Mantanani Island - Snorkeling / Diving Print

Mantanani Island - Snorkeling / Diving - Amazing Borneo Tours
Mantanani Island - Snorkeling / Diving - Amazing Borneo Tours
Mantanani Island - Snorkeling / Diving - Amazing Borneo Tours
Mantanani Island - Snorkeling / Diving - Amazing Borneo Tours
Mantanani Island - Snorkeling / Diving - Amazing Borneo Tours
Mantanani Island - Snorkeling / Diving - Amazing Borneo Tours

Travel Period: 01 January 2020 till 31 December 2020



Categories Price Per Person
Adult Traveller (Snorkeller)
Minimum 2 to go
MYR 385
Child Traveller (Snorkeller)
I am accompanying a group of Adults
MYR 285
  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour Basis (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates are inclusive of 0% Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • If you wish to experience Discover Scuba Diving (for both Adult / Child), please enquire with our Tour Consultants for more information. 


  • Child rate applies for children between 3 - 11 years old for Snorkelling Package.
  • Infant below 3 years old is FOC. 
  • Due to the nature and adventurous nature of the tour, children under 5 years old are not encouraged to participate in the tours.
  • Age limit for diving with compressed air is 18 years old.


  • Additional MYR 30


  • Additional charges of MYR 30 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotel pick-ups south of Kota Kinabalu. Outskirt Hotels include Langkah Syabas, Beringgis Resort, Kasih Sayang Resort and Kokol Hill Haven Resort.


  • Request for Private Tour at a reasonable fee (private guide & vehicle).


  • MYR 20 per person will be imposed if your tour dates fall within the following period
    • Chinese New Year: 3 February 2019 - 10 February 2019

Tour highlights

  • Snorkel in crystal clear waters
  • Meet the colorful underwater residents
  • Dive into pristine and protected dive spots
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Scenic drive to Kota Belud Jetty

About The Location

Mantanani Islands 美人鱼岛 is a group of three isolated islands located northwest of Kota Belud, about an hour's drive from the state capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. These islands are approximately 60 minutes boat-ride by speedboat from the mainland (depends on sea condition). The islands boast of crystal clear blue waters filled with a myriad of marine life and white sandy beaches fringed by coconut palm trees making it an excellent destination for snorkeling, scuba diving or island hopping. One of the main reasons that the Mantanani Islands have recently attracted many visitors, local and tourists alike is because of a special creature called ‘dugong' or sea cow that resides around the island. Dugong sightings are not guaranteed as these mammals are very shy and will distance themselves especially with the sight of crowds. In addition, dugongs' population is on the brink of extinction so you have to be extremely lucky to be able to spot one!

Mantanani Island

Plunge into the clear blue waters of Mantanani Island "美人鱼岛" and experience what it feels like to be in a truly tropical utopia. Only an hour drive from the Sabah’s state capital, Kota Kinabalu, Mantanani is a group of three isolated islands that shimmers northwest of Kota Belud. These pristine islands are a 60 minute boat ride from the mainland, depending on sea conditions.

Dreamily picturesque with a coma of white sandy shores that summons shady palm trees and a blue sky halo, Mantanani is an oasis for snorkeling, scuba-diving and island-hopping… or for the simple luxury of little island naps.

One of the many highlights that attracts both the local and the avid traveler would be the Sea Cow spottings. Sea Cows, also locally known as Dugongs, resides in the island but they are shy mammals with a population that is on the brink of extinction. It might just be your lucky day if you are able to spot one on Mantanani!



  • KRISTIAN JOYCE 23/02/2017

    The tour guide for this was excellent. Very nice guy. The food was average.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Kota Kinabalu / Kota Belud / Mantanani Island / Kota Belud / Kota Kinabalu

Sample Itinerary:

  • Rise with the sun as a pick-up time of 0700hrs will be at your hotel lobby, where we will whisk you away to the jetty located in Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu.
  • Arrival at the jetty and hop on 1 hour boat-ride to Mantanani Island, taste the salt in the air, wind in your hair and anticipate the warm shores of paradise.
  • Upon arrival at Mantanani Island, freshen up… suit up for water activities (snorkeling / leisure dive / discover scuba diving), but before that, boost up your energy with the light refreshments provided. *Leisure Dive temporary not available at the moment until further notice.
  • Lunch is provided at the Dive Lodge. And fresh coconuts are available for purchase on the island.
  • 1500hrs: Depart back to jetty. Upon arrival to jetty, a van will be ready to usher you back into the vibrant streets of Kota Kinabalu and then to your respective hotel.

Snorkeling Activity & Non-Divers Itinerary:

  • 1045hrs: Upon reaching Mantanani Island, soak in the golden rays of sun, chill for abit and gear up for 1st snorkeling session. Gear will be issued by our crew.
  • Hop on the boat and cruise on through to the first house reef snorkeling site.
  • 1230hrs: Return back to island for a sumptuous lunch. 
  • 1330hrs: After lunch, continue to the second snorkeling house reef site or relish in lazy-moments on the beach where you can also go for a dip around the house reef.

Leisure Diving Activity Itinerary (For Cert Divers):

  • 1045hrs: Upon reaching starting point, Dive equipments will be provided to the guests. 
  • After gearing up, safety briefing will be given by our Divemaster / Dive Instructor 
  • Proceed to the 1st Dive site with boat.
  • Dive commences.
  • 1230hrs: Return back to Dive Lodge for lunch.
  • 1330hrs: After lunch, free and leisure in the island.

Discover Scuba Diving Activity Itinerary (For Non-Cert Divers):

  • 1045hrs: Arrival at Mantanani Island. After gearing up, a safety briefing will be given by our Dive Instructor/Master.
  • After necessary briefing, proceed to your 1st Dive in shallow waters (waist deep) around the beach to familiarize with the equipment and learn basic skills.
  • After 1st dive in shallow waters, we will be proceed to the dive site with boat. 
  • Return back to dive lodge for lunch.
  • After lunch, free and easy in this beautiful island.


Meals 01 Buffet Lunch
Inclusion Meals as Stated, Return Land Transfer SIC basis (Kota Kinabalu - Kuala Abai Jetty), Return Boat Transfer (Kuala Abai Jetty-Mantanani Island). 

For Snorkelers & Non-Divers:
Snorkeling Equipment (Mask, Snorkel), 02 Snorkeling Sessions with Boat

For Discover Scuba Divers:
Diving Equipment (Weights, Weight Belts, BCD, Regulator, Mask, Snorkel, Wetsuit, 01 Tank), 01 Boat Dive & 01 Shore Dive, Dive Instructor/Master

For Leisure Divers: - Temporary not available
Diving Equipment (Weights, Weight Belts, BCD, Regulator, Mask, Snorkel, Wetsuit, 02 Tanks), 02 Boat Dives, Dive Instructor/Master
Exclusion Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance, Fins and Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Bathing suit
  • Quick Dry T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Sun hat/Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals/Flip Flops
  • Log book and diver certification card (For Diver Only)
  • Sun block lotion
  • Towel
  • Suitable outfit for diving
  • Extra change of clothing
  • Personal toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat / Cap
  • Raincoat
  • This tour is conducted by Mantanani Island Resorts Operators.
  • Participant must be physically fit as this is an adventure tour.
  • The boat journey to this Island may not be suitable for individuals who have any of the following conditions but not limited to: heart or lung conditions, recent surgery, back or spinal surgery, back problems/injury/fracture, arthritis, osteoporosis or other similar spinal/pelvic diseases. Pregnant women are also not recommended as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition. If you are having similar issues as above, kindly consult your physician before you enrol in this activity.
  • Kindly note that you are responsible for the safe keeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.
  • Due to the nature and adventurous nature of the tour, children under 5 years old are not encouraged to participate in the tours.
  • Age limit for diving with compressed air is 12 years old and above.
  • Liability Release Form MUST be understood and signed by the participant before the tour commences.
  • This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle.  Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee.  Please inform us when making the bookings.
  • For safety reasons, the trip may get cancelled or revert halfway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed. Therefore, we do not recommend you go on this trip if it is the same day as your departure flight in the event the weather does not permit for the boat transfer to return to the mainland on the same day.
  • Should any unforeseen circumstances arise, we recommend you to carefully set out your own schedule with some leeway to ensure you do not miss your next activity.
  • Your safety is our top priority. Should the weather or sea conditions render it unsafe to proceed for this tour, Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to change or cancel tour. Tour will be refunded accordingly.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.
  • Your belongings may get wet. You can bring along waterproof bags such as dry bags or plastic bags to keep your belongings nice and dry!
  • Before going out for some fun in the sun, you may bring along some SPF50 sunscreen and an umbrella to protect your skin.

Why Travel With Amazing Borneo


For once, travel to get out and get real! Be wowed by our unexpected surprises along the way as we design experiences around you. Tell us and we will do it your way.


We are your friend in need! We make your adventures unique and unforgettable, alongside our fun-loving guides, sharing insights into the authentic local culture.


What are you actually paying for? We guarantee the unrivalled prices and services, allowing you to pay LESS and travel more, for that desired quality and satisfaction.


Particular about food? So are we! We handpick restaurants, including quaint eateries around the corner of the alleys to give you that immensely local dining experiences.

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