Published Price

SGD$ 1788.00

SGD$ 1498.00 (Malaysians)
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** Next scheduled trip 27 March to 01 April, 2018


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Sipadan Kapalai Resort

A few minutes by boat from the islands of Sipadan and Mabul but a full world away from them lies the exhilarating Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, sitting on its sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs. Planned and built in full style as an airy, comfortable, sunny water village with no land in sight, it boasts a mile-long sandbank of powdery white sand where one can suntan at complete leisure while gazing out to the miles of brilliant turquoise stretching into the horizon offering the purest image of natural serenity.

It is highly recommended that you do a minimum of 5 days 4 nights package to experience all the three major diving areas.



  • 4 nights twin sharing accommodation in Kapalai Resort
  • 01 day Sipadan Diving with permits, Kapalai and Mabul
  • Unlimited & Unguided shore dives till 6pm in Kapalai House Reef
  • Sales Tax and Malaysia GST2 way land and sea transfers from airport
  • All meals on island

Built on stilts over a sandbank, the Sipadan Kapalai Resort is a unique water village which gives you the thrilling experience of watching reef fish swimming underneath your water chalets during your leisure time. Winner of our ‘Dive Resort of the Year’ award in 2010, this is the place to go to for an idyllic ocean holiday.

This environmentally friendly resort stands alone on the mile long sand bank of the Ligitan Reefs located in the Sulu Sea. Your days will be filled with sun tanning on the beach or your private balcony, and marvelling at the world class dive sites around Kapalai and Mabul, as well as day trips to Sipadan Island with its outstanding wall dives. Each trip ends with great food and freshly cooked snacks after diving.

If you’ve never tried macro diving before, then you’re in for a treat – what a place to start! Shore diving at Kapalai is free of charge, as is the wonderful snorkelling, where you can watch the spectacularly colourful mating mandarinfish, right under the resort jetty. It’s easy to fall in love with macro diving when it’s this simple!


About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Dive Centre managed Resort
Room Type Twin | Queen | Triple
No of Rooms 60
Things to do
  • Outdoor Restaurant
  • Local and International Cuisine
In Your Room
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet Yes
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Daily House Keeping (Upon Request)
  • Baggage Storage & Concierge Services

Walls crammed with colourful life and activity, sharks, turtles and vast schools of fish such as barracuda and jacks, and all the while the possibility of seeing something really exciting such as hammerheads or thresher sharks; this is what scuba divers from across the world flock to Pulau Sipadan to see. What makes the island special is the density and variety of marine creatures in such a small location.

With dive sites so near to shore and a large choice of land-based accommodation on nearby Mabul Island, Sipadan is really a destination that favours diving from a resort. Many resorts offer unlimited house reef dives and there are always more fun non-diving activities too, so they are popular among couples and mixed groups of divers and non-divers. Some of the properties are beautiful stilted wooden structures built over the shallows, others are styled more like beach resorts. What they all have in common is that they are good value-for-money and close to amazing, varied sites in one of the most bio-diverse regions on earth.

Sipadan is located on the island of Borneo in the Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah. Within Borneo’s rainforests and beaches lie a host of exciting eco-tourist activities. You can climb Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in the region, visit the largest orang utan sanctuary in the world, as well dive some of the world’s best wall, reef and macro-life locations.

All passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia and have at least 2 blank pages available for stamps.

Countries that require a Malaysia Visa :

Afghanistan (Special Requirements), Congo Democratic Republic, India, Angola, Congo Republic, Liberia, Bhutan, Cote D’ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Myanmar, Burundi, Equat. Guinea, Nepal, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Niger, China, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Serbia & Montenegro, Comoros, Hong Kong (C/I or D/I), United Nations (Laissez Passer), Western Sahara

Commonwealth Countries that require a Malaysia Visa :

Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Countries that require a Malaysia Visa for a Stay exceeding 3 Months :

Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria (Vienna), Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, St Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Yemen

Countries that require a Malaysia Visa for a Stay exceeding 1 Month :

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Gabon, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao SAR, Macedonia, Madagascar, Moldova, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Nicaragua, North Korea, North Yemen, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Slovenia, Sudan, Surinam, Tajikistan, Togo, Ukraine, Upper Volta, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Zaire, Zimbabwe

Countries that require a Malaysia Visa for a Stay exceeding 15 days :


Countries that require a Malaysia Visa for a Stay exceeding 14 days :

  • Iran (90 days)
  • Iraq (30 days)
  • Libya
  • Macao (Travel Permit/Portugal CI)
  • Palestine (30 days)
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Yemen
  • Syria (30 days)


  • U.S. Citizens do not require a Malaysian visa, either for tourist, business, social or academic purpose.
  • Except for nationals of Myanmar, no visa is required for nationals of ASEAN countries if the stay is of less than one month. Except for nationals of Brunei and Singapore, a visa will be required for a stay exceeding one month.
  • Israeli nationals are granted visas from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Nationals of countries (except Israel) not mentioned above are allowed to enter Malaysia without a visa for a stay not exceeding one month.


Single Supplement 30% of total package price
Non Diver 5D/4N SGD$ 1200.00
Nitrox NA
Additional Day (Diver) SGD$ 360.00 per night
Additional Day (Non Diver) SGD$ 290.00 per night
Out of timing Transfers SGD$ 20 per way (Minimum 2 person)



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Most visitors fly to Tawau airport or come by bus, minivan or taxi from Sabah’s northern towns of Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Sukau and Lahad Datu. There are frequent flights (relatively inexpensive) from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau (2.45 hrs) and from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Tawau (50 minutes). The most convenient airline for traveling to Sipadan via Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu would be Airasia.

Tawau arrival flights:

  • Malaysia Airlines, 07.30-08.15 from KKIA (MH2121)
  • Air Asia, 07.00-09.50 from KL (AK5744)
  • Air Asia, 07.20-08.10 from KK (AK6122)
  • Malaysia Airlines, 07.45-09.35 from KK (MH3093)

Once you arrive in Tawau, you will continue by land transfer to the port town of Semporna (1.30 hours).

From Semporna, you will continue on the same day by boat (check the boat schedules) to your accommodation on Kapalai Island (45-60 minutes).

FAQ - Package

Can I opt for a single supplement?
Yes, you can, at an additional fees of 30% off package price.

If I am alone, can I sign up for the package for any given date?
Yes, you can. Single supplement charges are applicable.

My kids are non-diver. Can they come along?
Yes. And if you need a babysitter in between the dives, that can be arranged but you have to let us know in advance. The rates for children is 50% off from the Non-Dive Package (ND) rate for non-diver child from 2 to below 12 yrs

Are the dive guides local?
Our resort only train the locals to be guides.

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