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Sipadan-Mabul Resort

Hotel category

3 Star

Rooms

42

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

PADI dive center

Onsite

House reef

YES

Resort 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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1. BOOKING

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

2. CONFIRMATION

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

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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

Payment terms

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35% (downpayment)
  • 65 days before trip start: 65% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 35% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 24 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 24 and 16 days prior to arrival
  • 80% will be charged if you cancel between 16 and 10 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 10 days prior to arrival

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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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Dive Center

Highlights

  • 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!

Description

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.

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

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

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

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

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Dry Area

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Island Hopping

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Facilities

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

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • 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. 
  • Check in time is 2pm. 

Departure

  • 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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