Mabul Smart Divers Resort

Island At A Glance

No of Rooms: 
22 detached and 23 semi-detached beach chalets
Meal Plan: 
Full Board
Diving, snorkelling, kayaking
Star Rating: 

Located off the east coast of Sabah, Mabul is a small, lush island with beautiful, white sandy beaches and easy access to the amazing diving of Sipadan and Kapalai.

Smart Divers is one of three resorts on Mabul and is located on the south east side of the island, surrounded by coconut trees and overlooking the ocean.

Accommodation is in 45 wooden, semi-detached duplex chalets, all with air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms.

The "muck" diving around Mabul and Kapalai is excellent, with a remarkable variety of invertebrates - great for photographers, and the famous dive sites of Sipadan are just a fifteen minute boat ride away.

Your Accommodation Options

Beach Chalets

Accommodation is in 23 semi-detached and 22 detached chalets on the beach. All the chalets have two large single beds, air conditioning, ceiling fans, ensuite bathrooms and verandahs.

Restaurants & Bars

Meals are mainly buffet style of both Asian and Western dishes and are served in the dining hall of the Main House, a large open air pavilion.


The resort has a swimming pool, jacuzzi and spa which offers a range of massage and relaxing treatments. As well as diving, guests can enjoy kayaking on the ocean or snorkelling on the house reef.

Broadband internet is available.


Sipadan Mabul Resort was recently given a PADI Gold Palm Resorts award which recognises quality accommodation, superior service and excellent dive opportunities.

The dive centre offers diving to nearby "muck" diving sites around Mabul and Kapalai and full day trips to dive the exciting sites of Sipadan Island. They operate six fibreglass boats that each accommodate ten divers and depart for dives three times a day. The Technical Dive Centre (SMART-Tec) offers good Nitrox diving support and courses as well as a range of PADI specialty courses, including the PADI Cavern Diver, where you will be taken into the famous Turtle Cavern on Sipadan Island. If you wish to pursue the cave diving experience further, you can even take a full Cave Diver course. The resort also has its own house reef for unlimited day and night dives.

For the conservation of the reefs, the numbers of divers at Sipadan are restricted to 120 per day so you need to obtain and pay for a permit from Sabah Parks Management; these permits are issued on a first come, first served basis.

Travel Information

Malaysian Airlines offer daily flights from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur so you can be very flexible with your itinerary. For a holiday at Sipadan Mabul Smart Divers Resort you will need to fly to Tawau in Sabah, on the island of Borneo. Kuala Lumpur is the main gateway for Borneo. The flight time from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau is approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes. Sipadan Mabul Smart Divers Resort is a 1 hour van transfer plus a 40 minute boat transfer from the airport.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Morning departure from the UK for overnight international flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Day 2 - 12

Morning arrival into Kuala Lumpur connecting with onward flight to Tawau, arriving afternoon.

Transfer to Sipadan Mabul Smart Divers Resort for 12 nights with 10 days diving.

Day 13

Depart Sipadan Mabul Smart Divers Resort and transfer back to Tawau airport to check-in for your return international flight via Kuala Lumpur.

Day 14

Morning arrival to the UK.

Guide Prices

12 nights Sipadan Mabul Divers Resort from £2265 per person plus £418 departure taxes

Price includes return international flights to Borneo from the UK.

For Sipadan Mabul Divers Resort it includes transfers and 12 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double Run of House Chalet Room, on a full board meal plan including hot drinks, up to 3 guided boat combination dives per day with tanks/weights either on Sipadan, Mabul or Kapalai (except on arrival and departure days) and unlimited jetty diving from Mabul's house reef.

Borneo is an ideal destination for a two centre holiday. Please ask our experienced sales team for recommendations and price for your ideal point of departure.



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Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
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