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Sipadan-Mabul Resort

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Sipadan-Mabul Resort

3 star hotel
Lot A-1-G, Block A, Signature Office, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, Sutera Harbour Boulevard, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
42 rooms
FREE Internet

Smart Divers

PADI 5 Star Dive Center
Max 10 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Explore the great sea mount of Sipadan Island - just 15 minutes away
  • Discover giant turtles, millions of schooling pelagics and 300+ colourful corals
  • Stay in a traditional Malay wooden bungalow on the beach, within a coconut grove
  • Muck-divers will love the colourful nudibranchs and frog fish the size of soccer balls
  • Enjoy your meals in the large open air pavilion, complete with a TV room with A/C
  • Indulge in fresh seafood, locally-grown vegetables and fruity cocktails
  • Relax in the jacuzzi whirlpool spa overlooking the ocean towards Sipadan


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Travel Resources

Kindly be informed that the dining hall at Land Resort is closed. Therefore, all meals will be served at the Water Bungalow restaurant.

Guests can slowly walk from the land resort’s jetty and enjoy the view (distance is around 10 minutes) or can request a buggy to pick up, but the buggy will usually take some time. Normally it is every hour. You can wait at the buggy station. The team will inform you where it is located after you have checked in to the resort..  

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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 POLICY: if you cancel more than 22 days prior to your arrival date, you will lose 35% of your booking; if you cancel between 22 and 14 days, you will lose 55%; if you cancel between 14 and 8 days, you will lose 80%; you will lose 100% of your booking if you cancel 8 days or less prior to your arrival date.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS:  Full payment required upon confirmation of booking.  If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel, you can postpone the booking to other dates. No refund will be issued.

Explore diving around the Sipadan-Mabul Resort

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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Languages spoken

  • English

Dive Center Facilities

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

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

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


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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball


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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Resort Description

Sipadan-Mabul Resort is a 4* dive resort on the beach, just a 15 minute speedboat ride away from Sipadan.

These wooden semi-detached bungalows come with air-conditioning, hot water showers and private verandas with stunning, tropical views. Each semi-detached suite is scattered through a coconut grove that slowly morphs into a sugar-white sand beach. Chill on your veranda and look out onto the ocean – it’s an ideal place to enjoy a cool beer and watch the sun set over the calm waves. 

The resort boasts a pool with a Jacuzzi whirlpool, surrounded by wooden decking and sun loungers. After a day's diving or snorkeling, you don't have to venture far for the delicious seafood and other cuisine served at the resort’s restaurant. 

Mabul and Sipadan offer some mind-blowing diving opportunities. Turtle-fanatics will marvel at the multiple large turtles found in Sipadan, alongside millions of schooling pelagics. Closer to Mabul you’ll discover 300+ species of corals and numerous macro creatures, including 11 rare nudibranch varieties. 


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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's beach. 
  • The latest possible time of flight arrival into Tawau Airport is 3pm, in order to allow enough time to reach the ferry. If you arrive later than this, you will need to stay overnight in Tawau and take the ferry the following day. 
  • Check in time is 2pm. 


  • Check out time is 11.30 am
  • 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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