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Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

Founded in 1984, Borneo Divers is the pioneer of Sipadan and the first PADI 5 Star Resort in Mabul Island. Your best choice for dive travelers who seeks the best Sabah has to offer.

Founded in 1984, Borneo Divers is a pioneer in Sipadan, and the first PADI 5 Star Dive Centre in Mabul Island offering the best in training and diving facilities on the island. With years of experience and a leadership role in professionalism, Borneo Divers is the choice for dive travelers who seeks the best Sabah has to offer.

The dive team offers day trips to Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai (not to mention unlimited house reef dives, subject to the limitations of your dive profile). Whether you are a seasoned diver or someone who is looking to get certified, the dive team at Borneo Divers will ensure you are in good hands.

“Diving is our passion and we feel sure that very soon it will be yours too… jump on in… the water’s warm. We can’t wait to share our world with you!”


Dive Resort




PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre

Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Mandarin, French, Spanish

Number of dive instructors


Number of divemasters


Able to cater to physically challenged

Sorry, not at the moment

Air conditioned rooms

With hot showers too

Swimming pool

If the ocean isn’t enough 😉


Unlimited housereef diving! YAY!

SPA and massage

Treat yourself and get rejuvenated


Stay connected, and it’s free!


Indulge in a variety of asian and international cuisine featuring freshly caught seafood, and the in-house favorite lamb BBQ!


Carbonated and alcoholic beverages to quench that thirst

Fish ID and training books

Reference materials available to identify that fish you spotted

Equipment charging station

Keep your devices juiced up

Convenience and souvenir store

All stocked up with snacks and essentials for your vacation

Games room

Pool table, board games, to keep the fun going

TV Lounge

Located right next to the restaurant

First aid kit

Located at the dive center, resort reception and in all boats

Emergency oxygen

Located at the dive centre and all boats

VHF radio

Located at the dive centre and in all boats


Daily patroling by ESSCOM’s commanders

Resident doctor

None. Dive crew are trained first responders

Nearest clinic

At Semporna town (40mins boat ride away)

Diving type

Boat dive, shore dive

Dive courses

Discover scuba • Scuba Diver • Open Water • Advanced Open Water • Rescue Diver • Divemaster

Specialty courses

Boat Diver • Multilevel Diver • UW Naturalist • AWARE Fish ID • Night Diver • UW Navigator • Deep Diver • Search & Recovery • Sidemount • Enriched Air Nitrox

Instructor to student ratio (max)


Instructor to discover diver ratio (max)


Dive guide to scuba diver ratio (max)


Dive equipment rental

Available – BCD, regulator, fins, mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, dive computer

NITROX / Enriched Air

Available at a surcharge of RM30 per tank

Equipment servicing

For light repairs, and do not extend to overhauls

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Packaged Rates

The prices below are for references only. We will quote you the best available rates

Packaged rates below are based on minimum 2 booking guests in twin/triple share chalet

Price Per PersonDiver PackageNon-Diver Package
3days/2nightsRM 2060RM 1640
4days/3nightsRM 2940RM 2340
5days/4nightsRM 3720RM 2960
Additional nightRM 930RM 740

** Special rates are available for Malaysian citizens. Please enquire within **

Please note:

  • All packages above include (free) scheduled return Tawau Airport transfers, boat transfers, full board meals, Semporna jetty fees, and lodging at the resort
  • Chalets are allocated on Run-Of-House (ROH) basis (there will be no choosing of room numbers)
  • Diving excursions include dive guide services, tanks, weights and weightbelts
  • Dive packages include 3 daily guided boat dives (around Mabul and Kapalai Island) except on arrival and departure day, and unlimited house reef dives (unguided and premised on buddy system)
  • Sipadan permits are subject to availability and approval, and priced at RM140/permit/person/day
  • GUARANTEED Sipadan Permits for stays of at least 5 days 4 nights (each room guaranteed 2 permits)
  • 50% off non-divers package for children aged between 3-11 years (must share room with parents/legal guardian)
  • Solo travelers are subject to surcharges 50% of total package rate.
  • Rates above is subject to an additional 6% Sales and Service Tax (SST), and are subject to change without prior notice
  • Price excludes mandatory tourism tax of RM10/room/night for non-Malaysians
  • Solo traveler? No problem. Just send us an enquiry, and we’ll get you the ideal single traveler packages.

PADI Courses

Discover scuba experience1 diveRM 300
* additional dives at RM160
Scuba refresher2 hoursRM 300
Open Water4 daysRM 1600
Advanced Open Water2 daysRM 1200
Emergency First Response1 dayRM 450
Rescue Diver 3 dayRM 1250
Divemastermin 14 daysRM 3000

PADI Specialties

Boat Diver1 dayRM 550
Multilevel Diver1 dayRM 550
Underwater Naturalist1 dayRM 550
AWARE-Fish ID1 dayRM 550
Night Diver2 daysRM 750
UW Navigator2 daysRM 750
Deep Diver2 daysRM 750
Search & Recovery2 daysRM 750
Sidemount2 daysRM 1000
Enriched Air Nitrox1 dayRM 850

Please note:

  • Courses include course materials, instructor fees, dive equipment usage
  • Price excludes taxes, boat transfers, and lodging


Dive Rentals

Full set
• BCD, regulator, fins, booties, mask, wetsuit
1 dayRM 95
BCD1 dayRM 25
Regulator1 dayRM 25
Mask1 dayRM 10
Snorkel1 dayRM 5
Wetsuit (shorty)1 dayRM 20
Fins1 dayRM 5
Booties1 dayRM 5
Dive computer1 dayRM 30
Torch light1 dayRM 25

Other Services

Private Divemaster
• 3 dives
1 dayRM 200/guide
Boat snorkeling around Mabul/Kapalai
• min 6 pax
1 hourRM 30/person
Dive guide for shore dive
• min 3 divers
1 hourRM 50/diver
Snorkel guide for housereef snorkeling1 hourRM 50/guide
Private boat around Mabul/Kapalai
• with guide
• 3 dives
1 dayRM 800/boat
Private boat to Sipadan
• With guide
• 3-4 dives
1 dayRM 1200/boat

Please note:

  • The pricing acts as a guideline and is subject to change
  • Rental is available, and payable at the dive center
Check-In Time :
Check-Out Time :
Fixed Land Transfer Schedule:
• Tawau Airport to Semporna: 0830hrs, 1045hrs
• Tawau Town Hotel to Semporna: 0700hrs
• Semporna to Tawau Airport: 1015hrs, 1445hrs
Fixed Boat Schedules :
• Semporna Jetty to Mabul: 1000hrs, 1230hrs
• Mabul back to Semporna Jetty: 0900hrs, 1330hr
* Note: The resort reserves the right to change the land/boat transfers due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays/changes, weather, traffic flow, etc. Please always double check with us with the latest updates.
Unscheduled Transfers :
• Unscheduled land transfers will incur a charge of RM150 per way
• Unscheduled boat transfers will incur a charge of RM600 per way
Accepted Payment Methods Onsite :
• Mastercard • VISA • Cash
Booking & Payment Terms :
A 30% non-refundable deposit is required for booking confirmation, balance must be paid 14 days after deposit is made. Otherwise the resort reserves the right to cancel the booking for resale. Full payment is required 30 days before scheduled check-in date.
There will be no refunds on unutilised dives/services included in the package.
Booking Amendments :
• Changing of packages midway is not allowed.
• Divers have to decide between diver and leisure package throughout their stay.
• Amendments to packages are subject to availability and much be made 14 days before the scheduled trip.
• Additional charges (if any), must be settled in full once the amendment is accepted.
Cancellation Policy :
• Initial deposit of 30% is non-refundable
• 50% of full payment will be forfeited for cancellations made 15-30 days before the scheduled trip
• 75% of full payment will be forfeited for cancellations made 8-14 days before the scheduled trip
• No refunds for no-show or cancellations within 7 days of scheduled trip
Force Majure :
We will not be liable in whole or in part by any cause beyond our control due to fire, flood, weather, strikes or other labour disputes, shortage of materials, transportation difficulties, accident, war, riot, acts of God, or change of laws.
How To Get There :
The nearest airport is Tawau Aiport, which is a 2-hour car ride to Semporna, thereafter a 40-minute boat ride to Mabul Island.
We’ll handle the logistic arrangements for your convenience. Just make your way to the jetty/airport.
Flight Timing Guide :
• Arrivals: Ideally to arrive in the morning, or latest before 1100hrs, in order to make it for the last scheduled boat into the resort
• Departure: If you decide to stay at the resort up till last boat out at 1330hrs, best book flights after 1700hrs.
Important notice :
If you are taking a flight on your departure day and have been scuba diving the day before, it is highly recommended to book the afternoon flight after 1500hrs to ensure sufficient surface interval before flights.
Don’t forget to bring :
Dive certification card, dive logbook, passport/ID, spare cash for personal spend, and a smile 🙂

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