Diving in Sipadan


Sipadan is constantly rated in the top 10 dive sites worldwide and many argue its number 1, everyone who is lucky enough to dive in the area wants to come back to experience it again, with its beautiful crisp clear blue waters and spectacular underwater wildlife it’s no wonder. One of the reason why Sipadan diving has become so popular in the past few decades was largely due to the famous French adventurer Jacques Cousteau who decided to make a documentary based on footage taken while scuba diving in the area.

Never a shortage of marine lifeTens of thousands of people every year have flocked to the area and things were getting out of control but since the year 2000 new limitations have been imposed on Sipadan island by the Malaysian government in order to help protect the ecosystem which means only 120 dive permits are given every day on a first come first served basis. Other restrictions means no one is allowed to stay on the island itself as it is now a wildlife and marine life sanctuary, so people mainly stay on the two closest islands on Mabul and Kapalai.

Sea TurtlesWe are dedicated to making your vacation as pleasurable as possible, we will give you free unbiased advice on the best package to suit your needs as well as the cheapest prices. Our staff is always on hand to help answer your questions and tailor a package for you. Feel free to contact us about anything you wish and we will answer you as soon as possible. We have also listed some of our personal favorite resorts below.

Recommended Resorts

Sipadan Mabul Resort

Sipadan Mabul Resort (SMART) is a assortment of semi-detached bungalows spread throughout coconut grove around the south-east of Mabul Island looking over the ocean and near-by Sipadan Island. SMART is made up of 45 timber duplex chalets with every chalet boasting two large single beds, a sofa, shelving, ceiling fan, fly screened windows, air-conditioning, a [...]

Mabul Water Bungalows Resort

Mabul Water Bungalows is a new floating resort located on the Coast of Mabul Island, overlooking the infamous Sipadan Island. With some of the world greatest dive sites of Sipadan just a 15 minute boat ride away; Mabul Water Bungalows is ideally situated for people who love to dive. The 15 wooden bungalows that make [...]

Seaventures Dive Resort

Seaventures Dive Resort was once an oil-drilling rig but has since been decommissioned and now stands in the crystal clear waters off the Coast of Mabul Island after being converted into a dive resort. One of the closest resorts to Sipadan and also the cheapest (without staying in mainland Semporna), it’s a must for anyone [...]

Sipadan Facts

  • Currency: Malaysian Ringgit approx 3MYR to 1USD
  • Language: Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese, although you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't speak English.
  • Food Prices:In Semporna a seafood platter for 4 people can cost under 100RM(approx 28USD). Resort prices may vary
  • Alcohol Prices: 3 bottles of beer can cost under 30RM(approx 9USD) and a bottle of wine starts from 60RM(approx 18USD) in Semporna. Resort prices may vary
  • Sipadan Island:Got its name from the word Siparan which refers to a person who has been found restless on the island's beach.

Latest Comments

  • Sasha

    Hi. My husband and I will be there in July / August. Could you please quote for 3 [...]

    Posted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Raymond Cheok

    Hello, I would like to arrange for my children ged 15 and 17 this year, to do their ADVANCED PADI Diver [...]

    Posted: Apr 03, 2015
  • Vanessa

    Dear Friends, we are two adults n two kids (age 12 n 13) non diver. stay there for 3nights 4days [...]

    Posted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Vanessa

    Dear Friend , We Plan to visit SIPADAN end of This Jan 31st to Feb 3 totally for 4 days .We [...]

    Posted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Dan

    Hi can u please let me know what u charge for a twin room per night and 3 days diving(3dives [...]

    Posted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Susan

    Hi Would you have any rooms available 18-22 Feb, including a Sipidan dive, and if so what are the costs etc? [...]

    Posted: Nov 11, 2014
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