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Scuba diving day trip at Mabul and Kapalai Islands

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17 reviews for Scuba diving day trip at Mabul and Kapalai Islands

  1. 1234julia1234567

    I had such a great experience with Under Pressure Explorers. Jeremy and Ken are super Nice! Price is fair. Gear is really good. And The diving is AMAZING! So happy for 4 great days of diving with Under Pressure.

  2. M1ch88

    We booked a snorkeling daytrip through underpressure explorers to Bohey Dulang Island. We had a great time! First hiking up to the viewpoint, and after that making two stops to snorkel. Jeremy took great care of us. I was not feeling well that day. So hiking took a bit more time. Jeremy was very patient. We definetely recommend booking this trip as it was well organised, nice lunch provided and a fun day.

  3. ldown48

    Highly recommended! When we came to Semporna, we checked out a couple of diving centers and ended up with UnderPressure Explorers. The whole team was super friendly and they really know their stuff – so the decision was made real quick. I did the Open Water course with Jeremy L. Since I just started diving it was really important to me to know that I can trust my instructor and the diving center I’m working with and it was an amazing experience! The team speaks English very well (it’s a multilingual crew!) and they have the best diving spots in the area (including permits for Sipadan). Personally I was diving in Mataking Island and Sipadan – both were phenomenal. I would definitely chose UnderPressure Exploreres again!

  4. daancca

    So many companies to dive with around Semporna that you are so lost whichone to choose? Our first choice was the lucky one. Reasonable prices, no silly trip packages (e.g. that you can dive at Sipadan just when you book multiday dives). You just simply choose where you wanna go and they arrange it for you. We dove with Jeremy and he was the best. Very kind, super-healpful and fun to dive with. Thanks guys!

  5. 509eli_kaz

    My experience with this diving company is just perfect. We visited this company and met Jeremy L. while looking for someone who would take us to nice diving spots which this area offers. He was helpful, he recommended us really great diving spots, arranged one day boat trip for us and finally we also could dive at Sipadan. All the crew including both divemasters was caring and professional. I felt safe either above or under the water. Thanks to that I experienced magic moments which I’ll never forget. Thanks Jeremy! 🙂

  6. myam69

    My girlfriend and I had the most amazing two days diving with Jeremy L and Jeremy N. If you are looking for quality diving in Semporna I highly recommend Underpressure. We’re from Australia but can speak Cantonese so it was perfect as the guys can speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin as well. Great spending time with these guys as they are fun to be around and look after you well. Their prices for day trips are good and include 3 dives with excellent newly updated equipment. Had my first ever dives with them and they were amazing – I felt really safe and secure with their level of skills and experience. Thanks for taking us on some great dives guys 🙂

  7. sambainbridge1

    I had the best experience ever! Out of any place in Semporna please dive with Under Pressure and ask to dive with Jeremy Lam or Jeremy Ngai. They were extremely passionate and fun to be around very dedicated to what they do had lots of great conversations and most importantly very patient! I got certified with Jeremy there were times I wasn’t at my best but he was very patient and willing to motivate me in order to pass. The prices were very fair most places around Semporna are the same ignore the review about the cancellation policy from the article written above. Thank again Jeremy for such a great experience and definitely will be back again for sure!

  8. Dorrigro

    I dived with them 2 times, these 2 first dives were really good dives, at the of the second dive I felt some dizzyness and didn’t do the third dive. In the next day I would go to Sipandan for diving also, but as I was dizzy I asked them and they told if I cancel the dive I would lose all the money, in my opinion this is really unfair because you have meals included, water, equipments rent. In the next day I told them I wasn’t 100% (still feel some dizzyness) and asked them some refund, but they refused any refund. I didn’t receive at least the meal and water I was supposed to get. I was really frustated with situation. I hope they can handle better next time.

  9. Irene0780

    It was my first overseas scuba diving and the experience was awesome!! The instructors were nice and kind. The diving schedule were tailor-made to fit my schedule. Eight dives were arranged within three days and they offered free transportation for return trips from Tawau airport to the diving resort. They also arranged local tours to the site attractions at very reasonable price. They would recommend places for good local food. Just give them the number of days for staying and they will take care of you and arrange everything! Thanks for giving me a great diving experience for my first time!

  10. Vincent_hk_Ma

    I highly recommend this diving shop especially if you are from Hong Kong. The reason is simple that the owner of this shop is a nice couple coming from Hong Kong.My trip was so wonderful as the diving package was really at good price. They provided me with good quality diving gears and excellent service. I felt I was a V.I.P. even though it was a budget trip.I am so impressed by the quality of their staff. What I remember is the guy who named Jemery can speak good Cantonese and fluent English. Of course, he is so professional in guiding my diving trip.I will book their package if I go there again!

  11. Katielaulau

    Semporna is a wonderful place for diving and relaxing. I had a trip there in Dec 2019 and had no idea which dive tour to join. Fortunately, I found one of the shop there and all staffs are helpful and experienced, this dive shop is Underpressure explorers. This shop locates at the edge of semporna tourist area there are many dive shops, restaurants and souvenir shops. You wouldn’t miss this shop because of their decorations in pink color, I also attracted by this color and join their dive packages later. Their staffs would patiently explain any your doubts about diving, and serve customers with passionate.I join their dive tour for three days, the sea water temperature is between 26 and 28 degrees, crystal clear water and no strong current. It’s really comfortable. I rented the whole set equipment by the shop, all equipment are brand new. And when I was diving, the dive instructors are skilful and looked after me carefully.I highly recommend UnderPressure Explorers to all of you guys, and I must join again this dive shop in next time 🙂

  12. tnt2k1

    I went out of my to travel to Semporna to do some scuba diving, specifically around the Sipadan Island. The dive operators I’ve researched (probably around 5) only offered multi-day dives, which was something that I did not want to do. This was how I came across Underpressure Explorers; they offered a one day trip to Sipadan.The day trip was a full day from morning to late afternoon, with three dives. Though they serve you lunch, I would recommend bringing some snacks and beverages for your own consumption. Jeremy, the dive master and manager, was very responsive to my emails and very detailed about the itinerary and expectations. As your trip gets closer, you can also text/WhatsApp him for instant responses. His experience was evident; he was able to figure out my wetsuit size and weights just by looking at me. He knows what nooks and crannies to look for marine life, and it was a cool experience to dive around a cavern.He will even go as far as to film you and send it to you without any issues if you choose to do so and is very personable. Make sure you go to his breakfast spot a few doors down from his shop.

  13. verdesangre

    Great diving with the Underpreassure crew. They are helpful and accommodating; I got vegetarian food.The divers are very responsible and respectful of the nature, as well as highly trained. All the trouble from preparing your gear and moving to the diving points is already taken care by the staff. You only need to think about enjoying your diving.

  14. townsville10

    I had a great experience with Underexplorers they arranged 3 days of diving 2 local and one at Sipada all good The large school of Jack fish and the bump heads at Sipadan were the highlights there On the local dives we found a big variety of interesting small things also many nudibranch and turtlesThe staff were very good made it easy for me 🙂 thanks Jeremy and all the guys John

  15. Andrea B

    Very professional Company.I booked 2 day Trips with snorkeling and diving.They were Amazing with kind and professional staff.It was my First dive in my Life.Armin, the guide, was a perfect trainer.He explained me everything clearly. Before diving we checked everything in the surface of the Sea and he was Always around me under the water showing the beauty of the Sea.He Also took me some Pics while diving with wonderful big sea turtles.Amazing experience.I Raccomend It!

  16. Anjastrande

    I went diving to Sipadan with Underpressure Explorers for one day, it was three amazing dives. The staff is very nice and helpful, they have very experienced dive guides who will show you the very best of Sipadan. They were really helpful and did everything they could to give us the best experience possible, we got long and nice dives with lots of nice fish, sharks, turtles and great coral. Perfect location right by the jetty, in the heart of Semporna. The equipment is really new and reliable, they will provide everything you need to have a great dive. Since there are many Chinese customers in Semporna, most dive centers only have instructors that speak Chinese/Malay, but Underpressure Explorers have Chinese, Malay AND English instructors! If you are looking to go to Sipadan, Underpressure Explorers is a great option. They do one day trips to Sipadan (3 dives) at a great price, it’s an amazing experience with a great dive center! Thank you for the dive and happy bubbles!

  17. Marcos R

    I was diving with UnderPressure Explorers this year, and Jeremy make it an amazing experience since he organized local dives close to Semporna and also a day trip with 3 dives in Sipadan, that was a place I always wanted to go diving!The diving there is AMAZING, the equipment from the dive shop is pretty new and really good quality! The costumer service was the best part since they are all really nice people and helped me around Semporna. The dive shop is really easy to locate, in the central area, close to the pier, really clean and big, with good installations for who is thinking about doing the diving course there.I extremely recommend to dive with UnderPressure Explorers, so you make sure to have a good experience diving in Sipadan.

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Features

 1 day  January – December
3 dive(s) Boat Transfer Included
Gear Rental Included

Description

  • 8:00 am: Meet dive crew near Semporna Jetty. Address: Block H, Lot 46 Semporna Seafront, Taman Bandar Semporna, 91308 Semporna, Sabah
  • 8:30 am: Boat departs from Semporna Jetty to 1st dive site, Safety briefing will be conducted before dives
  • 10:00 am: Gear up, go for first dive
  • 12:00 pm: After 1-hour surface interval, gear up for second dive
  • 01:00 pm: Lunch & relax on the boat
  • 02:00 pm: Gear up for third and final dive
  • 03:00 pm: Head back to the dive shop in Semporna

  • Three (3) dives at 3 different diving spots
  • All diving equipment
  • Lunch
  • Boat transfers

  • Transport from Tawau or elsewhere to Semporna Jetty
  • Underwater photos

Hossana Village

The dive shop and jetty are located in the town of Semporna, in the east coast of Sabah, about an hour’s drive away from Tawau which has the nearest airport. You can go there with one of the following options:
By Flight

  • This is, by far, the fastest option. However, if you are also flying back after diving, you must wait at least 18 hours (24 hours recommended) before flying, otherwise, you risk getting decompression sickness, also known as “The Bends”. Plan your flight timings accordingly.
  • You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau (3 hours), or from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau (1 hour).
  • After landing, you can take a taxi to Semporna which is about 82km away. It will take about one hour.
  • We can arrange the transport from Tawau airport to Semporna for RM25 per person, one way. Let us know at support@travlapp.com or +60 11 122 69256 if you need us to arrange this.

By Bus

  • This is a cheaper alternative to flying, but takes significantly more time.
  • It takes about 11 hours to get from Kota Kinabalu (Inanam station) to Semporna by bus.
  • You can book bus tickets online using websites such as CatchThatBus and EasyBook.

Payment

    • Upon booking, the full price will be collected.
    • You will receive a confirmation email in 24 hours or less.
    • We will suggest alternative dates if your chosen dates are not available.

Cancellation

  • 100% refund if you cancel 7 days or more before your booked date
  • 50% refund if you cancel 6 days or less before your booked date

  • Must show valid proof of scuba diving certification (Open Water Diver certification or higher)
  • Minimum age is 10.
  • As designated to the date of reservation, trips start at 8:00-8:30 AM to 4:30-5:00 PM every day, depending on the conditions of the sea. (Start time may be subjected to change in the future).
  • Any latecomers or no shows who wish to reschedule for the following day will be charged a rescheduling fee of RM 150. “Late-comer” is considered anyone that shows up after the boat departs from the jetty.

17 reviews for Scuba diving day trip at Mabul and Kapalai Islands

  1. 1234julia1234567

    I had such a great experience with Under Pressure Explorers. Jeremy and Ken are super Nice! Price is fair. Gear is really good. And The diving is AMAZING! So happy for 4 great days of diving with Under Pressure.

  2. M1ch88

    We booked a snorkeling daytrip through underpressure explorers to Bohey Dulang Island. We had a great time! First hiking up to the viewpoint, and after that making two stops to snorkel. Jeremy took great care of us. I was not feeling well that day. So hiking took a bit more time. Jeremy was very patient. We definetely recommend booking this trip as it was well organised, nice lunch provided and a fun day.

  3. ldown48

    Highly recommended! When we came to Semporna, we checked out a couple of diving centers and ended up with UnderPressure Explorers. The whole team was super friendly and they really know their stuff – so the decision was made real quick. I did the Open Water course with Jeremy L. Since I just started diving it was really important to me to know that I can trust my instructor and the diving center I’m working with and it was an amazing experience! The team speaks English very well (it’s a multilingual crew!) and they have the best diving spots in the area (including permits for Sipadan). Personally I was diving in Mataking Island and Sipadan – both were phenomenal. I would definitely chose UnderPressure Exploreres again!

  4. daancca

    So many companies to dive with around Semporna that you are so lost whichone to choose? Our first choice was the lucky one. Reasonable prices, no silly trip packages (e.g. that you can dive at Sipadan just when you book multiday dives). You just simply choose where you wanna go and they arrange it for you. We dove with Jeremy and he was the best. Very kind, super-healpful and fun to dive with. Thanks guys!

  5. 509eli_kaz

    My experience with this diving company is just perfect. We visited this company and met Jeremy L. while looking for someone who would take us to nice diving spots which this area offers. He was helpful, he recommended us really great diving spots, arranged one day boat trip for us and finally we also could dive at Sipadan. All the crew including both divemasters was caring and professional. I felt safe either above or under the water. Thanks to that I experienced magic moments which I’ll never forget. Thanks Jeremy! 🙂

  6. myam69

    My girlfriend and I had the most amazing two days diving with Jeremy L and Jeremy N. If you are looking for quality diving in Semporna I highly recommend Underpressure. We’re from Australia but can speak Cantonese so it was perfect as the guys can speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin as well. Great spending time with these guys as they are fun to be around and look after you well. Their prices for day trips are good and include 3 dives with excellent newly updated equipment. Had my first ever dives with them and they were amazing – I felt really safe and secure with their level of skills and experience. Thanks for taking us on some great dives guys 🙂

  7. sambainbridge1

    I had the best experience ever! Out of any place in Semporna please dive with Under Pressure and ask to dive with Jeremy Lam or Jeremy Ngai. They were extremely passionate and fun to be around very dedicated to what they do had lots of great conversations and most importantly very patient! I got certified with Jeremy there were times I wasn’t at my best but he was very patient and willing to motivate me in order to pass. The prices were very fair most places around Semporna are the same ignore the review about the cancellation policy from the article written above. Thank again Jeremy for such a great experience and definitely will be back again for sure!

  8. Dorrigro

    I dived with them 2 times, these 2 first dives were really good dives, at the of the second dive I felt some dizzyness and didn’t do the third dive. In the next day I would go to Sipandan for diving also, but as I was dizzy I asked them and they told if I cancel the dive I would lose all the money, in my opinion this is really unfair because you have meals included, water, equipments rent. In the next day I told them I wasn’t 100% (still feel some dizzyness) and asked them some refund, but they refused any refund. I didn’t receive at least the meal and water I was supposed to get. I was really frustated with situation. I hope they can handle better next time.

  9. Irene0780

    It was my first overseas scuba diving and the experience was awesome!! The instructors were nice and kind. The diving schedule were tailor-made to fit my schedule. Eight dives were arranged within three days and they offered free transportation for return trips from Tawau airport to the diving resort. They also arranged local tours to the site attractions at very reasonable price. They would recommend places for good local food. Just give them the number of days for staying and they will take care of you and arrange everything! Thanks for giving me a great diving experience for my first time!

  10. Vincent_hk_Ma

    I highly recommend this diving shop especially if you are from Hong Kong. The reason is simple that the owner of this shop is a nice couple coming from Hong Kong.My trip was so wonderful as the diving package was really at good price. They provided me with good quality diving gears and excellent service. I felt I was a V.I.P. even though it was a budget trip.I am so impressed by the quality of their staff. What I remember is the guy who named Jemery can speak good Cantonese and fluent English. Of course, he is so professional in guiding my diving trip.I will book their package if I go there again!

  11. Katielaulau

    Semporna is a wonderful place for diving and relaxing. I had a trip there in Dec 2019 and had no idea which dive tour to join. Fortunately, I found one of the shop there and all staffs are helpful and experienced, this dive shop is Underpressure explorers. This shop locates at the edge of semporna tourist area there are many dive shops, restaurants and souvenir shops. You wouldn’t miss this shop because of their decorations in pink color, I also attracted by this color and join their dive packages later. Their staffs would patiently explain any your doubts about diving, and serve customers with passionate.I join their dive tour for three days, the sea water temperature is between 26 and 28 degrees, crystal clear water and no strong current. It’s really comfortable. I rented the whole set equipment by the shop, all equipment are brand new. And when I was diving, the dive instructors are skilful and looked after me carefully.I highly recommend UnderPressure Explorers to all of you guys, and I must join again this dive shop in next time 🙂

  12. tnt2k1

    I went out of my to travel to Semporna to do some scuba diving, specifically around the Sipadan Island. The dive operators I’ve researched (probably around 5) only offered multi-day dives, which was something that I did not want to do. This was how I came across Underpressure Explorers; they offered a one day trip to Sipadan.The day trip was a full day from morning to late afternoon, with three dives. Though they serve you lunch, I would recommend bringing some snacks and beverages for your own consumption. Jeremy, the dive master and manager, was very responsive to my emails and very detailed about the itinerary and expectations. As your trip gets closer, you can also text/WhatsApp him for instant responses. His experience was evident; he was able to figure out my wetsuit size and weights just by looking at me. He knows what nooks and crannies to look for marine life, and it was a cool experience to dive around a cavern.He will even go as far as to film you and send it to you without any issues if you choose to do so and is very personable. Make sure you go to his breakfast spot a few doors down from his shop.

  13. verdesangre

    Great diving with the Underpreassure crew. They are helpful and accommodating; I got vegetarian food.The divers are very responsible and respectful of the nature, as well as highly trained. All the trouble from preparing your gear and moving to the diving points is already taken care by the staff. You only need to think about enjoying your diving.

  14. townsville10

    I had a great experience with Underexplorers they arranged 3 days of diving 2 local and one at Sipada all good The large school of Jack fish and the bump heads at Sipadan were the highlights there On the local dives we found a big variety of interesting small things also many nudibranch and turtlesThe staff were very good made it easy for me 🙂 thanks Jeremy and all the guys John

  15. Andrea B

    Very professional Company.I booked 2 day Trips with snorkeling and diving.They were Amazing with kind and professional staff.It was my First dive in my Life.Armin, the guide, was a perfect trainer.He explained me everything clearly. Before diving we checked everything in the surface of the Sea and he was Always around me under the water showing the beauty of the Sea.He Also took me some Pics while diving with wonderful big sea turtles.Amazing experience.I Raccomend It!

  16. Anjastrande

    I went diving to Sipadan with Underpressure Explorers for one day, it was three amazing dives. The staff is very nice and helpful, they have very experienced dive guides who will show you the very best of Sipadan. They were really helpful and did everything they could to give us the best experience possible, we got long and nice dives with lots of nice fish, sharks, turtles and great coral. Perfect location right by the jetty, in the heart of Semporna. The equipment is really new and reliable, they will provide everything you need to have a great dive. Since there are many Chinese customers in Semporna, most dive centers only have instructors that speak Chinese/Malay, but Underpressure Explorers have Chinese, Malay AND English instructors! If you are looking to go to Sipadan, Underpressure Explorers is a great option. They do one day trips to Sipadan (3 dives) at a great price, it’s an amazing experience with a great dive center! Thank you for the dive and happy bubbles!

  17. Marcos R

    I was diving with UnderPressure Explorers this year, and Jeremy make it an amazing experience since he organized local dives close to Semporna and also a day trip with 3 dives in Sipadan, that was a place I always wanted to go diving!The diving there is AMAZING, the equipment from the dive shop is pretty new and really good quality! The costumer service was the best part since they are all really nice people and helped me around Semporna. The dive shop is really easy to locate, in the central area, close to the pier, really clean and big, with good installations for who is thinking about doing the diving course there.I extremely recommend to dive with UnderPressure Explorers, so you make sure to have a good experience diving in Sipadan.

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