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When park guest permit numbers allow, there is a 3 dives in Sipadan (including packed lunch). Alternatively it will be a 3 dives day around Mabul or Kapalai except on day of arrival and departure.
Seaventures Dive Platform offers 2 guaranteed visits to Sipadan Island with a minimum 6 days / 5 nights dive package. Permits to Sipadan island are not transferable. For diving Sipadan more often, there is still the chance to purchase Sipadan dives on arrival, depending on availability. 2 extra afternoon dives at Sipadan (on days when permits are obtained) are possible at an extra cost of approx. US$ 95 per diver (minimum of 3 divers). Permit fees and diving service will then be paid on arrival (if permits are obtained). Please ask us for more details.
For more guaranteed dives at Sipadan, please check MV Celebes Explorer.
Resort diving includes:
Dives, unlimited self-guided day and night dives underneath platform, boat rides to dive sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 6 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, Semporna jetty fee, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks.
Night boat dives (approx. US$ 48 per dive), scuba equipment (approx. US$ 33 per day), dive computer, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available, approx. US$ 8 per tank), dive insurance, Sipadan permit fees (approx. US$ 12 per person per day), soft drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks, return resort transfers to/from Tawau airport, internet access (1 hour per day).
Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks. If you are a single person you can share with another person or pay in advance for a single supplement to get your own bungalow. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
The resort is located just off the northern shore of Mabul Island, which is a 40 minute speedboat ride from the port of Semporna. Seaventures provide return transfers from Tawau Airport to Semporna and Mabul.
Tawau arrival flights:
From Kota Kinabalu: Air Asia: AK 6122 (07:20-08:10), AK 6126 (12:20-13:10); Malaysia Airlines: MH2121 (07:30-08:15), MH2137 (13:15-14:00)
From Kuala Lumpur: Air Asia AK5152 (07:20-10:05); Malaysia Airlines MH 2660 (08:25-11:15)
From Sandakan: Malaysia Airlines MH 3093 (07:45-09:40)
Transfer times from Tawau Airport to Seaventures Dive Resort are 08:30 and 11:30 hrs. A transfer at 14:30 hrs will be made provided that there are a minimum of 4 guests to pick up in total. If you arrive on any flight which does not time well with these transfer times then you must wait at the airport for the next available transfer (which could be a few hours) or overnight at Tawau or Semporna. Diving is only possible on the first day if you arrive on a morning flight.
Tawau departure flights:
To Kota Kinabalu: Air Asia: AK6127 (13:35-14:25), AK6129 (21:35-22:25); Malaysia Airlines: MH2134 (14:40-15:25), MH3054 (17:55-18:55), MH3056 (20:55-21:55)
To Kuala Lumpur: Air Asia: AK5153 (10:30-13:15), AK2665 (17:50-20:30), AK5155 (18:50-21:35), AK5157 (21:35-00:20); Malaysia Airlines: MH2661 (11:55-14:35)
To Sandakan: Malaysia Airlines: MH3092 (10:05-10:45), MH3056 (20:55-21:55)
Transfer times from Seaventures to Tawau Airport are 06:00 and 13:30 hrs. Please plan 3 hours between resort departure and flight departure time.
Note that special transfers can be arranged for groups. Individuals/couples can arrange private transfers at additional cost. For more information see our Mabul travel information section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Groups of 9 guests or more will receive an additional 1 extra place free of charge.
If this is your only planned visit to Malaysian Borneo then we strongly recommend that you consider a 2 night add-on stay at the Sepilok Nature Resort, Sandakan in Sabah, to allow you to witness the not-to-be-missed jungle adventures with orang utans.