Seaventures Dive Rig

  Celebes Sea near Semporna, Malaysia

Getting Here

The nearest town to this resort is Semporna town, East Coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Depending on where you are coming from, you will likely have to transit at Kota Kinabalu.

From your location, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then fly for 40 minutes to Tawau. From Tawau, the resort will transfer you to Semporna which will take about 90 minutes. From Semporna, you will take the resort speed boat to Mabul Island. The boat ride will take another 45 minutes. Mabul Island will be your gateway to diving around Sipadan Island, Kapalai Island and Mabul Island.

If you prefer a leisurely pace, you can spend a night either in Tawau or Semporna. Tawau is the bigger town compared to Semporna. But both offer unique experiences and excellent fresh seafood.

GST Package prices are subject to Goods & Services Tax (GST) by the Malaysian Government which came into effect on 1st April 2015.

Transfers to Resort

If you are already in Semporna, Seaventures Dive Rig has free transfers to Mabul Island. The resort transport pickup schedule is:

Pickup LocationTime
Semporna9:45 a.m.

If you are flying in and want to reach Mabul Island as quickly as possible, plan to arrive at Tawau airport by 2:30 p.m. and your resort transport can pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the island on the same day. Otherwise you might have to spend a night in Semporna or Tawau.

We recommend the following flights to go to the resort:

Flight №DepartsDeparture TimeArrival TimeBoat Schedule from Semporna
AK 6122
Air Asia
Kota Kinabalu7:20 a.m.8:10 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MH 2121
Malaysia Airlines
Kota Kinabalu7:30 a.m.8:15 a.m.10:00 a.m.
AK 5152
Air Asia
Kuala Lumpur7:15 a.m.10:05 a.m.12:30 p.m.
AK 6126
Air Asia
Kota Kinabalu12:20 p.m.1:10 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MH 2137
Malaysia Airlines
Kota Kinabalu1:15 p.m.2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MH 2664
Malaysia Airlines
Kuala Lumpur11:40 a.m.2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.

The resort also has free transfers out of Mabul Island to Semporna, Tawau or the Tawau Airport. We recommend the following flights for your departure:


Plan to take the 10:30 a.m. flight or later out of Tawau so that you don’t have to leave a day earlier.

Flight №ArrivesDeparture TimeArrival TimeBoat Schedule to Semporna
AK 5153
Air Asia
Kuala Lumpur10:30 a.m.1:15 p.m.6:00 a.m.
MH 2661
Malaysia Airlines
Kuala Lumpur11:55 a.m.2:35 p.m.6:00 a.m.
AK 6127
Air Asia
Kota Kinabalu1:35 p.m.2:25 p.m.6:00 a.m.
MH 2134
Malaysia Airlines
Kota Kinabalu2:40 p.m.3:25 p.m.6:00 a.m.
MH 2665
Malaysia Airlines
Kuala Lumpur5:50 p.m.8:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
MH 5155
Malaysia Airlines
Kuala Lumpur6:50 p.m.9:35 p.m.1:30 p.m.