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Mabul Island Sipadan Snorkelling Backpackers - Dormitory

Pick up from Tawau
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Tour Code: TWU-62 Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Be mesmerised by the beauty of Mabul and Sipadan Islands alongside your friends who share your passion and who will be more than happy to share their own tips on their own best snorkelling hotspots.


  • Enjoy the Beautiful view from Mabul Island as you Behold the Crystalline Ocean and gaze upon the many Other Snorkelling Spots Sprawled Across the area
  • Snorkel your way Around the Various Snorkelling Hotspots Sprawled Around the Celebes Sea and get the Chance to swim Alongside Green Turtles and Whale Sharks Along the way
  • Get a Chance to Swim with Turtles and See Rare Marine Life

Tour Description:

As one of Sabah’s most iconic diving destination for locals and tourists alike, Mabul Island packs more of a punch than you would think it does. Arriving there, you will be welcomed with the fresh ocean breeze blowing past your cheeks and the salty taste of the ocean building up in the air. It gets better – you will also notice that your Mabul Island accommodation lies on the strong construct of a wooden platform extending into the sea. It feels like Venice – only this one is much closer to home. Looking further into the distance, you will notice that Mabul Island is also met with other small islands and diving destinations. To the southeast, you will see the Sipadan-Kapalai islet and resort, to the north is none other than the city of Semporna. For those with keen eyes, you may also notice the presence of a boat-shaped oil rig not too far away from Sipadan-Kapalai islet. Well, you will be surprised to know that it is actually a diving platform now. Aside from the stunning architecture in the surrounding area, the calm water of the Celebes Sea also hides the richness of the aquatic life under its azure blanket. Snorkel your way along the surface and behold the hidden beauty of the underwater world of Celebes Sea in this diving journey you are about to undertake.

Kapalai, meanwhile, is no longer an island, but its beauty is not one to be dismissed either. Kapalai is a world-class diving destination but one can also appreciate what it has to offer by snorkelling. Giant potato groupers, bump-head parrotfish, shimmering fusiliers and schooling jackfish can be seen making their way through the calm underwater world as smaller fish like the mandarin fish and friendly batfish flit through corals. There are also wrecks that you can observe just below a shallow sloping reef on a sandy plateau, and many unique organisms like orangutan crabs, spider crabs and hyper-coloured nudibranchs make their home there.

Be sure to not miss out on the chance to visit Sipadan Island - the one and only oceanic island in Malaysia at 600 m above the seabed. This very island is the very contender for one of the world’s most famous and coveted diving spots. In fact, Sipadan Island was at the top of Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for the “Top Five Destination in the World”. Feast your eyes on the green turtles, manta rays, barracuda and whale sharks roaming around the surrounding water as you swim and dive your way under. If you are lucky, you may also chance upon the nests of green and hawksbill turtles on shore. With so many things to look forward to, Sipadan Island will definitely be worth your effort and time.  

During your journey, you will also meet up with new friends who will be sharing the bunk with you. They will be your travel buddies and roommates who will be sharing the journey and the accommodation space with you. Feel free to confide and tell them your stories as you go about exploring the nook and cranny of Mabul and Sipadan Island. You may also want to schedule a get together for some snorkelling session during your adventure with them.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer to our refunds policy under Terms of Use section.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am

What's Included:

  • Four (4) Night’s Accommodation at Mabul Backpackers Dormitory Room
  • Full board buffet style meals (3 Breakfast, 2 Lunch and 3 Dinner)
  • Jetty Fees
  • Seven (7) Snorkelling Boat Trips around Mabul and Kapalai
  • Three (3) Snorkelling Boat Trips around Sipadan Island
  • Sipadan Permit
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Return Transfers from Tawau Airport to Semporna
  • Return Boat Transfers Semporna – Mabul Island

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Carbonated & Alcoholic Drinks

Additional Information:

  • Prices shown are for minimum two (2) pax. Single travellers are subject to additional surcharges
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing
  • Please check with Adventoro Concierge regarding accommodation availability (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011)
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
  • Note: Starting from 1st September 2017, a tourism tax of RM10 per room per night will be imposed on non-Malaysian tourists for all types of hotels and accommodations. This is payable to the hotel upon check-out

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List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Tawau. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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