Sipadan-Mabul Resort (SMART)

Mabul Island / Sabah / Malaysia


swimming pool

standard chalet

standard chalet

beach

detached chalet

detached chalet

water bungalow

water bungalow

water bungalow

 

INFORMATION

Ex-Tawau
Tour Code : PA/050/SPD04

SPECIAL RATE PER PERSON (RM) valid till 31 March 2016                              5% DISCOUNT

 
NON-SIPADAN

2D1N

3D2N

4D3N

5D4N

Ext. N

Standard Chalet

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Diver

1,159.00

1,358.00

1,559.00

1,769.00

495.00

Diver

1,445.00

1,785.00

2,119.00

2,455.00

559.00

* Inclusive :
* Tawau Airport-Semporna Jetty–Sipadan-Mabul Resort- Tawau Airport by van and speedboat
* Chalet type accommodation on standard twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom
   and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning

* All food and hot beverage while at the resort
   
(excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)
* 3 combinations boat dives per day with divemaster on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island
   (except on arrival and departure day)
* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy
* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt

* Note :
* All rates are subject to 6% GST
* Additional Per Person Per Night from above package  if upgrade to :
- RM 109.00 for Detached or Stand Alone Chalet
- RM 239.00 for Suite Chalet
* Single Supplement : To add 50% surcharge on top of the above prices for single
   occupancy of a 2-bed chalet.  This must be booked well in advance.

WITH SIPADAN  6D5N

7D6N

8D7N

9D8N

Ext. N

Stand Alone Chalet

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Diver  2,889.00

3,435.00

3,979.00

4,525.00

599.00

Diver  3,939.00

4,545.00

5,149.00

5,755.00

665.00

* Inclusive :
* Tawau Airport-Semporna Jetty–Sipadan-Mabul Resort- Tawau Airport by van and speedboat
* Chalet type accommodation on standalone twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom
   and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning

* All food and hot beverage while at the resort
  
(excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)

* (ADDITIONAL INCLUSION FOR CERTIFIED DIVER)
* 3 combinations boat dives per day with divemaster either on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby
   Island (except on arrival and departure day)

* 1 day guaranteed diving at Sipadan Island for 3 boat dives with divemaster
  
(excluding permit fee @ RM 40.00 per person per day to be paid at the resort)
* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt
* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy

* Note :
* All rates are subject to 6% GST
* Additional RM 239.00 Per Person Per Night from above package  if upgrade to  Suite Chalet

* Single Supplement : to add 50% surcharge on top of the above prices for single occupancy
   of a 2-bed chalet.  This must be booked well in advance.

* This package includes 1 day trip to Sipadan Island.  Please note during peak season, divers
   will be given the priority to dive at Sipadan Island.

* Please note for bookings made at standalone chalet and water bungalow with 5 nights stay 1 day
   trip to Sipadan Island will be guaranteed.

Mabul Water Bungalow

2D1N

3D2N

4D3N

5D4N

Ext. N

Non-Diver

1,755.00

2,199.00

2,679.00

3,139.00

765.00

Diver

2,945.00

3,619.00

4,308.00

4,978.00

959.00

* Inclusive :
* Tawau - Semporna Jetty – Mabul Water Bungalows - Tawau by van and speedboat
* Bungalow type accommodation on twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the
  facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning

* All food and hot beverage while at the resort
  
(excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)
* 3 boat combinations dives per day with divemaster either on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island
  (except on arrival and departure day)
* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef
* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt

* Note :
* All rates are subject to 6% GST
* Single Supplement : to add surcharge 50% on top of the above prices for single occupancy
  of a 2-bed bungalow.  This must be booked well in advance.

* Please note for bookings made at standalone chalet and water bungalow with 5 nights stay
   1 day trip to Sipadan Island will be guaranteed.

* Note :
* All rates are subject to 6% GST.

CHILDREN POLICY
The following conditions apply to all NON-DIVING children:

Infants up to 3 years old are Free of Charge. The infant must stay in the same chalet as the parents; a baby cot will be provided free of charge if prior arrangement is made. 

Children 4 to 11 years who are NON-DIVERS are chargeable at children rate (please refer price list). They must stay in the same chalets with the parents, an extra bed will be provided in each chalet.  

Children rate is based on the year of birth. 

Any children who are a certified diver, no matter what age, and will be diving must pay full divers rates. PARENTS ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES. SMART does not have and cannot provide any babysitting services for children nor will SMART bear any responsibility for anything that might befall said children.

 

FOC POLICY
Explore Asia Tours Sdn Bhd will offer the tour leader of bona fide group, club or dive store trips a FOC trip to Sipadan-Mabul Resort / Mabul Water Bungalows (ex-Tawau) for every 10 paying guests. Example: 10 full paying guests, 1 tour leader FOC; 20 full paying guests, 2 tour leaders FOC, etc.  

Please note this is not to be used by grouping pax together to form a group, as these tour leaders will be responsible for all liaisons between said group's problems outside of where SMART's responsibilities lie. The name(s) of the tour leader must be advised to us before arrival in Sabah.  

Please note the FOC offer for the group/tour leader inclusive of accommodation on twin share, meals, transfers and diving together with the group member. Any unused complimentary services/facilities cannot be exchanged for cash rebate and/or carried forward. 

Other expenses eg. entry permit fee to Sipadan Island, night dive, extra dive, usage of Nitrox Air (if any), juice, soft drink, alcohol, rental equipment and etc are to be paid at the resort.

 

LIABILITIES
We reserve the right to alter, amend or cancel any of the arrangements contained in the itineraries.

More Information :
Facilities
Diving
Transfer
Sipadan Notice

 

 

NON-SIPADAN PACKAGE (01 Apr 2016 - 31 Mar 2017)

RATE PER PERSON
 5% DISCOUNT

Diver (Twin)

Non-Diver (Twin)

Child 4-11 yrs
(non-diver)

2 days/1 night

RM 1,763.00

RM 1,418.00

RM    709.00

3 days/2 nights

RM 2,179.00

RM 1,656.00

RM    828.00

4 days/3 nights

RM 2,588.00

RM 1,907.00

RM    954.00

5 days/4 nights

RM 2,994.00

RM 2,158.00

RM 1,079.00

Extra day/night

RM    683.00

RM    604.00

RM    302.00

* Please note that the above package and room allocation is solely based on Standard Chalet. 

* Sipadan-Mabul Resort has 18 standard chalets also categorized as semi-detached (built up size 14X12ft), which could accommodate 36 guests at any one time.  All the chalets are made from native materials of Borneo on Twin Share Basis, built with mosquito screens have attached toilet/bathroom with hot shower facilities and the comfort of air-conditioning, which are available for 24 hours. 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

To add 50% surcharge on top of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed chalet.  This must be booked well in advance 

DETACHED/STAND-ALONE CHALET

To add RM 128.00 net per person/per night surcharge on top of the above package price.  This must be booked well in advance 

SUITE CHALET

To add RM 281.00 net per person/per night surcharge on top of the above package price.  This must be booked well in advance 

DOMESTIC AIRTICKET BY MALAYSIA AIRLINES / AIR ASIA

Can be arranged upon request 

 

DIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES :

* Transfer between: Tawau Airport - Semporna Jetty – Sipadan-Mabul Resort - Tawau Airport by van and speedboat

* Chalet type accommodation on standard twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning

* All food and hot beverage while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)

(ADDITIONAL INCLUSION FOR CERTIFIED DIVER)

* 3 combinations boat dives per day with divemaster on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island (except on arrival and departure day)

* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy

* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt

 

SIPADAN DIVING PACKAGE (01 Apr 2016 - 31 Mar 2017)

RATE PER PERSON
 5% DISCOUNT

Diver (Twin)

Non-Diver (Twin)

Child 04-11 yrs
(non-diver)

6 days/5 nights

RM 4,805.00

RM 3,525.00

RM 1,763.00

7 days/6 nights

RM 5,542.00

RM 4,189.00

RM 2,095.00

8 days/7 nights

RM 6,280.00

RM 4,853.00

RM 2,427.00

9 days/8 nights

RM 7,017.00

RM 5,518.00

RM 2,759.00

Extra day/night

RM    811.00

RM    731.00

RM    366.00

* Please note that the above package and room allocation is solely based on Standalone Chalet.   

* Sipadan-Mabul Resort has 22 standalone chalets also categorized as detached (16 units twin-bed and 6 units double bed) (built up size 19X16ft) and 2 units suite chalet (double bed) (built up size 28X32ft), which could accommodate 48 guests at any one time.  All the chalets are made from native materials of Borneo, built with own balcony with mosquito screen, attached private shower/toilet and hot shower facilities, the comfort of air-conditioning, which are available for 24 hours, selected satellite TV channels, mini bar and in-room safety box.  

* This package includes 1 day trip to Sipadan Island.  Please note during peak season, divers will be given the priority to dive at Sipadan Island.

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

To add 50% surcharge on top of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed chalet.  This must be booked well in advance. 

SUITE CHALET

To add RM 281.00 net per person/per night surcharge on top of the above package price.  This must be booked well in advance 

DOMESTIC AIRTICKET BY MALAYSIA AIRLINES / AIR ASIA

Can be arranged upon request. 

 

ABOVE PACKAGE INCLUDES

* Transfer between: Tawau Airport - Semporna Jetty – Sipadan-Mabul Resort - Tawau Airport by van and speedboat

* Chalet type accommodation on standalone twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning

* All food and hot beverage while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)

(ADDITIONAL INCLUSION FOR CERTIFIED DIVER)

* 3 combinations boat dives per day with divemaster either on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island (except on arrival and departure day)

* 1 day guaranteed diving at Sipadan Island for 3 boat dives with divemaster (excluding permit fee @ RM 40 per person per day to be paid at the resort)

* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy

* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt

 

MABUL WATER BUNGLOW 01 Apr 2016 - 31 Mar 2017

RATE PER PERSON
 5% DISCOUNT

Diver (Twin)

Non-Diver (Twin)

04-11 yrs
(non-diver)

2 days /1 night

RM3,590.00

RM 2,141.00

RM 1,071.00

3 days/2 nights

RM4,413.00

RM 2,690.00

RM 1,345.00

4 days/3 nights

RM5,252.00

RM 3,267.00

RM 1,634.00

5 days/4 nights

RM6,069.00

RM 3,831.00

RM 1,916.00

Extra day/night

RM1,171.00

RM    935.00

RM    468.00

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

To add surcharge 50% on top of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed bungalow.  This must be booked well in advance. 

DOMESTIC AIRTICKET BY MALAYSIA AIRLINES / AIR ASIA

We can arrange and advise airfare upon request. 

DIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES

* Transfer between: Tawau - Semporna Jetty – Mabul Water Bungalows - Tawau by van and speedboat

* Bungalow type accommodation on twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning

* All food and hot beverage while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)

(ADDITIONAL INCLUSION FOR CERTIFIED DIVER)

* 3 boat combinations dives per day with divemaster either on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island (except on arrival and departure day)

* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef with buddy

* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt

 

MABUL WATER BUNGALOW is a floating dive-resort wholly owned by Sipadan-Mabul Resort (Sabah) Sdn. Bhd. (SMART), is situated at Mabul Island overlooking the world-known Sipadan Island which is 15-minutes away by speedboat.   

These wooden-type bungalows (built up size 17X17ft) has sixteen (16) units (12XDouble Bed & 4XTwin Bedded) entirely built over water with stilts offer sheer comfort.  Each bungalow exquisitely furnished with contemporary furniture and décor, equipped with remote control air-conditioner, ceiling fan, private bathroom-hot/cold shower and toilet, spacious private balcony offer panoramic vistas of blue sea, selected  satellite TV channels, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer and in-room safety box.     

Facilities includes a large and airy restaurant for dining, a souvenirs shop selling variety of t-shirts, accessories and gifts, a business center with internet service, a dive center and an office taking care all the guests registration, billings and an underwater video and health spa outlets.  Free WIFI Internet Access is available in the room.  Please request the password at the front desk.

 


 

(All prices quoted above are subject to change) 

UNUSED SERVICES

No refund will be made for any part of the Sipadan or Mabul Island diving trip, shorten stay, transfers, side tours, hotels, meals, flights, diving permit etc. not utilized by the pax once the trip has departed from their place of origin.

CHILDREN POLICY

The following conditions apply to all NON-DIVING children: 

Infants up to 3 years old are Free of Charge. The infant must stay in the same chalet as the parents; a baby cot will be provided free of charge if prior arrangement is made. 

Children 4 to 11 years who are NON-DIVERS are chargeable at children rate (please refer price list). They must stay in the same chalets with the parents, an extra bed will be provided in each chalet. 

Children rate is based on the year of birth. 

Any children who are a certified diver, no matter what age, and will be diving must pay full divers rates. PARENTS ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES. SMART does not have and cannot provide any babysitting services for children nor will SMART bear any responsibility for anything that might befall said children.

FOC POLICY

The resort will offer the tour leader of bona fide group, club or dive store trips a FOC trip to Sipadan-Mabul Resort / Mabul Water Bungalows (ex-Tawau) for every 10 paying guests. Example: 10 full paying guests, 1 tour leader FOC; 20 full paying guests, 2 tour leaders FOC, etc.  

Please note this is not to be used by grouping pax together to form a group, as these tour leaders will be responsible for all liaisons between said group's problems outside of where SMART's responsibilities lie. The name(s) of the tour leader must be advised to us before arrival in Sabah.  

Please note the FOC offer for the group/tour leader inclusive of accommodation on twin share, meals, transfers and diving together with the group member. Any unused complimentary services/facilities cannot be exchanged for cash rebate and/or carried forward. 

Other expenses eg. entry permit fee to Sipadan Island, night dive, extra dive, usage of Nitrox Air (if any), juice, soft drink, alcohol, rental equipment and etc are to be paid at the resort.

The rental price for each item as below (inclusive of 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST):

BCD RM 27.00 Net Per Person/Per Day

Regulator RM 32.00 Net Per Person/Per Day

Mask & Snorkel RM 22.00 Net Per Person/Per Day

Fins RM 22.00 Net Per Person/Per Day

Booties RM 16.00 Net Per Person/Per Day

Wetsuit RM 27.00 Net Per Person/Per Day

Torch with batteries RM 38.00 Net Per Person/Per Day

Torch (re-chargeable) RM 48.00 Net Per Person / Per Day

Dive Computer RM 38.00 Net Per Person/Per Day (limited unit)

OTHER RESORT ACTIVITIES OFFERED

* PADI / NAUI Diving Courses (from Open Water to Divemaster level)

* Scuba Skills Refresher Course

* Discover Scuba Diving

* Technical Diving Courses

* Nitrox Diving

* PADI/ NAUI Specialty Courses

* Snorkeling

* Beach Volley Ball

* Ocean Kayak

* Diving trip at nearby island

Please note: standard check in-time is 1400 hours and check out time is 1200 hours.  Early check-in and late check-out is subject to room availability.

FACILITIES 

Resort: Sipadan-Mabul Resort and Mabul Water Bungalow are located at the southern tip of Pulau Mabul overlooking Sipadan.  We are accorded as 4-Stars Resort by The Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and we are member of PADI 5-Star Dive Resort and NAUI PRO GOLD Dive Resort.  

Electrical outlet is 220 Volt AC, 50 cycles using three rectangular prongs similar to British plugs.  Electricity power supply 24 hours a day. 

A vinyl swimming pool measuring 41-ft X 21 ft with a 6-ft deep end.  A 4-6 persons Jacuzzi Whirlpool Spas.  A large dining hall/bar area is used for meals, socializing, dancing and staff shows.  Coconut drink, juices, carbonated soft drinks, beer and wine can be purchased at the resort bar and jetty bar.  A small sundry shop sells a range of T-shirts, batteries, toiletries, souvenirs and etc.   

An office takes care of the registration and billing; it is equipped with a Telephone/Fax for communications with the mainland.  Free WIFI access is available in the room.  Please request the password at the front desk. 

A Technical Diving Center (SMART-Tec) offers various services such as Nitrox Air and Certification Courses.   

150-member staff a-waits to make your dive holiday safe, easy and fun.

HOW TO GET THERE

First, you take a short 45 minutes Malaysia Airlines domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau then you will be met and transferred to Semporna Jetty (Harbor) by van (appro. 1-hour drive) and finally, you will be transferred to Mabul Resort by speedboat (appro. 40 minutes boat ride). 

Boats: fifteen (15) custom-built fiberglass dive boats and three (3) half-cabin passenger/transport boats. These dive boats can carry 10 divers each and get to any of the island dive sites in 15 minutes or more.  Each boat goes out three times a day with a boatman and divemaster. 

Diving: daily boat going to the dive sites, which is about 15 to 30 minutes boat ride.  Dive sites and diving schedule will be arranged at the discretion of the resort management.  All diving at Sipadan Island is subject to entry permit approval.   

The UNLIMITED JETTY DIVING mentioned in the inclusion are dives from Mabul’s House Reef and includes night diving (without divemaster and boat).  Tanks, weights and weight belt are provided; all other equipment must be brought by the diver or rented.  These dives must be arranged in advance. 

Most diving is a combination of wall and drift diving.  We have eight Bauer Compressors, 400 units Aluminum 3000 psi/80 cubic foot tanks with American style 'K' valves and 100 units with DIN valve, 35 sets of diving equipment for rental. It is advisable to bring own adapter / converter (220/110v) for charging for strobes, camera and lights.

THE ISLANDS: SIPADAN, MABUL & KAPALAI 

SIPADAN is the small island where you can dive and snorkel.  It is a 15-30 minutes boat ride south of Mabul.  Sipadan is the tip of a mountain with steep underwater walls all around it.  These walls drop to 300m on the Mabul side of the island and 600m on south side.   

Diving on Sipadan is all drift diving, divers drop in and cruise with the current along the walls.  This combination of deep walls and ocean currents provides the ideal environment for pelagic such as sharks and large schools of jacks and barracuda. 

SPECIAL RULES FOR PROTECTING TURTLES:

Divers and snorkelers are to refrain from touching, teasing and restraining turtles under water because turtles are air breathers and can be drowned if panicked or cornered.  Anyone riding or restraining turtles will sit out the next dive. 

Note :The time restricted by the Government for Diving at Sipadan Island is from 6am to 6pm. 

MABUL in contrast to Sipadan is a continuation of the Borneo landmass rather than the top of an underwater mountain.  Because of this, Mabul has more gradually sloping walls around it that bottom out at about 30m.  The attractions on Mabul are of the smaller variety such as lobster, crocodile fish, moray and garden eels.  This makes it an ideal location for macro-photo opportunities. 

If you walk around the east of the island at night, be sure to take a flashlight and watch for sea snakes on the beach or amongst the palm trees. 

KAPALAI lies to the east of Mabul about 10 minutes away.  It used to be a vegetated island much like Mabul but erosion has turned it into a small sandbar that just breaks the surface of the water.  This is an area that we are exploring for new dive sites.  Like Mabul it is an excellent location for macro-photography and is especially abundant in the rare finds of diving such as mandarin fish, stonefish, leaf fish, pipefish, lionfish, frogfish, cuttlefish, eels, and more.

CONDITIONS FOR DIVING  

DIVER TRAINING / DIVER’S CERTIFICATIONS

All divers will be required to show proof of diver training / certification by an internationally recognized Diver Training Agency upon arrival before they would be allowed to participate in any diving activity.  SMART also reserves the right to require a Scuba Skills Refresher Course for any diver who cannot provide proof of diving in the last 12 months and/or exhibits uncertainty in their skills.  Logbooks are highly recommended

 

LIABILITY/RELEASE FORM (WAIVER)

All guests will be required to sign a Liability/Release Form (Waiver) before or upon arrival and abide by all diving and safety rules of the resort. No diving or snorkeling activities will be permitted until the said form is signed and witnessed.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

We operate diving all year round but we cannot predict the weather conditions these days for scuba diving even for the best season.

 

DIVING ON FIRST DAY AT RESORT - ORIENTATION

The first dive at the Dive Resort on the day of arrival will be an orientation dive with a Divemaster.  This is required of all divers.  Please take note that there is NO Underwater Camera or Video allowed during the orientation dive.  Other jetty dives can be done on the first day under our UNLIMITED JETTY DIVES program.  First day diving is depends on your arrival time to the resort. 

We constantly remind all our valued guests that the future of the reef is in their hands, they are told not to touch, lift, remove or damage any of the flora and fauna of the reef.

 

DIVING SCHEDULES AND REGULATIONS

Boat Dives

There are three (3) boat dives a day, two in the morning and one in the afternoon.  It is a combination dive at nearby dive sites making a total of 3 dives per day.  Each boat goes out with a boatman and Divemaster.  All dive sites and dive schedules will be arranged at the discretion of the resort Management.   

The dive boats will depart to the dive sites every morning at 8.00 to 9.00 am and return to Sipadan-Mabul Resort after the 3rd dive, around 4.00 p.m.  Divers will return to the resort for their meals after every dive.  If you are diving at Sipadan Island you will be there the whole day, lunch will be served on site.   

The number of dive is limited to avoid overcrowding; therefore, visits must be arranged well in advance.  Divers on their first visit to Sipadan are briefed before they take the plunge.

* Additional Day Dives

In order to cover the entire dive sites it is recommended at least one week stay at the resort.  If you would like to do additional day diving besides the normal 3 boat dives then the diving rate is RM 106.00 per dive/per diver. This must be arranged in advance with the dive master.  You will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form (Waiver).   

*Unlimited Jetty Dives

Besides the three (3) boat dives, unlimited jetty dives may be carried out daily on Mabul’s House Reef.  These jetty dives can only start after your morning boat dive, unless you choose not to go on the morning boat dive; then you may dive anytime after 7.00am.  Your last jetty dive has to be planned in such a way as to exit the water by 9.00 p.m. 

(See also Night diving section below)

For jetty dive, you are required to dive with a buddy and sign out with our personnel on duty.  NO DIVEMASTERS WILL ACCOMPANY JETTY DIVES, unless prior arrangements are made. 

 

To Pay & Dive on the Spot

For certified divers who purchase non-diver package wishes to pay and dive on the spot the additional charge is RM 170.00 per dive per person includes the use of dive boat, tank with air, weights, weight belt and the services of divemaster on sharing basis.  This must be arranged in advance and pay locally. 

Whilst for the unlimited house reef diving with buddy is RM 85.00 per dive per person includes the use of tank with air, weights and weight belt. This must be arranged in advance and pay locally. 

*Buddy System and Depth Limitations

As per most Training Agency's teachings, all dives must be with a buddy; no solo diving is allowed.  Depth on any dive shall be limited to a maximum of 140 feet (40 meters), of course taking into account any residual nitrogen time already acquired. 

*Surface Intervals

For safety measures, a mandatory minimum 60 minutes surface interval is required before the next consecutive dive, regardless of whether you are diving by a computer or by tables. 

*Night Diving

To Night Dive, divers must show proof of night diving in the form of certification cards or logbooks documenting such dives.   If no proof is available, divers who wish to night dive will be required to take an introduction OR certification course in night diving at an additional cost.  Night Divers must exit the water by 9.00 p.m. (2100 hrs). 

Night dive is exceptionally good at Mabul walls where one could easily encounter Lobsters, Crocodile Fish and occasionally large Cuttlefish.  The boat leaves for Mabul night dive at around 6.00 - 6.30 p.m. and dinner will be served after the dive. 

Night dives can be scheduled whenever a diver wants to do one the following evening at extra charge.   

A diver doing their first night diving will be required to do an introduction to night diving prior to the dive. 

Rates for night diving with boat on Mabul Island is RM 286.00 per dive/per boat from 1-2 Divers and if there are 3 divers and above the rate is RM 106.00 per diver/per dive.  This will be charged locally.

 

FLYING AFTER DIVING (LAST DAY AT RESORT)

The latest recommendation from DAN, Training Agencies etc., indicates that you should wait a minimum of 12 hours and sometimes up to 24 hours after diving before you fly.  However, SMART recognizes that people, agencies, and even computers and tables differ on this.  If you choose to dive on the day you leave and fly, you will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form (Waiver) to do this.  You will only be able to do one morning dive at 8.00am at Mabul Island; however, this is at the discretion of the resort Management. The extra charge for the dive on last day is RM 106.00 per person/per dive.

 

FINAL DISCRETION

SMART reserves final discretion on who may or may not do any type of diving we offer, based on a diver's shown abilities, experience, etc.  If a diver is or becomes physically incapacitated by injuries, illness, intoxication, 'hangovers', etc., we reserve the right to stop this person from diving.

please refer below our recommended flight and boat transfer schedule (updated on 08th october 2015) : 

(this is for guideline only & all schedules are subject to change without prior notice.  please note it is not within our control if airlines changes their flight schedules): 

 

Arrival flight
                                                                                                   BOAT SCHEDULE
SECTOR               FLIGHT                    ETD       
ETA          DEPART FROM SEMPORNA JETTY
BKI/TWU              MH2121                0725       0815       1000AM 
SDK/TWU            MH3093                0855       0935        1230PM
KUL/TWU             AK5744                 0700       0950       1230PM
BKI/TWU              MH3051                0850       1000       1230PM
BKI/TWU              AK6260                 0850       0945       1230PM (EFFECTIVE 25 OCT 2015)            
BKI/TWU              AK6260                 0900       0950       1230PM
KUL/TWU             MH2660                0725       1015       1230PM
KUL/TWU             AK5746                 1000       1255       1630PM
JHB/TWU             AK5596                 1040       1320       1630PM
BKI/TWU              MH2137                1225       1315      1630PM
BKI/TWU              AK6262                 1350       1440      1630PM
KUL/TWU             AK5748                 1225       1515      1630PM

remarks:

for guests arriving semporna by overland transfer on own arrangement please proceed to seafest hotel’s lobby. 

please be there half an hour before boat departure.  

it is advisable to inform us in advance of your arrival time as our boats are not all the time stationed at the jetty.  

if you miss the boat then you will have to wait for the next scheduled boat.  

for guests overnight at semporna, please wait at the hotel’s lobby half an hour before boat departure.  

as we are not able to meet all the flights arriving in tawau therefore guests arriving by flight not stated above must stay the night at the mainland - tawau or semporna. hotels can be arranged on request.

 

Departure flight

                                                                                                BOAT SCHEDULE
SECTOR                 FLIGHT                  ETD        ETA         DEPART TO SEMPORNA JETTY
TWU/SDK            MH3092                0955       1035       0630AM
TWU/BKI              AK6261                 1010       1100       0630AM
TWU/KUL             AK5745                 1030       1310       0630AM
TWU/KUL             MH2661                1105       1345       0630AM
TWU/BKI              MH3052                1245       1345       0630AM
TWU/JHB             AK5597                 1345       1620       0630AM
TWU/KUL             AK5747                 1400       1645       0630AM
TWU/KUL             MH2665                1410       1650       0630AM
TWU/KUL             AK5749                 1530       1815       1100AM
TWU/BKI              AK6263                 1725       1815       1100AM
TWU/BKI              MH2134                1805       1855       1400PM
TWU/KUL             AK5741                 1850       2135       1400PM
TWU/BKI              MH3056                2105       2205       1400PM
TWU/BKI              AK6265                 2150       2240       1400PM

remarks:

for guests departing on early flight before 10:00am must depart the resort 1 day earlier for overnight stay at the mainland - tawau or semporna. hotels can be arranged on request. 

note:

all land & boat transfer are on sharing basis.  private charter can be arranged on request.
* unscheduled boat transfer to and from the resort can be arranged with additional surcharge but it is subject to weather conditions. 

whenever necessary, the resort management reserved the right to change the boat schedule therefore please always double check with the resort management for your flight information.
 

flights definition:
MH – MALAYSIA AIRLINES
AK – AIR ASIA

NOTICE - SIPADAN ENTRY PERMIT

Please be informed that all daily entry to dive or visit to Sipadan Island will be subject to approval by the Sabah Parks Management, which is in control of issuing the entry permit. The total number of divers or visitors allowed to visit Sipadan island is restricted now to 120 pax per day.

Our resort has been allocated 14 quotas each day out of the 120 pax.  Due to this limited quotas our Sales Office in Kota Kinabalu under Explore Asia Tours Sdn Bhd will arrange only for divers who stay 5 nights at standalone chalets and water bungalows to have 1 day guarantee diving at Sipadan Island.   

Please note there is no first come first serve basis.During peak season priority will be given to divers.

With the 1 day guarantee, the fee for Entry Permit to Sipadan Island is RM 40.00 per person per day for divers, non-divers, visitors and children.  This entry permit fee has to be paid on the spot, in the resort.

As for guests who are staying at standard chalet or standalone chalet based on our NON SIPADAN PACKAGE, the permit trip to Sipadan is NOT GUARANTEE.

But you have the option to buy Sipadan Trip and entry permit from other resorts based on the market price @ RM 390.00 (RM 350.00 + RM 40.00) per person per day.  This permit need to pre-book and is subject to availability.  This price is applicable also for non-divers, visitors and children.

We will not be held responsible for not being able to provide trip to Sipadan due to the conservation measures by the Government.

However, should the entry permit to Sipadan Island is not been approved, we can offer alternative trip at nearby islands such as Kapalai, Mabul, Mataking & Ligitan where there is no restrictions on these islands.

Please contact us should you need further clarification.

 


 

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