Diving at Sipadan Island: If you want to dive at Sipadan Island, there is an additional fee for the boat transfers between Mataking Island and Sipadan Island.
The transfer fee ranges from MYR 370 to MYR 1,340 per person excluding SST, depending on the number of guests on the boat. However, for group bookings of 6 divers or more with a minimum stay of 5 days 4 nights with the same arrival and departure time, your group will be entitled for a complimentary one day transfer to and from Sipadan Island. Entry permits to Sipadan Island is subject to approval by Sabah Parks.
Entry Permits to Sipadan Island: The Malaysian Government has imposed a levy charge of MYR 140 (about USD 34) per person per day for divers who are diving at Sipadan Island as well as for non-divers and children. The levy charge is to be paid separately as it is not included in the package price.
Peak season surcharge: There is a 5% surcharge on the package price when you visit during the peak season. The peak season is applicable for Chinese New Year; the month of July and August; and the Golden Week Holidays that starts from 1st to 7th October.
Single travellers: Single travellers must add single supplement, an additional 50% of the dive package. If you are the only one on the transfer boat, an additional MYR 950 (about USD 330) for the transfer boat will be levied.
Children and infants: There is a special rate for non-diving children sharing rooms with parents. The child should be from 1 to 11 years of age. The rate is:
- 50% off the non-diver rate for children below 12 years of age; and
- 30% off the non-diver rate for children below 4 years of age.
Infants below 1 year of age will stay at no charge.
Babysitting service is available at an hourly rate.
Group booking: Every 11th diver in your group gets to stay at no charge.
What is Included
- Land and sea transfers between Tawau and Mataking Island.
- 3 boat dives daily around Mataking Besar, Mataking Kecil, Pandanan, Bohayan, Kelapuan, Timba Timba Islands and Baturua Reef led by at least one dive guide.
- Unlimited shore buddy dives.
- Air, weights and weight belt.
- Accommodation is based on twin and triple share.
- All food and hot beverages are provided, excluding alcoholic drinks, fruit juices and carbonated soft drinks.