SIPADAN-MABUL RESORT (SMART), MABUL

Valid Until 1 January 2022 - 31 March 2023

EX-Tawau

 

NON-SIPADAN PACKAGE RATES

STANDARD CHALET
 
DAYS/NIGHTS
PRICE
PER DIVER
(TWIN SHARE)
PRICE PER
NON DIVER
(TWIN SHARE)
PRICE PER CHILD
(4-11 YEARS OLD)
(NON-DIVER)
2 days/1 night
RM 1,852.00
RM1,489.00
RM   745.00
3 days/2 nights
RM 2,551.00
RM 2,002.00
RM 1,001.00
4 days/3 nights
RM 3,112.00
RM 2,397.00
RM 1.199.00
5 days/4 nights
RM 3,669.00
RM 2,791.00
RM 1,396.00
Extra day/night
RM    849.00
RM    766.00
RM    384.00
 
Sipadan-Mabul Resort has 16 standard chalets also categorized as semi-detached
(built up size 20X28ft), which could accommodate 32 guests at any one time. All the
chalets are made from native materials of Borneo on Twin Share Basis, built with
mosquito screens have attached toilet/bathroom with hot shower facilities, in-room safety
box and the comfort of air-conditioning, which are available for 24 hours.
 
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
To add 50% surcharge on top of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed chalet.
This must be booked well in advance.
 
DETACHED/STAND-ALONE CHALET
To add RM 135.00 per person/per night surcharge on top of the above package price.
This must be booked well in advance
 
SUITE CHALET
To add RM 295.00 per person/per night surcharge on top of the above package price.
This must be booked well in advance
 
DIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES
* Transfer between: Tawau Airport - Semporna Jetty – Sipadan-Mabul Resort - Tawau
Airport by van and speedboat
* Chalet type accommodation on standard twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and
the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning
* All food and hot beverage while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and
carbonated soft drinks)
 
(ADDITIONAL INCLUSION FOR CERTIFIED DIVER)
* 3 combinations boat dives per day with divemaster on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island
(Except on arrival and departure day)
* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy
* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt
 
 
 
SIPADAN DIVING PACKAGE RATES
STAND ALONE CHALET
 
DAYS/NIGHTS
PRICE
PER DIVER
(TWIN SHARE)
PRICE PER
NON DIVER
(TWIN SHARE)
PRICE PER CHILD
(4-11 YEARS OLD)
(NON-DIVER)
6 days/5 nights
RM 5,702.00
RM 4,358.00
RM 2,179.00
7 days/6 nights
RM 6,607.00
RM 5,186.00
RM 2,594.00
8 days/7 nights
RM 7,513.00
RM 6,015.00
RM 3,008.00
9 days/8 nights
RM 8,418.00
RM 6,844.00
RM 3,422.00
Extra day/night
RM    983.00
RM    899.00
RM    450.00
 
Sipadan-Mabul Resort has 22 standalone chalets also categorized as detached (16
units twin-bed and 6 units double bed) (built up size 22X28ft) which could accommodate
44 guests at any one time. All the chalets are made from native materials of Borneo, built
with own balcony with mosquito screen, attached private shower/toilet and hot shower
facilities, the comfort of air-conditioning, which are available for 24 hours, selected satellite
TV channels, mini bar and in-room safety box.
 
Free WIFI Internet Access is available in the room. Please request the password at the
front desk.
 
This package includes 1 day trip to Sipadan Island. Please note during peak
season, divers will be given the priority to dive at Sipadan Island.
 
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
To add 50% surcharge on top of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed chalet.
This must be booked well in advance.
 
ABOVE PACKAGE INCLUDES
* Transfer between: Tawau Airport - Semporna Jetty – Sipadan-Mabul Resort - Tawau
Airport by van and speedboat
* Chalet type accommodation on standalone twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom
and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning
* All food and hot beverage while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and
carbonated soft drinks)
 
(ADDITIONAL INCLUSION FOR CERTIFIED DIVER)
* 3 combinations boat dives per day with divemaster either on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby
Island (except on arrival and departure day)
* 1 day guaranteed diving at Sipadan Island for 3 boat dives with divemaster (Excluding
permit fee @ RM 140.00 (subject to 6% service tax) per person per day to be paid at
the resort)
* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt
* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy
 

MABUL WATER BUNGALOW is a floating dive-resort wholly owned by Sipadan-Mabul Resort (Sabah) Sdn. Bhd. (SMART), is situated at Mabul Island overlooking the world-known Sipadan Island which is 15-minutes away by speedboat.  
 
These wooden-type bungalows (built up size 40X23ft) has sixteen (16) units (12XDouble Bed & 4XTwin Bedded) entirely built over water with stilts offer sheer comfort. Each bungalow exquisitely furnished with contemporary furniture and décor, equipped with remote control air-conditioner, ceiling fan, private bathroom-hot/cold shower and toilet, spacious private balcony offer panoramic vistas of blue sea, selected  satellite TV channels, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer and in-room safety box.    
 
Facilities includes a large and airy restaurant for dining, a souvenirs shop selling variety of t-shirts, accessories and gifts, a business center with internet service, a dive center and an office taking care all the guests registration, billings and an underwater video and health spa outlets.
 
 

MABUL WATER BUNGALOW

 
DAYS/NIGHTS
PRICE PER DIVER
(TWIN SHARE)
PRICE PER
NON DIVER
(TWIN SHARE)
PRICE PER CHILD
 (4-11 YEARS OLD)
(NON-DIVER)
2 days /1 night
RM3,770.00
RM 2,249.00
RM 1,125.00
3 days/2 nights
RM4,634.00
RM 2,825.00
RM 1,413.00
4 days/3 nights
RM5,515.00
RM 3,431.00
RM 1,716.00
5 days/4 nights
RM6,373.00
RM 4,023.00
RM 2,012.00
Extra day/night
RM1,230.00
RM    982.00
RM    492.00
 
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
To add surcharge 50% on top of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed bungalow.  This must be booked well in advance.
 
DIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES
* Transfer between: Tawau - Semporna Jetty – Mabul Water Bungalows - Tawau by van and speedboat
* Bungalow type accommodation on twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning
* All food and hot beverage while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)
 
(ADDITIONAL INCLUSION FOR CERTIFIED DIVER)
* 3 boat combinations dives per day with divemaster either on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island (Except on arrival and departure day)
* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy
* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt
 
 
All prices quoted are subject to change
 
 
 
BOAT SCHEDULES
 
Depart From Semporna Jetty
1000hrs, 1230hrs & 1630hrs
 
Depart From Resort
0700hrs, 1100hrs & 1400hrs
 
 
EQUIPMENT RENTALS 
 
The rental price for each item as below (subject to 6% SST):
BCD RM 25 Net Per Person/Per Day
Regulator RM 30 Net Per Person/Per Day
Mask & Snorkel RM 21 Net Per Person/Per Day
Fins RM 21 Net Per Person/Per Day
Booties RM 15 Net Per Person/Per Day
Wetsuit RM 25 Net Per Person/Per Day
Torch with batteries RM 35 Net Per Person/Per Day
Torch (re-chargeable) RM 45 Net Per Person/Per Day
Dive Computer RM 36 Net Per Person/Per Day (limited unit)
 
 
FACILITIES
 
Resort: Sipadan-Mabul Resort and Mabul Water Bungalow are located at the southern tip of Pulau Mabul overlooking Sipadan. We are accorded as 4-Stars Resort by The Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and we are member of PADI 5-Star Dive Resort and NAUI PRO GOLD Dive Resort.
 
Electrical outlet is 220 Volt AC, 50 cycles using three rectangular prongs similar to British plugs.
Electricity power supply 24 hours a day.
 
A vinyl swimming pool measuring 41-ft X 21 ft with a 6-ft deep end. A 4-6 persons Jacuzzi
Whirlpool Spas. A large dining hall/bar area is used for meals, socializing, dancing and staff
shows. Coconut drink, juices, carbonated soft drinks, beer and wine can be purchased at the resort bar and jetty bar. A small sundry shop sells a range of T-shirts, batteries, toiletries,
souvenirs and etc.
 
An office takes care of the registration and billing; it is equipped with a Telephone/Fax for
communications with the mainland. Free WIFI access is available in the room. Please request the password at the front desk.
 
A Technical Diving Center (SMART-Tec) offers various services such as Nitrox Air and Certification Courses.
 
Our 150-member staff a-waits to make your dive holiday safe, easy and fun.
 
 
 
 
HOW TO GET THERE
 
First, you take a short 45 minutes Malaysia Airlines domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau
then you will be met and transferred to Semporna Jetty (Harbor) by van (appro. 1-hour drive) and finally, you will be transferred to Mabul Resort by speedboat (appro. 40 minutes boat ride).
 
Boats: We have fifteen (15) custom-built fiberglass dive boats and three (3) half-cabin
passenger/transport boats. These dive boats can carry 10 divers each and get to any of the island dive sites in 15 minutes or more. Each boat goes out three times a day with a boatman and divemaster.
 
Diving: We have daily boat going to the dive sites, which is about 15 to 30 minutes boat ride.
Dive sites and diving schedule will be arranged at the discretion of the resort management. All
diving at Sipadan Island is subject to entry permit approval.
 
The UNLIMITED JETTY DIVING mentioned in the inclusion are dives from Mabul’s House Reef and includes night diving (without divemaster and boat). Tanks, weights and weight belt are provided; all other equipment must be brought by the diver or rented. These dives must be arranged in advance.
 
Most diving is a combination of wall and drift diving. We have eight Bauer Compressors, 400 units Aluminum 3000 psi/80 cubic foot tanks with American style ‘K’ valves and 100 units with DIN valve, 35 sets of diving equipment for rental. It is advisable to bring own adapter / converter (220/110v) for charging for strobes, camera and lights.
 
 
THE ISLANDS: SIPADAN, MABUL & KAPALAI
 
SIPADAN is the small island where you can dive and snorkel. It is a 15-30 minutes boat ride
south of Mabul. Sipadan is the tip of a mountain with steep underwater walls all around it. These
walls drop to 300m on the Mabul side of the island and 600m on south side.
 
Diving on Sipadan is all drift diving, divers drop in and cruise with the current along the walls.
This combination of deep walls and ocean currents provides the ideal environment for pelagic such as sharks and large schools of jacks and barracuda.
 
SPECIAL RULES FOR PROTECTING TURTLES:
Divers and 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.
 
Note: The time restricted by the Government for Diving at Sipadan Island is from 6am to 6pm.
 

MABUL in contrast to Sipadan is a continuation of the Borneo landmass rather than the top of an underwater mountain. Because of this, Mabul has more gradually sloping walls around it that
bottom out at about 30m. The attractions on Mabul are of the smaller variety such as lobster,
crocodile fish, moray and garden eels. This makes it an ideal location for macro-photo
opportunities.
 
If you walk around the east of the island at night, be sure to take a flashlight and watch for sea
snakes on the beach or amongst the palm trees.
 
KAPALAI lies to the east of Mabul about 10 minutes away. It used to be a vegetated island much like Mabul but erosion has turned it into a small sandbar that just breaks the surface of the water. This is an area that we are exploring for new dive sites. Like Mabul it is an excellent location for macro-photography and is especially abundant in the rare finds of diving such as mandarin fish, stonefish, leaf fish, pipefish, lionfish, frogfish, cuttlefish, eels, and more.
 
 
CONDITIONS FOR DIVING
 
DIVER TRAINING / DIVER’S CERTIFICATIONS
All divers will be required to show proof of diver training / certification by an internationally recognized Diver Training Agency upon arrival before they would be allowed to participate in any diving activity. SMART 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.
 
LIABILITY/RELEASE FORM (WAIVER)
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 resort. No diving or snorkeling activities will be permitted until the said form is signed and witnessed.
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS
We operate diving all year round but we cannot predict the weather conditions these days for scuba diving even for the best season.
 
DIVING ON FIRST DAY AT RESORT - ORIENTATION
The first dive at the Dive Resort on the day of arrival will be an orientation dive with a Divemaster. This is required of all divers. Please take note that there is NO Underwater Camera or Video allowed during the orientation dive. Other jetty dives can be done on the first day under our UNLIMITED JETTY DIVES program. First day diving is depends on your arrival time to the resort.
 
DIVING SCHEDULES AND REGULATIONS
* Boat Dives
There are three (3) boat dives a day, two in the morning and one in the afternoon. It is a combination dive at nearby dive sites making a total of 3 dives per day. Each boat goes out with a boatman and Divemaster. All dive sites and dive schedules will be arranged at the discretion of the resort Management.
 
 
Our dive boats will depart to the dive sites every morning at 8.00 to 9.00 am and return to Sipadan-Mabul Resort after the 3rd dive, around 4.00 p.m. Divers will return to the resort for their meals after every dive. If you are diving at Sipadan Island you will be there the whole day, lunch will be served on site.
 
The number of dive is limited to avoid overcrowding; therefore, visits must be arranged well in advance. Divers on their first visit to Sipadan are briefed before they take the plunge.
 
* Additional Day Dives
In order to cover the entire dive sites it is recommended at least one week stay at the resort. If you would like to do additional day diving besides the normal 3 boat dives then the diving rate is RM 150.00 per dive/for 1 diver and RM 100 per dive/for 2 divers and above(subject to 6% service tax.This must be arranged in advance with the dive master. You will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form (Waiver).
*Unlimited Jetty Dives
Besides the three (3) boat dives, unlimited jetty dives may be carried out daily on Mabul’s House Reef. These jetty dives can only start after your morning boat dive, unless you choose not to go on the morning boat dive; then you may dive anytime after 7.00am. Your last jetty dive has to be planned in such a way as to exit the water by 7.00 p.m.
 
(See also Night diving section below)
 
For jetty dive, you are required to dive with a buddy and sign out with our personnel on duty. NO
DIVEMASTERS WILL ACCOMPANY JETTY DIVES, unless prior arrangements are made.
 
To Pay & Dive on the Spot
For certified divers who purchase non-diver package wishes to pay and dive on the spot the additional charge is RM 160.00 per dive per person(subject to 6% service tax) includes the use of dive boat, tank with air, weights, weight belt and the services of divemaster on sharing basis. This must be arranged in advance and pay locally.
 
Whilst for the unlimited house reef diving with buddy is RM 80.00 per dive per person(subject to 6% service tax) includes the use of tank with air, weights and weight belt. This must be arranged in advance and pay locally.
 
*Buddy System and Depth Limitations
As per most Training Agency's teachings, all dives must be with a buddy; no solo diving is allowed. Depth on any dive shall be limited to a maximum of 140 feet (40 meters), of course taking into account any residual nitrogen time already acquired.
 
*Surface Intervals
For safety measures, a mandatory minimum 60 minutes surface interval is required before the next consecutive dive, regardless of whether you are diving by a computer or by tables.
 
 
*Night Diving
To Night Dive, divers must show proof of night diving in the form of certification cards or logbooks documenting such dives. If no proof is available, divers who wish to night dive will be required to take an introduction OR certification course in night diving at an additional cost. Night Divers must exit the water by 7.00 p.m. (1900 hrs).
 
Night dive is exceptionally good at Mabul walls where one could easily encounter Lobsters, Crocodile Fish and occasionally large Cuttlefish. The boat leaves for Mabul night dive at around 6.00 - 6.30 p.m. and dinner will be served after the dive.
 
Night dives can be scheduled whenever a diver wants to do one the following evening at
extra charge.
 
A diver doing their first night diving will be required to do an introduction to night diving prior to the dive. Rates for night diving with boat on Mabul Island is RM 270.00 per dive/per boat from 1-2 Divers and if there are 3 divers and above the rate is RM 100.00 per diver/per dive.(subject to 6% service tax) This will be charged locally.
 
FLYING AFTER DIVING (LAST DAY AT RESORT)
The latest recommendation from DAN, Training Agencies etc., indicates that you should wait a minimum of 12 hours and sometimes up to 24 hours after diving before you fly. However, SMART recognizes that people, agencies, and even computers and tables differ on this. If you choose to dive on the day you leave and fly, you will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form (Waiver) to do this. You will only be able to do one morning dive at 8.00am at Mabul Island; however, this is at the discretion of the resort Management. The extra charge for the dive on last day is RM 100.00 per person/per dive.(subject to 6% service tax)
 
FINAL DISCRETION
SMART reserves final discretion on who may or may not do any type of diving we offer,
based on a diver’s shown abilities, experience, etc. If a diver is or becomes physically
incapacitated by injuries, illness, intoxication, hangovers, etc., we reserve the right to
stop this person from diving.
 
We constantly remind all our valued guests that the future of the reef is in their hands,
they are told not to touch, lift, remove or damage any of the floras and fauna of the reef.
 
All our Dive masters and Instructors are well versed on protection of our underwater
ocean environment and have at all time been advising all Resort guest divers on the
underwater rules during their briefings and this is our standard practice. These
restrictions are also stated in our contract agreement signed by all guests.
 
Our resorts do take it very seriously on the diving and underwater rules. If warranted, for
consistent bad behaviors underwater, we will ban the divers from diving.
 
 
NOTICE OF ENTRY PERMIT & DIVING AT SIPADAN ISLAND
 
Please be informed that all guests need to obtain entry permit daily to dive or visit to Sipadan Island and it will be subject to approval by the Sabah Parks Management, which is in control of issuing the entry permit. 
 
The total number of divers or visitors allowed to visit Sipadan Island is restricted to 176 people per day. 
 
Our resort has been allocated 12 quotas each day out of the 176 people. Due to this limited quotas we will only arrange for guests who stay from 5 nights onward at standalone chalets or at water bungalows to have 1 day diving guarantee at Sipadan Island. 
 
Please note there is no first come first serve basis.  During peak season, priority will be given to divers.
 
This guarantee trip is NOT included the entry permit fee.  The fee is RM 140.00 (subject to 6% service tax) per person per day for divers, non-divers, visitors and children. This entry permit fee has to be paid on arrival in the resort. 
 
As for guests who are staying less than 5 nights at Standalone Chalet or Water Bungalow, the package will be based on our NON SIPADAN PACKAGE, the trip to Sipadan Island is NOT GUARANTEE.
 
As for guests who are staying at Standard Chalet based on our NON SIPADAN PACKAGE, no matter how long is your stay, the trip to Sipadan Island is NOT GUARANTEE.
 
But you have the option to buy Sipadan Trip and entry permit at the resort at @ RM520.00 per person per day.  This permit need to pre-book and is subject to availability.  This price is applicable also for non-divers, visitors and children.
 
We will not be held responsible for not being able to provide trip to Sipadan due to the conservation measures by the Government. 
 
However, should the entry permit to Sipadan Island is not been approved, we can offer alternative trip to nearby islands such as Kapalai, Mabul, Sibuan, Boheydulang and Matanbuan where there is no restrictions on these islands. You may arrange this trip with our dive team in the resort.
 
DIVE INSURANCE
 
Contact us for your insurance coverage: Dive Assure