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Dive Sipadan – Seaventures Dive Rig, Mabul, Borneo, Malaysia

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A diver package at Seaventures Dive Rig Resort offers an ideal location for those wanting to go diving at world famous Sipadan and Mabul. Seaventures Dive Rig Resort is a converted oil platform which offers basic, comfortable accommodation with a ‘house reef’ easily accessible below the platform. Stay minimum 3 nights on a standard package and get guaranteed one (1) day diving at Sipadan. More reason to buy your Seaventures Dive Rig diver package with Borneo Dream!!

Note – The price above is per person for a 4D3N stay twin-sharing package.

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Prices shown are per person based upon two persons sharing, excluding Dormitory accommodation.

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Dive Sipadan – Seaventures Dive Rig Resort, Mabul, Borneo, Malaysia

So you want to Dive in Sipadan? Seaventures Dive Rig Resort is a converted Oil Platform ‘Jack-Up’ located 26km south of the nearest port of Semporna in Sabah, Malaysia. Just 1km away from the white sandy beaches of Mabul (renowned for great macro and muck diving), 5km from Kapalai Island with its sunken wrecks and artificial reefs and about 9km north of Sipadan Island, which was honoured and recognised as one of the best diving destinations in the world.

The resort offers comfortable basic rooms, scrumptious meals to satisfy your appetite after a long day of diving and unlimited dives. It is an excellent choice for divers wanting to spend as much time diving as possible – and the quality of accommodation is not as important.

Staying at this dive Sipadan resort offers a unique experience. Perched in the heart of the wonders and beauty of some of the world’s best diving experiences. Join the few and dive the great and famous Sipadan and discover the splendours of its dive sites.

Book minimum a 3-night stay* at Seaventures Dive Rig and get a guaranteed day at Sipadan

*Book a minimum of a 3-night stay or longer in a Standard Twin-Share room diver package at Seaventures Dive Rig Resort and get a guaranteed one-day permit for Sipadan. The price for the Sipadan Permit fee is MYR140 per person, effective from 14th Aug 2018. Everyone wishing to dive Sipadan must obtain a permit, and only 176 permits are issued each day. Priority is generally given to divers who stay the longest at the resort and who book the earliest.

Enjoy fantastic muck diving under Seaventures Dive Rig platform – House Reef. Home to numerous Giant Frogfish, Pygmy Seahorse, Ghost Pipefish, Nudibranchs, Moray Eels, Scorpion Fish and resident shoals of Bat Fish. You will be tempted to dive longer and wish you could stay under the sea with so much beauty and peace.

Extra information can be found on our main website regarding Dive Sipadan at Seaventures Dive Rig, Mabul, Borneo, Malaysia. Always remember to check with Borneo Dream for availability prior to purchasing, as this will avoid disappointment.

Typical Itinerary – 5 days / 4 nights Diver Package at Seaventures Dive Rig Resort

Day 1: Arrival to Seaventures Dive Rig (lunch/dinner)

Pick up from Tawau Hotel or Tawau Airport. Transferred to Semporna town for check-in and registration at Seaventures’ Sales Office in Semporna. From Semporna jetty, you will be taken to the rig. The boat journey takes approximately 45 minutes, depending on the weather and sea conditions. Check-in into your room, followed by a dive briefing by the dive centre crew. Join your orientation dive underneath the Seaventures rig. Important note: no diving for arrival after 1600hrs

Day 2 – 4: At Seaventures Dive Rig (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Join 3 boat dives each day between Mabul or Kapalai, or Sipadan. Please note diving in Sipadan is subject to permit availability and approval from Sabah Parks management. Enjoy unlimited house reef diving with your dive buddy underneath Seaventures Rig.

Day 5: Departure (breakfast/lunch)

Time to say goodbye to Seaventures Rig. Join your scheduled boat transfer from the Resort in line with your flight departure time from Tawau Airport. Please note that guests not flying on their departure day they can join a maximum of 2 boat dives on departure day.

Diver package prices (staying in a Standard Room) at Seaventures Dive Rig include the following:

  • Return land transfer from Tawau Airport to Semporna Jetty.
  • Return boat transfer from Semporna Jetty to Seaventures Dive Rig.
  • Buffet-style full board meals. Free-flow drinking water, tea and coffee are served all day.
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabin with hot shower.
  • Three daily boat dives per day between Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan, except on arrival and departure days. Sipadan diving is subject to permit approval. Unlimited house reef diving with a buddy system (subject to safety intervals).
  • Tanks, weights and weight belts are provided for divers.

For the Dormitory room packages at Seaventures Dive Rig, please note the following:-

  • The minimum stay is two nights. The dormitory room is based on a quad-share basis using common bathroom facilities.
  • No Sipadan permit is guaranteed for a dormitory stay. Sipadan Dive Trip is at MYR 500.00 (plus Goods & Services Tax) per day/per diver and is subject to availability. This trip price excludes dive gear.

Ready to book your Dive Sipadan – Seaventures Dive Rig?

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  • Prices shown are valid for trips up to 31st March 2021 and include 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as is currently applicable on tours.
  • Get ready for your Dive Sipadan – Seaventures Dive Rig adventure!

1 review for Dive Sipadan – Seaventures Dive Rig, Mabul, Borneo, Malaysia

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    Richard Hammond, HK

    Hi Dreamers,

    Thank you for helping me with this booking. The diving they offered at Seaventures Dive Rig was really good however the accommodation is good but I was expecting more. But for the price compared to other resorts around the area it is very good value for money.

    Many thanks Borneo Dream for some great Sipadan Diving!

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  • How do you get to Sipadan Island?

    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 Semporna. 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 there you will be transferred to a jetty in Semporna 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). 

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