Mantanani island with dream resort - Scuba diving

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2 Days - 1 Night
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What To Expect

Mantanani Islands is a group of three isolated located northwest of Kota Belud, about an hour


DAY 01
Between 06.45 am – 07.00 am Pick up from your hotel and depart to Marampayan jetty, Kota Belud. Journey takes approx. 1.5 hours
08.30 am Arrival at Jetty
09.00 am Boat ride to Mantanani Island which takes about 40-60 minutes depending on sea condition
10.00 am Arrival at Mantanani Island. Breakfast.
11.00 am Begin scuba diving session). Activity time is about 40 minutes
12.00 pm Lunch (Buffet)
02.00 pm Begin Scuba Diving session. Activity time is about 40 minutes
03.00 pm Free at leisure. You are free to play beach volleyball, take a stroll along the beach or simply relax by the beach.
05.00 pm Take a short 15-minute walk to the local fishing village to experience the villagers' simple lifestyle, followed by witnessing the stunning sunset views by the jetty of the fishing village if weather permits.
07.00 pm Dinner (Buffet)
08.30 pm Resort arrangements for entertainment such as "Crab Music" and in search of "Blue Tears"
09.30 pm Free at leisure

DAY 02
07.30 am Breakfast, free at leisure
10.00 am Check out and keep your luggage at restaurant area. 
11.00 am Begin scuba diving. Activity time is about 40 minutes.
12.00 pm Lunch (Buffet)
03.30 pm Depart Mantanani island by boat back to Marampayan jetty
06.30 pm Depart for your hotel in Kota Kinabalu City


  • Mantanani island
  • Dream resort
  • Scuba diving (for non-certified divers)


  • Duration: 2D1N. From 07.00 am – 07.30 pm
  • Departure point: Your Kota Kinabalu city hotel
  • Returning point: The departure point.


  • Accommodation of Kumai Backpackers. 2-way land & boat transfer between: KK city – Jetty – Mantanani island – Jetty – KK city.
  • Full board meals and drinking water.
  • Dive lodge facility
  • Scuba diving (for non-certified divers): 3 discover scuba diving sessions & 1 snorkeling session, diving equipment rental, dive boat and dive instructor, 5 meals (served buffet), free KTV service, 24 hours wifi.


  • Tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Airfares
  • Any items not mentioned or specified in the packages

Please Note

  • Min: 02 PAX
  • This tour of scuba diving is for non-certified divers. Tourists who are certified divers and would like to change the level. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
  • You will stay at Dugong house (twin share)
  • Extension night inclusive of Lodging, meals and 2 snorkeling sessions only
  • Minimum age for diving package is 13 years old.
  • Additional 2 USD per pax for transport pick up from Nexus resort and Shangri-la Rasa Ria resort.
  • Additional 10 USD per pax for transport pick up from Tuaran beach resort/Kinarut area
  • For safety reasons, the trip may cancel/turn back halfway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.

Things to bring:

  • Log book and diver certification card (For Diver Only)
  • Pocket Money
  • Sun block lotion
  • Suitable outfit for diving
  • Extra change of clothing
  • Personal toiletries (Very Basic toiletries are provided at the Lodge)
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat / Cap
  • Raincoat
  • Plastic Bags to protect your electronic devices or important document from getting wet
  • You may wish to bring along some food/snacks with you

Things To Note:

  • Day dives and package dives are not transferable.
  • On Day Two of the tour, Diver Package and Discover Scuba Diver Package only have one session of diving activity in the morning. You are allowed to join-in with the snorkeling group for the second session of snorkeling before departing Mantanani Island.
  • For Diving or Discover Scuba Diving Package, should you not wish or not be able to dive on that day itself, you are allowed to change to Snorkeling Package, but no refund will be given.
  • Should you wish to purchase additional dives outside of the package, you are allowed to do so. All payments will be made direct to the Dive Lodge at Mantanani Island.
  • Participant must be physically fit as this is an adventure tour.
  • The boat journey to Mantanani Island may not be suitable for pregnant women as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition.
  • You might get WET during the boat journey, so please be sure to pack and stow your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags or plastic bags for waterproofing are recommended.
  • We do not encourage you to book your flight on the day you depart Mantanani Island back to Kota Kinabalu. This is due to unpredictable sea and weather conditions that may result in cancellation of boat out from Mantanani Island to the mainland. We and the Resort management will not be held liable for your missed flight. However, your additional night stay and food will be provided for by the resort. Please see terms & conditions.
  • Kindly note that you are responsible for the safe keeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.
  • Due to the nature and adventurous nature of the tour, children under 5 years old are not encouraged to participate in the tours.
  • Any Children who are certified divers will have to pay FULL DIVER rates regardless of their age & parents will have to be held responsible for their child at all times.
  • Please check with us if you have any special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian. We however do not guarantee that we will be able to meet all requests.
  • All guests will be required to sign a liability/release form (waiver) before or upon arrival and abide by all diving and safety rules of the dive lodge
  • Diver training: All divers will be required to show proof of diver training from an internationally recognized Diver Training Agency upon arrival or they will not be allowed to dive without taking a dive course. The dive lodge also reserves the right to require a Scuba Skills Refresher Course for any diver who cannot provide proof of diving in the last 12 months and/or exhibits uncertainty in their skills. Logbooks are highly recommended.
  • Special rules for protecting turtles: Snorkelers are to refrain from touching, teasing and restraining turtles under water because turtles are air breathers and can be drowned if panicked or cornered. Anyone riding or restraining turtles will sit out the next dive.
  • Boat Dives
    There are two (2) scheduled boat dives a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It is a combination dive at nearby dive sites. Each boat goes out with a boatman and Divemaster. All dive sites and dive schedules will be arranged at the discretion of the dive lodge Management. Our dive boats will depart to the dive sites every morning at 09.30 am. Divers will return to the dive lodge for their meals after every dive. The number of dive is limited to avoid overcrowding; therefore, visits must be arranged well in advance. 

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