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3D2N Sipadan - Kapalai Dive Resort


  • Water villages
  • Diving sites for beginners


Return land & boat transfers within Tawau-Semporna-Kapalai Island, 2 nights accommodation (twin sharing basis), full board meals, light snacks.


Price List

Number of Adult
Rate /pax (MYR)
Not accepted
2 ~ 4
5 ~ 10
11 ~ 30

The Resort has been fully occupied until Sep 2019.

The Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) is imposing a Tourism Tax on guest at the sum of MYR 10 nett per room per night with effect from 1st September 2017. Please direct pay to tour guide.

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 twin-sharing with and attached bathroom, hot and cold shower, bathtub, fresh water from mainland for daily use, you may have your own 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 favourite, 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 centre 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 chef on buffet style. Afternoon snacks served after 3rd dive, tea and coffee, cold water and cordial drink served thru out the day.

Boat Schedule

  • Semporna town to Kapalai Island - 10am, 12:30pm and 3:00pm
  • Kapalai Island to Semporna town - 6:30am, 9:30am and 1:30pm


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 dive centre for advanced diver or diver with night dive experience.
  • Boat, tanks, weight and weight belts are provided.

 International price table

  3 Days 2 Nights 4 Days 3 Nights 5 Days 4 Nights

Vacation Package

MYR 2290

MYR 3265

MYR 4240

Diving Package

 MYR 2862

MYR 4081

MYR 5300


Malaysian price table

  3 Days 2 Nights 4 Days 3 Nights 5 Days 4 Nights

Vacation Package

MYR 1951

MYR 2799

MYR 3647

Diving Package

MYR 2438

MYR 3498

MYR 4558




Federal Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will soon impose a hospitality levy on hotel rooms. The charges is based on per room per night on anyone who stays at the hotel or serviced apartment – be it a foreign or local tourist. Effective date and the amount will be announced in due course.
The hospitality levy will be collected from the guest directly at the resort once implemented.


Rental Price for extra equipments or service

  • BC Jacket - MYR 35 / day
  • Regulator / Gauges / Octopus - MYR 35 / day
  • Torch with batteries - MYR 25 / dive
  • Mask, snorkel - MYR 21 / day
  • Fins - MYR 12 / day
  • Wet suit - MYR 30 / day
  • Booties - MYR 11 / day

PADI Course:
Open Water Course – MYR 1650 (individual), MYR1150/pax (minimum 2 pax)
 Advance Open Water Course - MYR 1100/pax
Referral Course - MYR 1150/pax
Refresher Course - MYR 425/pax
*Price not include 6% SST.
*Course fees pay direct to the resort.



Dining Time Table:

Breakfast: 7 am - 10:30 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm - 2 pm
Dinner: 7 pm - 8:30 pm


Available flights to and from Tawau Airport

Arrival Options

  Airline Flight Number From Flight Time


Malaysia Airlines

MH 2121

Kota Kinabalu

0730 hrs - 0815 hrs



AK 6122

Kota Kinabalu

0655 hrs - 0745 hrs

Pick up from Tawau Airport and transfer to SEMPORNA for boat depart to Kapalai at 10am.
3 Airasia AK 5152 Kuala Lumpur 0720 hrs - 1005 hrs
4 MASWings MH 3093 Sandakan 0910 hrs - 0950 hrs
Pick up from Tawau Aiport and transfer to SEMPORNA for boat depart to Kapalai at 12:30pm.
5 Malaysia Airlines MH 2137 Kota Kinabalu 1315 hrs - 1400 hrs
6 Malaysia Airlines MH 2660 Kuala Lumpur 0825 hrs - 1115 hrs
Pick up from Tawau Airport and transfer to SEMPORNA for boat depart to Kapalai at 4:00pm.

Departure Options

  Airline Flight Number To Flight Time



AK 5153

Kuala Lumpur

1030 hrs - 1315 hrs



MH 3092


1010 hrs - 1050 hrs

Depart Kapalai at 6:30am. Transfer to SEMPORNA and then to Tawau Airport.
3 Malaysia Airlines MH 2134 Kota Kinabalu 1440 hrs - 1530 hrs
Depart Kapalai at 9:30am. Transfer to SEMPORNA and then to Tawau Airport.
4 Airasia AK 6127 Kota Kinabalu 1700 hrs - 1750 hrs
5 Airasia AK 5155 Kuala Lumpur 1800 hrs - 2045 hrs
6 MASWings MH 3094 Sandakan 1710 hrs - 1750 hrs
7 Malaysia Airlines MH 2665 Kuala Lumpur 1750 hrs - 2030 hrs
8 Airasia AK 6129 Kota Kinabalu 2145 hrs - 2235 hrs
Depart Kapalai at 1:30pm. Transfer to SEMPORNA and then to Tawau Airport.


 Flight Timing Guide

Arrival :
Book the earliest flight to arrive Tawau. Latest by 13:55 pm, for transfer to resort on same day.
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.


Chance to Dive at Sipadan Island
The diving package DOES NOT guarantee to dive at Sipadan Island. All diving are at Mabul, Kapalai and other nearby good diving area. Diving to Sipadan Island is a bonus dive, where the resort will bring you to Sipadan to dive if managed to get the permit (at no extra cost). The resort can only bring diver to Sipadan Island to dive once they have the permit approved from Sabah Park and subject to how many entry passes can be obtained in a day, which particular dates being approved is totally depending on Sabah Park approval. However, chances are high for those who stay for 3 nights and above.




* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.

  • Recommend to take domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau.

  • As soon as you arrive Tawau, our representative will be at the airport to meet/transfer you to Semporna by bus/van (approx. 1.5 hours).

  • Leave Semporna for Kapalai island by boat.

  • Boat will take approximately 40 mintues ~ 1 hour depending on the sea/weather condition that day.

  • 1 Check dive + 1 boat dive at Mabul or Kapalai Islands (Subject to change without prior notice) + unlimited house dive with own buddy system + night dive with own buddy.


Buffet Lunch

Buffet Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Price quoted is not included snorkeling or diving, and related equipments’ fee.
  • Price excludes Semporna Jetty Fee MYR 11 per person. Kindly pay to the resort.
  • Each chalet will charged on 2 adults price rate basis.
  • No pregnant women are allowed by boat to KAPALAI Resort.
  • Please notify us upon booking if you wish to take Diving Package.
  • Check-in time to Chalet: 2pm.
  • Free use of broadband services.
  • Child between 2-11 years old is charged 50% of the applicable Resorter’s rates.
  • Child below 2 years old is charged 10% of the applicable Resorter’s rates.
  • Free and leisure. Enjoy the nature and peaceful on island.

  • If you are diver, there will be 3 boat dives between Sipadan, Mabul or Kapalai Island, and unlimited dives in front of Kapalai dive centre with own dive buddy.

Buffet Breakfast

Buffet Lunch

Buffet Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Number of dive depends on flight departure the next day.
  • Please bear in mind of requirement for the surface internal before flight the next day.
  • Take early breakfast or lunch.

  • Check out and transfer to Semporna or Tawau Airport.

Buffet Breakfast

Buffet Lunch


Warm Remind

  • Check-out time from Chalet: 12pm.
  • Depart from Kapalai Resort for your flight, please keep at least 5 hours.

Pickup Time & Transport Fee

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.

Pay Online

Accep Visa and MasterCard credit card, Malaysian bank transfer, Paypal, FPX, Alipay. 2.3% surcharge apply.

Bank Transfer

Please request bank staff to calculate equivalent amount in USD before Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) to Malaysia. It takes 3 days to reach us. No 2.3% surcharge but you have to bear both side banks charges. The balances will be paid to either side as the case may be.

Additional information

Min. Participant(s)2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

Tour location / Depart fromTawau . To reach Tawau city, you have to take a domestic flight or bus express from Kota Kinabalu.

Recommend to book6 month(s) in advance

To book at least60 day(s) in advance

Cancellation & Refund Policy:  An administration fee of MYR 160, bank charges, credit card charges and any exchange rate losses must be added to the following cancellation policies. From 29‐16 days before arrival in Sabah ‐ 35% of the full price forfeited From 14 days to arrival date in Sabah ‐ 55% of the full price forfeited From 7 days to arrival date in Sabah or No show by customer ‐ 100% of the full price forfeited

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).

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