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Day Tour of Semporna with Scuba Diving at Mataking Island

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Take advantage of Semporna's diving spots for a memorable experience and visit destinations like Timba-Timba, Mataking, and Pulau Pom Pom Islands.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day trip to the islands of Timba-Timba, Mataking, and Pulau Pom Pom to see Semporna from a new angle.

  • Take a walk along the pristine Timba-Timba beach, and relish a freshly-prepared lunch at Mataking Island before your scuba diving adventure.

  • With your English and Chinese-speaking guide to help and the safety gear in place, dive into the waters and catch sight of beautiful corals and shoals of fish.

  • Swing by the sea or pose for photos onboard a crystal boat that makes you feel like you're floating on water at Palau Pom Pom Island.

  • Fun Fact: Semporna is home to a semi-nomadic ethnic group called the Bajau Laut, or "Sea Gypsies," who have been there for generations and have a fascinating lifestyle connected to the sea.

Inclusions

  • Island hopping experience

  • Chinese or English-speaking guide

  • Scuba diving at 1 spot

  • Diving equipment, diving suits, & fins

  • Lunch

  • Guidance fee

  • Toll fees

Exclusions

  • Insurance

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 4 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Spend a Day Sunny Side Up!

Enjoy a day trip to the islands of Timba-Timba, Mataking, and Pulau Pom Pom to see Semporna from a new angle. Take a stroll on Timba-Timba, a beach famous for its powdery white sand and pristine cleanliness. Submerge yourself in the pristine waters of Mataking Island and marvel at the vibrant coral reefs that are home to sea turtles and other endangered marine animals. Take a snooze on one of the loungers near the sea's edge or pose for photos onboard a crystal boat that makes you feel like you're floating on water at Palau Pom Pom Island, which is a popular tourist destination. Enjoy a lunch prepared with fresh resources at Mataking, and get ready to take the plunge.

The Depths of Underwater Await You

Day trips from Semporna that include scuba diving at Mataking Island are a common option for tourists to see Malaysia's stunning underwater landscape. Located in the Celebes Sea, Mataking Island is renowned for its beautiful beaches, abundant marine life, and pristine seas.

There are dive sites of all depths and degrees of difficulty, so beginners can go for a spot most suitable for a first experience under an expert’s supervision. Once underwater, the azure waters and a glimpse into marine life will mesmerize you.

Itinerary

8am: Reach meeting point – 9am: Visit to Timba Timba – 11:30am: Arrival at Mataking Island & lunch – 2pm: Head to Pulau Pom Pom – 3:30pm: Return to Semporna – 4:30: Arrival at Semporna

Important Information

  • Bring along your sunscreen and hat.

  • A scuba diving certificate is not required for this experience.

Restrictions

  • To book this experience, you must book tickets for a minimum of 2 guests.

  • Scuba diving is restricted for guests aged 12 and under.

  • The experience is restricted for guests with high blood pressure, cardiac disease, asthma, epilepsy, and pregnant women.

  • Participants over the age of 60 are required to sign a disclaimer, and those over the age of 70 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Any scuba diving done within 18 hours of a scheduled flight is prohibited, and the local agency has the right to refuse service to the traveler if they do not comply.

Timings

Daily: 8am

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Semporna Ocean Tourism Centre.

  • Address: Ocean Tourism Resort Centre , Jalan Kastam, 91300 Semporna, Malaysia.

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Getting There

By Car

  • If you're driving to the attraction, take Jln Kastam.
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