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2 Leisure Dives with 1-Night Stay **Family-run Dive Lodge

By Mabul Paradise Lodge

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At a Glance

At a Glance

2 days 1 night
Group trip (20 travellers per group)

Explore the island with Mabul Paradise Lodge, who will take you on two boat dives with an instructor. Depending on the sea conditions of the day and your dive time, you can choose two sites between Panglima Reef/ Nudibranch Center/ Lobster Wall/ Ray Point/ Eel Garden/ Coral Reef/ House Reef/ Paradise/ Sea Ventures. This includes 1-night full-board accommodation at the lodge.

Leisure Dives
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Choose this if

You want to dive and stay with a family-run dive lodge; guaranteed friendly team and atmosphere!
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Couples
Small Groups
Solo Travellers

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What's included

What's included

From US$ 296.52 MYR 1,265.98
  • Accommodation - 1 night at Mabul Paradise Lodge - Standard Room
  • Return Transfer from Semporna
  • Dive equipment
  • Divemaster
  • 6% SST Tax
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Semporna Jetty Details

Availability

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Semporna - Mabul
Semporna - Mabul

Complete 2 afternoon leisure dive, chill around the lodge.

Accommodation: Mabul Paradise Lodge - Standard Room

  • 07:45am - Pick-up at Semporna Jetty
  • 9.45 am - Meet at Semporna Jetty
  • 10 am - Take a speed boat to Mabul Paradise Lodge.
  • 11 am - Arrive at the lodge, check-in. Take a rest before diving in the afternoon.
  • 2.30 pm - Take a boat to different dive spots around Mabul (* may be a different island depending on schedule)
  • 6 pm - Return to the lodge. Watch a sunset. Dinner will be served.
  • 8 pm - Free and easy.
Day 2: Mabul - Semporna
Mabul - Semporna

Departure

  • Depending on what time you want to check out, you can choose to take the 8 am speedboat back to Semporna or the last boat will leave at 1 pm.
  • 12:00pm - Drop-off at Semporna Jetty

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Mabul Paradise Lodge

Mabul Paradise was founded in August 2016. MPL is a quaint family-run scuba diving lodge off the east coast of Malaysia on Mabul island. David the owner is an accomplished teacher and has developed and educated his own team. the lodge stands up from the competition by providing customers with 22 hours of electricity so that they can escape the heat of the tropics by enjoying themselves in the air-conditioned rooms. They also provide 4 hours of fresh water for bathing and MPL offers PADI scuba diving courses.
4 years experience
Fluent English, Chinese, Bahasa
Reef-Safe
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

3.7 out of 13 helpful reviews
Anonymous, Malaysia
02 Jan 2020 on booking.com
It's a family owned place and everyone is so friendly and helpful. We felt welcomed from the beginning and everything was arranged very well, from airport pick up, boat transfer to the check-in. You can go for dive or snorkeling three times a day. On high tide (usually evening) you can jump to the water from your room (there is no stairs to come back) or the deck. You also can walk to other places in neighborhood that can be interesting. Also you can buy fresh seafood from gypsies and ask the kitchen to cook it for you for a small fee. Meals are included however the variety is not the best.
Jacob, United Kingdom
26 Dec 2019 on booking.com
Everyone was extremely friendly and made me feel really welcome (especially as I was travelling alone over Christmas). The food was great (if you like the local cuisine) and there was more than enough so I never felt hungry throughout the day. The activities were great, my favourite being the Discover Diving experience (I actually went twice in the same day). The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and friendly whilst remaining professional throughout. I was a bit sceptical when I first booked this trip (as I knew I'd be alone on an island for Christmas) however by the end of the first day I was having a great time and felt at home and I actually didnt want to leave at the end of it. Thank you to everyone there.
Riccardo, Italy
29 Sep 2019 on booking.com
The food was nice (if you buy the food from the local fishermen), the location is stunning and the price is also good for what you get. I also liked the owner of the place, there are no words to describe the half Malaysian half Chinese man, what a legend. The staff in general was super kind and helpful. You can get a paddleboard for free and go around the island. Disliked · The bathroom smelled really bad, so much I didn't take a s#!t for 3 days. At the time of my staying they were building a new area of the resort so there was noise from early in the morning. Also the guests are mostly Chinese, me and my girlfriend were the only non-chinese persons, I don't mind about it but maybe it's not your cup of tea.
akmalasyiqiena, Parit Buntar, Malaysia
29 Sep 2019 on Tripadvisor
I will start with the good stuff first. We stayed for 2 nights there, priced at RM210/pax which translated to RM420/room on 1st night and RM630/room on 2nd night (3 friends went back first). Quite expensive actually, but we booked late and all other places were full. The room looked physically clean (wait until the last part of this review) with functioning aircond and bathroom. I actually prefer my first room (C something, back row) instead of B room despite the smaller size, because that room had more comfortable mattress (the B room had worn out mattress, you can feel the spring poking your spines at night), flushable toilet, and balcony/ropes to hang our wet clothes. Both rooms are very basic, no toiletries provided, just bedding. They provided 3 meals/day and it’s good enough, the fish was nice and fresh. But I hate that they had to call out and knocked our door multiple times for every meal time. We went for dive trip with them at RM300/day (3 dives) including equipment. The dives were enjoyable, however, 1 of our friends didn’t have OW license so she paid for discover diving at RM280. She shared our divemaster, which I think is not appropriate, at that price she should have her own separate DM, so that we can explore deeper without troubling her. Then, the next dive, we didn’t clarify and we thought she could just follow us since the DM just said OK. Ended up she had to pay RM280/dive. Our fault, yes, for not clarifying. Right after the dive, the lady (probably owner) bugged us to settle our fees. At this point only we found out about the RM280/dive and we didn’t bring enough cash. We told that lady we will transfer later (before we checked out the next day). However, the connection there was terrible so until after dinner, we were still struggling to use online banking. That lady was apparently not happy and kept on knocking our door demanding for money and forced my friend to go out to the dining area and used her phone to pay that night. So my friend did, and returned to our room afterwards. Just when we thought everything has settled, bamm again she came knocking, asking why the money was not in her account yet. It was interbank transfer over the weekend (my friend chose GIRO) so my friend explained that, snapping the screenshot online receipt AGAIN and ensured her to wait until Monday. She then left. To be honest, we were quite happy initially staying there, they have nice platform to jump straight into the clear sea and nice swings over the sea, but that lady with gungho ceti manner really ruined it, not to mention the meal time “roll call” and the sharing divemaster thing. Owh, to add salt, the next morning we gave the key to check out before 8, and while waiting for the boat, my friend requested for the key again to use the toilet. (Toilet outside was dark). When she opened our room again, she noticed their staff were having sex on the unmade bed. I doubt how clean their beds are when they prepare for the guests.. Conclusion: I don’t recommend this resort.
Farah, Malaysia
19 Aug 2019 on booking.com
The sea view room, tower, swings Not really clean

Mabul Paradise Lodge Policies

Mabul Paradise Lodge Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Mabul Paradise Lodge pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Ankle socks (as fins can rub on the back of your ankles)
Change of clothes
Flip flops
Personal toiletries
Rashguard
Sunblock
Swimwear
Towel
Pre-Requisites for The Trip

Open water cert/ Advance Open Water Cert holder.

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