3D2N Sipadan - Kapalai Dive Resort
- Luxury water villages
- Built on stilts over the sandbanks of reefs
- Diving sites for beginners
The mere name conjures the image of crystal-clear waters and a floating paradise like no other. A 45-minute trip from Semporna by speedboat, Kapalai island is one of the many beautiful diving havens in this part of the world. However, Kapalai is truly unique because it is not quite an ‘island’, it is a sandbank in the middle of the Celebes Sea.
The 40 chalets are built on high wooden stilts in the middle of the ocean. Visitors can enjoy the sights of marine life in action as they stroll along the boardwalk, a sturdy construction that connects the various sections of the floating resort.
All rooms are twin-sharing with an attached bathroom, hot and cold shower, bathtub, and fresh water from the mainland for daily use, you may have your private balcony too.
You will have a breathtaking view of the Celebes Sea no matter where you turn! The restaurant is a wooden deck, where diners can eat indoors or al fresco. There’s even a viewing area in the middle of the restaurant which allows you to see the myriad of marine life passing below. The sundeck, a popular favorite, is a great place to enjoy your novel, work on a tan, or indulge in an afternoon siesta.
The Dive Centre provides diving, snorkeling, and kayaking gear for rent. Can’t dive but would love to? No problem! The center offers a variety of PADI courses, including Open Water and Introduction to Night Diving. After enjoying your underwater paradise, explore other facilities offered by the resort including the souvenir shop, games room, and broadband access.
Fresh food cooked by a chef on buffet style. Afternoon snacks are served after 3rd dive, and tea and coffee, cold water, and cordial drink are served thru out the day.
Come and dive here!
This tour’s rate is vacation rate (non-divers rate), should you participate in diving by:
- 3 daily boat dives, except arrival & departure day.
- No extra charge for night dives in front of the dive centre for advanced diver or diver with night dive experience.
- Boat, tanks, weight, and weight belts are provided.
- Semporna town to Kapalai Island - 09:30 am, 12:30 pm (boat journey takes 60 minutes)
- Kapalai Island to Semporna town - 11:00 am and 1:30 pm (boat journey takes 60 minutes)
- An additional fee will be charged for unscheduled transfers
Land Transfer Time
- Tawau to Semporna - 8:00am, 10:30am
- Semporna to Tawau - 12:30pm, 2:30pm
2023 Price Table:
International price table
|3 Days 2 Nights||4 Days 3 Nights||5 Days 4 Nights|
Adult: MYR 2325
Adult: MYR 3385
Adult: MYR 4445
Malaysian price table (LOCAL MALAYSIAN, MM2H, AND EXPATRIATE with valid Malaysian work permit)
|3 Days 2 Nights||4 Days 3 Nights||5 Days 4 Nights|
Adult: MYR 1985
|Adult: MYR 2855 |
Child: MYR 1430
Infant: MYR 285
|Adult: MYR 3730 |
Child: MYR 1865
Infant: MYR 375
Rental Price for extra equipment or service:
- BC Jacket - MYR 38 / day
- Regulator / Gauges / Octopus - MYR 38 / day
- Mask, snorkel - MYR 23 / day
- Fins - MYR 13 / day
- Wet suit - MYR 32 / day
- Booties - MYR 12 / day
- Kayak - MYR 35 / hour
- Kayak transparent - MYR 50 / hour
Open Water Course – MYR 1750 (individual), MYR1250/pax (minimum 2 pax)
Advance Open Water Course - MYR 1170/pax
Referral Course - MYR 1250/pax
Refresher Course - MYR 450/pax
* will need 4 full days to complete, so your stay should be a minimum of 4 days, no flight on check-out day.
* Course fees pay direct to the resort.
* Prices do not include 6% service tax.
* For Open Water Course it must be book for Non-diver Package.
Birthday room decoration: MYR 150.00
Cake 1KG: MYR 106.00
Cake 500g: MYR 53.00
Breakfast: 7 am - 9:30 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm - 2 pm
Dinner: 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Flight Timing Guide
Book the earliest flight to arrive Tawau.
1st boat into KAPALAI is at 10:00 am, earliest flight to look for is from Kota Kinabalu to arrive Tawau around 07:40 am
Book any flight from 10:00 am onward.
To stay up to last departure boat at 13:30 pm from KAPALAI, earliest flight to look for is anytime from 17:00 pm.
** Resort provide land & boat transfer on the check‐in and checkout day only.
Boat Charter Service
- Diving Boat (Kapalai - Semporna) MYR 850/boat
- Diving Boat (Kapalai - Mabul) MYR 480/boat
- Transport Boat (Kapalai - Semporna) MYR 1,250/boat
To Dive at Sipadan Island
The cost of one permit is MYR 450 to enter Sipadan and this is NOT included in the package above. Please notify us upon booking if you wish to apply the permit. Only a minimum of 4D3N stay are allowed to apply the Sipadan dive permit.
Itinerary* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
Pickup Time & Transport Fee
How to Pay
Pay on travelling day
No advance payment is required, simply pay cash in Ringgit-Malaysia to tour guide. However, you still need pay in full for any cancellation made 1 day prior to tour date.
Accep Visa and MasterCard credit card, Malaysian bank transfer, Paypal, FPX, Alipay. 2.3% surcharge apply. Please be noted that 2.3% processing fee is non-refundable in case there is cancellation 3 days after the payment made.
Min. Participant(s): 2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)
Tour location / Depart from: Tawau (Semporna) . To reach Tawau city, you have to take a domestic flight or bus express from Kota Kinabalu or Sandakan. There are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport too.
Recommend to book: 6 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 30 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: (a) From 29 days to 15 days - 30% of the trip’s full price forfeited; (b) From 14 days to 8 days - 50% of the trip’s full price forfeited; (c) From 7 days to arrival day - 75% of the trip’s full price forfeited; (d) NO SHOW by customer - 100% of the trip’s full price forfeited. An administrative fee of MYR 160, bank charges, credit card charges and any exchange rate losses must be applied.
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).