Mid-range hotels

All mid-range hotels/resorts in Mabul offer Sipadan diving permits and unlimited jetty/house reef diving (except MV Celebes Explorer).

Mid-range Mabul hotels (with Sipadan permits)

Scuba Junkie1. Scuba Junkie/Mabul Beach Resort (7 permits)

This Mabul resort consists of 24 ensuite rooms situated on the beachfront. Scuba Junkie also operates Scuba Junkie Backpackers based in Semporna.

Stay 3 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan

4D3N packages for Mabul Beach Resort (with snorkeling in Sipadan)

Borneo Divers2. Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort (14 permits)

WIth 30 tropical-themed chalets, the most popular rooms here include the ethnic-inspired Runggus Twin and luxurious Runggus Double featuring traditional platform beds.

Stay 4 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving


Seaventures Dive Rig3. Seaventures Dive Rig Resort (11 permits)

Stay on and dive below an oil rig.

Stay 3 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

4D3N packages for Seaventures Dive Rig Resort

Smart Divers Resort4. Sipadan-Mabul Resort (SMART) (14 permits)

40 wooden chalets nestled in a coconut grove towards the southeastern side of Mabul. Sister resort of the luxurious Mabul Water Bungalows.

Stay 5 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

5. MV Celebes Explorer (13 permits)

The only liveaboard serving Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan. This boat with 8 cabins is an excellent choice if diving in Sipadan is your priority. Compared to land-based resorts, this liveaboard allows you to dive in Sipadan every day of your stay.

Stay 3 nights for 10 dives in Sipadan

Mid-range Semporna hotels (with Sipadan permits)

1. Sipadan Scuba (7 permits)

Dive operator in Semporna with an attached hotel (Holiday Dive Inn) and daily trips to Sipadan.

Stay 2 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan. Divers: RM1000, Non-divers: RM950

Mid-range Pom Pom Island hotels

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Pom Pom Island1. Pom Pom Island Resort

Resort in Pom Pom Island offering day trips to Mabul and other islands. Located close to Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving


► Check pricing for Pom Pom Island Resort on: Agoda | Expedia

Celebes Beach Resort2. Celebes Beach Resort

Located near an idyllic and secluded stretch of sandy beach with coconut palms lining its fringe, this is a newly revamped resort with diving facilities.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

► Check pricing for Celebes Beach Resort on Agoda