Mabul Diving

Muck diving, critter diving and macro photography

Bubble coral shrimp
Many divers and macro photographers come to Mabul for its incredible array of macro-life underwater species.

The island itself has white sandy beaches and a colorful Philippino fisherman village.

Both Sipadan and Kapalai are very close by and can be accessed as a day trip.

The reefs around Mabul have a reputation for their great bio-diversity. One of the best dive sites is Lobster Wall.

Day time activities include relaxing, snorkeling, fishing or exploring the local fishing village.

Mabul is the home to the most amazing sea creatures:

  • Hawksbill turtles and greenback turtles
  • Nudibranchs
  • Crocodilefish
  • Octopus
  • Frog fishes
  • Mandarin fishes
  • Mantis shrimps
  • Flamboyant cuttlefish
  • Blue-ringed octopus
  • Lobsters
  • Garden eels
  • Etc.

You can dive in Mabul year round.

Recommended Length of stay: 5 to 14 days (including Sipadan and nearby islands).

Mabul island dive site map

Sipadan Dive Map

  Mabul Dive site Min depth Max depth Experience
1 Crocodile Avenue 5m 16ft 20m 66ft OW
2 Lobster Wall 25m 82ft 40m 131ft OW
3 Ray Point 5m 16ft 15m 49ft OW
4 Seaventure 12m 39ft 18m 59ft OW
5 House Reef 10m 33ft 15m 49ft OW
6 Eel Garden 5m 16ft 25m 82ft OW
7 Froggy Lair 5m 16ft 10m 33ft OW
7 Paradise 5m 16ft 10m 33ft OW


Divers: Book Sipadan Island Permits in advance!