Tarp island scuba diving adventure - Private Tour

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Private Tour
9 Hours
Hotel pick-up

What To Expect

(TARP) Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is a cluster of islands comprising of Gaya Island, Sapi Island, Manukan Island, Mamutik Island and Sulug Island, all only 10-20 minutes speedboat ride from the city of Kota Kinabalu. The five islands of the Marine Park are characterized by shallow waters, sumptuous coral gardens and all boast splendid white sandy beaches. The reefs lies in shallow waters with little current making it an ideal location for novice divers, however the diverse and sometimes rare marine creatures also make it an interesting dive locations for experienced divers. Amongst the sandy seabed a good variety of marine life can be found such as scorpion fish, blue spotted rays, cuttlefish, mantis shrimp and the occasional sea turtle. At some locations, rare creature such as harlequin ghost pipefish and frogfish can be found especially with the help of our Dive Master.


Pick up from hotel lobby and depart to jetty. 
Upon arrival at the jetty, hop on to the boat for a 20 minute ride to the first snorkeling point at the TARP Islands.  Commence your Snorkeling boat session, accompanied by our experienced Dive Master.  
Proceed to the next Snorkeling point, for a chance to spot more exotic sea life in the beautiful Marine park.  Spend a designated time snorkeling. 
Upon completion of the second snorkeling session, transfer to the nearby TARP island for lunch.  Thereafter, free and easy to relax on the island. 
In the mid afternoon, pack up and take the boat transfer back to mainland, and drop off back at the hotel. Tour ends.


  • Private tour (MIN. 02 PAX)
  • Tarp island adventure
  • Scuba diving


  • Duration: Fullday. From 8.30 am or 8.45 am to 04.00 pm
  • Departure point: Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu city
  • Returning point: Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu city


  • Meals as stated
  • 02 boat dives
  • Park entrance fees
  • Diving permit fee
  • Return land transfer within KK city (seat-in-coach)
  • Return boat transfer
  • Diving equipment rental


  • Tips
  • Any items not mentioned

Please Note

  • Min: 02 PAX
  • Outskirt hotels pick-up & drop-off surcharge, please contact us. 
  • Meal: 01 lunch

Things You Should Bring:

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

Things you should know:

  • Your safety is our top priority. Should the weather or sea conditions render it unsafe to proceed for this tour, we reserve the right to change or cancel tour. Tour will be refunded accordingly.
  • While the jellyfish season varies, it usually occurs during mid of the year or/and end of the year. Do be extra careful and inform our guides should you be stung. Rest assured that our guides are first aid trained.
  • Jelly bugs are common in the waters but they are usually harmless and their stings will just cause some slight itch.
  • You are advised to bring along some cash for optional sea sports activities. 
  • There are no lockers on the island.  Please take good care of your own belongings and do not bring valuables. 
  • For non-divers: Non Divers can spend the day snorkeling or relaxing on the island, all the above is included with the exception of scuba dives. Cost at USD 44 Per Person.

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