Dive Sipadan (Aug 14-20, 2024)

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Trip Info

"I have seen other places like Sipadan 45 years ago. Now we have found again an untouched piece of art" - Late Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 1988. 

Malay: Pulau Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the seabed. It is located in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 400 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan Island was at the top of Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for 'The Top Dive Destination in the World.


Frequently seen in the waters around Sipadan: green and hawksbill turtle (which mate and nest there), enormous schools of barracuda in tornado-like formations as well as large schools of big-eye trevally, and bumphead parrotfish. Pelagic species such as manta rayseagle raysscalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks also visit Sipadan. A turtle tomb lies underneath the column of the island, formed by an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that become lost and drown before finding the surface.

Total no: of of dives: 15 over 5 dive days

No: of dives at Sipadan - 6 (2 days)

No: of dives at Mabul & Kapilai - 9 (3 days)

Total Spots available 15 certified divers 

Our very unique accommodation & dive partner:

Seaventures Dive Rig offers a unique, world-class diving experience from the heart of Coral Triangle, Borneo, Malaysia.

The resort is a decommissioned oil rig right in the middle of Celeb sea, facing the island to Mabul and a stones throw away from the famous Sipadan.

Diving offered at Seaventures is more than just boat dives at the nearby dive sites but also includes unlimited house reef dives. Guests are able to simply step right off the rig to dive  directly underneath the rig. The house reef is well known for its spectacular macro life. Being the only one of its kind on the planet, Seaventures has become iconic to the diving industry and divers from all over the world have come to experience the rig for themselves. Seaventures Dive Rig is known for having the most delicious food in the area with occasional BBQ nights and occasional live music. Guests can be rest assured to be well looked after by the friendly and outgoing Rig Crew. Seaventures is the only hotel of its kind, offering a by divers, for divers approach in one of the planet most sought after destinations – complete with eco-conscious operations and all the comforts of home.

How do we get there ?

- Bangalore | India to Kuala Lampur, Malaysia (Malaysian Airlines)

- Kuala Lampur to Tawau Airport (TWU), Sabah Borneo (Malaysian Airlines)

- Road transfer (1.15 hours) to Semporna (Stay the night at Semporna)

- Next morning report to Seaventures office, complete registration  

- Boat transfer to the Dive Rig

Day wise itinerary on the rig:

14th - Transfer to Seaventures Rig. Check in and relax. Complete paperwork.

15th - 3 dives 

16th - 3 dives

17th - 3 dives

18th - 3 dives

19th - 3 dives

20th - Check out and transfers to Semporna / Tawau | Fly out of Tawau on 21st, 2024

In your current package, 2 days of diving at Sipadan island is included. i.e 6 dives in total.

For the rest of the days, we would dive around the island of Mabul & Kapilai.
An extra day of diving at Sipadan can be requested but would be allowed only based on permit availability. The same would be charged additionally if the dives are possible.    

Pricing Includes:

* 7 nights/ 8 days accommodation | Twin sharing basis
(Buffet style meals included except the 2 nights stay outside of the rig)

  • 15 guided dives + unlimited house reef diving with a buddy
  • Internal round trip transfers via mini van (Tawau Airport to Semporna to rig and back) Based on the scheduled transfer timings.
  • All Sipadan marine park fees and taxes
  • WIFI available on the rig

Dive Insurance is mandatory for this trip - In these remote islands, the cost of treatment and evacuation in the unlikely time of an injury etc is very high. A sound insurance policy that covers this sport would ensure the most peace of mind.

To purchase DAN Dive Insurance:

Trip Payment schedule:

Rs. 20,000 to block your spot:

 Price Exclusions:

-  Flight tickets (India - Tawau return)
-   Single occupancy - ₹ 41,000 additional (30% single supplement rate)
-  Tips or any gratuities for guides or dive staff
-  Charges for loss or damage of used equipment
-  Lunches and dinners on non rig day
- Visa and Visa application fees if any
- GST@5% India - TCS @5%
- Dive equipment rental. Payable directly to Seaventures
- Anything other than what is mentioned in the inclusions
- Any other specialisation courses such as AOW, Nitrox, Rig Diver etc

Balance payment in full + taxes via bank transfer by June 15th, 2024.

Indian Overseas Bank | Account number: 156802000000621 

IFSC code: IOBA0001568 | Current A/C


Dive Insurance

We always insist on having a dive specific insurance policy for the duration for the trip. In these remote islands, the cost of treatment and evacuation in the unlikely time of an injury etc is very high. A sound insurance policy that covers this sport would ensure the most peace of mind. This will cover you on unforeseen trip cancellations and dive related accidents.

Insure now! - DAN Insurance

Terms & Conditions

All guests (Divers / non divers) to make full payments, share Passport copies and travel tickets 15 days before departure.

No unannounced guests will be entertained.

All guests to apply for PVC/ PCC / visas on their own.

Dive insurance is mandatory. (Link provided above)

Please note that the final call for particular dive will be taken by the dive guide/leader at the partner dive centre at the destination. In case of bad weather or any other circumstance, dives could be cancelled without prior announcement. No refunds will be entertained in such scenarios

In case a diver is unable to dive on a particular day or days due to his personal or any medical reasons, no refunds will be made.

Medical clearance certificate for all divers are a must.

As much we promise you all the marine life in the world on all our dives, it is after all nature and what we end up seeing and experiencing will be our luck too!

Dive Computers are a must for every diver. Sharing is not permitted.

No diving for guests flying on their check-out day. Any boat dives are non-transferable and only permitted as scheduled by dive centre management for each diver.