Mabul is located just 25 kilometers north of Sipadan and is used as a base to dive there. Diving at Mabul offers something different to the usual coral reef environment, it is often refered to as a macro heaven. Muck diving is the rage here, this is a term used to describe limited visibility diving at shallow sites usually with a sandy bottom. Muck diving offers the opportinity to observe rare macro critters close up, a photographers paradise. There are a number of similar sites such as the House Reef and Lobster Wall, we have just covered the more popular ones.
Mabul at a glance
Accommodation : Resort
Highlights : Muck diving, macro life.
Average cost of a dive : $40
Dive Sites : 5+
Dive Operators : 5+
Getting there : Boat from Borneo, 30 minutes.
Off Season : None, diving year round.
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