Let’s Go Kota Kinabalu

Borneo Divers welcome 53 winners of Sapil Intense “Let’s go Kota Kinabalu” contest with Gold 101.3fm from Dubai, United Arab Emirates in Mamutik Island on 3rd November 2019.

Group registration at Star Marina jetty. Getting ready to go to mamutik Island.

Wow, popular RJ Naizal and RJ Binju from Gold 101.3fm all the way from Dubai is in the house to update activities live in Kota Kinabalu.

Peace! Upon arriving to Mamutik Island. Our guest was mesmerized with the beauty of Mamutik Island.

Perfect weather plus comfortable open air seating area for our guest to settle down, chit chatting and enjoying seaview.

Creating memories in Mamutik Island, our guest participated in Discover Scuba Diving program. Exploring the beauty of the underwater world of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

It’s lunch time, our guest enjoying Borneo Divers’ luxurious buffet spread in Mamutik Island.

So lively! After lunch, snorkeling session continued. Everyone enjoyed their time.

Give your best pose!

It was indeed a wonderful day with Let’s go Kota Kinabalu group. Let’s take a group photo for a wonderful remembrance.


Borneo Divers in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) hosted the SEVENTH celebration of Mabul World Turtle Day 2019 event from 29 April until 2 May 2019 at the Borneo Divers Mabul Resort in Mabul Island, Semporna. This programme will contribute towards the on-going sea turtle research activities in Mabul as well as to educate the residents and visitors to Mabul Island about marine conservation.

The event was officiated by YB Tuan Assaffal P.  Alian (Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment Sabah), on  30th April 2019 and Puan Jamilah Binti Abdul Halim (Director of Tourism Malaysia Sabah), Puan Norasmah Binti Jaafar (Director of Kolej Komuniti Semporna), Ms Doreen Dominic Munting (Assistant Product Manager of Sabah Tourism Board) and Mr Jon Taran (Officer from Wildlife Department Tawau) attended the opening ceremony.

There are 2 working groups comprising  diving team and research teams. The diving team headed by Ms Christine Perroud (The Borneo Connections Sdn. Bhd.) and Mr Subuh (Honorary Wildlife Warden from the Borneo Divers Mabul Resort) were responsible for capturing the turtles underwater and the research team headed by Dr Pushpa Palaniappan from Borneo Marine Research Institute of Universiti Malaysia Sabah was responsible for the sea turtle biological research including monitoring the short-term growth rates.

Students from the schools on the island were having great fun with a variety of games on the beach of Borneo Divers.  There were a lot of presents to be won.  They were excited over their winning prizes.

In the evening of 30th April 2019, Dr. Pushpa held a talk and quiz session to instill knowledge of turtle conservation for students.

A BBQ dinner on the 4th day marked the closing ceremony.  All participants received Certificates of Participation from the organizer, and the donors  received Adoption Certificate for adopting sea turtles.  A total of 15 dives made by the diving team over the 4 days duration, with a total of 79 turtles were tagged.

Borneo Divers took the opportunity to recognize and laud the honesty of the Housekeeping personnel,  Mr Jen Jen Karmin for reporting a lost and found valuable Apple brand watch to the office.  It was indeed a great night and everyone had fun.  Looking forward for Borneo Divers’ Celebration of Sea Turtle Day event in November.

International Coastal Cleanup with Borneo Divers at Mamutik Island, Kota Kinabalu

Borneo Divers’ staff, families and friends kicked start beach clean-up at 8:30 in the morning at Borneo Divers Mamutik Island compound.

Very Sad! Found all sorts of trash that do not belong to the beach.

Everyone were doing their best to clean the island.

Divers were preparing to start reef clean up at Manukan island in the morning.   Briefing was conducted by Borneo Divers instructor, Marilyn.

Junior divers, Keira & Julia joined the underwater clean up too!

Getting ready in action!

In only 10minutes, 1 full mesh bag of garbage collected.

Julia, the junior diver did not give up and gently picked up the trash that got stuck near the corals with good buoyancy control, trying not to damage the coral.

Thanks to Rachel, Julia managed to pull the trash out carefully.

Oh no! How long has this plastic bottle been down here?

Wonder how did this hose ended down here?

Don’t worry, we got it!

Poor visibility does not stop them from reef cleaning.

No harm having a little fun time underwater right?

Time to bring the trash out from the ocean.

Out from the ocean for good. A total of 60.1kg of garbage collected from the ocean.

Our team at the beach was also doing a good job cleaning up the beach. A total of 90.5kg garbage collected.

Happy to carry the garbage to the garbage collecting centre for measurement.

Overall it was a fruitful day, we have collected a total of 150.6kg of garbage today. Thank you to those who took part in World Cleanup day at Mamutik Island with Borneo Divers.  Until next time.