Mamutik Island's Scuba Diving

Mamutik Island is the smallest among the incredibly beautiful Islands of the archipelago Tunku Abdul Rahman. It is located near Kota Kinabalu in the Malaysian state of Sabah. Its shores are washed by the South China Sea. Because of the tiny size of the island it is still uninhabited. Here you won't find a highly developed infrastructure — there are only a small dive shop building and a couple of cafes, but its magnificent pristine nature is worth the trip. White sandy beaches, enhanced by the blue sea surface, attract many divers from all over the world. Their main goal— unexplored coral reefs that are home to a wide variety of underwater creatures.

Getting There

The Mamutik island can be reached by boat, which departs from the Jesselton port, located on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. The city shares its name with its international airport which has flights from a number of different countries.


The island is located in a humid tropical climate. The temperature of the water and air throughout the year is almost the same and is +25˚С in January and +30˚С in July. From April to May and from October to November is the rainy season, characterized by short showers. This time of the year is a low season for tourism.

Dive Spots near Mamutik Island

All local dive sites are reefs. The Pyramid Reef is located just 18 meters from the shore. It got it's name from a reef resembling a pyramid in shape that rises on the sandy bottom. The depth here starts from 7 m and goes down to 18 m, so the site is ideal for beginners and snorkelers. Here you will find bright orange clownfish and lionfish.