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 who wants to spend as much time diving in Sipadan as humanly possible.

The resorts lift make getting in and out of the water effortless, no more battling the waves with a shore dive or long treks to the dive Centre, the lift just lowers you in the water when your fully kitted up and ready to go, then waits for you below water for your return after another memorable dive trip.

As soon as you enter the bath warm waters under Seaventures dive rig you will be immediately greeted by a vast array of marine life from silver Barracuda to the tiniest crazy critters hiding amongst the artificial house reef. With Mabul and Kapalai islands only a 5 minute boat ride away and Sipadan only 20 minutes, the resort is ideally located for you to experience the wonders of Sipadan diving.

Although not the most luxurious resort for Diving in Sipadan, due to its location and much cheaper prices you defiantly shouldn’t overlook this resort when planning your vacation. We have found that people who visit Seaventures once will always return to the same resort next time.

Facilities & Services

  • Accommodation with fully air-conditioned & attached bathroom with hot shower
  • Karaoke Lounge with VCD/DVD Movies
  • Restaurant / coffee house
  • Game room – ping pong table / pool table
  • Sun Deck Lounge ( also serves as open air area)
  • Main Deck Lounge ( also serves as open air dining area)
  • Conference Room available upon request
  • Enriched Air service and course are available
  • Free use of Broadband
  • IDD Call
  • Underwater filming for in house guest

Sample Itinerary (5D/4N)

Day 1
  • Transfer from Tawau Airport via MH2121 @ 0700/0745 hrs (Min.2 person per transfer) OR at 0700 hrs at hotel (any ) in Tawau.
  • Meet up with our representative at Seafest Hotel, Semporna at 0915 hrs ( Those are overland to Semporna day before)
  • 0930 hrs - depart Semporna Jetty and expected to arrive Seaventures before lunch time
  • Check in to your room and dive briefing by the Seaventures Dive Team
  • Check out dive at house reef site before your boat dives in the afternoon
  • If you are qualified for night diving then you can do house reef night diving with your buddy. No extra charge for night dive except torch if you don't have your own
Days 2 - 4
  • 3 Boat dives between Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai + unlimited house reef diving (unguided) + night diving (unguided) if you are qualified night diver (quota & weather permitted)
Day 5
  • Maximum of 2 boat dives on the last day for non flying guest.


Diving in Sipadan informationPrices stated are in Malaysian Ringgit 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 available upon request
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Prices Include:

  • Return land and boat transfer from Tawau Airport/Town based on Seaventures standard transfer time minimum two persons(2) per transfer
  • Full board meals (B/L/D), tea breaks & free flow of drinking water, coffee/tea served all day EXCEPT alcoholic and carbonated drinks
  • Twin share accommodation in fully air-conditioning cabin attached bathroom with hot shower
  • 3 Boat dives daily between Mabul, Kapalai & Sipadan EXCEPT arrival and departure day. Sipadan diving is subject to permit approval and quota availability
  • Unlimited house reef diving with buddy
  • Tank,Weight & Weightbelt

Prices Exclude:

  • Equipment Rental
  • Sipadan dive permit @ RM40.00 per person per day.
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Anything not stated


  1. Sipadan (August 15, 2016)

    Hello @Ms Micky Tan, @Steve,

    Thank you for the comments!

    Please check your emails for further details.

  2. Steve Elliott (August 9, 2016)

    I am interested in a dive package 8 to 12 days in length starting on 9/15/13. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

  3. Ms Micky Tan (May 24, 2016)


    Im Malaysian. My friend and I would like to go for 4D3N Sipadan diving trip. Please quote the budget package.

    However, I will traveling from Spore to KL to Tawau Airport and back same. So I thinking time is very critical for me. Please give advice or suggestion.


  4. Jason (June 29, 2016)

    Hi Tim Zhao,

    Thanks for the comment :-)

    Please check your email for further details.


  5. Tim Zhao (June 25, 2016)

    Dear Seaventures Dive Resort,

    Me and my grilfriend is planning to go Sipadan in Oct., for a 4 days 3 nights diving package. Is there any way to guarantee at least 1 day dive in Sipadan? could you send the detailed quotation to my mail box? thank you

  6. Jason (April 27, 2016)

    Hi Neil

    Thank youf for the comment. I have sent you the details to your email. Let me know if you need further information.

    Jason :-)

  7. Neil Holloway (April 22, 2016)


    We are looking for an alternative dive location for our annual dive trips. can you please supply details on group bookings of 10 to 20 divers

    many thanks

  8. Jason (April 20, 2016)

    Yo Ben,

    Please check your email for the details.

    Jason :-)

  9. Ben (April 16, 2016)


    Me and my girlfriend are looking to diving in Sipadan during the middle of June. If we stay at 1 of the resorts; are we guaranteed to get the dive permits for Sipadan? We are on a tight schedule and cannot afford to wait round longer than a 4 day/ 3night package. Also, what is the diving like around the other islands?


  10. Jason (April 10, 2016)

    Hi Simon,

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

    Jason :-)

  11. Simon Fung (April 6, 2016)

    hi jason,

    me n my son (jr ow) are considering a 5d4n trip on 7/7. would u pls quote the very best price u can?

    m/w, my flight eta tawau is 2120 hrs that day, i wonder if taxi available that late to semporna. or what would u recommend to stay that night?

    and, can my son dive with me in sipadan?


  12. Jason (April 3, 2016)

    Hey Bryant,

    Please check your email for the details.

    Cheers buddy,
    Jason :-)

  13. Bryant (March 28, 2016)

    Hi Jason,

    Me n my wife will be in tawau from 27-31 Oct this year.
    We would like dive in Mabul island as i assume that Sipadan or Mataking will be more expansive.
    can you recommend a 5 days 4 night dive package for u ?
    i know the last day we cant drive coz we are taking air plane home.

    thank you.


  14. Jason (March 13, 2016)

    Hi Aw SweeKeng,

    Thank youf or the comment. I have sent you the details to your email. Let me know if you need further information.

    Jason :-)

  15. Aw SweeKeng (March 12, 2016)

    Any availability from 19th to 23rd August???Am Malaysian, appreciate your quote

  16. Jason (March 6, 2016)

    @Fredrik @Kristina @Echo,

    Hello my friends, Thanks for the comments. Details have been sent to your emails.

    Jason :-)

  17. Echo (March 1, 2016)

    Hi Im thinking of going to Sipadan in end April or end May. Looking to get advanced open water cert. What will be rates be like for 1 person?

  18. Kristina (February 27, 2016)

    Hi I am looking for a 2day/1night package for 2 divers for may 1-may2 do you offer such a package?

  19. Fredrik (February 25, 2016)

    I’m looking at 4 days/3 nights stay for dive

    from 8 march to 11 march

  20. Jason (February 23, 2016)

    Hi Michele,

    Thanks for the comment. The requested detail has been sent to your email.

    Jason :-)

  21. Michelle (February 23, 2016)

    Hi. I am just wondering what is the availability like for the period 15th April 27th April. Im looking at 4 days/3 nights stay for diver. Thanks.

  22. Jason (January 28, 2016)

    Hi Jesse,

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


  23. Jesse Cheah (January 27, 2016)

    Im a Malaysian. Got my 1st class diving in Pulau Prehentian back in 2007. I havent dive since so not sure if I can get a refresher course.
    Will the rate be the same for a Malaysian?

Sipadan Facts

  • Currency: Malaysian Ringgit approx 4MYR 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 23USD). Resort prices may vary
  • Alcohol Prices: 3 bottles of beer can cost under 30RM(approx 7USD) and a bottle of wine starts from 60RM(approx 14USD) 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

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