Mataking Island – The Reef Dive Resort

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  • Tour Code : BC-SI-MTK
  • Availability : Everyday
  • Duration : 3D2N Onwards
  • Departure : 9.30am/12pm/4.30pm
  • Pick Up : Tawau Airport/Hotel
  • Drop Off : Tawau Airport/Hotel
  • Minimum Age : No Limit
  • Minimum Pax : 1 Person



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All start time are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.


Price For Year 2020/2021

Validity: 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Mar 2021 (MYR/Pax)
Rate (MYR/Pax) nett
3D2N 1885 2215
4D3N 2425 2915
5D4N 2985 3585
Ext. Night 710 845
Rate (MYR/Pax) nett
3D2N 2355 2770
4D3N 3030 3645
5D4N 3735 4480
Ext. Night 890 1055
Rate (MYR/Pax) nett
3D2N 2220 2565
4D3N 2910 3425
5D4N 3620 4245
Ext. Night 870 1015
Rate (MYR/Pax) nett
3D2N 2775 3205
4D3N 3635 4280
5D4N 4525 5305
Ext. Night 1085 1270


1) Non-Diver child between 5 – 11 years old is chargeable at 50% of the Non-Diver Package Rate (adult rate) provided they occupy the same room with parent.

2) Non-Diver child between 2 – 4 years old is chargeable at 30% of the Non-Diver Package Rate (adult rate) provided they occupy the same room with parent.

3) Infant below 1 year old is free of charge.

4) Adult rate shall apply to whoever aged 12 and above.

5) Children who is a certified diver will have to pay FULL diver’s package rates regardless of their age and parents are to be held responsible for their children at all times.

6) One (1) adult and One (1) child in a room will be charged as TWO adults rate.


1) Single Traveler: Additional 50% surcharge on top of the total package rates for single room occupancy applies. In any event if there is no other guests to meet the minimum requirement for the land and boat transfer,  an additional of  MYR 250 per land transfer and MYR 475 per boat transfer will be imposed.

2) ONE (1) person gets free stay package for every 10 paying adults (with the same arrival and departure time per booking).

3) If the group consists of both Non Divers and Divers, then one Non Diver will be selected to extend free package. In another case, if the group (with Non Divers and Divers) consists of different room types per booking and applicable to get FOC 1 adult, the first selection will be the Non Diver package followed by the second selection from the low-end room type.

4) Minimum to go : 2 Adults (Join-In Basis)


1) Non Diver packages CANNOT be converted to Diver packages. And NO combination of package is allowed.

2) Non Divers with a certified dive license who wish to go for any diving activities will be charged at MYR 100 per certified diver per dive regardless of check dive, boat dives, Sipadan Dive or shore dives – Not including dive equipment rental.

3) Proof of Identity, Nationality and Dive License is required.

4) Equipment rental is not included in any of the Diver / Non Diver packages. Rental of full set of dive equipment is at MYR 85 per certified diver per day and a full set of snorkeling equipment is at MYR 30 per person per day. Single dive gear is available to be rented and subject to availability.


1) The Reef Dive Resort has no other room category and allocation of room is based on RUN OF HOUSE (ROH) Basis. 

2) Extension Night Stay-Subjected to the accommodation availability.

3) Any early check-in or late check-out will be subjected to room availability especially during peak season.

4) 5% Peak Season Surcharge during:

  • Month of July to August: 1st July 2020 – 31st August 2020
  • Chinese National Day: 1st October 2020 – 7th October 2020
  • Chinese New Year: 11th February 2021 – 17th February 2021

5) Federal Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia has imposed a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX) effective from September 2017. Foreign tourists are required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of hotel star level. The tax will be collected from every check in guest directly at the resort which is not included in the package.

6) Excludes Semporna Jetty Fee of MYR 2/- (Malaysian) or MYR 10/- (International) per person payable to The Municipal Council of Semporna.

7) Submit a copy of Malaysian pass or Working/Employment permit (valid) to get Malaysian package rates as stated above.

8) All rate are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia & Nett (No hidden cost unless otherwise stated)

9) All passports and visas must be valid at least 06 months from the date of entry into the country destination


Important Notes
Things to Bring
Sipadan Trip

Return Land Transfer

  • Tawau Airport/Hotel > Semporna > Tawau Airport/Hotel (Seat-In Coach)

Return Boat Transfer

  • Semporna Jetty > The Reef Dive Resort > Semporna Jetty (Join-In Basis)


  • Based on Twin/Triple sharing basis in The Reef Dive Resort

Full Board Meal

  • Fresh Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner throughout the stay)

Complimentary use of Outdoor Jacuzzi

Return Land Transfer

  • Tawau Airport/Hotel > Semporna > Tawau Airport/Hotel (Seat-In Coach)

Return Boat Transfer

  • Semporna Jetty > The Reef Dive Resort > Semporna Jetty (Join-In Basis)


  • Based on Twin/Triple sharing basis in The Reef Dive Resort

Full Board Meal

  • Fresh Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner throughout the stay)

Complimentary use of Outdoor Jacuzzi
3 Guided Boat Dive Daily

  • Only tank, weight and weight belt are provided

Unlimited House Reef Dive (Without Guide)

Air Fare
Travel Insurance
5% Peak Season Surcharge
Snorkel or Diving Gear
Sipadan Permit & Boat Fee
Jetty Fee
Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX)
Others not stated

Diver packages are subjected to our diving schedules and regulations as set by the dive center. Check dive must be done upon arrival at the resort with divemaster / instructor before scuba dives.

Diver have to produce their certification card prior to diving as failure to produce any certification card/credentials may result in being denied permission to scuba dive. Certified divers minimum requirement is PADI Open Water-recreational dive certificate or equivalent.

Divers are encourage to bring along own equipment otherwise opt for rental from the dive center.

Dive sites are within traveling distance (speedboat ride) of 5-10m / 15 – 30 minutes of speedboat away from Mataking for a single dive.

All scuba divers must accept full and complete responsibility for themselves, their actions and their equipment.

Diver packages are subjected to resort’s diving schedules and regulations as set by the dive center.

Diver Package includes 3 daily boat dives at different dive sites such as Mataking Island, Timba-Timba Island, Pandanan Island, and other nearby island (except on the arrival and departure day) & unlimited shore buddy dives (house reef) without guide.

Flying After Diving (last day at resort) – Divers are required to have 24 hours of surface interval before they fly. However, if divers choose to dive less than 24 hours (recommended hours) before they fly, divers will be required to sign a separate Liability/Release Form for this matter. However, this is still subjects to the approval of the Dive Centre management.

All guest will be required to read and sign the company Standard Liability Form and other related forms at the resort upon arrival and check-in.

The safe keeping of your personal belongings are at your own responsibility.

Not recommended to bring valuable items with you.

After commencement of tour service there will be no refund in part or full, will be made for unused service/activity.

All types of activities being offered by the resort on the island especially dive activities are subjects to bad sea, weather conditions / poor visibility and also divers’ own physical abilities (e.g.: injuries, intoxification, hangovers, etc.). Therefore, we reserve the final decision and rights to either proceed or abort any activities / dives for any safety reasons.

The resort shall NOT be held responsible and reserve the rights to charge the customer for any additional costs rendered by any last minute cancellations, delays and changes of any arrangement made by the customer (less than 48 hours before arrival time as per schedule). Guests are also recommended to follow our recommended flights in order to connect to our daily normal boat transfer in and out from the island to minimize the waiting time.

In the event if The Reef Dive Resort encounter a bad weather condition or unforeseen circumstances which render a cancellation of last boat transfer into the island for reasons of safety or commercial reasons. All relevant food and lodging costs for the overnight stay will be arranged and absorbed by the resort in lieu of the cost staying in Mataking. There will be NO further claims or refunds for such incidental circumstances.

Borneo Calling and The Reef Dive Resort cannot be held responsible, or in any liable, for any injury, property losses, personal losses, accidents, death or damage to personal equipment for any reason whatsoever, whether through activity booked through us or caused to you by third parties, whilst staying at the resort, or during participation in any activity.

We strongly recommend that all guests take up adequate travel insurance that covers accident, loss caused by cancellations, loss of baggage, personal property, medical expenses, medical evacuation and weather disruption that caused any activity cancellations. Guests intending on participating in diving activities must ensure their insurance covers them for SCUBA related activities and has appropriate ‘depth’ coverage.

Insect Repellant
Sun Block Lotion
Log book and diver certification card (For Diver Only)
Personal Toiletries
Extra cloth/swimming suit for snorkeling

SIPADAN TRIP (MYR/Pax – Sipadan Permit and Boat Fee)

  • 1 Pax = MYR 1340
  • 2 Pax = MYR 740
  • 3 Pax = MYR 540
  • 4 Pax = MYR 440
  • 5 Pax = MYR 400
  • 6 Pax = MYR 370

The above prices are subject to change and will be updated every now and then. Guest is to pay for the permit and boat fees at the resort according to the current rates at the resort upon check-out, unless we have other replacement for your permit and
boat space or under special circumstances.

One boat can accommodate up to a maximum of 6 divers with 3 boat dives at Sipadan Island.

Sipadan trips are subject to weather conditions and boat / dive guide availability.

Resort only allocates SIX (6) permits per day and hence availability is based on first come first serve basis.

When making Sipadan trip bookings, an advance notice is required (latest by 1 month before arrival, subject to permit availability). Once room booking / resort stay packages has been purchased and confirmed, then only Sipadan booking can be proceeded.

There is NO guarantee that the resort can obtain permits due to limited spaces if it is a last minute request.

The permit fee will be charged at RM 140.00 per person (subject to 6% Service Tax) and is valid for ONE (1) day only.

In the event of bad weather and the trip has to be cancelled or if the guest cancels on personal reasons, the permit paid in advance is NOT refundable or transferable to a later date.

The resort determines the right to decide the date for the Sipadan trip during the duration stay of the guests.

For a group booking of, minimum of 6 divers & above with a minimum stay of 5D/4N on the same arrival & departure time is entitled for ONE (1) time of special offer of a FREE day diving boat trip (first day trip) to Sipadan Island per booking (excluding entry permit of RM 140.00 per diver per day entry (subject to 6% Service Tax); Sipadan trip is subject to the approval of Sipadan permit by Sabah Parks authorities).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the restricted Sipadan entry permit quota set by Sabah Parks, guests are required to submit Full Names with Nationality, Gender, Passport Numbers and Contact Address for us to proceed with the permits application at least 14 days in advance prior to arrival in order to allow sufficient time to process and obtain the permit approval. Failure to do this can result to Guest is being denied entry to Sipadan Island.


Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Pick up from Tawau Airport/Town and transfer to Jetty at Semporna. Take approximately 80 minutes drive. Depart from jetty to The Reef Dive Resort.

Arrived at The Reef Dive Resort. Check in to your accommodation. Meal will be served at resort’s restaurant. Free at own leisure.


Diver Package : Proceed to boat dives at different dive sites such as Mataking / Pandanan / Bohayan / Kelapuan / Timba-timba / Pom Pom with experience guide provided & unlimited house reef dive. Non-diver can snorkel around the resort or free at own leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at restaurant


Check out and have your breakfast at resort restaurant

Depart from Mataking Island to jetty at Semporna and onwards transfer to Tawau Airport/Town


Timing Guide

1) Guests are recommended to follow the above flights which are connected to the daily REGULAR boat schedule to minimize waiting time at the airport/Semporna. Guests MUST choose flights that arrive before 3pm.

2) For Guests who cannot make it for the last boat schedule at 1630hrs (from Semporna) due to any delay or unforeseen circumstances will be required to put a night stay at Tawau. We recommend guests to stay at Heritage Hotel located in the city center for convenience. 

3) The Resort shall provide transfer arrangement to Heritage Hotel in Tawau for guests arriving after 1500hrs. For Guests staying overnight at Heritage Hotel shall be picked up from hotel early next morning at 0730hrs to be transferred for onward journey to Semporna Jetty followed by 0930hrs boat into Mataking Island.

4) Advance Arrival Exception: The Resort can only provide airport transfer for guests who wish to arrive ONE DAY earlier from actual check in date to The Reef Dive Resort (strictly only for flights arriving before 3pm).

5) Land transfer service ends on the actual check out date from The Reef Dive Resort.

6) For departure flights that are unable to meet resort’s daily boat out schedule, a special boat out time at 6.30 am local time can be arranged at no additional cost (subject to availability and weather condition).

7) 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, the resort may need to re-arrange the above transportation time table.

Boat Scheduled

3 Times Daily Boat Transfer INTO Mataking Island

Airport Pick Up Boat InArrive Island
9.30 am10.30 am
10.30 am12 pm1 pm
3 pm4.30 pm5.30 pm


2 Times Daily Boat Transfer OUT from Mataking Island

Airport Pick Up Boat InArrive Island
11 am12 pm1.30 pm
2 pm3 pm4.30 pm


Check In & Check Out Time

AccommodationCheck InCheck Out
The Reef Dive Resort2pm 11am


The Reef Dive Resort

The Reef Dive Resort at Mataking Island is an exclusive romantic & diving destination in the Celebes Sea. It is a promised island with majestic treasures, natural warmth and friendship for holiday makers, spa lovers, honeymooners and divers alike.  Whether it is a retreat for yourself or exciting undersea exploration, you’ll find Mataking the perfect choice. The resort is caressed by the tropical sea breeze, consists of Executive King Chalets, Garden View Deluxe rooms and brand new luxurious Beach Villas designed in traditional architecture offering simply elegant and exquisite accommodation for up to 100 guests in a serene and cozy environment.

Room Amenities: Bed Head Decoration, Remote controlled air-conditioner + Ceiling Fan, Coffee / Tea Maker facilities, Mini bar / Astro (Satellite TV), Private Shower Bathroom with Hot / Cold Showers, Provision of Toiletries (Conditioning shampoo + soap only), Dental Kit + Cotton Bud + Comb + Shower Cap, Room Towels, Hair Dryer.

The Reef Dive Resort
Resort's Room