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Mataking Island, Borneo (East Malaysia)

Mataking Island Quick Guide

This island possesses areas which are becoming to be one of the most famous diving spots off the east coast of Sabah, especially the underwater post office. Don't forget the neighbouring Small Mataking Island, take a walk about 15 minutes from the ONLY resort at morning and we guaranteed you will fill with surprise and memory!

Getting to Mataking Island

This paradise is accessible via Semporna Jetty. Marine life encounter and sightings are as common as it gets, while divers can expect a combination of slope and wall diving. And snorkeler? Jump into the crystal clear water!

Flight to Kapalai Island

Tawau Domestic Airport (TWU)

The most convenient airport to access Mabul Island, pick up from airport can be arranged. This domestic airport can connect flight from:

Connecting flight to TWU Airport

From Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Flight journey: 3 hours
Airlines: Airasia & Malaysia Airlines.


From Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Flight journey: 1 hour
Airlines: Airasia, Malaysia Airlines & Malindo Air.


Land transfer from airport to jetty

1.5 hours to Semporna Jetty.

Sea transfer from jetty to Mabul Island

40-50 minutes from Semporna Jetty.

Self drive to Mataking Island

Driving from main capital city in Sabah, Kota Kinabalu will takes about 9-10 hours driving journey to Semporna and get yourself to Semporna Jetty.

Season

Wildlife conservation is also a big thing here. Be vigilant you fellow divers. The island is open 365 days a year, we welcome all. Swim over now!
If to dive in Sipadan Island (daily limited permit) will need to avoid December, as announced by Sabah Parks the island will close for every December from year 2020 onwards with purpose of marine life recuperation.

Tun Sakaran Marine Park Conservation Fee

Tun Sakaran Marine Park formed by 8 islands and 2 reefs, also known as Semporna Islands Park. The islands are Bohey Dulang Island, Sibuan Island, Mantabuan Island, Bodgaya Island, Bum Bum Island, Sebangkat Island, Selakan Island & Tetagan Island. The 2 reefs are Kapikan Reef & Church Reef, both are "must visit" dive site for diver.

Tun Sakaran Marine Park Conservation Fee

Malaysian

Adult: RM 3
Child (age 18 and below): RM 1

Non-Malaysian

Adult: RM 10
Child (age 18 and below): RM 6

Jetty Fee collect by Sabah State Government

Jetty to be paid either upon arrival or collect before the trip at Semporna Jetty.
Malaysian RM 10
Non-Malaysian RM 2


Mataking Island recommendation

Not only photography about the underwater post office, walking on scenic sandbank connecting both Mataking main and small Islands is a MUST, the romance from white sandbank!

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