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Dive Sites in Mabul, Semporna

Situated only about 20 minutes by speedboat from Sipadan, and 40 minutes from mainland Semporna, Mabul is recognized as one of the world’s best “muck-diving” sites, has a shallow reef profile with sandy bottom and patches of sea grass and also one of the richest single destinations for exotic small marine life in the world.

The coral reefs of Mabul at first glance do not look very picturesque and inviting, however it is the diversity of macro animals inhabiting the coral rubble and sea grass sites that put Mabul on the diving map. Flamboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus, gobies and frogfishes are everywhere, as are moray, snake eels and practically the whole scorpion fish family. There’s no doubt about it, Mabul is a magical macro site! The beauty of Mabul will also appeal greatly to non – divers as well.

Dive sites in Mabul area such as: –

Eel Garden

Ray Point

Panglima Reef 

Lobster Wall

Crocodile Avenue

Froggy Lair

Coral Reef Garden

Paradise 1

Paradise 2

Smallest island of TARP

Mamutik Island – Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

The 15 acres island makes Mamutik the smallest of the park.  Despite being the smallest, the island also offers good beaches and the coral reef behind the island offers excellent diving experience for novice and experienced divers.  Facilities provided by the park includes changing room, toilets, picnic shelters and tables.  Fresh well water and electricity are available throughout the day. Mamutik Island offers best in terms of logistics (8 minutes by speed boat and the closest to the emergency medical facility), Scuba Diving courses, snorkeling, light jungle trek and ideal space for team building activities.  Borneo Divers have been successful in pioneering and developing programs for youth with the collaboration of Raleigh International, Camps International, Kids Scuba Malaysia, Hong Kong International schools, Jabatan Belia dan Sukan Sabah and Jabatan Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Sabah.

Borneo Divers have been operating in Mamutik Island since the 1992 and have developed Mamutik Island as a supreme destination for snorkelers, divers and non divers alike.  Because of its pristine water and gentle slope, it has become the most ideal location for PADI Courses / SCUBA diving certification.