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Pulau Mabul (Mabul Island)

Arrive: 25 Sep 2014 - Depart: 29 Sep 2014 (Xiyen, Brad, Edison, VC)
Arrive: 30 Aug 2013 - Depart: 03 Sep 2013 (Willy, Lonris, Brad, VC)
Arrive: 11 Feb 2012 - Depart: 14 Feb 2012 (Brad, VC)

Mabul Island is reputed to be one of the best places for underwater macro-photography in the world. Located in the clear waters of the Celebes Sea off the mainland of Sabah, it is surrounded by gentle sloping reefs two to 40m deep.

Covering some 21 ha., it is considerably larger than the nearby Sipadan Island and is home to the Bajau Laut tribe, one of many ethnic groups in Sabah.

Diving is the main activity on this island, and it can be done all year round. Marine life that can be seen here includes sea horses, exotic starfish, fire gobies, crocodile fish, pipefish and snake eels. There are over eight popular dive spots, each with its own speciality.

  • Last visit to Pulau Mabul: Aug 2013
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