Kapalai Dive Resort

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Kapalai Dive Resort is a floating resort consisting of 59 purpose built chalets on top of high wooden stilts in the middle of the ocean. The innovative design keeps in touch with a traditional Malaysian Kampung (village in Malay) and looks absolutely stunning on top of the crystal clear turquoise waters of Kapalai. The chalets are linked together with miles of wooden walkways which make it great for those who would like to have their morning jog while gazing out to the miles of brilliant turquoise stretching into the horizon.

The Kapalai Dive Centre provides a vast selection of kayaking, snorkeling and diving equipment to rent as well as offering a large range of PADI diving courses including Night Diving and the ever popular Open Water course for those who would like to learn to dive. Kapalai Dive Resort’s other facilities include a games room, broadband internet and a souvenir shop.

Kapalai Dive Resort’s location is ideal for those who want to dive Sipadan, it’s the closest to the island out of all the resorts which means you can spend more time diving and less time in boats to and from Sipadan; it also raises your chances of receiving a Sipadan dive permit. Kapalai Island spends most of the day underwater and by itself is one of the best “muck” diving sites in the world, perfect for those macro shots. Although not the cheapest resort for Sipadan diving, its location and facilities are top notch.

Facilities & Services

Kapalai Dive Resort

  • Broadband Internet Access
  • satellite phone
  • fresh water from mainland
  • no mosquitoes and no flies
  • bathrooms with shower and bathtub
  • basic toiletries
  • coffee and tea making facilities
  • 220 volts electrical points
  • big western sundeck
  • dive centre
  • souvenir shop
  • game room

Sample Itinerary (4D/3N)

Day 1
  • Meet by Kapalai staff representative at Tawau Airport upon arrival eta 0745hrs via MH2121 from Kota Kinabalu
  • Overland transfer to Kapalai Private Jetty in Semporna (70 minutes) for boat departure to Kapalai at 0930hrs
  • Boat journey will take about 40 minutes
  • Arrived Kapalai, check in
  • Diver will have one orientation dive & one boat dive in the afternoon
  • Lunch, dinner & overnight in Kapalai
Days 2 - 3
  • 3 boat dives daily
  • Unlimited jetty dive + night dive for Advanced Level Diver only
  • Non Diver will be free at leisure for the whole stay
Day 4
  • Breakfast
  • Check out from Kapalai via 1030hrs boat transfer
  • Proceed to Tawau Airport for next flight

Rates

Diving in Sipadan informationPrices stated are in Malaysian Ringgit (approx 3 to 1USD) and are per person based on 2 people sharing a room. Malaysian citizens rates are available upon request, please notify us during the inquiry process. PADI diving courses, equipment rental and group booking rates are available upon request.
PackageDiversNon-Divers
3 Days / 2 NightsMYR 1,900.00MYR 1,520.00
4 Days / 3 NightsMYR 2,580.00MYR 2,064.00
5 Days / 4 NightsMYR 3,410.00MYR 2,728.00
6 Days / 5 NightsMYR 4,240.00MYR 3,392.00
7 Days / 6 NightsMYR 5,070.00MYR 4,056.00

Prices Include:

  • Meet and land transfer from Tawau Airport to our Private Jetty at Semporna (70 mins) & return transfer.
  • Boat transfer to Kapalai Island & return
  • Accommodation on a twin/triple sharing basis on the Resort
  • Provide 3 boat dives daily except on arrival and departure days
  • Unlimited dives in front of Kapalai Dive Centre
  • Fresh Food Cooked by resort’s Chef on buffet style
  • Afternoon snacks served after 3rd dive
  • Tea/Coffee, Cold Water and Cordial served throughout the day
  • Tanks, Weight and Belt are provided
  • No extra charge for night dives in front of dive centre for advanced diver or diver with night dive experience
  • Limited dive gears are available for rental
  • Guests staying in Semporna or Tawau on the last day will only be provided with one (1) dive

Prices Exclude

  • Sipadan permit
  • Equipment
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Anything not stated

Comments

  1. Samuel (October 2, 2014)

    Hi Daniel,

    Thank you very muchn for the comment. Quotation has been sent to your email together with the details of the resort. Please check. Let us know should you need further details.

    Cheers,
    Samuel

  2. Daniel (September 30, 2014)

    Hi Jason,
    Would you please quote for a 6D/5N or 7D/6N package from 11/01/2014, 6 persons in 3 rooms, all AOW. We from western China, are planning our Sabah trip.
    Thanks.
    BR/Daniel

  3. Eiko (August 16, 2014)

    Hi,I am planning to go to your resort on 3rd oct and leave TWU on 8th oct 11:15. During 3~8 I want to book your package, how many days can you help us to take the sipadan permit? How much? And i want to know the price of renting dive equipment? Thanks

  4. sara (July 1, 2014)

    Hello,

    I would like to know what are the available packages for next week. Im coming with my boyfriend for diving. Please send me more information about the Price for 4 days diving.

    Best regards,

    Sara

  5. ALEX (January 22, 2014)

    Hi,this is Alex from China.
    We(two adults) are planning to arrive at your Resort from Oct. 9to 12,2014(4D3N package,non-divers), would you mind checking if it’s available for booking the room now??Please show us the quotation and payment terms.
    And last question, whether we can cancel the booking and full refund after booking?

    Hope can receive your information asap.

    Regards.

    Alex

  6. Daniel (December 28, 2013)

    To add:
    Check in 4th Seq
    Check out 6th Seq

    Thanks..

  7. Samuel (December 13, 2013)

    Dear Mahmood,

    Good day and thank you for the comment.

    I have sent the details to your email. Please check

    Let me know shoud you need further infromation.

    Cheers,
    Samuel

  8. Mahmood (December 12, 2013)

    I’m willing go on a honeymoon trip and are not scuba divers but swimmers. We like to the availabity of your over water, north facing far from crowd chalet 24th to 31st March . My wife and both would love to do basic scuba while the stay. What would a non diver do with a sipadan permit. Any activity ?

  9. Samuel (December 3, 2013)

    Hi @Yanni @Mabel,

    Thank you for the comments.

    Please check your email for the fulll details.

    Cheers,
    Samuel

  10. Yanni Yip (December 3, 2013)

    Hello,

    Would you please email me for the quotation and payment for 2014 March?
    Also with other detail information
    Thank you very much

    Best regards

  11. i want to book 3D2N non Diving package, could u email me the quotation sheet in April 2014? (December 3, 2013)

    Hello,
    Would you please email me the quotation sheet ?
    We want to book 4 Days / 3 Nights non-divers,on 2014
    Thank you very much

  12. Mabel (November 15, 2013)

    Please advise your availability between 20 – 24 December 2013 for 2 persons, non-divers, 4 days 3 nights package. Kindly confirm the rates as per your webpage. We need to ensure there’s room before we book air tickets. We are from Singapore.

  13. Samuel (October 31, 2013)

    Hello Tracy,

    Thank you for the comment.

    Please check your inbox for the details. Let me know should you need further details.

    Cheers,
    Samuel

  14. Tracy Lu (October 31, 2013)

    Hi Jason,
    We wanna go to Kapalai during January or Febuary 2014, please tell me the availabe time for room booking, and any details for package for 4D3N Non-Divers.
    2 persons for one room, single bed. Thx in advance.

  15. Samuel (October 30, 2013)

    Hello Joyce,

    Thank you for the email :-)

    I have sent the details to your email, please check.

    Cheers,
    Samuel

  16. Joyce (October 26, 2013)

    Hi,this is Joyce from China.
    We(two adults) are planning to arrive at your Resort from Aug. 2 to 5,2014(4D3N package,non-divers), would you mind checking if it’s available for booking the room now??Please show us the quotation and payment terms.
    And last question, whether we can cancel the booking and full refund after booking?

    Hope can receive your information asap.

    Regards.

    Joyce

  17. Samuel (October 16, 2013)

    Hello @Mizct, @Wan Cheng, @sophie, @Fotune

    Thank you for the comments.

    Please check your respective emails for the full details.

    Let me know if you need further information.

    Regards,
    Samuel

  18. Fortune (October 13, 2013)

    I want to book 3D2N non Diving package for 6 person in 3 rooms, could you email me the quotation sheet in March and April 2014?
    Thank you very much

  19. sophie (October 5, 2013)

    i want to book 3D2N non Diving package, could u email me the quotation sheet in April 2014?

  20. Wan Cheng (September 30, 2013)

    This is Wan Cheng from Hong Kong, my family total 10 person would like to go Kapalai Diving Resort on 2014 summer. May I have your updated prices for 5D/4N, 6 divers + 4 non-divers? Thanks

  21. Mizct (September 9, 2013)

    Hi siti here from singapore, could you provide me the diving packages for two person in december 2013?

  22. Samuel (August 29, 2013)

    Hello Johnny,

    Thank you for the comment.

    The details has been sent to your email address. Please check.

    Cheers,
    Samuel

  23. Johnny (August 29, 2013)

    Hi,

    I want to book room in Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort. Are the agent or the official direct sales?

    BR,
    Johnny

  24. David Xiong (May 20, 2013)

    Vic assisted me booking Kapalai resort. Your service is pretty good. I changed my contact phone no. when I arrived Malaysia and I informed Vic. He told Kapalai resort on time. Everything is find and I do enjoy my holiday. It’s no doubt I will recommend my friends book their holiday via you. It’s a good and convenient web. I like it. Also, I have a question, why not provide a Chinese version webpage? If you need help, it’s my pleasure.

  25. Jason (May 18, 2013)

    Hi @Poppy Zhang @Payne Hui,

    How you guys doing? Thank you for the comments, please check your emails for the details.

    Cheers,
    Jason

  26. Poppy Zhang (April 18, 2013)

    Jason,

    Sent you an e-mail for on line booking, can you pls reply me by mail? Tks.

  27. Payne Hui (March 18, 2013)

    Hi, Jason.i wanna go on may 2013,please tell me which time is free,and any details for package for 3D2N Non-Divers.
    2 persons ,ono room, a single bed room.We are Chinese.
    Thank you.

  28. Jason (November 24, 2012)

    Hello DUYUCHEN ,

    Thanks for the comment. I have sent the details to your email.

    Cheers,
    Jason

  29. DUYUCHEN (November 20, 2012)

    Hi, Jason.I will have a holiday during 5.20.2012-5.24.2012,we will decide 5d/4n Non-Divers.Total 4 person 4 adult ,two double beds room.We are from China.Please tell me which time is free,Thank you.

  30. Jason (July 13, 2012)

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for the comment :-)

    Please check your email for the full details.

    Regards,
    Jason

  31. Yuhang Ge (July 9, 2012)

    Hi ,Jason.我和我的家人、朋友将于2012.9.17-2012.9.22到Kapalai度假,我们没有潜水证,请告知Divers 和 Non Divers的区别,我们来决定是决定参加3D/2N还是4D/3N,请告诉我们2012.9.17-2012.9.22期间那几天有空,我们根据时间来订亚庇到斗湖机票。我们需要两个房间(a single bed room and a double beds room )

  32. Andrew(Yuhang Ge) (July 9, 2012)

    Hi, Jason.I will have a holiday during 9.17.2012-9.22.2012,we will decide either 3d/2n or 4d/3n,please tell me difference in them.especially we have no diving card.Please tell me which package is suitable for us in divers and non divers.and tell me which time is free.I need know date to book air tickets from KK to Tawau.
    4 persons ,two room, a single bed room and a double beds room.We are Chinese.

  33. Jason (June 26, 2012)

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for the comment. Please check your inbox for the details.

    Cheers,
    Jason :-)

  34. Sarah (June 26, 2012)

    Hi Jason,
    Sarah again. We would like to go there for honeymoon in this coming July.
    Can you please provide the schedule & prices for 2 non divers? We are Malaysian. Thanks.

  35. Jason (June 25, 2012)

    Hi Jan,

    Thanks for please check your email for the details.

    Cheers,
    Jason :-)

  36. Jan (June 25, 2012)

    i wanna go on 24july 2012.how much pakej for honeymoon n any details for package for 3D2N.i am from hong kong.

    thanks you very much

  37. Jason (June 1, 2012)

    Hello Jerry,

    The details which you’ve requested has been sent to your email. Let us know should you need more details.

    Cheers,
    Jason :-)

  38. Jerry (June 1, 2012)

    Hi,

    I am Msian looking for a honeymoon pax 3D2N and 4D3N package.

    Do give us a best price.

    Thank you.

  39. Jason (May 17, 2012)

    Hello Ajai,

    Thanks for the comment dude. Please check your email for the full details.

    Cheers,
    Jason :-)

  40. ajai (May 17, 2012)

    i wanna go on july 2012.how much pakej for honeymoon n any details for package for 3D2N..malaysian.

  41. ajai (May 17, 2012)

    can u quote the price for non diver . also the package for honeymoon for this year on july . 4d3n, 2 persons.malaysian.

  42. Jason (May 15, 2012)

    @Elaine Wah @Rita Hoi,

    Please check your emails for the requested details.

    Cheers,
    Jason :-)

  43. Rita Hoi (May 14, 2012)

    I am a Malaysian and to have a vocation to Kapalai on 02/11 – /04/11.

    please quote me the best offer for 3 Days 2 Nights (so far my survey RM1280 / pax from Cuti.my.

    thank you.

    Rita

  44. Elaine wah (May 11, 2012)

    我是怡玲,这地方好美(kapalai),我好喜欢,在那里呢?
    我们已过六十,如不会游泳,还有什么节目吗?请问从新加坡如何去呢?旅费多少?要去几天较好,请告诉我好吗,谢谢

  45. Jason (May 10, 2012)

    Hi Carmen Lau,

    Thanks for the comment. Please check your email for the requested information.

    Cheers,
    Jason :-)

  46. carmen lau (May 9, 2012)

    Hello, Jason….
    I’m looking for Sipadan package dive for 4persons (2 divers and 2 non-divers) 3 days 2 night(12-14Jun 2012).
    How much is a 3D/2N diving package..
    Please email me details & recommendation.

  47. Jason (April 20, 2012)

    @Alice @ Lynn @Sofea

    Thanks for the comments girls.

    I have sent the details to your emails. Please check

    Cheers,
    Jason :-)

  48. Sofea (April 16, 2012)

    HI jason :)

    Can you quote me the pricing details.we are from malaysia. Total 10 person 6 adult and 4 child (below 12 age),Non-Divers.
    We need 3 rooms (and can it be like super big?) and planning date is 5th june to 12th june. thanks

  49. Lynn (April 16, 2012)

    Hi, how much is a 5D4N diving package including night dives? Please also advise the items included in the package. Prefered dates are either 2nd to 6th June or 9th to 13th June. Thanks.

  50. Alice chai (April 12, 2012)

    We are going to have a vacation for 4D/3N in Oct 2012 and would like your suggestion on any suitable packages (for non diving). If don’t knw swimming can I go diving? we both are Malaysian.

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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

  • Samuel

    Hi Daniel, Thank you very muchn for the comment. Quotation has been sent to your email together with the details of [...]

    Posted: Oct 02, 2014
  • Daniel

    Hi Jason, Would you please quote for a 6D/5N or 7D/6N package from 11/01/2014, 6 persons in 3 rooms, all AOW. [...]

    Posted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Eiko

    Hi,I am planning to go to your resort on 3rd oct and leave TWU on 8th oct 11:15. During 3~8 [...]

    Posted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Eiko

    Hi,I am planning to go to your resort on 3rd oct and leave TWU on 8th oct 11:15. During 3~8 [...]

    Posted: Aug 16, 2014
  • sara

    Hello, I would like to know what are the available packages for next week. Im coming with my boyfriend for [...]

    Posted: Jul 01, 2014
  • sara

    Hello, I'm planning to come to sipadan by the beginning of July. I would like to know if the [...]

    Posted: Jun 15, 2014
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