Originally discovered by Jacques Cousteau, Sipadan Island remains an underwater treasure trove for scuba divers. Based 15 minutes away on a floating resort, enjoy daily snorkeling and scuba diving excursions to the world famous site and nearby Mabul Island and Litigan reefs. This is a perfect way end your stay in Borneo and blends perfectly with our Untamed Borneo Adventure itinerary.
2015 Pricing: from $1840 per person for snorkeling package and $2125 for diving package. Please contact our Borneo Program Director for more information.
Photo by Peter Wong
DAY 1: SIPADAN-KAPALAI DIVE RESORT
Departing from Semporna, a short boat ride on the Celebes Sea passes small fishing outposts on the way to the remote Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, atop its sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs. Planned and built as an airy and comfortable private village with no land in sight, this is the perfect location to relax and gaze over the brilliant turquoise sea which stretches to the infinite horizon. This afternoon is at leisure to SCUBA, relax, or snorkel right from your room! Overnight Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort
Note: Prices for the diving package guarantee for 1 of the 2 full days of Scuba diving will be at Sipadan Island. This is the maximum that can be guaranteed with a three night stay at the lodge. Other dive sites visited include Mabul Island and the Litigan reefs off of the Kapalai resort.
DAY 2 - 3: KAPALAI
The world famous dive site of Sipaden Island is easily reached from the resort as are other local favorites such as Mabul and Litigan reefs. Today is at leisure to take advantage of the wonderful diving and snorkeling that this location has to offer, or simply relax on your private balcony and enjoy the serenity and unparalleled marine vistas. Overnight Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort
Photo by Peter Wong
DAY 4: KOTA KINABALU
Depart this morning by boat (45 min) to Semporna and then drive (1 hr) on to the Tawau airport for an afternoon flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Greeted upon arrival, transfer into town to overnight Horizon Hotel
DAY 5: DEPART FOR HOME
Transfer to the airport in Kota Kinabalu to catch your departing flight or extend your adventure in Malaysia. [B]