Mari Mari Discover Scuba Day Trip - Sepanggar Island, Sabah Borneo


Trip Description

Want To Get Away From It All? Hop over to Mari Mari Sepanggar island. An island hideaway a mere 10 minutes boat ride from the Kota Kinabalu City. An idyllic beach resort set into the hills of primary rainforest fronted by white sandy beaches, and a spectacular view of Gaya Bay and Kota Kinabalu City. The blue sea beckons you a few steps away. Dip, dive, snorkel. Indulge. Take a walk along the white sandy beach, take the boardwalk up the hill , taking in the scents and sounds of the rainforest. Bask in the sun on the beach, dozing off to the sound of lapping waves


Destination

Sabah ~ Kota Kinabalu ~ Sepanggar Island

Minimum No of Pax

2


Place of Departure
Jesselton Point jetty, Kota Kinabalu

Availability
Daily. Unless weather conditions do not allow the boats to leave the mainland.

Conditions
Due to the nature of the tour as well as the journey which involves overland and sea transportation, the trip is not recommend to anyone who has pre-existing medical conditions (such as pregnancy, hypertension, back pain problem...etc) that will normally preclude him/her from taking part in activities of similar nature.

Age limit for diving with compressed air is 12 years old and above.

For safety reasons, tour and activities are dependent on SEA & WEATHER CONDITIONS. The operator reserves the rights to CANCEL or POSTPONE the tour or any activities if we deem there is an absence of a safe operating environment.
Liability Release Form MUST be understood and signed by the participant before the tour and activities commence.

Things To Bring:

Payment/Service Voucher

- Dive Log Book

- Diver License Card

- Pocket money

- Change of clothes

- Towel

- Sun-block lotion

- Cap / Hat

- Plastic bag/DRY BAG to protect your personal belongings from getting WET

Location
Meeting point at Jesselton point ferry terminal building, Counter no.12

Discover Scuba Dive Trip at Sepanggar Island ~ valid till 30th Nov 2017 (Package rate based per person basis)

DAY TRIP PACKAGE CODE Ex Kota Kinabalu TOUR PRICE (PER PERSON & ON SIC BASIS)
NonMalaysian Malaysian
S2 DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING RM333 RM300
Tours are EX JESSELTON POINT JETTY, KOTA KINABALU. Tour Includes:

 Jetty fee

 Return boat transfers

 Welcome drink

 Drinking water/coffee/tea

 Buffet Lunch

 Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins and life vest)

 Beach towel

 All house facilities : Lounges- Beach chairs- Beach mat (straw mat)- Shower- Changing room- Washroom

Tour Excludes :

Return Land transfer, carbonated/alcoholic beverages and items not stated.

Please Note

ALL rates are inclusive of 6% GST.

CHILD RATE (05 years – 11 years old) : RM30 off the above Adult rates.

Participant should be reasonably fit physically as visit to the island involves travelling by boat and its outdoor nature. We normally do not recommend it to anyone who has pre-existing medical conditions (such as pregnancy, hypertension, back pain problem...etc) that might preclude him/her from taking part in activities of similar nature.

Handicap facilities are not available on the island.

The Lodge is off the electricity supply grid and is fully powered by solar energy. The power supply is NOT suitable for use of everyday electrical appliances. Charging stations for handphones and and laptops are available at common areas.

For safety reasons, tour and activities are dependent on SEA & WEATHER CONDITIONS. We reserve the rights to CANCEL or POSTPONE the tour or any activities if we deem there is absence of a safe operating environment.

Liability Release Form and Tour Attendance MUST be understood and signed by participant before tour commences.

All Children below 12 years old must be accompanied by parents or guardians who will be solely responsible for their safety and well being.

You might get WET during the boat journey, so please be sure to pack and stow your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags or plastic bags for waterproofing are recommended.

We will not be liable for any damage to your belongings caused by exposure to elements of nature such as weather and sea conditions.

Kindly note that you are responsible for the safe keeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.

Age limit for diving with compressed air is 12 years old and above.

Please check with us if you have any special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian. We however do not guarantee that we will be able to meet all requests.

Please provide passport number and full name for registration as required by the Authorities.

ITINERARY

0920hrs Meet at Counter No. 12 at Jesselton Point Jetty for boat departure at 0945hrs to Mari Mari Sepanggar Island. Boat ride will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

1000hrs Arrive at jetty and get ready for Discover Scuba.

1030hrs

THE INFORMATIVE PART- Equipments and Safty Briefing

Learn how your body will react to water pressure and how to deal with it with our PADI trained professional. Learn how to handle any difficulties while you are in the water e.gwhen your mask is flooded while you are in the water, how to Clear water from your mask and regulator. You will learn new hand signal which is very useful while you’re in the water.

1100hrs

THE IMPORTANT PART– 1st Dive : Confined Water Shore Dive

To ensure your safety and enjoyment, your PADI professional will let you practice breathing underwater in shallow area and how to use your fins properly. Once you are already confident with it, then we will start your underwater tour. This will help to build your comfort level and determine your understanding of SCUBA diving. This is important for your safety before your open water dive.

1230 hrs to 1400hrs

Makan time! Lunch is served...

1330hrs

THE FUN PART - 2nd Dive : Open Water Boat Dive

Your PADI professional then will take you for a boat dive once he/she feels that you are ready for your deeper dives and embark on your new adventure… Take your time and relax, your PADI professional will supervise you for an unforgettable underwater adventure with care and safety in mind. During the dive your PADI professional will be pointing out the various marine lives that you will encounter.

Boat departs

1500hrs

OR

1700hrs

Depart back to Jesselton Point Jetty.

End of service.

Things To Note (Important - Please read carefully):

For safety reasons, tour and activities are dependent on SEA & WEATHER CONDITIONS. We reserve the rights to CANCEL or POSTPONE the tour or any activities if we deem there is an absence of a safe operating environment. We monitor closely weather changes through the relevant sources.

Due to the nature of the tour as well as the journey which involves overland and sea transportation, we do not recommend it to anyone who has pre-existing medical conditions that will normally preclude him/her from taking part in activities of similar nature.

Children below 2 years old is also not encouraged. We reserve the right to refuse service where we deem appropriate.

Liability Release Form MUST be signed and understood by the participant before the tour and activities commence.

You might get WET during the boat journey, so please be sure to pack and stow your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags or plastic bags for waterproofing are recommended.

You may like to bring along rain coat in case of rain or to protect against splahes during the boat ride.

We will not be liable for any damage to your belongings caused by exposure to elements of nature such as weather and sea conditions.

Kindly note that you are responsible for the safe keeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.

Please check with us if you have any special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian. We however do not guarantee that we will be able to meet all requests.

Please provide passport number and full name for security reasons.

LAND TRANSFER SCHEDULE & PRICING

DAY TRIP PACKAGES:

Transfer services are from WISMA SABAH only. Extra charges will be levied when picking up from other hotels according to zones. However, these are subject to availability and confirmation. Please check with us for detail coverage of the zones during reservation.

Zone A: Kota Kinabalu City Centre - From BANDARAN BERJAYA (South) to 1BORNEO (North) = RM26.50/person*

Zone B: Outside KK City Centre - SUTERA HARBOUR (South) to NEXUS (North) = RM37.10/person*

Zone C: Outside KK City Centre - STAR (South) to RASA RIA (North) = RM53.00/person*

* PICK UP TIME & POINTS (For Daytrip & Overnight Mantanani Tours)

Pick Up Time Pick Up Point
0645 hrs Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort (STAR)
0700 hrs Pacific Sutera Hotel / Magellan Sutera Resort
0715 hrs Kota Kinabalu - Wisma Sabah / Gaya Centre Hotel
0745 hrs 1Borneo Area
0815 hrs Nexus Karambunai Resort
0840 hrs Shangri La’s Rasa Ria Resort


RESERVATION AND PAYMENT

Reservation will be held for you for 15 days, during which you are required to remit to us a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of 50% of the total cost of the reservation. Failure to remit the deposit will result in the reservation being cancelled.


Full payment must be made 14 days before the tour date.

Guest details (name list with identification details as per below) must be submitted to us prior to commencement of tour, for verification and confirmation as required by the Authorities:

i.) GUEST FULL NAME

ii.) DATE OF BIRTH

iii.) PASSPORT NUMBER & ISSUING COUNTRY

iv.) NATIONALITY

v.) EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER / LOCAL NUMBER (if available)

vi.) FLIGHT DETAILS (ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE)

CANCELLATION & NO SHOW

a. 50% of full package payment will be forfeited for cancellation made between 15-30 days from tour date and;

b. 75% of full package payment will be forfeited for cancellation made between 8-14 days from tour date.

c. 100% for cancellation within 7 days from the tour date.

UNUSED SERVICES AND AMENDMENTS

a. 100% of full package payment will be forfeited if the guest did not turn up on the specified date of the tour confirmed.

b. No refund will be made for any part of the services included in the package that was not utilized by guest after commencement of tour.

c. In the event guests have arrived at Kuala Abai Jetty on our land transport and the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, sea conditions or other factors which is beyond the control of our Company, refund of full package cost minus 30% of published return land transfer fee will be given.

d. Amendments to package or services booked are subject to availability and must be made 7 days before tour date. Additional charges, if any, must be settled in full once amendment is accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Q: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE ISLAND?

A: The best time to visit is from April to September. Outside of this period you might need flexibility of schedules to travel as the sea can be rough at times. Our guests’ safety and comfort are our TOP priorities. Tours are at times cancelled to abide to our Safe Operation Policies.

2. Q: WHAT PRECAUTION SHOULD I TAKE AGAINST MOSQUITOES OR OTHER INSECT?

A: You are in the natural surroundings of the island so it is advisable to bring along insect repellents. Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn, so it’s best to stay away from dark and humid areas at these times. Mosquitoes net may be provided upon request.

3 Q: IS THERE ANYTHING THAT I SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR WHILE WALKING ON THE BEACH?

A: The island is endowed with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water that you will enjoy wading in. It is however also the natural habitat of rays and urchins who might not like to be surprised. So please tread lightly and have your flip-flops on.

4. Q: IF I LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE AT MARI-MARI DIVE CENTRE, IS MY LICENSE RECOGNISED WORLDWIDE?

A: YES. WE are a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) authorised Dive Resort and divers we helped to certify are recognised all over the world.

5. Q: WHAT ARE THE SCHEDULES FOR THE LAND AND BOAT TRANSFER?

A: We have only one schedule for each transfer sector.

* These schedules are based on estimated time only and are subject to changes. Factors that can affect the schedules are traffic, sea and weather conditions. Ample allowances are advised if you have confirmed onward travel arrangement. Private charter and transfer outside regular schedules may be arranged subject to charges and availability.

6.Q: HOW CAN I PAY MY BILLS ON THE ISLAND?

A: You can pay by cash. We accept Malaysian Ringgit currency notes only. It is not advisable to pay by credit card. Although we do have Credit cards facility, it is still dependant on the instability of our satellite line. Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

7. Q: WHAT HAPPEN IF MY TRIP IS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER?

A: In the event that the trip is cancelled by us due to factors that are beyond our control such as weather or sea condition, we will refund in full the tour fees after deducting any finance charges that may have been incurred. We however refuse liability for any damages, inconveniences or costs that may have been incurred as a result of the cancellation.

8. Q: WHAT HAPPEN IF I CANNOT MAKE THE TRIP?

A: Kindly note our cancellation policy as follow:

50% of full package payment will be forfeited for cancellation made within 15-30 days from tour date and;

75% of full package payment will be forfeited for cancellation made within 8-14 days from tour date;

100% for cancellation within 7 days from the tour date.

9. Q: IF I DO NOT WANT TO DO THE ACTIVITIES IN THE PACKAGE OFFERED, WILL I GET ANY REFUND?

A: No refund will be given for any part of the services included in any packaged tours that was not utilized by guest at their own option after commencement of tour. Full refund of the relevant item will be given if a service could not be rendered by us in the event of adverse sea, weather or other conditions necessary for service.

10. Q. CAN I JOIN THE TOUR IF I AM PREGNANT?

A: Unfortunately NO, we do not allow pregnant women to join our tour as the sea condition can get quite rough and there is a lack of medical facilities in such a remote location.

UNUSED SERVICES AND AMENDMENTS

a. 100% of full package payment will be forfeited if the guest did not turn up on the specified date of the tour confirmed.
b. No refund will be made for any part of the services included in the package that was not utilized by guest after commencement of tour.
c. In the event guests have arrived at Kuala Abai Jetty on our land transport and the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, sea conditions or other factors which is beyond the control of our Company, refund of full package cost minus 30% of published return land transfer fee will be given.
d. Amendments to package or services booked are subject to availability and must be made 7 days before tour date. Additional charges, if any, must be settled in full once amendment is accepted

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