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4 Days / 3 Nights
Availability : Year-round
Tour Details

With its sparkling white sand, mesmerizing blue waters and top-class resort, Mataking Island is the ideal getaway for both the avid diver and non-diver. Divers can gear up and explore the Eel Garden, Coral Garden, Nudibranch Garden, Turtle Playground, Lobsters Lair and Hump Head Point.

Non-diving activities include a luxurious pampering experience at Jamu Spa, batik painting, kayaking, canoeing and jungle-trekking to name a few. A must-do during your time in Mataking is to take a leisurely walk to Pulau Mataking Kecil  which is a 20-minute walk from the main island.


  • Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, bask in the sun and reconnect with nature. Mataking is a beautiful private island with tropical vegetation and dazzling blue waters.
  • Dive into the sparkling waters of the Celebes Sea and explore the dive sites around Sipadan Island – a marine paradise renowned among divers for its rich underwater biodiversity.
  • Discover the first underwater post office in Malaysia where divers can post waterproof postcards.
  • Rejuvenate, indulge and reward yourself with Mataking very unique Massage and Spa treatment.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Tawau - Semporna - Mataking
Day 2 - 3
Mataking Island
Day 4
Depart Tawau

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the night listed in the itinerary
  • Roundtrip land/sea transfer
  • Meals full board
  • Daily 3 boat dives
  • Unlimited jetty dives with own buddy
  • Use of tanks, weights & weight belts
  • Diving equipment
  • Tourism Tax (RM 10 per room/night)

Day 1 Arrive in Tawau - Semporna Jetty - Mataking

Upon arrival in Tawau, you will be met at the airport and driven for about 1.5 hours to Semporna jetty. Proceed by speedboat to the resort (45 minutes/1 hrs).
Upon arrival on the island check in at the resort and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at the Mataking Island Reef Dive Resort


Day 2 - 3 Mataking Island

Non-diving itinerary

Day at leisure

Diving itinerary

3 boat dive combinations per day at Mataking, Mataking Kecil, and the neighboring islands mentioned above with provision of diving weights, weight belt, tanks and dive guide.
Boat dive Schedule: First boat dive 0830am / Second boat dive 1100am / Third boat dive 1500pm
Morning shore dive begins at 0600am (require to exit the water by 0700am) and Sunset shore dive begins at 1700pm.
Unlimited shore buddy dives at Mataking house reef without dive guide.
Night dives are shore dives from the Dive Centre platform and to be conducted from 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs.

Mataking Island Reef Dive Resort


Day 3Depart Tawau

After breakfast return to Semporna and transfer to Tawau aiport