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The surrounding crystal clear turquoise Ocean of Mataking offers a chance for sensational underwater exploration. Gear up and explore 30+ dive sites around the isle; including the nearby Pandanan, Timba-Timba, Bohayan, Kalapuan, Baturua, and Mantabuan islands, as well as Tun Sakaran Marina Park of Bohey Dulang.

Various sea animals, vibrant reefs, and gorgeous fishes enriched the rugger natural marine life beneath Mataking's surrounding Ocean. Prepare to encounter some rarity; from charming species of shrimps, pygmy seahorses, enormous barracuda, ribbon eel, to 'Orang Utan' crab which can be occasionally spotted lurking calmly around the depth.

With strategic location away from the bustle of city vibe, Mataking's surrounding dive sites are truly matchless in novelty and beauty. From the Mataking Besar Island where the resort is conveniently tucked, or the smallest, uninhabited Mataking Kecil islet, the underwater playground is rich with life, vibrant and definitely worthwhile to explore. Just on the Southern side of Besar's, a place aptly named Garden of Eden offers a sight of gorgeous soft corals, anemones and featherstars, while D'Wall dive site of Mataking Kecil offers a chance for memorable drift dives; containing some of the island's most colorful fishes and marine life. Those are just two of many mores to go!

Our driving instructors are certified OWSI (Open-Water Scuba Instructor) by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors); and qualified to host you with several fascinating activities, from discover scuba diving for 2 hours to engaging ‘bubble maker’ program for children.

They are fluent in Malay, Chinese, and English as well, so don’t hesitate to bring a non-English speaker and enjoy the immaculate underwater scenery around Mataking!

Experience Programs (Including. Equipment)

  • Discover Snorkeling
  • Bubblemaker
  • Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)
  • Additional DSD

Dive Courses (Including Equipment, Manual & Certification)

  • Scuba Diver
  • Open Water Diver
  • Referral
  • Adventure Diver
  • Advanced Open Water
  • 1 Adventure Dive (no manual/certification)
  • Emergency First Responder (non-diving course)
  • Rescue Diver

Please visit https://www.padi.com/au for course details 

Diving Package includes
  •  3 boat dive combinations per day (except for arrival & departure day) at Mataking, Mataking Kecil, and the neighboring islands mentioned above with provision of diving weights, weight belt, tanks and dive guide. Unused portion of the dives is not refundable and not transferable.

  • Boat Dives
    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. Divers who wish to night dive must show proof of minimum certification of Advance Open Water in the forms of certification cards and/or log books documenting such dives.

  • Night Dives
    These are shore dives from the Dive Centre platform and to be conducted from 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs. Divers who wish to night dive must show proof of minimum certification of Advance Open Water in the forms of certification cards and / or log books documenting such dives.
Rental price
DIVING GEAR
OTHER SERVICE
  • Diving Set

    RM 85.00
  • Wet Suit

    RM 25.00
  • Snorkel Set A (including mask, snorkel, fins & booties)

    RM 30.00
  • Snorkel Set B (including mask, snorkel & fins ONLY)

    RM 30.00
  • Mask

    RM 10.00
  • Snorkel

    RM 8.00
  • Fins

    RM 10.00
  • Booties

    RM 8.00
  • BCD

    RM 25.00
  • Regulator

    RM 25.00
  • Torch

    RM 25.00
  • Dive Computer

    RM 30.00
Service
Service Description Duration RM
Passenger boat charter Return trips SMM-MTK 950.00
Sipadan boat charter Return trip MTK-SPN 1,200.00
Private instructor 3 Dives / Day 300.00
Private dive master 3 Dives / Day 250.00
Private Boat charter to Timba-Timba or Pandanan 3 Dives / Day 250.00
Private Boat charter to Bohayan 3 Dives / Day 400.00
Extra Guided Morning Dive / Sunset Dive / Night Dive (Diver ONLY) 1 dive (min of 2 persons) 50.00/dive/person
(ADD) Enriched Air Nitrox diving supplement (buy 9 get 1 free) - 30.00 per dive
(ADD) DPV Rental (for certified DPV diver or course) - 40.00 per dive

 

Resorters
Resorters’ Excursion Duration RM
Certified Resorter requesting to dive (boat and/or beach dive) 1 dive (min of 2 persons) 100.00/dive/person
Mataking Island Boat Snorkeling Excursion (max. of 10 pax) Approx. 2 hrs 300.00 / trip
Sipadan Trip (max 6 pax)  

No. of pax : 1 = 1340/pax

No. of pax : 2 = 740/pax

No. of pax : 3 = 540/pax

No. of pax : 4 = 440/pax

No. of pax : 5 = 400/pax

No. of pax : 6 = 290/pax

(permit 140 per pax per day entry not refundable)

Timba-Timba or Pandanan Boat Snorkeling Excursion (max. of 9 pax) Approx. 2 hrs 300.00 / trip

Bohey Dulang Island (Hiking Trip) (max. of 9 pax)



Approx. 2 hrs

500.00 / trip


Permit 10 per pax per day entry (Non Refundable)

Marine Bio Adventure 2 hrs 500.00 / trip

 

Watersports
Watersports Type Duration RM
Ocean kayak (SINGLE) 1 hour 30.00
Ocean kayak (DOUBLE) 1 hour 40.00
Fun Tube (single) 15 min 100.00
Fun Tube (2 pax) 15 min 120.00
Fun Tube (3pax) 15 min 180.00
Note
  • Orientation shall be considered as 1 boat dive.
  • Boat Snorkel is subjected to boat availability.
  • Boat dive, boat snorkel and house reef dive DO NOT include rental of gears.
  • Prices are subjected to change from time to time.
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Night Activities

Celebrations & Festivities

There's a saying, "The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals." And it's true if a traveler wants to know about the culture of a place, the best time to visit is during its festivals. At Mataking Island, various festivals are celebrated with staff performances, theme buffet with the serving of special dishes related to the particular occasion, local cultural dances, and games with guests involvement. Besides, the resort also take pride to celebrate guests' birthday, anniversaries honeymoon, and wedding with private or beach party or even bonfire upon guests requests. Should it be just a simple occasion or an elaborate one, the resort team can surely organize fun and memorable events for family or friends.

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Day Activities

Bonfire

Book a Bonfire party on the beach,  the perfect way to wind down at the end of the day with your group of friends and loved ones. There is something truly magical about sitting along the beach next to a crackling bonfire and watching the sun dip behind the horizon while sipping your favorite cocktail.   A simple BBQ with scrumptious finger food and charcoal grilled meat or seafood can be arranged to make the occasion a memorable one for all.

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Peacock Sanctuary

One of the most widely recognized animals in the world due to their beautiful blue-green plumage and spotted tail feathers, peacock is a majestic creature to witness.

Here at Mataking, we also conserve some of this gorgeous bird on a natural sanctuary. Feel free to visit and watch them dance!

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Turtle Hatchery

Quick trivia: sea turtles are one of the oldest living species on earth, but nowadays their number are truly dwindling to the brink of extinction.

The marine biologist and dedicated conservation staffs of our Turtle Hatchery put all of their utmost effort to maintain the number of turtle in the wild by several breeding program, and our beloved guest can directly contribute to this noble cause! Each nests in the hatchery can be 'adopted' by staying guests by paying a contribution fee, and all the fund will be used for the conservation.

Once the turtles are being released, we will regularly give update and send the latest picture for the corresponding guest. Let’s keep in touch!

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Core Gym Center

Conveniently built close to the island’s white sandy shoreline, Core Gym Center is a state-of-art fitness facility with panoramic view of blue Ocean to ease your mind during mandatory workout session.

Maintain your body condition at our state-of-the-art venue, featuring some of the most advanced fitness equipment including treadmill, upright bike, elliptical, and many more. Let’s stay in shape with style, in tropical paradise!

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Arts

Painting

Grow your art skill in a simple batik painting or T-shirt painting class. Dedicated to all ages, parents and their kids will enjoy this activity. 

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Arts

Henna

Get a unique cultural experience from the henna tattoos that were popularized by Indian and middle-east tradition. We have a number of traditional and contemporary designs which guest can pick.

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Day Activities

Night Beach Walk

See the magical underwater landscape where fluorescent corals swaying in the night tide and sea creatures showing their amazing luminescent selves, completely different from what you've usually seen.

One must also look out for the ‘Orang Utan’ crab which can occasionally be spotted at Mataking’s Reef. The house reef literally lights up in the night with many strange and tiny creatures that have charmed many photographers to this site.

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Water World

Marine Bio Adventure

Experience the wonder of marine biodiversity with interesting species. The unspoiled and living color of hard & soft coral decorations is also another special highlight for divers visiting Mataking and the surrounding islands, a paradise for Macro underwater photographers.

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Snorkeling

Snorkel the crystal clear water in 30 dive sites or so around Mataking Island and its surrounding islands, where the shore is just magnificent as those found in the deep end. There are various sea animals and fishes living in these areas which include schools of Barracuda, Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Ribbon Eel, Giant Clams, varieties of Goby, Eagle Ray, Giant Frogfish, Mandarin Fishes, unique and charming species of Shrimps, most photogenic and rare pygmy seahorses, spiders and much more.

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Kayak

Enjoy a relaxing kayak trip under the warm weather surrounded by the natural rainforest and calming sea. A glass-bottom kayak will allow you to see the underwater riches of shoreline.

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Birds Watching

Awakened by a chorus of birds is a common experience here. For bird-watching enthusiasts, we can arrange day trips to observe bird species around here.

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