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Mabul Water Bungalows features 15 luxurious wooden over the water bungalows offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding seas and access to Sipadan Island.

The bungalows, sitting on stilts over the water, are exquisitely furnished with contemporary décor, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, TV and a spacious private balcony.

The resort sits next to Sipadan Mabul Resort (SMART) and features a spa. The restaurant serves excellent local and international cuisine and ensures evenings are social when guests finally drag themselves out of the water!

Please note the UK foreign office advice currently relating to this region. Please speak to our dive team for further advice and information.

Dive Centre

The diving package includes up to three guided boat dives a day on the islands of Mabul and Kapalai, famous for their abundance of macro life. The house reef is a fantastic place to hone your photography skills. Subject to approval, you may get to dive the waters of Sipadan offering a complete contrast in underwater adventure with its pinnacles and rich currents attracting larger pelagics. Nitrox is available and the dive centre offers NAUI, PADI and TDI courses of all levels.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Tech
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Speedboat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Sipadan & Layang Layang

Mabul offers excellent ‘muck diving’, with an incredible variety of crazy critters. Combine this with Layang Layang’s pristine conditions and famed pelagics, and you have the perfect dive holiday.

  • When to go: Mar-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Sipadan & Orangutans

A classic combination, with a week exploring the astonishing island of Sipadan and its unrivalled diving opportunities, before heading inland for two days of face-to-face encounters with Borneo’s orangutan.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Mabul Island is a short boat ride from Sipadan and, like Kapalai, is famous for its macro diving, gaining a reputation as one of the best ‘muck diving’ sites in the world. It is the jumping off points for those visiting Sipadan with a number of resorts catering for divers.

  • Ideal for viewing: giant frogfish, green turtle, ornate ghost pipefish, flamboyant cuttlefish
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Muck diving


Rising from the depths of the Celebes Sea, Sipadan is a must for all divers: the varied topography makes it an astonishing place. Turtles are regular inhabitants, as are schools of barracuda and bumphead parrotfish, reef sharks, mantas and hammerheads.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, bumphead parrotfish, white-tip reef shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Reef diving