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Sipadan special 3% Off on Celebes Explorer!

The Celebes Explorer for diving in Sipadan, MalaysiaExciting news for those planning to visit and dive Sipadan. We are offering a discount on the one and only Sipadan liveaboard, MV Celebes Explorer .

Thanks to the high number of park diving permits that this boat has secured, you don’t have to worry about whether or not you will make it to the most glamorous dive sites; you will be doing plenty of dives around the island. Although we have received several complaints concerning lack of maintenance on this boat, it represents the best option for maximizing the time you spend at Sipadan. 3% off Sipadan liveaboard trips on Celebes Explorer when you book before the end of May 2018 and stay any time in 2018:

Example: 4 Days 3 Nights 9 Dives
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 936 (MYR 4,165)
Now US$ 909 (MYR 4,040)
Save US$ 54 per couple!
5 Days 4 Nights 15 Dives
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1,190 (MYR 5,321)
Now US$ 1,161 (MYR 5,161)
Save US$ 58 per couple!
8 Days 7 Nights 24 Dives
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1,820 (MYR 8,140)
Now US$ 1,776 (MYR 7,895)
Save US$ 88 per couple!

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, Tawau Airport – boat return transfers, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts, marine park fees and Semporna jetty fees.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Equipment rental (booties, snorkel, dive computer and torches not available for rent), dive insurance. There is a transfer charge of US$ 150 per car (max. 5 people) for transfers outside the recommended flights, to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (MYR 53, approx. US$ 17 per fill) to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)94 582 7973 / (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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6 Responses to “Sipadan special 3% Off on Celebes Explorer!”

  1. Darren Smith says:


    Do you have any availability in late September/early October for 2 people please?


  2. Hi Darren,

    I have passed your query to our Sipadan sales expert who will get back to your right away by email. Have a great time (despite Celebes Explorer being far from a luxury experience) 🙂 !

  3. Carolyn Peterson says:

    I would love to book a week trip in March 2017 (or April if available). How do I go about this? Just one person and can share a cabin.


  4. Hi Carolyn. Thanks for the message. I have passed it to our Malaysia sales expert who will be in email contact soon. Hope you have a great time at Sipadan. With the Celebes Explorer you will get to spend more time underwater at Sipadan’s dive sites. That’s what makes it a unique choice. It is popular among diving enthusiasts who don’t care too much about comfort and high end hospitality, but for whom diving Sipadan is their no. 1 priority. if you can overlook the shortcomings of the boat, you’ll have a great time.

  5. Michael says:

    Hi, we are planning to visit/dive Sipadan and we are thing of the MV Celebes. Our problem, we have three children age 4, 5 and 7 years old. Is it possible to bring them on the boat?
    Thanks for answering, Michael

  6. Hi Michael. Our response team will get back to you by email with a fuller response. However I would caution against taking 3 young children on MV Celebes. The boat is suitable only for hardcore divers who don’t care about comfort. It gets more complaints than anything else we sell. Yet those who want to be on Sipadan dive sites as much as possible love it. It is also a small boat and I wouldn’t take mine on it.
    There are much better resort options for Sipadan with kids. SMART resort for example is on the island of Mabul. They can run around the pathways and beach. There is a swimming pool, volleyball, play in the shallow water, visit the island of local villagers and see how other kids live (usually naked and living in shacks). You can also visit other resorts on foot, buy little trinkets from the locals. That to my mind would be a much better option. The stilted resorts and the Seaventures oil platform would also be inappropriate because of safety issues, I would suggest. So if it was my choice I would limit it to SMART and Borneo Divers. As I say, look out for an email from us shortly with the full details of these options.

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