Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort
Located between Pulau Sipadan and Pulau Mabul, Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort is a water village resort standing alone on the mile long sand bank of the Ligitan Reefs in the Celebes Sea. Proffering top of the line scuba diving adventure in Malaysia, Sipadan Island is a stone throw away from Kapalai Dive Resort. Having the edge of being the nearest resort to Sipadan Island, guests have a good headstart reaching the famed island earlier than the rest of the avid divers who are fortunate to get a permit for the day. Such proximity affords an amazing scuba diving itinerary timed appropriately to explore not only Sipadan Island but also Kapalai Island, Mabul Island and Si Amil Island during the entire stay at Kapalai Dive Resort. More Info
6D5N Package Twin Sharing Triple Sharing Single Occupancy Diver S$1,789 S$1,729 S$2,759 Non Diver S$1,469 S$1,399 S$2,229
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All prices stated in the table above are in Singapore Dollars, unless otherwise stated. They are based on Twin Sharing and Full Board Accommodation. For more details of the available packages, please visit the Sipadan Dive Packages section.
Reserve Your Space with Only a 30% Deposit and Pay the Balance 60 Days Prior to Departure
Flight Transfers, Equipment Rental and National Park fees are not included in the above prices and can be paid for upon arrival.
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Equipment rental is generally RM120 per day for a full set of equipment, depending on availability. Sipadan National Park fees are RM40 per day. PADI diving courses, and alcoholic beverages can be paid for at the resort. Guided Sunset (mandarin fish mating) and guided night dives are available upon request if you are certified.
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The following table lists down the flights arrival at Tawau. For the air transfers’ rates between Tawau and the country of origin, you may visit https://wego.com/ and check out the list of flights available and their respective rates.
Tawau arrival flights Malaysia Airlines, MH2121, 07.00-07.45 hrs from Kota Kinabalu Air Asia, AK5152, 07.20-10.05 hrs from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Airlines, MH 3093, 10:15-10:55 hrs from Sandakan Malaysia Airlines, MH 2660, 08:20-11:10 hrs from Kuala Lumpur Air Asia, AK 6122, 12.20-13.10 hrs from Kota Kinabalu Malaysia Airlines, MH2137, 13.15-14.00 hrs from Kota Kinabalu Air Asia, AK 6153, 12.00-14.30 hrs from Singapore *NOTE: You will have to wait at Tawau Airport for the transfer if your flight arrives to Tawau less than 1 hour before the next flight. Boat departures from Semporna to Resort are at 09:30, 12:00 and 15:30 hrs. Diving on arrival day is only possible if you arrive to the resort on 09:30 hrs boat schedule. Please be ready at Seafest hotel’s lobby at least 30 minutes before the scheduled boat departure if you transfer to Semporna overland from Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan or Lahad Datu. Tawau departure flights Air Asia,AK5153, 10.30-13.15 hrs to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Airlines, MH3092, 11.15-11.55 hrs to Sandakan Malaysia Airlines, MH2661, 11.50-14.30 hrs to Kuala Lumpur Air Asia, AK 6123, 13.35-14.25 hrs to Kota Kinabalu Malaysia Airlines, MH2134, 14.40-15.25 hrs to Kota Kinabalu Air Asia, AK6127, 16.40-17.30 hrs to Kota kinabalu Air Asia, AK2665, 17.50-20.30 hrs to Kuala Lumpur Air Asia, AK5155, 18.00-21.00 hrs to Kuala Lumpur Air Asia, AK5157, 21.10-23.55 hrs to Kuala Lumpur Air Asia, AK6116, 21.35-22.25 hrs to Kota Kinabalu Malaysia Airlines, MH2148, 21.40-22.25 hrs to Kota Kinabalu
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For guests arriving at Tawau after 14:00hrs, they will have to stay for one night at Tawau or Semporna before transferring into Mabul Island early next morning. There are several accommodations to choose from in Tawau and Semporna. The most commonly used accommodation would be Heritage Hotel, Promenade Hotel and Marco Polo Hotel at Tawau and Seafest Hotel at Semporna.
For divers departing from Sipadan, 24hrs surface interval is strongly recommended. The surface interval period can be spend either in Tawau or Semporna to keep the accommodation cost low and reduce the traveling time to the airport during the departure day.
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Activity Rates 1 Night Dive FOC at house reef until 2100hrs PADI Open Water Referral S$400.00 for 5 Open Water Dives over 2 days of diving. Rates are subject to changes. Contact Dive Asia Now to actual rate. PADI Open Water Course S$650.00 for Theory Session, Confined Pool Session, 4 Open Water Dives with Certification. Rates are subject to changes. Contact Dive Asia Now to actual rate. PADI Advanced Open Water Course S$400.00 for 5 Advanced Open Water Dives with Certification. Rates are subject to changes. Contact Dive Asia Now to actual rate.
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Dive Equipment Per Day Per Pax Full Set RM120 BCD RM30 Mask & Snorkel RM15 Fins RM10 Regulator RM30 Wet Suit RM25 Booties RM10
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Sipadan Kapalai Resort Information
As a resort built on stilts, there is an abundance of marine life just below its wooden walkways. Throughout the day, gentle sea breezes whisk through the chalets giving a sense of freedom and comfort to the guests, not forgetting its proximity to amazing diving. As compared to the nearby resorts, Sipadan-Kapalai Island Resort is the nearest to Pulau Sipadan.
There is an abundance of marine life just below its wooden walkways. Once in a while, guests can see squid and needlefish weaving through the stilts and mandarinfish doing their mating dances just below the water’s surface.
Pulau Kapalai, itself is also a diving area. The variety of macro lives that can be found here is fantastic – Kapalai has been known as a macro-photography destination for many avid divers. Rare species such as frogfish, Blue-ringed Octopus and the Flamboyant Cuttlefish are main attractions here. As the water levels around the island are relatively shallow, dives in this area are generally warm with gentle currents. The shore diving at Pulau Kapalai is free and unlimited, divers can always visit some of the nearby diving spots if they feel that the main boat dives are not enough.
Sipadan Kapalai Resort Layout
Sipadan Kapalai Rooms
The 50 water chalets are built in such way to take full advantage of the surrounding natural beauty. Sea breezes fill the rooms and the private beachfront balcony offers uninterrupted sea view. The rooms are spacious and decorated with exquisitely crafted wooden panels giving them a rustic and traditional touch. The chalets are also equipped with bathrooms with shower and bathtub (hot water available), and basic toiletries.
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Each Chalet Features all the Comforts of Home:
- 2 Twin Size Beds or 1 King Size Bed
- Ceiling fan
- Private bathroom with bathtub and hot shower
- Bath (Deluxe & Grand Deluxe only)
- Toiletries, towels & hairdryer
- Sliding doors opening on to a private balcony
- Mini bar fridge with free drinking water
- Tea & coffee making facilities
- Sofa, desk and chairs
- Dressing table and mirror
- Reading lights
- Fire extinguishers
Each chalet have a balcony that offers guests privacy when sunbathing and sun tanning. On top of that. from the windows and balcony, guests can spend endless hours observing the marine life right beneath the chalet.
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- 2 Single-size Beds or 1 King-size Bed
- Bedside Lamps
- Balcony with Sea or Island view
- Tea and Coffee making machine
- Private Bathroom (with hot water)
- Baisc Toiletries
- Ceiling Fans
- Mini Bar
- 220V Electrical Power Points
Buffet meals are served at the open space at the central area three times daily. There is a good mix between Asian and Western food to accommodate visitors from different parts of the world.
Sipadan Kapalai Resort Facilities
Sipadan Kapalai Resort is the one of the few accommodations in Pulau Mabul that has a helipad for guests who prefer air transport to land/sea transport from Kota Kinabalu Airport or Tawau Airport. Following includes a list of facilities & services in the resort that the guests can enjoy:
- Helipad for Private and Emergency Services
- Restaurant & Bar
- Lounge, Pool Table, Darts and Table Tennis
- Dive Center
- Dive Boats
- Underwater Video Centre (video recording services for special events, film processing and camera rental)
- Broadband Internet for guest’s wifi-enabled device (free)
- Resort’s Computer for Internet (chargeable)
- Gift Shop
- International Telephone and Facsimile
- Sun Deck
Helipad for Private and Emergency Services
Restaurant & Bar
Underwater Video Centre
Wireless Broadband Internet
Resort’s Computer for Internet
International Telephone and Facsimile
Sipadan Kapalai Resort Reviews
“The resort is built over water on stilts projecting an awesome picture of serenity, peace and calm. Our room was quite large and had a balcony overlooking the water where we watched turtles swam by in the morning. We also watched turtles swam and surfaced in the evenings at the helipad landing while drinking beer – what a way to relax.” – Anonymous
“What I truly loved about this place was the closeness to the sea. Through every windows in our cottage I could see and here the sea. I also loved the design of the resort. I hope I will be able to return one day.” – Anonymous
“Our room was huge with a big balcony over water. With all the shutters and windows open, the entire room feels really airy yet still very private. Best part of our ‘floating’ chalet is the huge green turtles that swam under our balcony every night. We went to sleep to the sound of the ocean and the turtles coming up for air. Food is good with a nice selection of things to eat at every meal. Lots for veggies and the baking is really yummy too. Bar prices are reasonable for beer and wine considering where you are. The dining room has a cut out section down to the sea where you can see tons of lionfish and blue spotted rays having their dinner too.” – Anonymous