Mabul Resort occupies a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach. Easy access to the water provides for effortless shore and boat diving. Originally designed to be a second base of operations in the region to complement our Sipadan Resort, with the conservation project in progress, BDMR has been promoted to our flagship operation and base for diving both Sipadan and Mabul. BDMR was built with divers needs in mind. Every detail is layed out to make your stay memorable. Accommodations are provided in attractive and comfortable chalets, all with a view of the beach and the Borneo Mainland in the distance.
The resort is set in a quiet uncrowded location which allow you to really relax and unwind. Each Chalet consists of two rooms. Since the dive sites are close, frequently you will return to the resort for your surface interval so you can enjoy the balmy tropical breezes on your private veranda. The chalets are constructed of beautiful hardwoods in a local style. Ceiling fans and balmy tropical breezes provide ample cooling, but each chalet is also fully air conditioned for your comfort. You’ll feel right at home in your chalet and our staff will do everything to make your visit the vacation of a lifetime. All units have either twin or double size beds with private ensuite.
Enjoy a stroll around the island beneath the palm trees gently swaying in the breeze. The warm waters are perfect for an afternoon swim or snorkeling. Even the local kids make great photo subjects, always ready to ham it up for the camera. Mabul’s population are warm and friendly and always have a smile ready for guests to the island. In the evening, relax in the quiet comfort of our warm tropical nights. Get plenty of rest, because our dive staff will keep you busy tomorrow.
Sipadan Island widely recognizes as one of the top dive sites in the world. More than 3000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Just 20 feet from the shore, the wall plunges a staggering 2,000 feet down, the wall is encrusted with different varieties of coral, turtles abound and a multitude of lionfish & smaller reef dwelling fish live on this wall.
Diving at Sipadan is not rated as the best in the world without good reason. The waters are calm and warm, visibility is generally good, and the quantity and variety of marine life is astounding. On an average day of diving at Sipadan, you would expect to see at least 50 Green Turtles, a dozen sharks, large schools of Barracudas, Jacks, Fusaliers and Batfish. No single dive site epitomizes the diversity of Sipadan quite like Barracuda Point. Named after the huge schools of Chevron Barracuda that are frequently found there, diversity is always the rule. In addition to the Barracudas, large schools of Jacks, Batfish and scores of huge Bumphead Parrotfish can also be seen there. Turtles abound as well as dozens of sharks. This is only a brief glimpse of the island has to offer, a visit to this island is necessary to marvel at the awesome beauty Sipadan has to offer.