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Trip Starting From: Kota Kinabalu

Trip Location: Kota Kinabalu

Mantanani Island is a group of three isolated islands, located northwest of Kota Belud. This island features crystal clear blue waters filled with a myriad of marine life and white sandy beaches surrounded by coconut palm trees. Due to its picturesque scenery, cool breezes, and serene environment, this island is very much popular among locals and tourists. 

About the tour:
- 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.
-Back to Manatanani Island for lunch.

07:00 am: Pick up
 at the hotel.
07:30 am: Depart to Kota Belud Jetty or Jesselton Point Jetty.
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: Depart back to Kota Belud Jetty or Jesselton Point Jetty.
18:00 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


  • Buffet Lunch


  • Snorkelling
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  • Scuba Diving

Other Inclusions

  • Diving equipment
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  • Dive master


  • Pick up and drop off included

Things To Carry

  • Sunblock
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  • Sunglasses
  • 7
  • Cap/Hat
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  • Extra set of clothes
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  • Camera
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  • Valid ID Proof


  • Age limit for diving is 18 years old and above
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  • A free diving lesson will be given to person who cannot swim
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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

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

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

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

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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    People Also Ask

    1. What things should I keep in mind while going for Scuba diving at Mantanani Islands?

      The basic things to carry while coming for scuba diving are sunscreen cream or lotion, flip flops, waterproof bag, bathing suit, dry clothes, and towel. To keep you protected from the dry sun, you need a sunscreen; to change your clothes after getting wet you must have a towel and a set of clothes, and finally to carry all these stuff you need a good waterproof bag. You can also bring an insect repellent just in case. Above all, don’t forget to carry your wallet and have some cash in it.

    2. Is Pick up and Drop off included in the price?

      Yes. The pickup and drop off prices are added in the overall package. Upon booking the Mantanani Island scuba diving activity, the tourists have to pay for the tickets, and it includes the transfer facility as well. Generally for any adventurous sport, tourists book the activity and opt for the transfer service as it takes them from their hotel to the starting point and vice versa. Here, they are requested to give their contact number and hotel address to the tour operator, and he will arrange a convenient vehicle for pick up and drop. Please make sure you reach the pickup location at the right time.

    3. What if the sea conditions are rough?

      During an extreme climatic condition or roughness in the sea, the activity will be stopped for some time. Before getting into the ride, the instructors are well aware of the environment and they know when to resume the activity. In case if the sea conditions seem to be rough for a longer period, the activity needs to be postponed or cancelled for the day. Due to safety reasons, the Mantanani Island scuba diving instructors will cancel the activity immediately and take the participants back to the base camp safely. However, once the sea behaviour becomes normal, the activity will be resumed at the earliest.

    4. Is it safe to do Scuba diving at Mantanani Islands?

      Yes. Scuba Diving is completely safe at Mantanani Islands as long as the diver follows safe diving guidelines, uses adequate safety gears, and dives with full confidence. In the beginning, the instructors will give a briefing about the activity and the place. They will make sure all the divers are comfortable with the equipment. As an organization, we take utmost care of our travellers by providing well-checked safety equipment, professionally trained scuba diving instructor, and necessary instructions. As this adventurous water sport may seem to be thrilling, but it’s actually not. The aquatic species try to hide or move away from you. And the instructor will guide you where to go and where not to go.

    5. Can we do snorkelling too?

      Yes. One can also try snorkelling on this tour. After having lunch at Mantanani Island, you can enjoy the serene locations and spend leisure time with your dear ones, and then indulge in the snorkelling activity. Just like scuba diving, here also instructors will give you proper instructions and make you comfortable with the equipment. Please note that the snorkelling 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 snorkelling activity due to safety reasons.

    6. What is the duration of the activity?

      The total duration of this tour is nearly 15 hours, and it includes the travelling time from the hotel to the starting point and vice versa. Once you’ve picked up at 7.00 am, you will be arriving at Kota Belud Jetty at 9.15 am. The first dive begins at 10.30 am and it takes 20 minutes duration. Then you will head to the second diving spot, where you can spend time for 10 – 15 minutes. Upon finishing lunch, you can do snorkelling for 30 minutes and enjoy the beautiful creatures present underwater. After that, you will be taken to the boat cruise in search of the famous proboscis monkey and other animals. Finally, you will be served with the BBQ dinner at 6.00 pm and dropped back to the hotel at 10.30 pm.

    7. Are children allowed?

      Yes, of course. This tour welcomes both adults and kids for this thrill-seeking activity and it provides the necessary safety items to them. At Mantanani Island scuba diving, one can explore the underwater creatures and enjoy the deep blue sea, irrespective of the age and gender. As we know, kids are more vibrant and enthusiastic, and they always go one step further and explore the unexplored. As long as there are instructors being around, they will help them throughout the activity and give them an awe-struck feeling at the end. Please note that the child’s age must be between 6 and 10 years old.

    8. What are the timings?

      The tour starts at 7.00 am and it goes up to 10.30 pm. Please note that there is difference in pickup time for different places. Tourists are advised to check with the tour operator and make sure their address is included in the overall pickup locations. 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

    9. Can we go any day?

      Yes. This breath-holding activity is conducted on all days a year, irrespective of weekdays and weekends. If you’d like to do explore the hidden gems of the sea, you can indulge in the Mantanani Island scuba diving activity and discover the wonderful creatures of the earth. We ensure that all riders get the same level of excitement and adventure whenever they come and indulge in this place.

    10. Will there be an English speaking guide?

      Yes, indeed. There will be an English speaking instructor on board. Since there are many backpackers from English speaking countries, the tour operators and management have decided to dedicate an instructor who could speak English and communicate with tourists at ease. They will brief you about the activity, the environment, and the existing exotic plant and animal species under the water. The snorkelers need to follow their instructions carefully and ask doubts if any.

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