.00

US$  847.00

RM 1,770.00

US$  610.00

Extra day/night

RM    560.00

US$  193.00

RM     495.00

US$  170.00

 

Please note that the above package and room allocation is solely based on Standard Chalet.

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

To add 50% surcharge on top of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed chalet.  This must be booked well in advance.

 

DETACHED/STAND-ALONE CHALET

To add RM 105.00 / US$ 36.00 per person/per night surcharge on top of the above package price.  This must be booked well in advance

 

SUITE CHALET

To add RM 230.00 / US$ 79.00 per person/per night surcharge on top of the above package price.  This must be booked well in advance

 

DOMESTIC AIRTICKET BY MALAYSIA AIRLINES / AIR ASIA

Can be arranged upon request

 

DIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES

* Transfer between: Tawau Airport - Semporna Jetty – Sipadan-Mabul Resort - Tawau Airport by van and speedboat

* Chalet type accommodation on standard twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning

* All food and hot beverage while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)

* 3 combinations boat dives per day with divemaster on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island (except on arrival and departure day)

* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy

* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt

 

OTHER RESORT ACTIVITIES OFFERED

* PADI / NAUI Diving Courses (from Open Water to Divemaster level)

* Scuba Skills Refresher Course

* Discover Scuba Diving

* Technical Diving Courses

* Nitrox Diving

* PADI/ NAUI Specialty Courses

* Snorkeling

* Beach Volley Ball

* Ocean Kayak

* Diving trip at nearby island

 

 

FACILITIES

Resort: Sipadan-Mabul Resort is located at the southern tip of Pulau Mabul overlooking Sipadan.  We are accorded as 4-Stars Resort by The Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and we are member of PADI and NAUI PRO GOLD Dive Resort.

 

Accommodation is made from native materials of Borneo on Twin Share Basis, unless the Single Supplement is paid and categorized into standard - semi-detached (built up size 14X12ft).

 

Sipadan-Mabul Resort comprises of 18 standard chalets, which could accommodate 36 guests at any one time.  All the chalets are built with mosquito screens have attached toilet/bathroom with hot shower facilities and the comfort of air-conditioning, which are available for 24 hours. 

 

Electrical outlet is 220 Volt AC, 50 cycles using three rectangular prongs similar to British plugs.  Electricity power supply 24 hours a day.

 

A vinyl swimming pool measuring 41-ft X 21 ft with a 6-ft deep end.  A 4-6 persons Jacuzzi Whirlpool Spas.  A large dining hall/bar area is used for meals, socializing, dancing and staff shows.  Coconut drink, juices, carbonated soft drinks, beer and wine can be purchased at the resort bar and jetty bar.  A small sundry shop sells a range of T-shirts, batteries, toiletries, souvenirs and etc. 

 

An office takes care of the registration and billing; it is equipped with a Telephone/Fax for communications with the mainland.  Free WIFI access is available in the room.  Please request the password at the front desk.

 

A Technical Diving Center (SMART-Tec) offers various services such as Nitrox Air and Certification Courses.  An underwater video center (Treasure Images) provides u/w videography courses and services as well as rental of Digital Camera. 

 

Please note: Our standard check in-time is 1400 hours and check out time is 1200 hours.  Early check-in and late check-out is subject to room availability.

 

Our 150-member staff a-waits to make your dive holiday safe, easy and fun.

 

Boats: We have thirteen (13) custom-built fiberglass dive boats and two (2) half-cabin passenger/transport boats. These dive boats can carry 10 divers each and get to any of the island dive sites in 15 minutes or more.  Each boat goes out three times a day with a boatman and divemaster.

 

Diving: We have daily boat going to the dive sites, which is about 15 to 30 minutes boat ride.  Dive sites and diving schedule will be arranged at the discretion of the resort management.  All diving at Sipadan Island is

subject to entry permit approval.  Please refer the SIPADAN NOTICE as attached,

 

The UNLIMITED JETTY DIVING mentioned above are dives from Mabul’s House Reef and includes night diving (without divemaster and boat).  Tanks, weights and weight belt are provided; all other equipment must be brought by the diver or rented.

 

Most diving is a combination of wall and drift diving.  We have eight Bauer Compressors, 400 units Aluminum 3000 psi/80 cubic foot tanks with American style 'K' valves and 100 units with DIN valve, 35 sets of diving equipment for rental. It is advisable to bring own adapter / converter (220/110v) for charging for strobes, camera and lights.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

First, you take a short 45 minutes Malaysia Airlines domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau then you will be met and transferred to Semporna Jetty (Harbor) by van (appro. 1-hour drive) and finally, you will be transferred to Mabul Resort by speedboat (appro. 40 minutes boat ride).

 

RESERVATIONS, CONFIRMATIONS AND PAYMENTS

Reservations (bookings) for Mabul Island trips, transfers, hotels, side tours, etc. must be made in writing to Sipadan-Mabul Resort's (SMART) office in Malaysia.  This may be done by email, or fax; email is the preferred method.  A reservation fee of 30% of total calculated tour fee each space (PAX) booked must reach us within 14 days after your initial booking.

If this is not forthcoming, your reservation will be canceled without notice.  This reservations fee will hold the spaces until 30 days out from arrival date in Sabah.  This 30% reservation fee or deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates.

 

You must confirm your spaces by 30 days out by remitting the remaining balance of the calculated tour fare.  Also by this time, you must notify us your nationality, passport number, diver certification and it's level, sex, whether traveling single or as a couple, flight details, transfers and, hotels needed (in Sabah), additional tours and anything else you wish us to arrange for you.

 

Payments can be made by Telegraphic Transfer (TT) or Credit Card.  Payment arrangements:


1.             Telegraphic Transfer - please fax the bank remittance slip for our record and advise us the date of sending and corresponding bank in Malaysia.  All transactions must be in US Dollars (for overseas agents / clients). 

 

Please indicate your name and the dates of your trip on your payment for reference. 

 

Please be informed that all charges of the bank transactions are to be borne by sender.   

 

Our bank information is as follows:

 

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

20, Jalan Haji Saman

88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Malaysia
 

Account Name:   EXPLORE ASIA TOURS SDN BHD

Account No:         390-152453421

Swift Code:          SCBLMYKX


2.             Credit Card - With credit card by sending us the credit card form together with the card copy (back & front) and copy of the card holder passport.  Please note there is 2.20% service charge imposed and will be charged in local currency (RM) Ringgit Malaysia


3.             Online Payment - from our website.  We will send you the link if you decide to use this method.

Please note there is 2.50% service charge imposed and will be charged in local currency (RM) Ringgit Malaysia

 

CANCELLATIONS

Once payment is fully settled, in the event of cancellation, the following cancellation charges shall apply:

 

(a) From 29 days-15 days before arrival in Sabah       - 30% of the trip's full price forfeited

 

(b) From 14 days to arrival date in Sabah                      - 50% of the trip's full price forfeited

 

(c) From 7 days to arrival date in Sabah                        - 75% of the trip's full price forfeited

 

(d) 'No Show' by customer                                                 - 100% of the trip's full price forfeited

 

UNUSED SERVICES

No refund will be made for any part of the Sipadan or Mabul Island diving trip, shorten stay, transfers, side tours, hotels, meals, flights, diving permit etc. not utilized by the pax once the trip has departed from their place of origin.

 

RENOVATIONS

We reserves the right, upon giving reasonable notice to close any parts of its facilities and/or carry out such repairs, renovations/s and/or upgrades from time to time as its deems fit in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

 

FORCE MAJEURE

We will not be liable in whole or in part by any cause beyond our control due to fire, flood, strikes or other labour disputes, shortage of materials, transportation difficulties, accident, war, riot, acts of God and change of laws. 

 

... CONDITIONS FOR DIVING

 

LIABILITY/RELEASE FORM (WAIVER)

All guests will be required to sign a Liability/Release Form (Waiver) before or upon arrival and abide by all diving and safety rules of the resort.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

We operate diving all year round but we cannot predict the weather conditions these days for scuba diving even for the best season.

 

DIVER TRAINING

All divers will be required to show proof of diver training from an internationally recognized Diver Training Agency upon arrival or they will not be allowed to dive without taking a dive course.  SMART also reserves the right to require a Scuba Skills Refresher Course for any diver who cannot provide proof of diving in the last 12 months and/or exhibits uncertainty in their skills.  Logbooks are highly recommended.

 

DIVING ON FIRST DAY AT RESORT - ORIENTATION

The first dive at the Dive Resort on the day of arrival will be an orientation dive with a Divemaster.  This is required of all divers.  Please take note that there is NO Underwater Camera or Video allowed during the orientation dive.  Other jetty dives can be done on the first day under our UNLIMITED JETTY DIVES program.  First day diving is depends on your arrival time to the resort.

 

DIVING SCHEDULES AND REGULATIONS

* Boat Dives

There are three (3) boat dives a day, two in the morning and one in the afternoon.  It is a combination dive at nearby dive sites making a total of 3 dives per day.  Each boat goes out with a boatman and Divemaster.  All dive sites and dive schedules will be arranged at the discretion of the resort Management. 

 

Our dive boats will depart to the dive sites every morning at 8.00 to 9.00 am and return to Sipadan-Mabul Resort after the 3rd dive, around 4.00 p.m.  Divers will return to the resort for their meals after every dive.  If

you are diving at Sipadan Island you will be there the whole day, lunch will be served on site. 

 

The number of dive is limited to avoid overcrowding; therefore, visits must be arranged well in advance.  Divers on their first visit to Sipadan are briefed before they take the plunge.

 

* Additional Day Dives

In order to cover the entire dive sites it is recommended at least one week stay at the resort.  If you would like to do additional day diving besides the normal 3 boat dives then the diving rate is RM 100.00 per dive/per diver.  This must be arranged in advance with the dive master.  You will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form (Waiver). 

 

*Unlimited Jetty Dives

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 10.00 p.m.

                                (See also Night Diving section below)

For jetty dive, you are required to dive with a buddy and sign out with our personnel on duty.  NO DIVEMASTERS WILL ACCOMPANY JETTY DIVES, unless prior arrangements are made.

 

 

 

 

To Pay & Dive on the Spot

For certified divers who purchase non-diver package wishes to pay and dive on the spot the additional charge

is RM 160.00 per dive per person includes the use of dive boat, tank with air, weights, weight belt and the services of divemaster on sharing basis.  This must be arranged in advance.

 

Whilst for the unlimited house reef diving with buddy is RM 80.00 per dive per person includes the use of tank with air, weights and weight belt. This must be arranged in advance.

 

*Buddy System and Depth Limitations

As per most Training Agency's teachings, all dives must be with a buddy; no solo diving is allowed.  Depth on any dive shall be limited to a maximum of 130 feet (40 meters), of course taking into account any residual nitrogen time already acquired.

 

*Surface Intervals

For safety measures, a mandatory minimum 60 minutes surface interval is required before the next consecutive dive, regardless of whether you are diving by a computer or by tables.

 

*Night Diving

To Night Dive, divers must show proof of night diving in the form of certification cards or logbooks documenting such dives.   If no proof is available, divers who wish to night dive will be required to take an introduction OR certification course in night diving at an additional cost.  Night Divers must exit the water by 10.00 p.m. (2200 hrs).

 

Night dive is exceptionally good at Mabul walls where one could easily encounter Lobsters, Crocodile Fish and occasionally large Cuttlefish.  The boat leaves for Mabul night dive at around 6.00 - 6.30 p.m. and dinner will be served after the dive.

 

Night dives can be scheduled whenever a diver wants to do one the following evening at extra charge.  A diver doing their first night diving will be required to do an introduction to night diving prior to the dive.

 

Rates for night diving with boat on Mabul Island is RM 270.00 per dive/per boat from 1-2 Divers and if there are 3 divers and above the rate is RM 100.00 per diver/per dive.  This will be charged locally.

 

THE ISLANDS: SIPADAN, MABUL & KAPALAI

 

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.

 

FLYING AFTER DIVING (LAST DAY AT RESORT)

The latest recommendation from DAN, Training Agencies etc., indicates that you should wait a minimum of 12 hours and sometimes up to 24 hours after diving before you fly.  However, SMART recognizes that people, agencies, and even computers and tables differ on this.  If you choose to dive on the day you leave and fly, you will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form (Waiver) to do this.  You will only be able to do one morning dive at 8.00am at Mabul Island; however, this is at the discretion of the resort Management.  The extra charge for the dive on last day is RM 100.00 per person/per dive.

 

FINAL DISCRETION

SMART reserves final discretion on who may or may not do any type of diving we offer, based on a diver's shown abilities, experience, etc.  If a diver is or becomes physically incapacitated by injuries, illness, intoxication, 'hangovers', etc., we reserve the right to stop this person from diving.

SIPADAN-MABUL RESORT

SIPADAN DIVING PACKAGE RATES

FROM 01ST APRIL 2014 TO 31ST MARCH 2015

 

 

DAYS/NIGHTS

PRICE PER DIVER

(TWIN SHARE)

PRICE PER DIVER

(TWIN SHARE)

PRICE PER NON-DIVER

(TWIN SHARE)

PRICE PER NON-DIVER

(TWIN SHARE)

6 days/5 nights

RM 3,941.00

US$ 1,361.00

RM 2,891.00

US$    998.00

7 days/6 nights           

RM 4,546.00

US$ 1,570.00

RM 3,436.00

US$ 1,186.00

8 days/7 nights

RM 5,151.00

US$ 1,779.00

RM 3,981.00

US$ 1,374.00

9 days/8 nights

RM 5,756.00

US$ 1,988.00

RM 4,526.00

US$ 1,562.00

Extra day/night

RM    665.00

US$    230.00

RM     599.00

US$    206.00

Please note that the above package and room allocation is solely based on Standalone Chalet. 

 

This package includes 1 day guaranteed diving at Sipadan Island.  Please note during peak season, divers will be given the priority to dive at Sipadan Island.

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

To add 50% surcharge on top of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed chalet.  This must be booked well in advance.

 

SUITE CHALET

To add RM 230.00 / US$ 79.00 per person/per night surcharge on top of the above package price.  This must be booked well in advance

 

DOMESTIC AIRTICKET BY MALAYSIA AIRLINES / AIR ASIA

Can be arranged upon request

 

ABOVE PACKAGE INCLUDES

* Transfer between: Tawau Airport - Semporna Jetty – Sipadan-Mabul Resort - Tawau Airport by van and speedboat

* Chalet type accommodation on standalone twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning

* All food and hot beverage while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)

(ADDITIONAL INCLUSION FOR CERTIFIED DIVER)

* 3 combinations boat dives per day with divemaster either on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island (except on arrival and departure day)

* 1 day guaranteed diving at Sipadan Island for 3 boat dives with divemaster (excluding permit fee @

RM 40 / USD 14 per person per day to be paid at the resort)

* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy

* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt

 

OTHER RESORT ACTIVITIES OFFERED

* PADI / NAUI Diving Courses (from Open Water to Divemaster level)

* Scuba Skills Refresher Course

* Discover Scuba Diving

* Technical Diving Courses

* Nitrox Diving

* PADI/ NAUI Specialty Courses

* Snorkeling

* Beach Volley Ball

* Ocean Kayak

* Diving trip at nearby island

FACILITIES

Resort: Sipadan-Mabul Resort is located at the southern tip of Pulau Mabul overlooking Sipadan.  We are accorded as 4-Stars Resort by The Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and we are member of PADI and NAUI PRO GOLD Dive Resort.

 

Accommodation is made from native materials of Borneo on Twin Share Basis, unless the Single Supplement is paid and categorized into standalone chalet - detached (built up size 19X16ft) and suite chalet (built up size 28X23ft). 

 

Sipadan-Mabul Resort comprises of 22 standalone chalets (16 units twin-bed and 6 units double bed) and 2 units suite chalet (double bed), which could accommodate 48 guests at any one time.  All the chalets are built in detached type with own balcony with mosquito screen, with attached private shower/toilet and hot shower facilities, the comfort of air-conditioning, which are available for 24 hours, selected satellite TV channels, mini bar and in-room safety box.

 

Electrical outlet is 220 Volt AC, 50 cycles using three rectangular prongs similar to British plugs.  Electricity power supply 24 hours a day.

 

A vinyl swimming pool measuring 41-ft X 21 ft with a 6-ft deep end.  A 4-6 persons Jacuzzi Whirlpool Spas.  A large dining hall/bar area is used for meals, socializing, dancing and staff shows.  Coconut drink, juices, carbonated soft drinks, beer and wine can be purchased at the resort bar and jetty bar.  A small sundry shop sells a range of T-shirts, batteries, toiletries, souvenirs and etc. 

 

An office takes care of the registration and billing; it is equipped with a Telephone/Fax for communications with the mainland.  Free WIFI access is available in the room.  Please request the password at the front desk.

 

A Technical Diving Center (SMART-Tec) offers various services such as Nitrox Air and Certification Courses.  An underwater video center (Treasure Images) provides u/w videography courses and services as well as rental of Digital Camera. 

 

Please note: Our standard check in-time is 1400 hours and check out time is 1200 hours.  Early check-in and late check-out is subject to room availability.

 

Our 150-member staff a-waits to make your dive holiday safe, easy and fun.

 

Boats: We have thirteen (13) custom-built fiberglass dive boats and two (2) half-cabin passenger/transport boats. These dive boats can carry 10 divers each and get to any of the island dive sites in 15 minutes or more.  Each boat goes out three times a day with a boatman and divemaster.

 

Diving: We have daily boat going to the dive sites, which is about 15 to 30 minutes boat ride.  Dive sites and diving schedule will be arranged at the discretion of the resort management.  All diving at Sipadan Island is

subject to entry permit approval. 

 

The UNLIMITED JETTY DIVING mentioned above are dives from Mabul’s House Reef and includes night diving (without divemaster and boat).  Tanks, weights and weight belt are provided; all other equipment must be brought by the diver or rented.

 

Most diving is a combination of wall and drift diving.  We have eight Bauer Compressors, 400 units Aluminum 3000 psi/80 cubic foot tanks with American style 'K' valves and 100 units with DIN valve, 35 sets of diving equipment for rental. It is advisable to bring own adapter / converter (220/110v) for charging for strobes, camera and lights.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

First, you take a short 45 minutes Malaysia Airlines domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau then you will be met and transferred to Semporna Jetty (Harbor) by van (appro. 1-hour drive) and finally, you will be transferred to Mabul Resort by speedboat (appro. 40 minutes boat ride).

 

 

RESERVATIONS, CONFIRMATIONS AND PAYMENTS

Reservations (bookings) for Mabul Island trips, transfers, hotels, side tours, etc. must be made in writing to Sipadan-Mabul Resort's (SMART) office in Malaysia.  This may be done by email, or fax; email is the preferred method. 

 

A reservation fee or deposit of 30% of total calculated tour fee each space (PAX) booked must reach us within 14 days after your initial booking.  If this is not forthcoming, your reservation will be canceled without notice. This reservations fee or deposit will hold the spaces until 30 days out from arrival date in Sabah.  This 30% reservation fee or deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates.

 

You must confirm your spaces by 30 days out by remitting the remaining balance of the calculated tour fare.  Also by this time, you must notify us your nationality, passport number, diver certification and it's level, sex, whether traveling single or as a couple, flight details, transfers and, hotels needed (in Sabah), additional tours and anything else you wish us to arrange for you.

 

Payments can be made by Telegraphic Transfer (TT) or Credit Card.  Payment arrangements:


1.             Telegraphic Transfer - please fax the bank remittance slip for our record and advise us the date of sending and corresponding bank in Malaysia.  All transactions must be in US Dollars (for overseas agents / clients). 

 

Please indicate your name and the dates of your trip on your payment for reference. 

 

Please be informed that all charges of the bank transactions are to be borne by sender.   

 

Our bank information is as follows:

 

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

20, Jalan Haji Saman

88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Malaysia
 

Account Name:   EXPLORE ASIA TOURS SDN BHD

Account No:         390-152453421

Swift Code:          SCBLMYKX


2.             Credit Card - With credit card by sending us the credit card form together with the card copy (back & front) and copy of the card holder passport.  Please note there is 2.20% service charge imposed and will be charged in local currency (RM) Ringgit Malaysia


3.             Online Payment - from our website.  We will send you the link if you decide to use this method.

Please note there is 2.50% service charge imposed and will be charged in local currency (RM) Ringgit Malaysia

 

CANCELLATIONS

Once payment is fully settled, in the event of cancellation, the following cancellation charges shall apply:

 

(a) From 29 days-15 days before arrival in Sabah       - 30% of the trip's full price forfeited

 

(b) From 14 days to arrival date in Sabah                      - 50% of the trip's full price forfeited

 

(c) From 7 days to arrival date in Sabah                        - 75% of the trip's full price forfeited

 

(d) 'No Show' by customer                                                 - 100% of the trip's full price forfeited

 

 

 

 

UNUSED SERVICES

No refund will be made for any part of the Sipadan or Mabul Island diving trip, shorten stay, transfers, side tours, hotels, meals, flights, diving permit etc. not utilized by the pax once the trip has departed from their place of origin.

 

RENOVATIONS

We reserves the right, upon giving reasonable notice to close any parts of its facilities and/or carry out such repairs, renovations/s and/or upgrades from time to time as its deems fit in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

FORCE MAJEURE

We will not be liable in whole or in part by any cause beyond our control due to fire, flood, strikes or other labour disputes, shortage of materials, transportation difficulties, accident, war, riot, acts of God and change of laws. 

 

... CONDITIONS FOR DIVING

 

LIABILITY/RELEASE FORM (WAIVER)

All guests will be required to sign a Liability/Release Form (Waiver) before or upon arrival and abide by all diving and safety rules of the resort.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

We operate diving all year round but we cannot predict the weather conditions these days for scuba diving even for the best season.

 

DIVER TRAINING

All divers will be required to show proof of diver training from an internationally recognized Diver Training Agency upon arrival or they will not be allowed to dive without taking a dive course.  SMART also reserves the right to require a Scuba Skills Refresher Course for any diver who cannot provide proof of diving in the last 12 months and/or exhibits uncertainty in their skills.  Logbooks are highly recommended.

 

DIVING ON FIRST DAY AT RESORT - ORIENTATION

The first dive at the Dive Resort on the day of arrival will be an orientation dive with a Divemaster.  This is required of all divers.  Please take note that there is NO Underwater Camera or Video allowed during the orientation dive.  Other jetty dives can be done on the first day under our UNLIMITED JETTY DIVES program.  First day diving is depends on your arrival time to the resort.

 

DIVING SCHEDULES AND REGULATIONS

* Boat Dives

There are three (3) boat dives a day, two in the morning and one in the afternoon.  It is a combination dive at nearby dive sites making a total of 3 dives per day.  Each boat goes out with a boatman and Divemaster.  All dive sites and dive schedules will be arranged at the discretion of the resort Management. 

 

Our dive boats will depart to the dive sites every morning at 8.00 to 9.00 am and return to Sipadan-Mabul Resort after the 3rd dive, around 4.00 p.m.  Divers will return to the resort for their meals after every dive.  If

you are diving at Sipadan Island you will be there the whole day, lunch will be served on site. 

 

The number of dive is limited to avoid overcrowding; therefore, visits must be arranged well in advance.  Divers on their first visit to Sipadan are briefed before they take the plunge.

 

* Additional Day Dives

In order to cover the entire dive sites it is recommended at least one week stay at the resort.  If you would like to do additional day diving besides the normal 3 boat dives then the diving rate is RM 100.00 per dive/per diver.  This must be arranged in advance with the dive master.  You will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form (Waiver). 

 

 

 

 

*Unlimited Jetty Dives

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 10.00 p.m.

                                (See also Night Diving section below)

For jetty dive, you are required to dive with a buddy and sign out with our personnel on duty.  NO DIVEMASTERS WILL ACCOMPANY JETTY DIVES, unless prior arrangements are made.

 

To Pay & Dive on the Spot

For certified divers who purchase non-diver package wishes to pay and dive on the spot the additional charge

is RM 160.00 per dive per person includes the use of dive boat, tank with air, weights, weight belt and the services of divemaster on sharing basis.  This must be arranged in advance and pay locally.

 

Whilst for the unlimited house reef diving with buddy is RM 80.00 per dive per person includes the use of tank with air, weights and weight belt. This must be arranged in advance and pay locally.

 

*Buddy System and Depth Limitations

As per most Training Agency's teachings, all dives must be with a buddy; no solo diving is allowed.  Depth on any dive shall be limited to a maximum of 130 feet (40 meters), of course taking into account any residual nitrogen time already acquired.

 

*Surface Intervals

For safety measures, a mandatory minimum 60 minutes surface interval is required before the next consecutive dive, regardless of whether you are diving by a computer or by tables.

 

*Night Diving

To Night Dive, divers must show proof of night diving in the form of certification cards or logbooks documenting such dives.   If no proof is available, divers who wish to night dive will be required to take an introduction OR certification course in night diving at an additional cost.  Night Divers must exit the water by 10.00 p.m. (2200 hrs).

 

Night dive is exceptionally good at Mabul walls where one could easily encounter Lobsters, Crocodile Fish and occasionally large Cuttlefish.  The boat leaves for Mabul night dive at around 6.00 - 6.30 p.m. and dinner will be served after the dive.

 

Night dives can be scheduled whenever a diver wants to do one the following evening at extra charge.  A diver doing their first night diving will be required to do an introduction to night diving prior to the dive.

 

Rates for night diving with boat on Mabul Island is RM 270.00 per dive/per boat from 1-2 Divers and if there are 3 divers and above the rate is RM 100.00 per diver/per dive.  This will be charged locally.

 

THE ISLANDS: SIPADAN, MABUL & KAPALAI

 

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.

 

FLYING AFTER DIVING (LAST DAY AT RESORT)

The latest recommendation from DAN, Training Agencies etc., indicates that you should wait a minimum of 12 hours and sometimes up to 24 hours after diving before you fly.  However, SMART recognizes that people, agencies, and even computers and tables differ on this.  If you choose to dive on the day you leave and fly, you will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form (Waiver) to do this.  You will only be able to do one morning dive at 8.00am at Mabul Island; however, this is at the discretion of the resort Management.  The extra charge for the dive on last day is RM 100.00 per person/per dive.

 

FINAL DISCRETION

SMART reserves final discretion on who may or may not do any type of diving we offer, based on a diver's shown abilities, experience, etc.  If a diver is or becomes physically incapacitated by injuries, illness, intoxication, 'hangovers', etc., we reserve the right to stop this person from diving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(All prices quoted above are subject to changes)

 
 
 
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