Currently no tourists are allowed to stay overnight on Pulau Sipadan. To go diving at Sipadan you need a permit which is allocated by Sabah Parks. Sabah Parks issue an allocation of Sipadan permits to Resorts located on islands near Sipadan (such as Mataking Resort or Kapalai), and to a selection of Dive Centres located in Semporma. If you book to stay at a Resort near Sipadan the Resort will collect you at the start of your stay from either Tawau Airport (TWU) or a hotel / Lodge in Semporna. From their you will be transferred to a jetty in Sempora and then join a boat transfer to the Resort. You can fly to Tawau Airport either from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) located on the west coast of Sabah, Kuala Lumpur (KUL) or Singapore (SIN).
Dive Packages to The World Famous Sipadan - Sipadan Diving!
Sipadan diving is on the 'wish list' of most divers coming on holiday to Sabah, Borneo. Sipadan diving is a scuba divers paradise and is the most famous scuba diving destination in Malaysia and is also recognised as one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 2,000 feet from the seabed. It is at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. Greater than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species are found here. This makes for fantastic scuba diving at Pulau Sipadan, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia!
Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles nest on Pulau Sipadan – so when Sipadan diving you will see Turtles literally everywhere. When scuba diving one of the ten dive sites at Pulau Sipadan, Sabah, Malaysia you will also get the chance to see large schools of barracuda & big-eye Trevally, pelagic species such as manta rays, White Tip and Black Tip sharks. If you’re lucky you may even see Hammerheads and other shark species. This makes scuba diving Sipadan a big fish capital of the world!
What are you waiting for? Book your Sipadan diving adventure today!
We offer two options for those wanting to experience Sipadan diving. Firstly, the lovely resort on Mataking Island, Mataking Reef Island Resort with its stunning house reef and loads of nearby dive sites. It offers trips to Sipadan daily via speed boat and takes around about 90 minutes to get there. An alternative for diving at Sipadan is the Seaventures Dive Rig located just on the edge of the island of Mabul and only 9km from Sipadan diving adventure. We offer discounted diver packages at both Mataking Reef Island Resort and Seaventures Dive Rig - great prices for two very different ways to dive at Sipadan.
If you are looking for another beautiful Island Resort location for a few days of chilling out, snorkelling or scuba diving during your holiday in Sabah then you should also check Lankayan Island Resort located off the east coast of Sabah (accessible from Sandakan).
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