Snorkeling exploration at Mantanani Island

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11 Hours
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What To Expect

Mantanani Islands is a group of three isolated islands located northwest of Kota Belud, about an hour's drive from the state capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. These islands are approximately 60 minutes boat-ride by speedboat from the mainland (depends on sea condition). The islands boast of crystal clear blue waters filled with a myriad of marine life and white sandy beaches fringed by coconut palm trees making it an excellent destination for snorkeling, scuba diving or island hopping. One of the main reasons that the Mantanani Islands have recently attracted many visitors, local and tourists alike is because of a special creature called ‘dugong' or sea cow that resides around the island. Dugong sightings are not guaranteed as these mammals are very shy and will distance themselves especially with the sight of crowds. In addition, dugongs' population is on the brink of extinction so you have to be extremely lucky to be able to spot one.

Description

Pick-up from hotel and transfer by van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.
Arrival at Jetty and depart by boat to Palm Beach at Mantanani Island. Boat ride takes approx. 1 hour to the island.?
Upon arrival at Palm Beach, freshen up and have some refreshment. Get changed.
Begin your activity (Snorkeling, Leisure Diving, or Discover Scuba Diving).
Lunch is provided at the Dive Lodge.
03.00 pm Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty. Upon arrival, board van and proceed back to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your respective hotel.
(Lunch)

Snorkeling Activity & Non-Divers Itinerary:
10.45 am Upon reaching Palm Beach, gear up for 1st snorkeling session. Mask and fins will be issued by our crew.
Get on the boat and proceed to the first boat snorkeling at house reef.
12.30 pm Return back to Palm Beach for lunch at Mantanani Island.?
01.30 pm After lunch, continue to the second snorkeling house reef site or simply swim around the house reef.

Highlights

  • Snorkeling and non-divers
  • Palm beach
  • Mantanani Islands exploration

Schedule

  • Duration: Fullday. From 07.00 am – 07.15 am to 06.00 pm
  • Departure point: Kota Kinabalu hotel
  • Returning point: Kota Kinabalu hotel

Include

  • Meals as Stated
  • Return Land Transfer SIC basis (Kota Kinabalu - Kuala Abai Jetty)
  • Return Boat Transfer (Kuala Abai Jetty-Mantanani Island)

For Snorkelers & Non-Divers:?

  • Snorkeling Equipment (Mask, Fins, Snorkel), 02 Snorkeling Sessions with Boat

Exclude

  • Tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any items not mentioned

Please Note

  • Outskirt Surcharge. Please contact us for details
  • This is snorkelling?and?Non-divers itinerary. We also offer Scuba Diving acitivity and Leisure diving activity. If you require, don’t hesitate to contact us now for more details.
  • Meals: 01 buffet lunch, mineral water

Things You Should Bring:

  • Log book and diver certification card (For Diver Only)
  • Sun block lotion
  • Towel
  • Suitable outfit for diving
  • Extra change of clothing
  • Personal toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat / Cap
  • Raincoat

Things To Note:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Age limit for diving with compressed air is 12 years old and above.
  • 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.
  • We do not guarantee wildlife sightings.

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