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ISLANDS OF BORNEO > Sabah Islands > Mantanani Islands
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|12 July 2012 The New Straits
Islanders taught how to turn trash into cash
KOTA KINABALU: Making "Eco Purses"
out of plastic wrappers was what Universiti Malaysia Sabah
students imparted to the residents of Mantanani Island, off Kota
Belud, recently as a way to generate income.
THREE dead turtles with their shells removed were found on
the shores of Pulau Mantanani Kecil in Kota Belud recently. The
shells could have been cut by poachers.
Cruelty to hawksbill turtles : http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=81352
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REFERENCE PRICE PER PERSON
|1||Snorkeling||RM 400.00 per person (minimum 2 person)|
|2||Discover Scuba Diving||RM 600.00 per person (minimum 2 person} (Non-licensed) ~ / dive|
|3||Leisure Dive||RM 600.00 per person (minimum 2 person) (Certified diver) ~ 2 dives|
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Mantanani Islands is a group of three isolated islands northwest of Kota Belud (06-42.8N / 116-18.3E), or about an hour's drive from the state capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. Although only approximately an hour's boat-ride by speedboat from the mainland, the islands are a reminder of an earlier and simpler place and era. Time slows down here amidst the crystal clear blue waters lapping on white sandy beaches.
Until recently, the islands were only known to a few locals. The surrounding waters offer splendid fishing and scuba diving adventures.
Sailfish and marlin are the main quarry of sport fishermen in these waters. Scuba divers come here for the underwater wrecks, which still hold plenty of the secrets from the day they first settled on the sea floor.
These wrecks are now home to a menagerie of
marine creatures and an unrivaled marine photo studio. For the novice scuba
diver, the coral reefs of these islands offer some of the best scuba diving this
side of Sabah. The largest island houses the
only dive resort, Mantanani Resort which is situated at the western end on the
edge of a white sandy bay. Nestled amongst the tall coconut palms are beach
cabins scattered around the main plantation styled house.
For macro photographers the "muck diving" is amazing, seahorses, imperial shrimps, pink-eye gobies, jaw fish, blue ringed octopus, ribbon eels and many nudibranch you will not be able to find in the books! There are now 16 dive sites identified by Mantanani Resort with many more still to be explored.