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The Reef Dive Resort is situated on Mataking Island at latitude 119 degrees and longitude 4 degrees and 35 minutes. It takes less than 1 hour by boat to reach Mataking Island, from the Semporna town in the province of Sabah. The size of the island is about 40 acres and lies on the edge of the continental shelf surrounded by fringing reef of hard and soft coral.      

     

Fly from your hometown to Tawau via Kota Kinabalu or Kuala Lumpur. Book yourself on any of the following domestic Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia Airlines  to connect with The Reef Dive Resort’s transfer schedule.

Recommended Schedule to Mataking Island
Flight
Kota Kinabalu to Tawau (BKI – TWU)
Schedule  Departure Arrival By Airport Pick-Up Boat in Arrive Island
Daily 07:40 08:30 Flight – MH 2121 10:30 12:00 13:00
Daily 07:30 08:35 Flight – AK 6272 10:30 12:00 13:00
Daily 09:10 10:05 Flight – AK 6260 10:30 12:00 13:00
Daily 12:30 13:20 Flight – MH 2137 14:00 15:30 16:30

 

 

Kuala Lumpur to Tawau (KUL – TWU)
Price (Ringgit) Departure Arrival By Airport Pick-Up Boat in Arrive Island
Daily 07:15 10:10 Flight – MH 2660 10:30 12:00 13:00
Daily 06:10 09:10 Flight – AK 5744 10:30 12:00 13:00
Daily 07:15 10:10 Flight – AK 5746 10:30 12:00 13:00

 

Sandakan to Tawau (SDK– TWU)
Schedule  Departure Arrival By Airport Pick-Up Boat in Arrive Island
Daily 09:20 10:00 Flight – MH 3061 10:30 12:00 13:00

 

Flight departure and arrival time will differ throughout the year.

Please contact Sales Office representatives to find out the suitable transfer for flight and boat before securing any flight tickets

Recommended   Return Transfer Schedule
Flight

 

Tawau to Kota Kinabalu(TWU – BKI)
Schedule  Departure Arrival By Boat Out Jetty Pick-up Arrive Airport
Daily 15:05 16:00 Flight – AK 6263 11:00 12:00 13:00
Daily 17:40 18:35 Flight – AK 6267 11:00 12:00 13:00
Daily 09:10 10:05 Flight – MH 6260 14:00 15:00 16:30
Daily 21:50 22:40 Flight – AK 6265 14:00 15:00 16:30

 

Tawau to Kuala Lumpur(TWU – KUL)
Schedule  Departure Arrival By Boat Out Jetty Pick-up Arrive Airport
Daily 15:40 18:30 Flight – AK 5749 11:00 12:00 13:30
Daily 19:20 22:10 Flight – AK 5741 14:00 15:00 16:30
Daily 20:30 23:25 Flight – AK 6265 14:00 15:00 16:30

 

Sandakan to Tawau (SDK– TWU)
Schedule  Departure Arrival By Airport Pick-Up Boat in Arrive Island
Daily 15:25 16:05 Flight – MH 3064 11:00 12:00 12:30

 

Flight departure and arrival time will differ throughout the year

Please contact Sales Office representatives to find out the suitable transfer for flight and boat before securing any flight tickets

Note
  • Guests are required to stay at night at Tawau town if they cannot make it for the last boat schedule at 15:30HRS from Semporna due to any delay or unforeseen circumstances.   We recommend guests to stay at our associate hotel named Heritage Hotel located in the town centre (Website:  www.heritagehotel.com.my) or inquiries can be emailed to [email protected]
  • We shall provide airport transfer arrangements to Heritage Hotel only in Tawau for guests arriving after 14:00HRS. For Guests staying overnight at Heritage Hotel shall,  they will be picked up from the hotel early next morning at 07:30HRS to be transferred to Semporna Jetty followed by 09:30HRS boat to Mataking Island.
  • For a big group of bookings, please enquire at Sales Office for the availability of any special boat or land transfer required.
  • Private chartered land and boat transfer services can be arranged a additional charges.
  • Advance Arrival Exception; We can only provide an airport transfer for guests who wish to arrive ONE DAY earlier from actual check-in date to The Reef Dive Resort,  Mataking Island.
  • Land transfer service ends on the actual check-out date from The Reef Dive Resort (Mataking Island).
  • Any flight departure before 10:30 AM will be unacceptable
  • Local departures are subject to flight arrival time, weather conditions, group size, and/or any unforeseen irregularity. In the event due to insufficient number of guests to fill up our boat/coach, we may need to re-arrange the transportation time table.
  • Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the timetable at the time of printing. However, the schedules are subjected to change without prior notice and travelers are therefore advised to check with The Reef Dive Resort office or its agents on the latest information regarding the most suitable schedule as the resort cannot be held responsible for any delay, cancellation, missed flight or connection.

 CHECK IN & CHECK OUT TIME

  • Please note that our ROOM Check-In time is 14:00HRS and Check-Out time is 11:00HRS.
  • Any early check-in or late check-out will be subjected to room availability especially during peak season.

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