Diving in Mabul and Sipadan

Showers on the jetty in Mabul

Why go to Mabul and Sipadan

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Map of Mabul and Sipadan

How to get to Mabul

The only way to get there is to take a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Semporna. The airport is called Tawau. Its expensive to get here. See if you can use miles.

Delhi to Semporna and back was INR 60,000 in the summer of 2018. It got as low as INR 33000 in Nov 2018 using Price Graph on Google Flights.

It is often cheaper to fly into Kota Kinabalu and then take the USD 40 flight to Tawau and back.

What to do in Mabul and Sipadan

Diving and snorkelling in Mabul and Sipadan is out of this world. Mabul probably has the best macro diving in the world. Sipadan is a sea mount and you can see sharks on every dive. White tip, Nurse Sharks abound.

So where is mabul and how can you get there?

Mabul is on the sarawak island in Malaysia. The same island where you’ll find Kota kinabalu.

You can only get there by malaysian airlines from either kota kinabalu or from Kuala lumpur.

Kota kinabalu beach
Kota kinabalu beach

We stayed and dived with  with Scuba Junkie. They are a professional dive shop with really nice guides.

The Mabul island resort is very convenient for diving and snorkelling. Snorkelling even just off the Jetty is spectacular.

Mabul resort
Mabul resort
Ketaki at Mabul Island resort
Ketaki at Mabul Island resort
Mabul Resort walkway
Mabul Resort walkway

You can see schools of jack fish in the artificial reef just off the Jetty or tones of pipefish, trumpet fish, sea urchins, trevailly, parrotfish, sea snakes, etc in high density.

Snorkelling of the jetty in mabul
Snorkelling of the jetty in mabul
Showers on the jetty in Mabul
Showers on the jetty in Mabul
Sunset in Mabul
Sunset in Mabul

 

Turtle hatchery in Mabul

There is an amazing turtle hatchery in Mabul and we saw them releasing hundreds of baby turtles into the ocean on morning. It was an amazing sight. The kids loved every minute of it. 

Mabul Turtle hatchery
Mabul Turtle hatchery
Mabul baby turtles close up
Mabul baby turtles close up
Mabul baby turtles close up
Mabul baby turtles close up
Mabul beach resort
Mabul beach resort

Diving in Sipadan

Here is a great video we found on youtube to show you why Sipadan is amazing. I unfortunately lost my camera while diving and lost all the footage.

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