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Balamani Iyengar


It is one of the best place for all water sports activities. The rates are also normal. Not on higher side.

Snorkeling Scuba Diving At Mantanani Islands Overview

Trip Starting From: Kota Kinabalu

Trip Location: Kota Kinabalu

About Mantanani Island:
Mantanani island Sabah is one of the most picturesque yet-to-be-explored destination Malaysian state that brims with pristine beaches, thick-wooded rainforests, abundant coral reefs, and diverse marine life.

Sabah is one of the best spots for snorkeling and offers amazing views of underwater life. The crystal clear waters of the Mantanani island literally lets you see the bottom of the ocean and swimming and snorkeling Sabah are the best ways to enjoy Sabah’s untouched natural beauty.

Snorkeling in Sabah is absolutely safe and lets you revel in the astounding beauty of the coral world. Sabah boasts of rich wildlife and the Kawa Kawa river cruise takes you closer to them. Sabah is the home to a number of not-so-common animals like Proboscis monkeys and dugongs.

Fireflies are found in huge numbers in Sabah and observing them in their natural habitat late in the evening is undeniably a sight to behold. The Dugongs are a medium-sized, friendly marine mammal that has become the cutest attraction amongst tourists who choose snorkeling Sabah packages.

About the Snorkeling Scuba Diving at Mantanani Islands :

-You can enjoy the first dive with beach dive to familiarize yourself with the equipment at the big Mantanani Island.
-Then followed immediately by the second dive, which is a boat dive.
You'll be provided 1 oxygen cylinders. For those who are a qualified diver with certification, please notify us that you will take part in leisure dive upon booking, your second oxygen cylinder will be provided by free.
Diving equipment included: weights, weight belt, BCD, regulator, mask, fins, scuba tanks.
-The whole diving trip is guided by professional PADI Dive Instructor / Master, and we do provide a translator who can communicate in Mandarin and Cantonese.
-After taking the lunch and if weather permitted, you can get the life jacket and mask from staff to do beachside snorkeling. However, this does not accompany by guide/staff and snorkel at your own risk.
After taking the lunch and if weather permitted, you can get the life jacket and mask from staff to do beachside snorkeling. However, this does not accompany by guide/staff and snorkel at your own risk.
-Heading to Kawa Kawa River after return to the mainland.
- It will be an exhilarating and memorable experience observing the Proboscis monkeys both young and adult leaping from tree to tree and eventually down to feed on young leaves and plants.
- You will also enjoy a night cruise with glows of fireflies lighting up the trees. 

07:00 am: Pick up
 at the hotel and proceed to Kota Belud Jetty
09:15 am: Arrive at Kota Belud Jetty.
09:30 am: Depart for Mantanani Island.
10:30 am: Learn diving at the beach (beach dive) - first dive and then begin with the first boat dive
10:50 am: Take a boat to dive in open water - second dive.
12:00 pm: Back to Mantanani Island for lunch.
13:30 pm: Free and leisure, unlimited snorkeling from the beach.
15:00 pm: 
Departing to jetty.
16:00 pm: 
Upon arrival jetty, coffee and tea will be served with homemade cakes.
16:30 pm: 
Boat cruise start in search of probosci's monkey or wildlife animals.
18:00 pm: 
Enjoy sumptuous buffet dinner served in glimmering lanterns hug around lodging.
20:00 pm: 
Back to jetty and Depart for Kota Kinabalu.
22:30 pm: 
Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer back to the hotel.

Pick-up time and location:
Kota Kinabalu city North- 7:30 am
Kota Kinabalu city Center- 7:15 am
Kota Kinabalu city South- 7:15 am
Airport area- 7:00 am
1Bornea area- 8:00 am
Outskirt area- 8:30 am


  • BBQ lunch
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  • Light refreshment
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  • Buffet dinner


  • Snorkelling
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  • Scuba Diving
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  • Kawa Kawa river cruise

Other Inclusions

  • Land & boat return transfer
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  • Diving equipment and briefing
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  • Guide coordinator
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  • BBQ lunch
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  • Light refreshment
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  • Buffet dinner
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  • River cruise


  • Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying and transportation between places of activities will also be provided.

Things To Carry

  • Insect repellent
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  • Sun protection
  • 7
  • Extra set of clothes
  • 7
  • A towel
  • 7
  • Cap/Hat
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  • Valid ID Proof


  • Please take note that the snorkeling activity will be subject to the weather. If the weather does not allow, the boat captain and tour guide will have the rights to cancel the snorkeling activity due to safety reasons.
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  • You might get wet during the boat journey, so please be sure to pack and stow your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags or raincoat for waterproofing are recommended.
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  • You should wait a minimum of 18 hours and sometimes up to 24 hours after diving before you fly due to medical safety and surface interval reasons.
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  • Strictly no expecting mothers allowed for Mantanani trip and surface interval of 24 hours prior to flights after diving.
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  • Sometime the weather is fair and the tour keep going, there might be rough sea condition and choppy water, you probably will not feel comfortable. If the weather is not getting better, only ONE session of diving will be conducted at shallow water area and will leave the island earlier than usual for safety reason. No refund will be given for any part of the services after commencement of tour.

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

Snorkeling Scuba Diving At Mantanani Islands: Cancellation Policy

  • No refund for any cancellation made within 2 days from the tour date
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  • 90% of full payment will be refunded if cancel 3 days and above

Snorkeling Scuba Diving At Mantanani Islands: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Snorkeling Scuba Diving At Mantanani Islands: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    It is one of the best place for all water sports activities. The rates are also normal. Not on higher side.


    People Also Ask About Snorkeling Scuba Diving At Mantanani Islands

    1. How to use the booking voucher?

      When consumers book the activity of Snorkeling Scuba Diving at Mantanani Islands on Thrillophilia, they receive an email confirmation immediately, along with the booking voucher.

      They can then present this booking voucher to the operator on site either in print or on a mobile screen for the redemption of the same. The voucher is only valid on the date and time specified on it.

    2. What is the best time to go for snorkeling Sabah?

      The best time to indulge in snorkeling Sabah is during the morning hours. The two time slots available for tourists to choose from are well thought of and offer the best views of the underwater world of corals and fishes.

    3. Is snorkeling in Sabah Malaysia safe?

      Yes, Mantanani Island Sabah has been popular as a snorkeling destination for years now. Here, both, beginner as well as advanced level snorkelers enjoy the best of snorkeling Sabah without any hindrances.

    4. Is it worth visiting Mantanani island for snorkeling?

      Tourists who come to Mantanani Island Sabah for snorkeling Sabah forget behind the mundane of every day and beat the crowded tourist spots for experiencing the best of the underwater world. As you start swimming around fishes and discover the life of corals underwater with the clearest visibility, you realise how every moment and penny spent is worth it.

      As the island is located off the north-west coast of Sabah state, it becomes an offbeat one that attracts many birds over water and preserves the underwater life from commercial exploitation; thus making Mantanani Island Snorkeling attractive destination.

    5. Which place is the meeting point for the tour?

      The meeting point for the tour is the hotel lobby that the visitors will be staying at, from where the tour operator shall pick them to start the journey ahead.

    6. Can I do it solo or I have to join a group?

      Snorkeling in Sabah Malaysia can be performed solo as well as in a group.

    7. What are the different packages available for the snorkeling in Sabah Malaysia?

      There are two packages available for snorkeling in Sabah-

      1. Snorkeling Only - This package includes return land transfer within Kota Kinabalu city area, jetty and entrance fees, return boat transfers to Mantanani Island, snorkeling equipment and life jacket, buffet lunch and Chinese or English speaking guide - subject to availability. This package does not include - personal travel insurance, Korean speaking guide, and any alcoholic drinks.

      2. Snorkeling + River Cruise This package includes return land and boat transfers as mentioned in the itinerary, jetty and entrance fees, snorkeling equipment and life jacket, river cruise activity, buffet lunch, and dinner and Chinese or English speaking guide - whichever may be available. Similarly, the package excludes - personal travel insurance, Korean speaking guide, and any alcoholic drinks

    8. Will I have a guide for snorkeling?

      Yes, English or Chinese speaking guides are provided to all snorkelers before the start of the activity. Korean speaking guides are also available and can be availed by paying additional charges.

    9. What do I need to wear for snorkeling?

      Snorkeling enthusiasts are suggested to wear proper swimsuit or suitable swimming attire for the activity.

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