Sipadan is blessed with deep waters and rich currents bringing a host of pelagics and fish, with an abundance of turtles and sharks. Yet, because it sits in the coral triangle, the global centre of marine biodiversity, macro-lovers are also well pleased with the diving of Mabul and Kapalai.

The essence of the highlights of Sipadan diving are the big fish encounters. Reef sharks and turtles are guaranteed, but the really exceptional encounters all involve the big fishes. You could find yourself surrounded by a wall of barracuda as they swim about you like a tornado; or watch the parade of bumphead parrotfish on an early dive. A sign at the entrance on the cave Turtle Tomb warns off all but the properly trained and equipped, but you are free to explore the sun-lit parts of the cavern. If you are lucky, you may spot a thresher shark, hammerheads or even some whales.

As there are no resorts on Sipadan itself, all divers stay at Mabul or Kapalai and both have excellent house reefs boasting ghostpipe fish, frogfish, mandarin fish, a wide variety of nudibranchs, crocodilefish, flying gunards, to name a few. Or you may catch a glimpse of the resident table-sized turtle or massive grouper.

6d5n sipadan dive trip

from SGD1449


  • 2 way land and sea transfer between Tawau Airport and Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
  • 4N full board accommodation at Borneo Divers Mabul Resort plus light snacks and beverages (Except alcoholic and/ or carbonated soft drinks)
  • 1N accommodation with breakfast at hotel in Tawau on day of arrival (Heritage Hotel or equivalent)
  • 1-way transfer from Tawau Airport to Heritage Hotel
  • Up to 9 guided boat dives and 2 shore dives including 1 orientation dive on arrival day. (Guaranteed 1D diving in Sipadan Island for 4N stay at the resort)
  • Unlimited dives at House Reef with a buddy
  • Weights and tanks
  • Semporna Jetty Fees RM10 & Sipadan Marine Park fees of RM140/person/day


  • Dive & Travel Insurance
  • Equipment Rental
  • All personal expenses

6d5n (1n tawau) Sipadan itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive at Tawau Airport
  • Transfer to hotel in Tawau for 1-night stay
  • Check-in

Day 2

  • Pick-up & transfer to Semporna Jetty
  • Speedboat transfer to Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
  • Check-in to resort, unlimited shore dives at house reef

Day 3 - 5

  • Up to 3 guided boat dives at Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai

Day 6

  • Check-out
  • Transfer to Tawau Airport

Best to dive between April to October
but diving is possible all year round.
November to March is the rainy season.

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