Like with all great Natural Marine Parks around the globe such as the Ras Mohammed Marine Park in Egypt, The Cayman Islands, the Maldives etc., the Local Governments and Authorities impose local Permit charges to all guests and visitors alike. Here in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo we have several marine parks of this type, such as Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP) just outside Kota Kinabalu (KK), one near Pulau Tiga, Turtle Islands Park and Pulau Sipadan to name but a few.
The following charges will apply to all our guests and will either be collected in advance or on the day of the activity (Correct September 2021):-
- Island Hopping or Snorkelling Tour Non-Malaysian RM 25.00/Person/Day and Malaysian RM 8.00/Person/Day
- Leisure Diving or Fun Dives Non-Malaysian RM 125.00/Person/Day and Malaysian RM 58.00/Person/Day
- PADI Diving Courses – 1 Day courses are the same as Leisure Diving. 2 Day Courses for Non-Malaysian RM 150.00/Person and for Malaysian RM 66.00/Person. 3 Day Courses are Non-Malaysian RM 175.00/Person and for Malaysian RM 74.00/Person
If another operator says that he has included the Marine Park fees, I would ask you to request a valid “Sabah Parks” receipt on the official Sabah Parks paper.