One of the most established dive resorts in Sabah, Borneo Divers Mabul Resort is a great pick for divers, non-divers and families thanks to the wide range of activities offered top-side and underwater. Located on the breezy island of Mabul, the resort offers some 30 units of semi-detached rooms with private verandahs. Wake up to the surroundings of the azure Celebes Sea and powdery stretch of beach at your doorstep.
Your Sipadan Permit Allocation
You can visit Sipadan Island at least once if you stay a minimum of 4 days 3 nights.
For other durations, you can get:
- a 2-day permit for a stay of 5 days and 4 nights,
- a 3-day permit for a stay of 7 days and 6 nights, and
- a 4-day permit for a stay of 9 days and 8 nights.
You can also obtain additional permits subject to availability and additional charges.
Borneo Divers Mabul House Reef – Paradise 2
The house reef, known as Paradise 2, is conveniently located in front of the resort’s jetty, allowing easy access for divers. Since establishing itself on Mabul island in 2003, the resort has taken on the role as guardians of this beautiful house reef. Together with local authorities, various reef conservation efforts have taken place including sea-grass planting, artificial coral planting and the Adopt-a-Coral program.
An astounding array of marine life can be found here, including the graceful Bamboo Shark, Frog Fish, Squat Lobster, Harlequin Shrimp, Porcelain Crabs, Moray Eels, sea turtles, various species of Leaf fish, Nudibranch and so much more.
Borneo Divers Mabul resort boasts of having the first 5-star PADI Dive Centre in Mabul. This is where you can discover scuba diving, take a diving course or simply refresh your rusty diving skills. Always bustling with activity, it is located strategically away from the chalets to ensure peace and privacy of other guests. When you are not busy exploring the spectacular dive sites found around Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan, there are a myriad of facilities at your disposal including a swimming pool, library and TV room and recreational and sports facilities. Pamper yourself silly at the gazebo with a beach side massage, manicure or pedicure session. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort’s open-air restaurant and have a sundowner or two at any of the 3 bars available here. The spacious Event Hall can hold up to 100 people at a time – perfect for conventions, meetings and parties.
Mabul is a popular pick for filming crews and underwater filming enthusiasts. Whether it’s for work or play, the resort has a professional underwater video and filming centre to assist you with your filming needs. And yes, free wireless internet broadband is available!
There are 30 semi-detached chalets at Borneo Divers Mabul Resort. These chalets are comfortably spacious and tastefully decorated with ethnic touches, be it a handwoven tapestry or carved lamps.