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Mabul / Sipadan ~ Sipadan Water Village

Sipadan, the tiny pelagic sea mount rising from the depths of the Celebes Sea is known the world over as a world class dive destination with every dive offering the thrills of reef sharks, turtles, schools of barracuda and other pelagic species. All this set against a back drop of spectacular hard and soft corals. The other end of the scale is Mabul, a magnet for world class underwater photographers who love the incredible diversity of the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit the sandy shallows of this island. Mabul has been described as being “the richest single destination for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world.
Spidan Water Village
easily offers the most luxurious accommodation of any of the Sipadan/Mabul resorts. The entire resort is built on stilts over the crystal clear waters on the shores of Mabul island. Accommodation is of a very high standard, spacious, luxurious and very well maintained. All rooms offer balconies overlooking the sea that feature louvered doors which allow the whole side of your room to be opened out. Being built over water the rooms are extremely airy and cool, with no mosquito’s or sand flies to worry about. The rooms are very attractively finished inside with quality wood trim, shutters and doors. The resorts has it’s own well organised dive centre and fast modern dive speed boats which can get you to any dive sites quickly and safely. Diving guide standards are very high and all dives are preceded by proper full dive briefings.

Sipadan
As you begin to descend into the indigo water, you'll understand why the World Wildlife Fund says, " No other spot on the planet has more marine life than this island. " Welcome to Sipadan. This 3,000 foot pinnacle off the Eastern coast of Borneo is an oceanic magnet for marine life. Schooling pelagics such as the 4 foot long Pacific Barracuda, large schoals of jacks that number in the high hundreds and numerous varieties of massive Grey & Whitetip reef sharks and the elusive leopard shark call Sipadan home.

It is also known as the " Turtle Capital of the World." Prolific numbers of Hawksbill, Green and Leatherbacks will join you on each dive...a truly extraordinary experience not found anywhere else! These are however, just the BIG GUYS…

Sipadan's reefs are coveredwith massive gardens of pristine soft and hard corals that are home to a multitude of smaller reef fish and juveniles. They abound in every shape, color and size imaginable, and safety stops become every diver and photographers dream come true. At Sipadan, you have the opportunity of diving with " The Best Concentration of Indo Pacific Marine life to be Found Anywhere in the World. "

Mabul
This small island surrounded by sandy beaches and perched on the northwest corner of a larger 200-hectare reef is notably known as one of the worlds best “muck-diving” sites. The reef is on the edge of a continental shelf and the seabed surrounding the reef slopes out to 75 to 100 feet deep. Mabul is arguably one of the riches single destinations for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world. Flamboyant cuttlefish, blueringed octopus, mimic octopus and bobtail squids are just a few of the numerous types of cephalapods found. The sight of harlequin shrimp feeding on sea stars and boxer crabs waving their tiny anemone pompoms are just a small example of the endless species of crustaceans. The list seemingly endless, it would be easier to list the species not found at Mabul - crazy critters are in abundance at this magical macro site!

Package Includes :-

  • Return flights Sing—Tawau
  • Twin-sharing accommodation at Sipadan Water Village
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner buffet
  • 3 Boat Dives per day, (at least one around Sipadan) inc tanks and weights
  • Unlimited dives on the house reef (not including night dives and dive guides)
  • 1 night dive on house reef
  • Transfer to/from Tawau airport
  • Itinerary :-
  • Day 1 - Depart flight MH 630 ETD 10:05 ETA 14:40
  • Day 1 - Transfer from airport, check in to resort
  • Day 2 to Day 4 – Diving, 3 boat dives per day around Sipadan & Mabul, one night dive. Unlimited shore dives
  • Day 5 - Check out transfer to airport
  • Day 5 - Depart flight MH 2126 ETD 10:50 ETA 15:25
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