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Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

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Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

3 star hotel
Mabul Island, Celebes Sea, Malaysia
30 rooms
FREE Internet

Borneo Divers

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • One of the best dive centers on the island is directly on site
  • One of the richest destinations for exotic small marine life in the world
  • Awarded a 'Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence'
  • Plenty of macro life and a professional underwater videography center
  • Pick up marine protection tips from diving in a fully protected conservation zone
  • Discover the underwater treasures straight off the private jetty
  • Hosts of the annual Sea Turtle and Research Conservation Programme

*Please be informed that Sipadan Island will be closed from 01st December 2020 to 31st December 2020 for 'Marine Life Recuperation', re-opening for operations from 01st January 2021.

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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 35% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 80% will be charged if you cancel between 21 and 1 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 1 day prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

Dive Center


  • Great for macro life, underwater photography and beginners
  • Excellent house reef just off the private jetty - a muck diving haven!
  • Famous for its exotic, diverse marine life and internationally-renowned dive spots
  • Professional Underwater Video and Filming Center
  • The best dive center on the island in terms of training and experience
  • A team that is passionate about the conservation of this protected area


Borneo Divers Mabul is a 5* PADI IDC center, offering direct access to the nutrient-rich waters of the world's "muck diving Mecca".

Named by sportdiver.com as one of the Top 50 Best Dive Sites in the World, Mabul offers extended bottom times as site are mostly shallow, and mild currents which allow for easy drift dives. The sandy bottom also allows for a less “mucky” experience that is easier to dive compared with other macro sites. Sipadan Island is a fully protected conservation zone and Borneo Divers fully supports the conservation effort. 

Established in 1983, Borneo Divers is proud to still be the leading professional dive operation in Sabah, Malaysia. With operations on both the east and west coasts. Borneo Divers really does have the best of both worlds. The team of PADI professionals range from Divemasters to Course Directors (the highest accolade available within PADI). 

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Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Resort Amenities


  • Cultural Excursions
  • Dvd Library
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Karaoke

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Equipment For Kids


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Nzd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Borneo Divers Mabul Resort is made up of 30 semi-detached chalet rooms, directly on the beach with easy access to 25 stunning Mabul-Sipadan dive sites. 

Laid-back Borneo Divers lies at the heart of Mabul Island, a former fishing village now famous for its exotic, diverse marine life and internationally-renowned dive spots. Its wide range of activities offered under and above the surface caters to those with a thirst for variety. Adventurers and pleasure-seekers alike will love the untouched dramatic landscapes, pristine beaches and bath-warm waters of Sabah.

Amid the gardens and comfortable cottages, you’ll find a swimming pool, a spa and three bars but, as the pioneer of dive operators in Sabah, the heart of the resort is its 5* PADI dive center which offers the best training and facilities on the island. The incredible array of marine biodiversity around Mabul Island, coupled with the resort's professional underwater videography center, make it a true macro-diver's paradise. 

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How to get there


  • Fly to Tawau Airport (TWU).
  • The hotel will coordinate your complimentary land (90 min) and boat (60 minute) transfer, assuming you arrive on a day that scheduled land and boat transfers are arranged.
  • Land transfer from Tawau Airport to Semporna Jetty departs at 8:30am and 10:45am (minimum 2 persons).
  • Boat transfer from Semporna Jetty to Mabul Island departs at 10:00am and 12:30pm (minimum 2 persons).
  • If you are a solo traveller arriving on a date where no other guests are departing for the resort, you may need to pay around RM 795 each way for your transfer. 
  • Check in is at 2 pm.


  • Check out is at 9:30 am.
  • The hotel will coordinate your transfer back to the airport (advance notice required). 
  • Boat transfer from Mabul Island to Semporna Jetty depart at 9am and 1:30pm (minimum 2 persons).
  •  Land transfer from Semporna Jetty to Tawau Airport depart at 10:15am and 2:45pm (minimum 2 persons).
  • If you are a solo traveller arriving on a date where no other guests are departing for the resort, you may need to pay around RM 795 each way for your transfer. 


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