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View of Mataking Reef Dive Resort
View of Mataking Reef Dive Resort

Special Offer

10% reduction for all bookings for travel between 01 November and 31 December - effective immediately - for Divers and Non-Divers.

Bookings accepted until 21 December, and subject to availability - get in quick to avoid disappointment!

The Reef Dive Resort at Mataking Island, Malaysia, is one of the newest dive spots in the Celebes Sea, and is located just 40 minutes from Semporna.

Luxurious accommodation is provided with on Mataking and the diving is enchanting. The Alice Channel which is about 100 meters deep connects Mataking to Pulau Sipadan which just an 80 minutes trip away.

At Mataking, you will have all the privacy, exclusivity and space you need whether you are staying in one of the exclusive chalets or a deluxe room.

Whether it is a retreat for your body, soul and mind or exciting undersea exploration, you will find Mataking the perfect choice.

Once back on land, after your day's diving, the night life can be exciting. There are fire flies all over the place at night. Green and Hawksbill turtles come up to lay their eggs in the sands of Mataking Island. During the day, bask on the snow white sandy beach and enjoy the sight of the island's coconut crabs scurrying up the trees. You can also take a walk while listening to the birds singing in the exotic gardens of the resort.

View from King's Watchtower
View from King's Watchtower
If you prefer a bird's eye view of Mataking, climb up the King's Watchtower and enjoy the breathtaking sight. If you are more adventurous, take a few friends and explore the lushness of the tropical island vegetation or have some fun playing beach volleyball and beach soccer, taking up some traditional handicrafts, cooking or dancing lessons. You can also take the chance to re-enact Moses' miraculous crossing of the Red sea by taking a stroll down the 1km sandbar that connects Mataking and Mataking Kecil at low tide. The water literally splits in half and you don't even have to wave your hands! Mother Nature does it all for you.

A chalet at Mataking Reef Dive Resort
A chalet at Mataking Reef Dive Resort
Deluxe Room at Mataking Reef Dive Resort
Deluxe Room at Mataking Reef Dive Resort

The Reef boasts 8 executive chalets and 24 deluxe rooms in traditional architecture offering simply elegant and exquisite accommodation for up to 70 pax in a serene and cozy set up. The air-conditioned rooms have attached sea view bathrooms and balcony. You can also stay connected with those who are a world away from you as internet services are available at Mataking. The resort also has satellite TV with more than 30 channels for your viewing pleasure. All guest rooms are equipped with air-conditioners and the following features:
  • Twin/Queen/King-sized beds
  • Attached bathroom and private sundeck (Deluxe room only)
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Provision of toiletries
  • Ceiling fan
  • All rooms furnished with corner settees, vanity table and chair, timber wardrobe, power points (220-240v)
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wakeup call
Chalet Accommodation
Chalet Accommodation
The chalets also have the following additional features:
  • Sea-view bathroom (private bathtub) and balcony
  • Private bathtub
  • Mini bar
  • Astro (Satellite TV) channels
  • Safety box

The bar area at Mataking Reef Dive Resort
The bar area at Mataking Reef Dive Resort
Please your palate at the spacious restaurant serving Asian and Continental Buffet meals, or pamper yourself at the Jamu spa and jacuzzi.

The resort offers 3 boat dives a day, unlimited house reef diving and excursions to the nearby islands including the well known islands of Sipadan and Mabul. Exotic honeymoon and wedding arrangements can also come true on this romantic paradise.

Mataking has also been very popular with Japanese divers.

Dive packages includes the following:

  • 3 boat dive combinations per day at Mataking, Mataking Kecil, Pandanan and Bohayan with provision of diving weights, weight belt, tanks and dive guide (no diving permitted within 24 hrs of departure flight).
  • Unlimited house reef diving at Mataking.
  • Guests staying for a minimum of 5 days/ 4 nights in a group of 6 or more are entitled to do a day diving trip to Sipadan island with no extra boat fees charge. Sabah Parks Levy not included.(RM 40 per person per day) Subject to SABAH PARKS PERMIT APPROVAL and also weather conditions.
  • Morning shore dive begins at 0600 hrs (required to exit the water by 0700 hrs)
  • Sunset shore dive begins at 1700 hrs (open water divers need to exit the water by 1830 hrs)
  • Night dives are shore dives from the Dive Centre platform and are 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 form of certification cards and/or log books documenting such dives.

Garden View Deluxe (Premium Room) Accommodation - front row sea facing
DurationDiver/Non Diver1 Person2 People3 People
3 days/2 nightsDiver$1,485 $990 $990
 Non Diver$1,290 $860 $860
4 days/ 3 nightsDiver$2,000 $1,335 $1,335
 Non Diver$1,700 $1135
5 days/ 4 nightsDiver$2,475 $1,650 $1,650
 Non Diver$2,110 $1,405 $1,405
Extra nightsDiver$580 $390 $390
 Non Diver$505 $335 $335
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions
King Chalet Accommodation prices
DurationDiver/Non Diver1 Person2 People3 People
3 days/ 2 nightsDiver$1,530$1,020$1,020
 Non Diver$1,335$890$890
4 days/ 3 nightsDiver$2,075$1,385$1,385
 Non Diver$1,780$1,185$1,185
5 days/ 4 nightsDiver$2,580$1,720$1,720
 Non Diver$2,220$1,480$1,480
Extra nightsDiver$610$405$405
 Non Diver$530$355$355
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions
Garden View Delux (East Lodge), Semi-Detached Beach Chalet, Beach Chalet and Villa Accommodation is also available - contact us for details

The Sabah Government has introduced a fee on all people using the jetty in Semporna. The jetty fee is currently set at MYR 10 (about $A4) per person for each use of the jetty i.e. $A8 for the return trip. All dive operators must use the Government run jetty.

The Malaysian Government has introduced a Tourism Tax for all non-Malaysians. The tax is currently set at MYR 10 per room per night (about $A4) and is collected by your accommodation on checkout.

Peak season surcharge applies to all accommodation during the months of July and August, the week of Chinese National Day (01 to 07 October) and Chinese New Year (04 to 10 February, 2019) - 5% surcharge.

Surcharge for single travellers requiring single occupancy equivalent to 150% of rate for one person on twin share basis - refer to price schedules above.

Single travellers may need to pay an additional transfer surcharge of $A255. The necessity of this surcharge will be confirmed prior to issue of final documentation. In many instances, the surcharge will not be required, as you will usually not be the only person being transferred.

A non-refundable reservation deposit of 30% of the Mataking package price is to be paid on confirmation of booking

Full payment for the Mataking portion of your trip is to be paid a minimum of 40 days prior to the start of your dive trip.

Photographs courtesy of Mataking Reef Dive Resort and Louis Pang. Content courtesy of Reef Dive Resort

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