Sipadan Dive

The Official Sipadan Diving Information and Permit Booking

Specifications & Features
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About Us:

MV Celebes Explorer, is the only liveaboard diving around Sipadan Island area. We provide diving around Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai and Si Amil islands. A week cruise with us will have 4 full days of diving (4-5 dives subject to weather condition) in Sipadan, which is well known for its pelagic and turtles. The rest will cover Mabul, Kapalai which are good for muck dives and finally Si Amil which is full of soft and hard corals as well as macros. All the diving activities are conducted through our chased boat which can comfortably fit in 10 guests at any one time. Our liveabord will overnight either at Mabul or Si Amil islands.

Onboard CE, all our 8 cabins, double bed and double decker, are private ensuited with hot water shower and air conditioned. Our spacious air conditioned saloon area are able to accommodate 16-20 guests comfortably to dine and chit-chatting at any one time. There is also a roomy sundeck on the top deck with sun beds for our guests to rest and relax. For guests who bring alone cameras, we have a camera rack for charging purposes just before the entrance to the saloon. The power supply onboard is 240 V. Our changing area at the back of deck is also roomy enough for guests to change before and after diving. A wash area is at the back lower deck with fresh water hosts for rinse purposes.

The food served on board are authentic Asian cuisine buffet style. A 24 hour self-service hot beverage corner as well as a supply of biscuits and bread with toast on the side for the convenient of our guests. There are other chargeable items on board like soft drinks, beers, wines, mineral water, t-shirts and WIFI Internet USB.

All together there are 12 crews and dive guides onboard to ensure our guests safeties and enjoy their dive holiday with us. With MV Celebes Explorer, our guests will be able to dive Sipadan in comfort everytime.

MV Celebes Explorer features :

  • 8 Guest Rooms with private ensuite and individually controlled air-conditioning.
  • Comfortable Sofa Lounge with TV, Audio System and Mini Bar.
  • Scrumptious Buffet Meals.
  • Spacious Sun Deck for relaxation.
  • Dive Centre with convenience of hot & cold showers and equipment storage.
  • Cruising speed of  8 – 10 knots.
  • Overall length of 29 metres (99 feet).
  • Beam of 7.2 metres (24 feet).
  • Draft of 2 metres (6.6 feet).
  • 2 x 500 HP Cummins engines
  • 2 x 60 KVa Caterpillar generators
  • 2 x Bauer Mariner dive tank compressors
  • Electricity 240v – 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity – 20,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity – 6,000 litres
  • 12 & 15 Litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
  • Environmental storage tank
  • Dive gear rental available on pre book basis.
  • Nitrox Available.
  • WIFI Internet USB Available

Safety Support features:

  • 2 x Life rafts
  • 2 x 40 HP diving tenders
  • Radio | Sonar | GPS
  • Hummingbird fish finder and sounder
  • Mobile telephone
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight and loudhailer
  • Fire alarms | detectors
  • Emergency lights | signal devices
  • Life jackets in cabins
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • 4,000 litres of continuous-flow oxygen on board

Watch our Celebes Crew Singing Sipadan Song

 

 

 

 

 


 


The Maratua Paradise Resort lies on a beautiful, white, palm fronted sand beach. The resort offers its own dive centre with packages including night dives and visits to the neighbouring islands of Sangalaki and Kakaban.

Altogether the Maratua Paradise Resort has 13 generous Bungalows. There are 8 beach bungalows and 5 water bungalows. The generous bungalows have one double bed or two single beds, a refrigerator, an air conditioning system, a fan, an ensuite with bath tub, cold and warm water shower and with sea view.

Beach Chalet

  • There are 8 Beach Chalets
  • 4 Twin Bed Rooms & 4 King Size Bed Rooms

Water Villa

  • There are 10 Water Villas
  • Twin Bed Rooms & 7 King Size Bed Rooms

Room Facility

  • Air Conditioner, Ceiling Fan, Hot Shower, Bath Tub, Towel, Soap, Hair Dryer
  • Mini-Icebox, Desk, War-drop

Diving in Maratua Paradise Resort

  • Diver can do 4 dives per day ( Including Sunset or Night Dive )
  • Boat Diving: 2 dives in Morning + 1 dive in Afternoon
  • Beach Diving: 1 Sunset or Night Dive ( Self Diving )
  • Except Arrival & Departure date
  • Diving Schedule ( Subject to Changes )
  • 8.30 |11.00 | 14.30 | 16.30 – Sunset or 18.00 – Night
  • Water Temperature: 27 – 29 Centigrade
  • Tank: Aluminum | 12 Liter – We have a few DIN tank
  • Diving Style: Drift Diving | Wall Diving
  • There are some diving points with strong current. You must keep Neutral Buoyancy.
  • DO NOT TOUCH CORAL & FISH
  • We do NOT allow you to dive 24 hours before your flight time.

How to get there

  1. Your Country —> Fly to Singapore or Jakarta
  2. Singapore or Jakarta —> BALIKPAPAN ( by Flight )
  3. BALIKPAPAN —> BERAU ( by Flight ) : Trigana Air or Batavia Air
  • IN = Balikpapan ( 2.45 pm ) —> Berau ( 3.45 pm ) : Trigana Air
  • OUT = Berau ( 11.40 am ) —> Balikpapan ( 12.40 pm ) : Batavia Air
  • Ticketing agent arranges this domestic flight.
  • This domestic flight is subject to changes without prior notice !
  • Berau Airport —> Berau Jetty ( by land transfer : 15 – 20minutes )
  • Berau Jetty —> Maratua Paradise Resort ( by Boat Transfer : 3 – 3.5hours )

FIXED Boat Transfer Schedule

  • IN to Maratua Paradise Resort every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
  • OUT from Maratua Paradise Resort every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
  • Evening arrive at Maratua Paradise Resort !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 – ( Buffet Lunch and Buffet Dinner )
Recommend to take flight MH2121 7.00 am – 7.45 am from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. Arrive Tawau airport meet and transfer guest to Tawau by van (approximately 1.5 hours). Leave Semporna around 10.00 am for Kapalai by boat. Briefing and registration and check-in. 1  with  1 check dive + 1 boat dive at Mabul or Kapalai Islands (Subject to change without prior notice).

Day 2 – Day 3 – Day 4 – (Buffet Breakfast – Buffet Lunch and Buffet Dinner)
There will be 3 boat dives between Sipadan – Mabul or Kapalai Islands & unlimited mabul house reef shore dives.

Day 5 – Departure (Buffet Breakfast and Buffet Lunch)
No diving on last day and check out from resort.

Package Includes

  • Ground transfers within Tawau – Semporna – Kapalai resort and return by coach and boat two scheduled transfer from Tawau airport to Semporna. 1st schedule will leave Tawau airport after meeting MH2121 @ 7.45 am 2nd schedule leaves Tawau airport at 2.00 pm
  • Twin share accommodation at Kapalai resort
  • Full board meals – Fresh seafood cooked by our chef on buffet style
  • Afternoon snacks served after 3rd dive
  • No extra charge for night dives in front of dive centre for advanced diver or diver with night dive experience
  • 3 boat dives a day Sipadan – Mabul or Kapalai Islands
  • Free use internet broadband services
  • Free usse tanks, weight and weight belts

Equipments Rental rates per day

  • Full set Equipment Rental at RM 80 per day (Excluding dive computer and torch)
  • BCD & Regulator RM 50.00 per pax per day
  • Mask & Snorkel RM 15.00 per pax per day
  • Fin & Booties RM25.00 per pax per day

Information

  • Sipadan Sabah Park permit not included.
  • Any transfer before or after the scheduled transfer is chargeable.
  • Single Traveler – additional 50% of the above package.
  • Check in Time – 2.00pm and check out time from 12.00pm.
  • Child 3 – 12 years old are charged 50 % of the applicable non diver’s rate
  • Child below  3 years old are charged 10 % of the applicable non diver’s rate

Boat Schedule

  • Semporna to Kapalai resort – 9.30 am – 12.00 pm & 3.30 pm
  • Kapalai resort to Semporna – 6.30 am – 10.30 am & 1.30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 – ( Buffet Lunch and Buffet Dinner )
Recommend to take flight MH2121 7.00 am – 7.456 am am from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. Pick up at Tawau airport and transfer guest to Tawau by bus.  Leave Semporna around 10.00 am for Seaventures island by boat. Registration and 1 Check dive + 1 boat dive at Mabul Island (Subject to change without prior notice)

Day 2 – Day 3 – Day 4 – (Buffet Breakfast – Buffet Lunch and Buffet Dinner)
There will be 3 boat dives between Sipadan – Mabul or Kapalai Islands & unlimited mabul house reef shore dives.

Day 5 – Departure (Buffet Breakfast and Buffet Lunch)
No diving on last day and check out from resort.

Package Includes

  • Ground transfers within Tawau-Semporna – Seaventures reosrt and return by van/coach and boat two scheduled transfer from Tawau airport to Semporna – Seaventures 1st schedule will leave Tawau airport after meeting MH2121 745 am 2nd schedule leaves Tawau airport at 2.00 pm
  • Twin share accommodation at Seaventures resort with full board meals and light snacks serve all day and beverages at the resort
  • 3 boat dives a day Sipadan – Mabul or Kapalai Islands
  • Free usse tanks, weight and weight belts

Rental Rates per day and person

  • Full Set Equipment Rental at RM 85 per day (Excluding Dive Computer and Torch)
  • BCD – RM 20.00
  • Regulator – RM 25.00
  • Mask – RM 10.00
  • Finds – RM  10.00
  • Snorkel – RM  5.00
  • Wetsuit – RM 20.00

Information

  • Sipadan Sabah Park permit not included.
  • Any transfer before or after the scheduled transfer is chargeable.
  • Single traveler applicable charges of RM 150 for airport pick up & RM 300 for boat transfer.
  • Free use internet broadband service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Borneo Climb & Dive Sdn. Bhd. specializes in nature based tours with packages. As a Mount Kinabalu Agency and Dive operator, we places a special focus on diving tours both the east and west coast of Sabah.

We offer both local and foreign tourists a wide range of things to do while in Sabah, (such a city tours, mount climbing & wildlife observation), to sea-based activities (diving and snorkeling).

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