SEMPORNA ISLAND HOPPING DAY TRIP (MATAKING+TIMBA-TIMBA+POM-POM)

Information

Location:
Tawau / Semporna / Lahad Datu
Duration:
Full Day
Min. Pax:
4 Adult

SEMPORNA ISLAND HOPPING DAY TRIP (MATAKING+TIMBA-TIMBA+POM-POM)

Full Day Product MYR 160.00

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General Information

Semporna was founded soon after the British North Borneo Chartered Company established Sandakan, and initially settled by Chinese traders, most fleeing from Spanish attacks on the Sulu Sultanate. Before being named “Semporna”, this area was known as “Tong Talun” in Bajau language which means “Hujung Hutan” in Malay or “at the end of the forest” in English. Panglima Uddang, Panglima Sallehangni and Panglima Sakti of Bajaus Kubangancestry were responsible for this name. The name gradually evolved to “Semporna” (known as “Peaceful Place”) over time. Semporna is also known for the Regatta Lepa traditional boat races which occur annually in April. Semporna was also the location of the finish line of Eco-Challenge: Borneo, held in 2000.

Off the coast is a marine park called Tun Sakaran Marine Park, also known as Semporna Islands Park. It was gazetted by Sabah Parks in 2004. Semporna is the gateway to diving in world-renowned island paradises like Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking, Sibuan, Mantabuan, Siamil and Pom Pom among others. Visitors to Semporna are mainly sunseekers looking for relaxation or water sports activities such as scuba diving or snorkeling.

Mataking Island is a Malaysian island located in the Celebes Sea on the state of Sabah.Mataking Island is home to the first ‘Underwater Post Office’ in Malaysia and is connected to Pulau Mataking Kecil (Small Mataking Island) via a narrow sand bank. Mataking Island is a private island belonging to the Reef Dive Resort featuring luxury chalets and a dive center serving divers visiting Sipadan.

Pom-Pom Island is a newly found dive site and recently an amazing wall dive has been found. There were many hollows and holes to search in, filled with life including painted spiney lobsters and don't forget the beautiful nudibranch and gobies.

Timba-Timna Island is known for the wonderful beach great to look for rare marine life that includes large cuttlefish, frog fish, crab, sea snakes and sometimes nurse sharks hiding under table coral. White turtles can be seen in numbers other frequent sights include blue ribbon eels, moray eels, barracudas, lobster, large coral trout and snappers.

Highlight

  • Underwater Post Office
  • White fine sandy beach

Included

Snorkeling Equipment with Snorkeling Guide;Diving Equipment for DSD Package or Fun Dive;Dive Master/Instructor for DSD Package or Fun Dive;Packed lunch;Boat Fee;Semporna Jetty Fee and Conservation Fee;All transfers & tours as stated in the package
Day 1
  • 07:45

    Meet at Semporna Town Hotel or Jetty.

  • 08:30

    Register at the Semporna Office and gear up for an hour boat ride to Timba Timba Island. Upon arrival (ETA 09:30 hours) , You may walk around Timba Timba Island, take a memorable picture surrounding and enjoy the 1st Snorkelling session or Discover Scuba Diving DSD or Fun Dive.

  • 11:30

    Depart to Mataking Island.

  • 12:30

    Packed lunch will be served at Mataking.

  • 13:00

    Enjoy the 2nd Snorkelling session or Discover Scuba Diving DSD or Fun Dive at Mataking.

  • 14:30

    Depart to Pom Pom island for the 3rd Fun Dive (For Snorkelling & DSD - Free at leisure).

  • 16:00

    Arrive back to Semporna.

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Breakfast

Packed Lunch

Lunch

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Dinner

  • Requirement for the trip >> Swim Wear, Insect repellent, Sunblock, Change of Clothes, Own drinking bottle and First Aid Kit.
  • All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing and Dive Site will be provided prior to your departure.
  • Strictly No fly policy within 18 - 24 hours after the last dive.
  • Boat journey to the Island may not be suitable for individuals who have any of the following conditions but not limited to: heart or lung conditions, recent surgery, back or spinal surgery, back problems/injury/fracture, arthritis, osteoporosis or other similar spinal/pelvic diseases. Pregnant women are also not recommended as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition. If you are having similar issues as above, kindly consult your physician before you enrol in this activity.
  • You will need to sign the PADI release & liability form before proceeding for your dives.
  • Kindly follow the instructions of your Dive Instructor or Dive Master at all times.
  • Alcohol consumption during your dive course or trip is NOT RECOMMENDED.
  • Kindly inform in advance if you have any health concerns.
  • Conservation of the Underwater World - Harming of coral or marine life is strictly not allowed.
  • You are advised to purchase personnel injury & travel insurance prior to your trip.
  • Extra fees will be charge on the spot in case of losing life jacket (RM100) and snorkeling mask (RM150).
  • Transportation surcharge : Outskirts Area Hotels / Homestay – RM30 per person.
  • Tour is available for children 10 years old and above, charged according to adult price.
  • Child rate applies for children between 3 - 11 years old, Infant below 3 years old is FOC.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice at the discretion of the government. ( If Any )
  • Price & Information valid till 2023/12/31.

Additional information

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Should you wish to cancel your booking once it has been confirmed, we will collect 10% of tour fee as administrative fee; cancellation less than 7days will deduct 50% of tour fee; cancellation less than 3 days full cancellation charged. If the product relate with 3rd party service (Air Ticket, Accommodation, Mount Climbing & etc) will require to refer back to 3rd party Terms & Conditions & the company will still collect an extra 10% of tour fee as administrative fee.

Tour Type

Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.

Pickup Service

Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.

Insurance

Tourist transportation insurance included. Please contact your insurance agency for personal travel insurance.

Min. Participant(s)

4 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

Booking in Advance

Recommend to book 1 month(s) in advance

To book at least 3 day(s) in advance

To cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance, or tour company will impose 100% last minute cancellation charge.

Tour location / Depart from

Tawau / Semporna / Lahad Datu

Specialities

You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks).