Celebes Sea near Semporna, Malaysia

Getting to Seaventures Dive Rig

This dive rig is located about 700 m North of Mabul Island, East Coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. The nearest airport to this dive rig is Tawau Airport.


From your location, find your way to Tawau Airport. A resort coordinator will meet you at the airport. Plan to arrive by 10:30 a.m. or earlier, otherwise you will need to spend a night in Semporna and only transfer to the island the next day.

Airpot ArrivalLand Transfer TimeBoat Transfer Time
By 10:30 a.m. or earlier11 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Arrive Tawau Airport

Main flight routes to Tawau Airport includes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI-TWU) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL-TWU).

There are aslo flights from Sandakan to Tawau (SDK-TWU), if you plan on visiting Sandakan before going to Tawau.

From here, a resort coordinator will meet you at the airport arrival hall.

Land Transfer to Seafest Jetty

Transfer from airport to Seafest Jetty, located about 3 minutes away from Semporna town centre. The journey will take about 90 minutes.

Boat Transfer to Mabul Island

Boat transfer from Seafest Jetty leaves at 12:30 p.m. The journey will take 45 minutes to arrive at the island.


Plan to take the 6 p.m. flight or later out of Tawau.

Boat Transfer TimeLand Transfer TimeAirport Departure
2 p.m.3 p.m.6 p.m. or later

Boat Transfer to Seafest Jetty

Boat transfer from the dive rig leaves the island at 2 p.m., and will take 45 minutes to arrive Seafest Jetty in Semporna.

Land Transfer to Tawau Airport

Transfer from jetty to Tawau Airport. The journey will take about 90 minutes.

Depart Tawau Airport

Depart Tawau Airport to your next destination.

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