Mantanani Island Discover Scuba Diving

Mantanani Island Discover Scuba Diving

Mantanani Island Discover Scuba Diving at Mantanani island is popular among tourists from mainland China, Korea and European countries because of it’s beauty, white sandy beaches and the famous coconut trees. Mantanani consists of three islands. The largest island is Mantanani Besar. The other two are Mantanani Kecil and Lungisan.

Mantanani island is a popular site for recreational diving as there are three nearby dive wrecks dating from the Second World War (also available from Kota Kinabalu) as well as being known for its dugongs. To reach Mantanani for your Mantanani Island Discover Scuba Diving, you need one hour 45 minute bus ride to Kota Belud and another 45 minutes to one hour boat ride to Mantanani islands from Kuala Abai Jetty. The islands, shaped-like a knife, has a beach that stretches up to 2.500 meters.

Mantanani Island Discover Scuba Diving

This thin island has never been commercialized like Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, and Mamutik. Because of its isolated location, Mantanani islands still retains many of it’s natural beauty such as white sandy beaches and turquoise sea water. Some says Mantanani islands is the Maldives of Sabah. For this package, Mantanani Island Discover Scuba Diving, we provide you with Scuba Diving to Mantanani Island and by joining it, you will join a introductory course to scuba dive at the Maldives of Borneo.

Discover Scuba Diving Mantanani Island


  • 7:15 AM– Meet at Wisma Sabah, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Kota Kinabalu and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour 45 minutes.
  • 9:30 AM – Arrival at jetty and depart to Mantanani Island for your Mantanani Island Discover Scuba Diving package. We travel around 45 minutes by speedboat to the island. Mantanani island group consists of 3 island namely Pulau Mantanani Besar, (Big Mantanani Island), Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small Mantanani Island), and Pulau Lungisan. Note: For safety reason, we may cancel / turn back hallway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.
  • 10:30 AM– Arrival at Mantanani Island and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
  • 10:45 HRS – THE INFORMATION PART – Equipment and Safety briefing. Learn how your body will react to water pressure and how to deal with it with our PADI trained professional. Learn how to handle any difficulties while you are in the water e.g. when you mask is flooded while you are in the water, how to clear water from your mask and regulator. You will learn new hand signal which is very useful while you’re in the water.
  • 11:15 AM- THE IMPORTANT PART- (Shallow Water Dive) – To ensure your safety and enjoyment, your PADI professional will let you practice breathing underwater in shallow area and how to use your fins properly. Once you are already confident with it, then we will start your underwater tour around the house reef. This will help to build your comfort level and determine your understanding of SCUBA diving. This is important for your safety before your open water dive.
  • 12:30 PM – THE FUN PART. Your PADI professional then will get you on boat once he/she feels that you are ready for your deeper dives and embark on your new adventure. Take your time and relax, your PADI professional will supervise you for an unforgettable underwater adventure with care and safety in mind. During the dive your PADI professional will be pointing out the various marine lives that you will encounter. Back to Mantanani Island for a scrumptious lunch.
  • 3:00 PM- Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty. Upon arrival, board coach/van and proceed back to Kota Kinabalu. NOTE: We may depart earlier from the island if the we foresee that the sea or weather is going to be rough due to the change of weather condition.
  • 6:30 PM- Arrive at Kota Kinabalu & drop off at Wisma Sabah.


  • Return Land transfer (bus or coach)
  • Boat transfer
  • Lunch
  • Professional scuba diving equipment
  • Dive instructor fee



Contact us if you have any questions or call / message us +60168268547 for more information.