Dive Sipadan – Seaventures

65,000

Package Dates : 17-24 April 2018 (07 Nights 08 Days)
Total Package Cost : INR 1,18,776 per person (including GST)
BOOKING COST: INR 65,000

Witness the world’s most diverse marine life at Sipadan Island, Malaysia.

Sipadan Island was at the top of Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for ‘The Top Dive Destination in the World’.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • Return land transfer: Tawau Airport / Town – Semporna – Tawau Airport / Town
  • Return boat transfer: Semporna Jetty – Seaventures Dive Rig- Semporna Jetty
  • Buffet-style full board meals (breakfast/lunch/tea break/dinner) and free flow of drinking Water, coffee/tea served all day except for alcoholic and carbonated drinks (Check-in 17th April & Check-out 24th April 2018).
  • Air conditioned en-suite cabin with hot shower for Standard rooms (Check-in 17th April & Check-out 24th April 2018) with twin share room.
  • Diver: 3 daily boat dives between Mabul/Kapalai Island or Sipadan Island, except on arrival and departure day. Sipadan diving is subject to permit approval and quota availability.
  • 02 days guaranteed diving at Sipadan Island and we will try to arrange one more day.
  • Unlimited house reef diving with buddy system (time and weather permitting).
  • Tanks, weight belt and weights.
  • Sipadan Entry permit (02 days permit)
  • All taxes (GST,TTx)

PACKAGE DOES  NOT INCLUDE :

  • Flight/Taxi/Bus charges from Home to Tawau Airport and return to home.
  • Equipment rental fees
  • Bar bills (if any)
  • Single land transfer of MYR75.00 & boat transfer of MYR300.00 per way based on fixed transfer scheduled time (EXCLUSIVE of 6% GST)
  • Passport & Visa Charges
  • Dive Insurance coverage
  • Any item not mentioned in inclusion list.
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Description

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Sipadan Island was at the top of Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for ‘The Top Dive Destination in the World‘. In fact it shared its top spot with 2 other destinations known for the amazing diversity of their marine life – the Galapagos Islands and Truk in Micronesia.

Sipadan claims to be the world’s best dive site. While this is a big claim, the diving here is certainly world class. Sipadan used to have resorts but to protect the environment these were closed around the year 2002.  Because Sipadan is now a protected site, only 120 divers are allowed daily (April 2013). It is only permissible to be on the island 08:00-15:00. As such, all dive operators will begin and end your dives around the island during this time frame.

Rich Diversity: Sipadan is surrounded by very rich reef life consisting of both hard and soft coral as well as all manner of reef fish. Sea turtles and white tip reef sharks can be seen on almost every dive and hammerhead and leopard sharks can also be seen at times (though rarely nowadays). Huge schools of jackfish, barracudas and bumphead parrotfish are also highlights (especially around Barracuda Point) – if you are lucky you may see a jackfish or barracuda “tornado” as they change direction. While macro life does exist here, you are mainly at Sipadan to see the larger critters – the divesites around Mabul and Kapalai are better for macro photographers. Blue skies, clear waters, convenient diving and tropical scenery, but it is below the surface where this island really excels. 

It is almost impossible to list all the fish and other sea creatures that you might encounter under water when diving at Sipadan. Among the species are schools of big-eye trevallies, many turtles, tornado-like formations of barracudas, schools of humphead parrotfishes, giant mantas, eagle rays, schools of tunas, many species of sharks including schools hammerhead sharks, (sometimes even) whale sharks and thousands of other species of fish (mostly big pelagic fish as Sipadan is known for this).

Best Diving Season: All year round, best time is April-June where visibility can reach 40m

Water Temperature: 26-30°C

Marine Animal Highlights: Sea turtles and white tip reef sharks can be seen on almost every dive and hammerhead and leopard sharks, ig-eye trevallies, many turtles, tornado-like formations of barracudas, schools of humphead parrotfishes, giant mantas, eagle rays

Water Visibility: 30m