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Mataking (The Reef) Dive Resort

Mataking (The Reef) Dive Resort

An exclusive romantic destination right in the heart of what most calls it the “Maldives” of Malaysia. Luxury, tranquility, and sheer beauty await you at Mataking (The Reef) Dive Resort.

Caressed by the tropical sea breeze away from the crowds and enveloped by lush greenery, Mataking (The Reef) Dive Resort is an exclusive romantic and diving destination to those seeking pure relaxation.

The resort features elegant chalets and deluxe rooms beautifully designed in traditional architecture which are packed with modern amenities, all tucked in a cozy and serene environment. Meals are typically full board with packages, to which guests can indulge in a spread of Malaysian and International cuisine or relish the weekend barbeque favorites at the restaurant facing the sea.

Aside from the magnificent diving, there are plenty of activities to keep yourself occupied, from handicraft classes to birdwatching, checking out the turtle sanctuary, even to cooking classes and cultural performances. Need a little more pampering? Relax in the resort’s outdoor jacuzzi, or book yourself a SPA treatment to rejuvenate your senses.

This… is your slice of paradise in the heart of the Celebes Sea. It’s no wonder most guests have likened Mataking as the Maldives of Malaysia.

Type

Dive Resort

Affiliation

PADI

Distinction

PADI 5 Star Dive Center

Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Mandarin

Number of dive instructors

2

Number of divemasters

5

Able to cater to physically challenged

Sorry, not at the moment

Air conditioned rooms

With hot showers too

SPA and massage

Rejuvenate your mind and soul

Outdoor jacuzzi

Complimentary for in-house guests

Housereef

Unlimited housereef diving! YAY!

Wi-Fi

Stay connected, and it’s free!

Restaurant

Indulge in a variety of asian and western cuisine

Bar

Carbonated and alcoholic beverages to quench that thirst

Sundeck lounge

Get a 360˚ panoramic view of the sunset along the sulu sea

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

Lounge / TV room

Watch a movie or your favorite sitcom perhaps?

Conference room

Ideal for corporate trips and events

Mataking (The Reef) Dive Resort features 5 accommodation types

mataking reef villa

Villa

Contemporary interior with high ceiling and handwoven grass roofing allowing the gentle sea breeze to circulate through all areas of the villa. Pamper yourself with your own private garden jacuzzi and ocean view cabana.

mataking reef beach chalet

Beach Chalet

Wake up to the best sunrise overlooking the Celebes Sea. The semi-detached chalets are interconnected, perfect for family getaways. The chalet offers a sea view patio, lounging daybed, double sink bathroom, rainfall shower, and a private jacuzzi tub under natural skylight.

mataking reef king chalet

King Chalet

A bungalow built with “Billian” wood, which originates from Borneo. The King Chalet offers a spectacular ocean view with luxurious space, truly fit for a king. Each King Chalet naturally has a bedroom which is simply oversized and luxurious. The large bed overlooking your private balcony, with satellite television, and a mini bar giving you the utmost relaxation. Each bathroom comes with a private bathtub overlooking the sea with a large walk-in shower.

mataking reef gardenview premium

Gardenview Premium

Nestled within the island’s garden yet secluded with its own little privacy. These coastal rooms are spacious, a heavenly back to nature sensation, which emphasizes on the intricate details for your enjoyment and pleasure.

mataking reef gardenview

Gardenview Deluxe

The perfect choice for guests who appreciates traditional Malaysian charm. The individual sundeck offers the perfect spot to laze away the hours with a good book and a cool beverage, or simply daydream while enjoying the scenic island and garden views.

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

Security

In-house police station, and daily patrol by ESSCOM’s commanders

Resident doctor

None. Dive crew are trained first responders

Clinic nearby

In Semporna town (40 minutes away)

Diving type

Boat dive, shore dive

Dive courses

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

Specialty courses

Deep • Wreck • Night • Peak Performance Buoyancy • AWARE • Enriched Air • Drift

Instructor to student ratio (max)

1:4

Instructor to discover diver ratio (max)

1:4

Dive guide to scuba diver ratio (max)

1:6

Dive equipment rental

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

NITROX / Enriched Air

Available at additional RM30/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 twin or triple sharing, and for certified divers only

Price Per Person3days/2nights4days/3nights5days/4nightsExtension nights
Villa
Beach Chalet
RM 3275RM 4380RM 5435RM 1305
King ChaletRM 3135RM 4180RM 5170RM 1235
Gardenview PremiumRM 2935RM 3885RM 4790RM 1130
Gardenview DeluxeRM 2650RM 3465RM 4240RM 995

** Special rates are available for citizens from Malaysia, Singapore, and MY/SG Expatriates. 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
  • Diving excursions include dive guide services, tanks, weights and weightbelts
  • Dive packages include 3 daily guided boat dives except on arrival and departure day, and unlimited house reef dives (unguided and premised on buddy system)
  • Sipadan diving permits are subject to availability and approval, and priced at RM140/permit/person/day, and a boat surcharge depending on number of divers heading to Sipadan (ranging between RM230 to RM600)
  • GUARANTEED Sipadan Permits for stays of at least 5 days 4 nights
  • Solo travelers are subject to surcharges 50% of total package rate.
  • Rates above 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.

Packaged rates below are based on twin/triple sharing

Price Per Person3days/2nights4days/3nights5days/4nightsExtension nights
Villa
Beach Chalet
RM 2830RM 3710RM 4625RM 1110
King ChaletRM 2710RM 3555RM 4420RM 1055
Gardenview PremiumRM 2510RM 3255RM 4030RM 960
Gardenview DeluxeRM 2255RM 2875RM 3525RM 835

** Special rates are available for citizens from Malaysia, Singapore, and MY/SG Expatriates. 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
  • 50% off leisure package for children aged between 5-12 years (must share room with parents/legal guardian)
  • 70% off leisure package for children aged 2-4 years (must share room with parents/legal guardian)
  • Solo travelers are subject to surcharges 50% of total package rate.
  • Rates above 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
 Price

PADI Courses

Discover scuba experienceRM 330
* additional dives at RM260
Scuba refresherRM 250
Open WaterRM 1650
Advanced Open WaterRM 1600
Emergency First ResponseRM 500
Rescue Diver RM 1845

PADI Specialties

Boat DiverRM 650
Multilevel DiverRM 650
Night DiverRM 850
Deep DiverRM 1050
Wreck DiverRM 1050
Enriched Air NitroxRM 850

Please note:

  • Courses include course materials, instructor fees, dive equipment usage
  • Rates to be combined with stay packages

ACTIVITIES

Price Per Pax
Ocean Kayak• Single: RM30/hour
• Double: RM40/hour
Discover Scuba experienceRM 330/session
Snorkeling with divers
• Unguided
• Subject to availability
RM 60
Fishing trip• 4 hours: RM 500
• 8 hours: RM800
Island hoppingFrom RM350
Mataking Kecil
• Snorkeling trip
• max 9 pax (2 hours)
RM 280/trip
Bohey Dulang hiking trip
• min 5 pax
RM 150
Guided beach snorkeling
• min 3 pax
• 2 hours
RM 90/trip
Banana boat
• max 4 pax
RM 150/trip
* 20 mins
Bird watching
• 0700-0830hrs
• min 2 pax
RM 20
GymRM 25
* paid once for whole trip
SPA treatmentFrom RM 90-700
Beachfront jacuzziFree
Batik paintingRM 40
Cooking lessonsRM 50

Please note:

  • Price is subject to change without prior notice
  • No prior booking is required
  • Availability is on a first come first served basis
  • Sea sports will not be conducted during unfavorable weather for your safety

 Price Per Day

Dive Rentals

Snorkel Set A
• Mask, snorkel, fins
RM 24
Snorkel Set B
• Mask, snorkel, fins, booties
RM 30
MaskRM 10
SnorkelRM 8
FinsRM 10
Diving Set
• BCD, regulator, wetsuit
• Snorkel Set B
RM 85
BCDRM 25
RegulatorRM 25
WetsuitRM 25
Torch lightRM 25
Dive ComputerRM 30

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 :
1400hrs
Check-Out Time :
1100hrs
Fixed Land Transfer Schedule:
• Tawau Airport to Semporna: 1030hrs, 1500hrs
• Semporna to Tawau Airport: 1200hrs, 1500hrs
Fixed Boat Schedules :
• Semporna Jetty to Mataking: 0930hrs, 1200hrs, 1630hrs
• Mataking back to Semporna Jetty: 1100hrs, 1400hr
* 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.
Solo Traveler Transfers :
• In the event there are no other guests to meet the minimum requirement for land and boat transfers, there will be an additional charge of RM250 per coach way (land transfers), and RM475 per boat way (boat transfers)
Accepted Payment Methods Onsite :
• Mastercard • VISA • Cash
Peak Season Surcharges :
5% peak season surcharges are applicable to the following dates:
• 1st July to 31st August 2019
• First week of October 2019
• 24th to 30th January 2020
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 45-minute boat ride to Mataking 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 1430hrs, 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 1400hrs, best book flights after 1800hrs.
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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