Created with Sketch. Bum Bum Island, Semporna, Sabah

ND Divers

ND Divers

Dive with the locals, that is their motto. A simple homestay styled dive center with its private house reef offering the best local experience around Semporna.

100% local, 100% unique, 100% authentic! Dive your next adventure in the heart of arguably one of the best diving experiences in the world within close proximity to the world-renowned Sipadan Island, and Mabul Island.

Operating out of Bum Bum Island (a few minutes from Semporna jetty), the team offers dive excursions around the entire area, which covers, Sipadan IslandMabul IslandKapalai IslandMantabuan IslandMataking Island, and Sibuan Island. House reef dives are also available within a few steps from the dive center, and the macro life will definitely keep you preoccupied, so you really will be spoilt for choices!

ND Divers is homestay based and staying true to their motto, you will get the best in local knowledge and hospitality, staying in a family-like environment. Truly your home away from home.

Type

Dive Center (Homestay)

Affiliation

PADI

Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Mandarin

Number of dive instructors

2

Number of divemasters

3

Able to cater to physically challenged

Sorry, not at the moment

Fan rooms

With shared hot showers too

Housereef

Within walking distance. Perfect for a shore dive

Wi-Fi

Stay connected, and it’s free!

Meals

Full board meals included in packages

Mini Bar

Carbonated and alcoholic beverages to quench that thirst

Sundeck lounge

Get a 360˚ panoramic view of the sunset in Semporna

Games room

Board games, playing cards to keep the fun going

Lounge / TV room

Watch a movie or your favorite sitcom perhaps?

Fish ID and training books

Reference materials available to identify that fish you spotted

First aid kit

Located at the dive center 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

Regular patrolling by ESSCOM’s commanders

Clinic nearby

In Semporna town (15 mins boat ride)

Resident doctor

None. Crew are trained first responders

Dive courses

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

Specialty courses

Deep • Wreck • Peak Performance Buoyancy • AWARE • Search and Recovery • Drift

Diving type

Boat dive, shore dive

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

Complimentary (exclude dive computer)

NITROX / Enriched Air

Available on pre-order basis

Underwater camera rental

Available, at a surcharge

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

 Standard Fan Room
(shared toilets)

DIVING PACKAGE

4days/3nights
• 1 check dive
• 6 boat dives
1 RM 1450
5days/4nights
• 1 check dive
• 9 boat dives
1 RM 1960
6days/5nights
• 1 check dive
• 12 boat dives
1 RM 2480

NON-DIVING PACKAGE

4days/3nights
• 2 island trips
1 RM 950
5days/4nights
• 3 island trips
1 RM 1260
6days/5nights
• 4 island trips
1 RM 1570

Please note:

  • Diving packages are for certified divers only
  • Packages above also includes Tawau Airport transfers, Semporna boat transfers, Semporna jetty fees, full board meals, free flow water and snacks all day long
  • Diving excursions include dive guide services, tanks, and weights
  • Scuba diving or snorkeling equipment usage is complimentary
  • Price excludes tourism tax of RM10/room/night for non-Malaysians
  • Price also excludes island docking fees (ranging from RM5 to RM20/person)
  • Island trips excludes Sipadan to which permits are subject to availability
CoursesTypePrice Per Pax
PADI Open Water Course4days/3nightsRM 1820
PADI Open Water Course5days/4nightsRM 1980
PADI Advanced Open Water Course4days/3nights
• 1 extra island dive trip
RM 2080
PADI Advanced Open Water Course5days/4nights
• 2 extra island dive trips
RM 2595

Please note:

  • Packages above also include Tawau Airport transfers, Semporna boat transfers, Semporna jetty fees, full board meals, free flow water, and snacks all day long
  • Courses include course materials, registration fees, instructor fees, dive equipment usage
  • Price excludes tourism tax of RM10/room/night for non-Malaysians
  • Price also excludes island docking fees (ranging from RM5 to RM20/person)
  • Island trips exclude Sipadan to which permits are subject to availability
ActivitiesMin. PaxPrice Per Pax
Discover scuba experience
• At housereef
1RM 220
Discover scuba experience
• Island trip
1RM 350
Housereef diving1RM 90/dive
Housereef night dive1RM 115/dive
Bohey Dulang day trip2RM 200
Bukit Tengkorak hike1RM 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
Check-In Time :
1330hrs
Check-Out Time :
0800hrs
Fixed Land Transfer Schedule:
• Tawau Airport to Semporna: 1030hrs
• Semporna to Tawau Airport: 1200hrs, 1500hrs
Fixed Boat Schedules :
• Semporna Jetty to ND Divers: 1300hrs
• ND Divers to Semporna Jetty: Flexible timing from 0800hrs to 1200hrs
* Note: ND Divers 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 Land/Boat Transfers :
• Unscheduled land transfers will incur a charge of RM110 per way
• Unscheduled return boat transfers will incur a charge of RM80 per person
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 RM60 per coach way (land transfers), and RM30 per boat way (boat transfers)
Accepted Payment Methods Onsite :
Cash
Booking & Payment Terms :
A 30% non-refundable deposit is required for booking confirmation, balance must be paid 30 days before scheduled check-in date.
Otherwise ND Divers reserves the right to cancel the booking for resale.
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 ND Divers.
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 before 1130hrs, in order to make it for the last scheduled boat into ND Divers
• Departure: If you decide to stay at ND Divers up till last boat out at 1200hrs, best book flights after 1600hrs.
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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