Discover the hidden beauty of Mantanani Islands in this thrilling scuba diving experience along the untouched coast. Mantanani Islands is a group of islands located northwest of Kota Belud, near Kota Kinabalu. It is known to be the Maldives of Sabah due to its turquoise water and white sandy beaches. After being picked up at your hotel, head to the Kota Belud jetty or Jesselton Point jetty and prepare for an adventure in the water. You'll arrive at the first diving spot, where a professional instructor will teach you how to dive. Then you'll take a boat to the second diving spot, where you'll see dugongs and the rare Scops owl. Then sit back and relax on your way back where home-made cakes, tea, and coffee, will be waiting for you. The second parting of this activity is a cruise and a delicious buffet dinner.
Dive into the unexplored charm of one of the world's most beautiful collection of islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP). In this half day island visit and snorkeling experience, you will discover the magic of Malaysia's easternmost territory that houses islands such as Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi, and the ultimate tourist destination of Gaya. Begin the day early, packed, and ready around 8:30am as you wait at the lobby of your hotel for your pick up service, immediately followed by the jetty departure to TARP at 8:45am. Once you arrive at the marine park at 9:00am, you will be taken away to your first diving spot aboard a boat by 9:30am-10:00am. There's no need to hesitate as you will be accompanied by an experienced dive master – all you have to do is swim in the pristine sea, admire the gorgeous coral reefs and the lovely creatures underwater. After that first try, get ready for your final dive around 11:00am. Halfway towards the end, you will cruise to another part of the park for a hearty lunch by the beach at 12:30pm. Recharge your energies with locally prepared dishes before you move onto the water activities available on site. End the tour by 2:30pm with another jetty ride to your first drop off point before going back to your hotel at 3:30pm.
Great experience, highly recommended if you have never dived before / are looking to take your PADI license in the future. This activity can give you an idea of what to expect. Shout out to our guide and instructor, Lester. He was very helpful and friendly, patiently guiding us during the whole 2 diving sessions. Total dive time was around 2 hrs, depending on how long your oxygen lasts
Thanks alot to the team for providing an excellent experience
The van came to pick us up from hotel was clean and on time. Dive master Nathan gave good briefing of dive sites and hand signals that he would use. The boat was clean and equipment were new and maintained well.
We had 2 dives and were amazed with the variety of marine life. Visibility was also good even it has rained a few days before. We saw lots of corals, different kinds of parrots fishes, huge butterfly fish, 3 feet long porcupine fish, schools of yellow fins fishes, cuttlefish and even a hump back turtle. A big bat fish escorted us for a while. Even saw a shell shaded by a big lobster.
Big thank you to Seatango’s crew Ujang, DM Nathan, Lester and snorkel guide Hisham. They took good care of us. We may come back in February or March to see whale sharks.