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Friday November 23rd 2012

Scuba Diving In Mantanani Island Kota Belud

Off The Beaten Track: Diving In Mantanani

The island of Mantanani lies off the beaten track of other mainstream tourism destinations. The journey to the island begins with a two-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu city to Kampung Kuala Abai jetty in Kota Belud.

Followed by another hour of riding on a speedboat. The boat ride can be a bit of an adventure.Depending on the sea condition, the experience may more closely resemble that of white water rafting in Padas River. Ask your tour guide for seasick pills if you cannot handle the rough ride.

Few locals have visited these three isolated islands located northwest of Kota Belud town in Sabah. Most who have come here are scuba divers, tour guides and anglers.

Mantanani Island from the sea
Facebook Page: Mantanani Kechil Island Sabah Borneo

Scuba Diving In Mantanani

There are underwater wrecks for diver divers to explore, coral reef and marine life, and the water around Mantanani gives good visibility. Another well known activity at Mantanani is swimming with the Dugongs, which thrives on the sea-grass that grows in the bay.

Diving in Mantanani Island, Kota Belud, Sabah
Facebook Page: Mantanani Kechil Island Sabah Borneo
Mantanani Paradise In Kota Belud, Sabah
Facebook Group: Wonderful Sabah

Scuba Diving Trip To Mantanani

Mantanani is an isolated island with beautiful beaches, ideally suited for scuba divers and snorkelers. It is off the beaten path, and to get there you should contact a tour agency. You can get in touch with the Facebook group, Wonderful Sabah, or visit the Facebook page for Mantanani Kechil Island Sabah Borneo.

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