The internationally famous island of Sipadan is an oceanic island and was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct undersea volcano, which rises 600m from the seabed. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this richest of ecosystems.
Sipadan is well known for its unusually large numbers of green and hawksbill turtles which gather there to mate and nest and it is not unusual for a diver to see more than 20 turtles on each dive. Another unique feature to divers visiting Sipadan is the turtle tomb, an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that became disoriented and then drowned.
There are total of 12 dive sites in Sipadan Island. The residential schooling barracuda and big-eye trevally, which often gather in thousands forming spectacular tornado-like formations, are one of the highlights of every diver’s wish-list. With the possibility of seeing pelagic species such as mantas, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks, each dive at Sipadan is a highly anticipated event.
It is not only the big fish that amaze divers coming to Sipadan, the macro life is equally mesmerizing. Garden eels, leaf scorpion fish, mantis shrimps, fire gobies, and various pipefish are guaranteed at various dive sites. The diversity and abundance of marine found at Sipadan gives it its reputation of being one of the ten best dive locations in the world.
The island is open for divers from 6am to 4pm - no night dives are allowed. The number of divers allowed to dive in Sipadan daily has also been limited to 120 pax in an effort to preserve the island’s pristine state.
- Diving Equipments are included: BCG, Tank, Wetsuit, Weights, Weight Belt, Fins, Mask.
Take dive equipment at the dive centre.
Depart to Sipadan Island after registration.
Reach Sipadan Island, briefing from Dive Master or Dive Instructor.
Prepare diving gear and check dive equipment.
1st Scuba Dive.
Rest at the island.
2nd Scuba Dive.
Rest and enjoy the packed lunch with the dive‘s crew.
3rd Scuba Dive.
Depart from Sipadan Island.
Arrive Semporna Jetty.
Min. Participant(s): 1 Person To Go Guarantee
Tour location / Depart from: Tawau . To reach Tawau city, you have to take a domestic flight or bus express from Kota Kinabalu.
Recommend to book: 2 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 14 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: No refund for any cancellation made.
Tour Type: Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.
Insurance: Tourist transportation insurance included. Please contact your insurance agency for personal travel insurance.
Pickup Service: Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.
Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).
Goods & Services Tax (GST): This service fare has included 6% GST. Itemized fee (extra expenses) is for reference only, it might not included GST unless stated otherwise.