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Sample Itinerary

Here is a sample itinerary of a typical trip to Borneo Divers Mabul Resort. This is for general information only, the specifics of your trip may vary depending on changes in transportation schedules.


Meet and greet by Borneo Divers staff at the hotel lobby for flight MH 2121 @ 0730/ 0815 hrs for Tawau or meet at Tawau Airport at 08:00 a.m. in the morning.

Transfer to Semporna by van/ coach for approximately 1 ½ hours journey. Arrive in Semporna and proceed to Mabul Island by boat around 10:00 a.m. for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour journey, depending on the sea or weather condition.

Expected to arrive Mabul Island at 11:00 a.m. and proceed for briefing, registration and check-in. Lunch will be serving at noontime.

There will be 2 shore dives on your first day arrival and one of the dives will be an orientation dive with our Divemaster (Subject to 1st Schedule Arrival)

2nd Schedule Arrival – 11:00 p.m. from Tawau Airport to Semporna. From Semporna to Mabul Island will be at 2:30 p.m.


3 boat dives a day with our Professional Divemaster & unlimited jetty house reef dives – Boat dives combination of Mabul, Kapalai, Si Amil or Mantabuan. Diving at Sipadan will be on one of these days.

Unlimited Jetty House Reef Dive in Mabul Island

  • Diving in Sipadan is NOT guaranteed. Sipadan Entry Permit is based on APPROVAL from the
    Government Authority; in this case we are referring to SABAH PARKS and MKN (Majlis
    Keselamatan Negara).
  • Unlimited Jetty Buddy House Reef Dive is available at our new jetty. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions at the registration counter.
  • The above PROPOSED Dive Itinerary is based on the current Quota system. Should there be any changes of quota allotment; the Proposed Dive Itinerary will be amended accordingly.
  • The announcement of Sipadan Entry Permit Approval list is available 3 to 4 days before the actual diving date. THUS, the resort shall display the approval list (Namelist) 3 – 4 days ahead. Payment of Sipadan Entry Permit shall be made in the resort.
  • The management reserves the right to amend or change the above proposed itinerary without advance notice. (This is due to the change of allotment of permit should there be any)

* Sipadan Dives subject to Quota and Weather permitting. Diving at Sipadan may be anytime of the day.

Free at leisure in the morning. Check-out.

We have two departures from Mabul to Semporna. First Schedule at 05:30 a.m. and Second Schedule is at 11:00 a.m.

NOTE: Advisable no diving on the last day.However, if you wish to do so, you will have to sign a separate Liability/ Release Waiver form. The latest recommendation from DAN, Training Agencies, etc.,indicate that you should wait a minimum of 18 hours and sometimes up to 24 hours after diving before you fly. However, Borneo Divers recognizes that people, agencies and even computers/ tables differ on this.