WoW Sipadan 4 Days 3 Nights
Come dive or snorkel at one of the top 10 diving sites in the world. World famous Sipadan Island is home to thousands of turtles, schooling sharks, swirling barracuda, and awe-inspiring coral walls that drop to more than 2,000 meters deep down to the sea floor. Mabul Island is just 20 minutes boat ride from Sipadan Island. It is one of the best macro diving sites in the world. Over here, you can muck dive and encounter many weird and amazing critters including blue-ringed octopus, harlequin ghost pipefish, dwarf stonefish, seahorses and many more. Another macro lover paradise is Kapalai Island where you get to see many rare critters. Most dives here are done in relatively shallow water and are perfect for the newbie or the more experienced divers.
Sibuan Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Celebes Sea. You get to see pygmy seahorses, frog fish, mandarin fish, black urchins and hammerhead nudibranch found in Mandarin Bay and many others. In volcanically formed Mantabuan Island, you get to find manta rays, blue-spotted sting rays, eagle rays, devil rays and even black coral, soft and large corals can also be found here.
Mataking Island is postcard picture perfect of unspoiled beach paradise and a dive sites for macro and pelagic enthusiasts. Even the first season of SURVIVOR was filmed here. Not only do you get to see small critters but also grey reef sharks, hammerheads, manta rays, and even whale sharks if you are lucky. Another great island for macro diving can be done at Si-Amil island which is an hour boat ride from Mabul island and many more.
Whether you want to snorkel and dive with sharks and turtles at Sipadan Island, macro diving at any other nearby islands, we will take you there. (Note requirement for diving at Sipadan Island)
Day 1: Kota Kinabalu -Tawau-Semporna
Arrive at Tawau Airport. Guide meet and greet. Transfer to Semporna. (1.5 hrs car ride) and Check in at your accommodation (From budget to 3 stars) and overnight.
All activities of diving and snorkeling starts at 0800hrs .
Day 2: 8 Am transfer to Mabul Island. (1 hr speed boat ride).
Check into Mabul Beach Resort or similar 3 dives around Mabul and Kapalai. Optional night dive please contact your dive master. (Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner)
Day 3: 3 Dives at your selected Island depending the availability ( Sipadan Island need permit) and overnight at Mabul Beach Resort or similar (Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Check out and transfer to Semporna. (1 hr speed boat ride). Transfer from Semporna to Tawau Airport. (1.5 hrs car ride) (Meal provided: Breakfast,Lunch)
* To apply for Sipadan Island diving permit, we need your full name, passport number and nationality. Diving permits are limited to protect nature’s most diverse marine habitats in the world. If approved, we will contact you by email. Sipadan cost: RM450 per person (3 dives per day)
PRICE: Choose your own type of accommodation at Semporna and Mabul + airport transfer + No of days you wish to dive or snorkel.
Price per Diver per day: All island at RM400 except Sipadan at RM650
Price per person (Non-Diver): Snorkelling at RM180 per day with snorkeling equipment and lunch.
Price per person per transfer: RM60 per person (Tawau airport to Semporna or vice versa)
Selected Accommodation at Semporna :
Dragon Inn – RM100 per room per night (Budget)
Sipadan Inn – RM90 per room per night (Budget)
Seafest hotel – RM165 per room per night (Deluxe)
Selected Accommodation at Mabul Island
SDC Mabul Dive Resort – RM150 per person per day ( Accommodation + full board meals)
Includes: all transfer, boat expedition, accommodation at your choice, meals as stated, entry permit and fees, diving equipment and dive master.
Not included: Alcoholic and soft drinks, tipping and items not included.
Conditions apply: Booking has to be made 30 days in advance or as early as possible especially for diving at Sipadan Island.
Min booking – 2 persons