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Manukan Island Resort

4 star hotel
Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88100, Malaysia
30 rooms
FREE Internet

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Manukan Island Resort is a beach resort in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
  • Reef fish, macro life, coral gardens, turtles
  • Luxury accomodation within natural surroundings
  • Private porch, living area, air-conditioning
  • Swimming pool, beach, house reef
  • Open air buffet, BBQ, steamboat meals
  • Volleyball, badminton, jet skiing, banana boats, parasailing 
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Apr 7, 2021

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1) All dive centre guests will be temperature checked prior to departure from mainland jetty. Hand sanitisers to be used by all staff and guests throughout the day (provided by us). 2) All surfaces will be cleaned with bleach throughout the premises and boats regularly with increased regularity for frequent use surfaces such as door handles, rails, toilets and showers. The following link is a useful resource for virus survival times on different surfaces. https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/…/covid19Surv…/index.html 3) Equipment wash tanks to have bleach solution added with regular refills after use. Equipment cleaning guidelines to be followed by DB qualified personnel as per DAN recommendations with repeated cleaning of mouthpieces, masks, snorkels, regulators and BCD inflators etc. You may read more on gear disinfecting here: https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/…/gearDisinf…/index.html… 4) Guests to wear PPE (mask) when practical. 5) Personal distance of 6-8ft to be observed at all times unless direct family members/partners. 6) We have reduced our overall capacity and we require visitors to spread out in our open spacious facilities. 7) All bookings to be fully paid in advance to reduce cash passing hands. 8) No spitting in dive masks (unless personal equipment). Mask defog to be supplied by us. 9) Do not use wash bin on boat for masks. 10) We have reduced the number of guests to a maximum of 8 persons per 35ft boat to facilitate personal distance and this includes transfers to and from the mainland. 11) Captain and crew to wear face masks. 12) Repeated cleaning with bleach off surfaces by captain throughout the daily usage.
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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: 55%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 55.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 52 days prior to arrival
  • 80.0% will be charged if you cancel between 52 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Manukan Island Resort

Dive Center


  • PADI 5* IDC Career Development Center 
  • Trips to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and more..
  • 49 local dive sites, house reef
  • Small group sizes
  • Experienced dive and boat team
  • Purpose built vessels with safety equipment
  • Return boat transfers included on arrival & departure day
  • Only 15 minutes from the mainland


Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures is a 5* PADI Career Development Center on Manukan Island. 

Based inside the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, 49 dive sites are minutes' drive from the water front. There is a house reef available for diving or snorkelling. 

Daily three-tank dive trips depart on purpose-built dive vessels with GPS, marine radios and first aid kits. The dive team and boat staff boast local experience and an intimate understanding of the marine ecosystem. 

Group sizes are kept small and a pool is available for confined water training. A full range of PADI recreational and pro-level courses are taught, making use of a spacious air-conditioned classroom.

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures are active conservationists, coordinating regular beach clean ups and net removals.

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For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Drysuit
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc
  • Padi 100% Aware
  • Padi Green Star Award

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Malay

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Resort Amenities


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


  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden


  • Jet Skiing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Sports & Watersports

  • Beach Volleyball

Resort Description

Manukan Island Resort is a tropical island escape within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. 

Enjoy the chance to dive amongst exotic fish and colorful corals in crystal clear Malaysian seas. Look out for turtles, reef fish and macro life including barracuda, clown fish, flamboyant cuttlefish and more. 

Choose from luxury beach side or hill side chalets built into the island's vegetation. Each guestroom offers a separate living area with private porch. The rooms are decorated with natural tones and white linens, offset by splashes of vibrant colour. 

The resort offers a swimming pool, white sand beachfront, house reef and open air buffet & a la carte restaurant.

Volleyball and badminton courts are available, and water sports include jet skiing, banana boats and parasailing. 

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How to get there


  • A boat transfer will be arranged to transport you to the resort following details of your travel itinterary (additional charge). 
  • Boats depart at 08:30am, 11:30am, 1:45pm and 4:45pm from Sutera Harbour Marina to Manukan Island. 
  • The meeting point will be 10 minutes before the scheduled boat departure times at Sutera Harbour Marina Jetty, Waiting Hut. Here is the address: Sutera Harbour Marina Waiting Hut, 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, 88100 Sabah.
  • Check in time is 2:00pm. 
  • Transfers outside of scheduled departures are charged extra but can be arranged with advance notice. 
  • There is an additional per hour charge for waiting time, but providing we have the flight information we will track the flight. 


  • Check out time is 12:00pm.
  • Return transfers depart at 8:45am, 11:15am, 1:30pm and 4pm from Manukan Island to Sutera Harbour Marina.
  • Transfers outside of scheduled departures are charged extra but can be arranged with advance notice. 


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