Sipadan Water Village

With its stunning Bajau architectural design, Sipadan Water Village is simply breathtaking. Located on Mabul Island which is home to groups of Bajau fishermen, Sipadan Water Village resort has been built based on their traditional palm thatched cottages. The Bajau Laut tribe are sea gypsies who have spent their lives at sea although some of the tribe have made the transition from sea nomadic to sedentary village life at a former major anchorage site on Mabul Island.

The international staff of dive guides and instructors at Sipadan Water Village know the area like the back of their hands and will be able to take you places and show you things that you would not be able to see elsewhere. All the Sipadan Water Village resorts personal Dive Masters are specifically trained in the marine ecology of Mabul Island and they are more than willing to share their knowledge of the marine life and dive attractions that surround the area. All of this combined with Sea turtles swimming underneath your private cottage makes Sipadan Water Village a very different experience to other resorts in the area and you’ll be sure to have a vacation of a lifetime.

Although not the cheapest resort for diving in Sipadan, you defiantly get what you pay for. If you would like any more information on Sipadan Water Village be sure to contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Facilities & Services

Sipadan Water Village

  • PADI 5 Star Dive Centre Resort
  • Sea-view restaurant
  • Open-air lounge
  • Spa
  • WiFi
  • Helipad
  • Bar
  • Souvenir shop
  • Minimart
  • Video services
  • 24 hours staff on call
  • Babysitting services
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Tour desk

Sample Itinerary (4D/3N)

Day 1
  • Meet by SWV staff representative at Tawau Airport upon arrival
  • Overland transfer to jetty in Semporna (70 minutes) for boat departure to Mabul at 0900hrs
  • Arrived Sipadan Water Village, check in and lunch will be ready to be served
  • Begin your unlimited house reef diving
  • Dinner
Days 2 - 3
  • 3 boat dives daily
  • Unlimited house reef dives
Day 4
  • Breakfast
  • Check out from Mabul via 1100hrs boat transfer
  • Proceed to Tawau Airport for next flight


Diving in Sipadan informationPrices stated are in US Dollars 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
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Prices Include:

  • Airport meeting services in Tawau (0600 hrs – 1800 hrs)
  • Return land transfer from Tawau to Semporna
  • Return speedboat transfer from Semporna to Tawau
  • Twin share water cottage accommodation with private sundeck
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner (except on arrival and departure day)
  • Unlimited Mabul House Reef shore diving from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Weight, weight belt and tanks

Prices Exclude

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


  1. Vanessa (January 26, 2017)

    Dear Friends,
    we are two adults n two kids (age 12 n 13) non diver. stay there for 3nights 4days .Can you offer me special packages for coming?

    Sipadan Water village resort

  2. Susan (November 11, 2016)


    Would you have any rooms available 18-22 Feb, including a Sipidan dive, and if so what are the costs etc? It is for my honeymoon!

    Many thanks

  3. Susan (November 11, 2016)


    Would you have any rooms available 18-22 Feb, including a Sipidan dive, and if so how much, whats included etc? Its for our honeymoon!

    Many thanks

  4. Kay (March 21, 2016)

    Quote for the Sipadan diving~

    Hi, this is Kay
    I plan to visit SABAH during 8/31~9/6 totally for 7 days,
    the main purpose is to join the Sipadan diving 5D4N,

    we plan to go to Semporna in the first day stright away,
    we booked the air-asia flight will arrive kota Kinabalu at 1320,
    and plan to take the inner land flight to Tawau.
    but before we book the Tawau ticket,
    I have check if it is possible to get the boat to Semporna and check in the accommondation on 0831???

    and also can u give me a quote about 2 people for ur Sipadan Diving 5D4N tour as ur itinerary, give me two price for

    Bedget accommondation: $$$$(double room or twin room)
    median level accommondation: $$$$

    we dont have full set equipment, but we have some, if we need to rent from you how much it is ?
    (we r 2 girls have advance open water )

    and we plan to stay in Tawau city one more night on 9/4 to do sight seeing, could you also recommend some nice accommondation to us, tks!!!

    if you can also attatch on the web-site of those accommondation that been remcommend , that will be great!!!


    8/31– (BBQ Seafood Dinner)
    Pick up at Tawau Airport and transfer to Semporna by land journey, which will takes an hour 20 mins Arrive at accommodation Semporna, Check in and Free & Easy.

    9/1 – (Breakfast – Lunch – BBQ Seafood Dinner)
    3 boat dives or snorkeling at Sipadan Island .

    9/2-3 (Breakfast and Lunch)
    3 boat dives or snorkeling at Mabul Island – Kapalai Island or Timbun Mata Island.

    9/4 – (Breakfast)
    After Breakfast – check out !! – Transfer land from Semporna to Tawau Airport.

  5. Sipadan (December 3, 2016)

    Hi Lemon Liu,

    Thank you for the comment.

    Please check your email for full details.

  6. Lemon Liu (November 6, 2016)

    Dear friend,
    we plan to go sipadan for diving on Jan. 20, 2016, four people, three of us are going deep diving there with aow for like 5 or more days, pls contact me to confirm everything in detail and let me about the price. thx

  7. Sipadan (November 6, 2016)

    Hi M.T.Chai,

    Thank you for the comment.

    Please check your inbox for more details on the Diving Non Diving Packages of SWV.

    Let us know should you need further details.

  8. M.T.Chai (November 5, 2016)

    pls quote me 8 paxs of 3 days 2 nights package.


  9. Sipadan (October 30, 2016)

    Hello @Kia @Alex Wong,

    Thank you for the comments.

    Please check your emails for further details.

  10. Alex Wong (October 27, 2016)

    Please quote for 4D/3N diver package.

    My flight will arrive Tawau on 20th Nov 2010.


  11. Kia (September 16, 2016)

    Hi, please quote me a package for 6 people..twin sharing rooms next to each other ( I am travelling with my children) 4D3N.. Halal food available?

  12. Roman Pouzar (August 8, 2016)

    I would like to ask to send to me offer 2x double room from 15 OCt to 20 OCT 2010(5 nights) including diving for 4 people (16-19 OCT 2016)
    Pls. send to me offer exluding and also including Sipadan diving.
    Keep in touch!

    Roman Pouzar, Richard Hrbac, Vladimir Sula, Jakub Sula
    Arrive Tawau: 15 OCT,MH 2137 at 15,00 departure :20 OCT MH2122 at 8,55

  13. Jennifer (August 3, 2016)

    Please give me the best quote for ( non diver ) 2 adults & 2 kids (age: 5 & 8) Were planning on August 15 & stay for 2 nights. We are From KK.

    Thank u so much!

  14. CK (June 28, 2016)

    hi,pls quote for 4d3n non-diving,4adults. check in October 1, 2010. thx!

  15. simon (June 6, 2016)

    Dear friend:
    we had three familys want to stay at your resort for 4 days and 3 nights for non-diving package during the middle of the July. can you offer the special price for us?

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

  • Vanessa

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

    Posted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Vanessa

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

    Posted: Jan 23, 2017
  • 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, 2017
  • 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, 2016