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Mabul Water Bungalows

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Mabul Water Bungalows

4 star hotel
Lot A-1-G, Block A, Signature Office, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
16 rooms
FREE Internet

Smart Divers

PADI 5 Star Dive Center
Max 10 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Winner of Malaysia Tourism Awards 2018 and World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015
  • 4* floating dive resort off Mabul's coastline, overlooking Sipadan Island
  • Dive with giant turtles, millions of schooling pelagics and countless macro creatures
  • Find your own slice of paradise in these over-water bungalows with private terraces
  • Dine in the large and airy restaurant serving seafood and Asian cuisine
  • Pick up a gift for your loved ones at home at the on-site souvenir shop
  • Bring your experience home with you, courtesy of Smart Diver's videography services
  • Stop by the health spa for a aromatherapy massage, cooling cucumber mask or Mandi Susu (Milk Bath)

*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%
  • 65 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICYIf you cancel more than 15 days before the start of your trip, you will lose 30% of the total booking, 50% for more than 7 days, 75% for more than 1 day and 100% if you cancel within a day of your trip.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: For bookings made after 27 March 2020, in the event guests are not able to travel due to COVID-19 travel bans, then guest will be allowed to postpone the trip to later day, valid for one year. 

Explore diving around the Mabul Water Bungalows

Dive Center


  • Beachfront PADI Dive Resort on Mabul Island
  • 15 minutes from Sipadan
  • Speedboats with shaded space and dry storage
  • Unlimited jetty diving between 7am and 7pm
  • Ideal location and service for photographers
  • Never carry a heavy tank!


Smart Divers is a beachfront PADI Dive Resort on Mabul Island, 15 minutes' from Sipadan. 

All boat diving is from speedboats, with shaded seating, overhead shelves and a dry space for gear. For unlimited shore diving, simply hop off the end of the resort's jetty any time between 7am and 7pm. Between dives, the team will switch your tanks and after each dive your gear will be delivered to the dive shed where you can disassemble, rinse and store your gear.

This location is ideal for photographers and the boat team are available to assist you with large or multiple camera systems. Technical diving courses are available.  Come evening, lounge on the beachfront deck chairs until the last light has disappeared and then mosey up to the main house in anticipation of a great buffet meal which usually features a mixture of asian and western dishes.


The total number of divers or visitors allowed to visit Sipadan Island is restricted to 254 people per day. 

The 1 day guaranteed trip is only applicable for divers who purchase the Sipadan package. (stay from 5 nights onward)

Each diver can only do 2 boat dives a day and must be a certified Advanced Open Water Diver.


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Dive boat facilities

  • Drinking Water
  • Ladder
  • Dry Area
  • Shaded Space

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

Rental Equipment

  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Wetsuit – Shorty
  • Wetsuit – 3Mm
  • Gauges
  • Wetsuit – 5Mm
  • Flashlight
  • Regulator
  • Dive Computer
  • Bcd

Languages spoken

  • English

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Retail Shop
  • Waterfront Location
  • House Reef

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Night Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities


  • Island Hopping


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)


  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

Resort Description

Mabul Water Bungalows is a multi-award winning 4* dive resort set above clear blue waters, overlooking Sipadan.

The over-water villas are up there with the best accommodation around Mabul. With only 16 bungalows, expect an intimate holiday experience. Each bungalow hovers over beautifully turquoise shallow waters, connected by wooden pathways complimented by tropical foliage and flowers in shades of pink, orange and red. Every room comes with air conditioning, wooden furnishings, en-suite bathrooms and a large terrace looking out towards Sipadan. 

The award-winning resort boasts a spacious, open-sided restaurant and bar serving seafood, local produce and Asian cuisine. There is also a souvenir shop and an over-water spa offering aromatherapy, facials and more. Those looking for something a bit different should try out a Mandi Susu - a milk bath said to rejuvenate and moisturise tired skin. 

Sipidan and Mabul offer some world-class diving. Those in search of large marine animals will be pleased to meet the numerous giant turtles living around Sipadan. Large schools of pelagics are also often spotted, as well as 300+ species of coral and many, many macro creatures. This area alone is home to 11 rare species of nudibranch!

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How to get there


  • The closest airport is Tawau Airport. From here, the resort will pick you up and take you to the resort (this service is complimentary but advance notice is required to confirm pick up and drop of details). 
  • From Tawau Airport, you will drive to Semporna Jetty where a speedboat will transport you the remainder of the journey to the resort.
  • Check in time is 2pm. 


  • Check out time is 12pm.
  • On your departure day, the resort will return you to Tawau Aiport, free of charge. Advance notice is required to ensure that the transport is available. 


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