Sipadan Island

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Whether you are a skillful diver, or just a beginner in this sport, Sipadan Island from the Malaysian archipelagos is definitely the place to go on your vacation.

Located on the east side of the Borneo Island, Sipadan has been free of inhabitants ever since it was declared a “natural sanctuary”, with the great contribution of the famous marine biologist Jacques Yves Cousteau. From this point of view, it is a great opportunity to study different species of sea creatures in their natural habitat – one that has not been altered by human intervention.

Here you can find rare species of moray eels, the false stonefish, scorpion fish, barracudas and also a great variety of turtles and sharks. Some of the shark species found in these waters are not aggressive and interact in a peaceful way with the divers.

Many people come to see the “Turtle Tomb”, a cavern situated at about 20 meters underwater. This is full of skeletons belonging to turtles that failed to find a way out.

As for diving spots, there are more than a dozen popular places where you can practice this sport. “Barracuda Point” and “Drop Off” are among the best known, the latter being the only spot on Sipadan Island where night diving is performed. You can also take your underwater camera, and capture images of the fascinating sea creatures around.

To arrive on the island, you must take a one hour boat ride from the Semporna peninsula, in Borneo. Since there are no permanent inhabitants on this coral atoll, you must arrange your staying in a resort on Mabul Island or Kapalai Island, located nearby.

If you need assistance, a specialized diving instructor can accompany you in your underwater exploration. The island also offers centers where you can rent the necessary equipment.

If you want to practice diving in a serene atmosphere, surrounded by a beautiful landscape, put Sipadan Island on your list of favorite places to see.


All resorts on Sipadan Island have been moved to the nearby Island of Mabul and Kapalai


Please contact us or leave a comment below for pricing on resorts that supply guaranteed Sipadan diving during your stay


  1. Yee (January 19, 2014)

    Hi, pls let me know your package/prices for 3d/2n to sipadan island for 3 pax. We prefer stay in sipadan water village resort. Tq

  2. Samuel (October 30, 2013)

    Hi Wallace,

    Thank you for the comment.

    Please check your inbox for further details.


  3. wallace (October 29, 2013)


    I’m interested to visit Sipadan for 2-4 pax.
    Kindly let me know the price and how to get there from Singapore. Planning to go in December 24 onward.


  4. Samuel (September 5, 2013)

    Hello Guys,

    Thank you for the comments.

    Please check your emails for further details.


  5. suraya (September 5, 2013)


    please email me your package/price for 3 days/2 nights trip to Sipadan Island for 3 pax.


  6. Crissy chew (May 20, 2013)

    Hi please email me the price for 2pax, 3or 4 days trip to sipadan. Thanks

  7. Aga (May 6, 2013)

    please email me your package/price for 3 days/2 nights trip to Sipadan Island

    email –

    thank you so much!

  8. Natalia (February 19, 2013)

    hi Jason,

    please email me your package/price for trip to Sipadan Island.

    email –

    thank you so much!

  9. Hossein (February 15, 2013)

    I m looking for package for 4 or 5 day to sipadan Island on April . How much is the price?

  10. Razali (February 14, 2013)


    How much for 3 days 2 nite package for 4 person? What will be included in the package? How to make a reservation and how to pay?

    Thank you.

  11. Christina (January 14, 2013)

    I plan to go to Sipadan Island for day, going in the morning and return in the evening. Could you advice me how to go about there.
    Thank you.

  12. Christina (January 14, 2013)

    I plan to go to Sipadan Island for day, going in the morning and return in the evening. Could you advice me how to go about there.
    Thank youy

  13. Louis Teh (January 13, 2013)

    Hi ,
    May I have the price in visit Sipadan Island & Hotel on MAY for 2 Adult & 1 Kid .


  14. Angeline (January 10, 2013)


    My friend and I are interested for an advanced PADI dive trip to Sipadan and surrounding area for 5 – 10 August 2013. Please advise the cost and available options.

    Best regards,

  15. Louis Teh (January 8, 2013)

    Please advise more in detail , if go on March & May , 2 adult & 1 kid (12 year old ), Malaysian & Singaporean , what requirements need…

    Louis Teh

  16. (December 15, 2012)


    i’m with a friend from 24.12. until 31.12. in borneo. we arrive at KK. Can you give me some details about this tour?


  17. Molly (December 14, 2012)

    i will have 3 days in Feb. How can i arrange my tour to the island from Singapore

  18. Jason (December 4, 2012)

    Hi Jeffrey,

    Please check your email for the details.


  19. jeffrey (December 3, 2012)

    hello,how can i go to the island from nexus in karambunai?wanted to try to dive,how long & can i finish in one day?tq.

  20. Lynna Puah (November 25, 2012)

    Dear Jason,

    My family of 10 pax is planning a trip to Kota Kinabalu from the 11/02/2013 – 16/02/2013. We have got the tickets ourselves.

    My family consist of ppl of age 60 (2pax), age 30-40 (8 pax) and (3kids … Age 3,5 & 8)

    The highlight will like to visit will be Kota Kinabalu national park / mountain climb, sipadan island, stay in mabul island.

    Do you think it is a good idea to go to sipadan or should we just stay in Kota Kinabalu and visit the islands nearby KK?

    We will require you to provide: accommodations (4-5star), bus /van to go about. Guide to climb Kota Kinabalu.

  21. Jason (September 12, 2012)

    Hello Esther,

    Thans for the comment. Please check you email for teh details.


  22. Esther (September 12, 2012)

    Hi there, what is diving visibility and weather like in December?

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  • Currency: Malaysian Ringgit approx 1USD to 3MYR, Indonesian Rupiah approx 1USD to 10IDR and Brunei dollar approx 1USD to 1.2BND
  • Language: Bahasa and Chinese, although in most parts English is widely spoken
  • Size: Borneo is the 3rd largest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea
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