Billabong Scuba - LIVING WITH US
Our homestay in Mabul is a scenic traditional wooden Malay tiang, build on stilts rising out of the water, providing a view of nothing but the ocean and the sister island Sipadan on the horizon. Every evening, you'll have the dinner served just after the sun has settled down in the unrestricted panorama view.
Our concept in Billabong Scuba is to give people a different experience of Mabul Island, providing a cozy, relaxed atmosphere with a home-like environment. The homestay is daily managed by a friendly English-speaking Malay family with years of experience in western tourism. Every day they spend hours in the kitchen, cooking great traditional Malay meals and snacks, which never seem to fail the expectations from the food-loving guest! In the house, there are several rooms with comfortable double beds, a fan to keep you cool at night and big windows allowing a breeze from the ocean to keep everything nice and chilled. There are shared toilets, where you can shower with a traditional "mandy" (a bucket of fresh water) or you can use the outside shower - whilst enjoying the view of the ocean!
If you're not out diving or snorkeling, our homestay is the perfect place to just hang out and suck in the feeling of real Malaysian island living. Just out the back, you'll find the enchanting local village, full of life, flowers and extremely friendly villagers. Strolling around this village, you?ll discover a place in deep harmony with a beautiful setting, where people are helpful and eager to introduce you to their community.
We provide our diving guests with all newly serviced equipment. Torches and underwater cameras can be rented on request. Our guides and instructors have years of experience in diving Sipadan/Mabul and the local marinelife, making sure that you will be taken care of with great safety and not miss out on any of the good stuff. All teaching and guiding is strictly conducted following PADI standards.
Greetings from Billabong Scuba