Category: Daily Local Sabah Tours
City/Region: Kota Belud
Tour Code: MBT26
Duration: Full Day
Minimum No. of Pax Required: 2
Operations: Open daily (advance booking is required)
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mantanani island banner0730hrs: Meet our representative at hotel lobby in Kota Kinabalu (KK) city and transfer to Kota Belud. Journey is about 2hrs drive. 0930hrs: Arrive at Kota Belud, Kuala Abai jetty. 0945hrs: Depart to Mantanani Island. Approximately 1hr boat ride depending on sea condition. 1045hrs: Arrive at Palm Beach and attend briefing for snorkeling/diving.


Snorkeling activity & Non-divers Itinerary:
1100hrs: Gear up for 1st snorkeling session. Mask & fins will be provided by the crew on duty. Get on boat and proceed to the first boat snorkeling at reef house. 1230hrs: Return back to Palm Beach for lunch. 1330hrs: After lunch, continue for 2nd snorkeling session at house reef site or swim around the house reef.


Discover Scuba Diving Activity (Non-certified divers) Itinerary:
1100hrs: Gear up for 1st dive in shallow water (waist deep) around the beach to familiarize with the equipment and learn some basic underwater skills. Get on boat and proceed to 2nd dive site (less than 6 meters depth). Dive site will be determined by the Dive Instructor depending on guest's capability. 1230hrs: Return back to Palm Beach for lunch. 1330hrs: After lunch, freshen up or free at own leisure. You can snorkel around the beach, play volleyball, take photos or engage in watersport activities (guest's own expenses).
*Note: unlimited snorkeling at the beach for Discover Scuba Divers after lunch.


Leisure Diving Activity (Certified divers) Itinerary:
1100hrs: Dive equipment will be provided. Gear up and proceed to 1st dive site with boat. 1230hrs: Return back to Dive Lodge for lunch. 1330hrs: After lunch, continue to 2nd and different dive site with boat.


1500hrs: Depart back to Kuala Abai jetty. 1600hrs: Upon arrival, on board van and transfer back to your respective hotel in Kota KK city. 1800hrs: Estimated time arrival in KK city area. 


  • The timing stated above are for estimation purpose only.
Meals: 1x lunch
Inclusions: Return land transportation, return boat ride transfer, drinking water bottle and tour guide/driver.
Exclusions: Extra drinks & meals, watersport activities and any other items not listed in the inclusions list.
Things to Bring:
  • Insect repellent
  • Extra change of clothing
  • Log book and diver certification card (for divers only)
  • Towel
  • Suitable wetsuit for diving
  • Sun block lotion
  • Cap/Hat
  • Slippers
  • Personal toiletries
  • Dry bag
  • Camera (waterproof recommended)
Important Notice:
  • The boat journey to Mantanani Island may not be suitable for pregnant women as the boat ride may be very bumpy depending on sea condition.
  • You might get wet dring the boat ride, so please be sure to pack your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags are recommended to bring.
  • Kindly note that you are responsible for the safe of your belongings at all the time. We do not recommend our guests to bring along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.
  • Child below 5 years old are not recommended to participate this tour.
  • Age limit for diving with compressed air is 12 years old and above.
Terms & Conditions
  • All reservation MUST provide name as stated on ID/Passport, passport number, nationality and gender for security purposes.
  • Weather conditions: We cannot predict the weather conditions these days for Scuba Diving even for the best season. For safety reasons, tour and activities are dependent on sea and weather conditions. We reserve the rights to cancel or postpone the tour or any other activities if we deem there is an absence of a safe operating environment. We monitor closely weather changes through the Sabah Meteorological Deoartment and will reconfirm all tours booked at least 1 day in advance for any postponement or cancellations due to bad weather.
  • Liability Release Form MUST be signed and understood by participants before the tour commences.
Please enquire for further details.
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