Sipadan-Mabul Resort (SMART) is a beach resort and the sister resort of the Mabul Water Bungalows. SMART consists in a collection of bungalows spread throughout coconut grove around the south-east of Mabul Island looking over the ocean and near-by Sipadan Island.
SMART is made up of 45 timber duplex chalets with every chalet boasting two large single beds, a sofa, shelving, ceiling fan, fly screened windows, air-conditioning, a personal en-suite providing free-flowing hot & cold fresh water and a front terrace. The general public structures incorporate a primary dwelling which happens to be an open air pavilion where meals are taken, an air-conditioned area, TV Area set aside for viewing satellite television, along with a huge lock-up airing shed for storing your own gear every night.
Sipadan Mabul Resort has recently been honored the PADI Gold Palm Resorts. This award identifies Quality lodging, exceptional service as well as superb diving opportunities. Resorts of this quality give attention to unforgettable diving experiences, customer satisfaction, scuba diver safety as well as ecological awareness by going further to offer professional and exceptional service from beginning scuba diving courses to wreck diving and shark dives.
The Technical Dive Centre (SMART-Tec) provides several services including Nitrox Air and TDI Certification Courses. A marine video centre (Treasure Images) offers underwater videography coaching and services along with hire of Photographic Camera.
The resorts 100+ staff members await you and also endeavor to make your diving getaway safe, comfortable and fun!
Facilities & Services
- Private En-suite
- Free-flowing Hot and Cold Fresh Water
- Open Air Pavilion
- Satellite TV
- Airing Shed
- Swimming Pool
- Whirlpool Jacuzzi
Sample Itinerary (4D/3N)
- Meet by SMART staff representative at Tawau Airport upon arrival
- Overland transfer to Semporna Jetty for boat departure to Mabul Island at 0930hrs
- Boat journey will take about 40 minutes
- Arrived Mabul Island and check in SMART
- Diver will have one orientation dive & one boat dive in the afternoon
- Lunch, dinner & overnight
Days 2 – 3
- 3 boat dives daily
- Unlimited jetty dive with buddy
- Non Diver will be free at leisure for the whole stay
- Check out from SMART via 1430hrs boat transfer
- Proceed to Tawau Airport for next flight
- Return land transfer Tawau Airport to Semporna Jetty by air-conditioned van
- Return boat transfer from Semporna Jetty to Sipadan-Mabul Resort by speedboat
- Accommodation at standard twin sharing air-conditioned chalet with attached bathroom and hot shower facilities
- Daily Meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and unlimited tea and coffee while at the resort
- 3 combination boat dive per day either at Sipadan, Mabul or Kapalai Island with dive master including the use of dive boat, tanks with air, weights and weight belt (no diving on arrival and departure day even no flying)
- Unlimited House Reef diving with buddy
- Sipadan permit
- Diving Equipment
- Alcoholic beverage