The Triangle Between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines is one of the most biodiverse marine habitats in the world. Strong ocean currents, deep sea trenches and sea mounts, combined with active volcanic islands have created a complex oceanographic environment that is a paradise for divers. The beauty of this region lies in its diversity.
Most people come for the world-famous Sipadan Island, home to thousands of turtles, schooling sharks, swirling barracuda, and awe-inspiring coral walls dropping more than 600m / 2,000ft straight down to the sea floor. Sipadan is frequently voted as the worlds number 1 dive destination, but the diving doesn't stop there. The Sipadan Barrier Reef is the largest Barrier Reef in S.E ASIA and also has the Worlds highest marine biodiversity!
Manta rays, reef sharks, turtles and even Whale Sharks! The dive spots and marine life vary from island to island and we recommend every visitor dive at least the main 4 islands (Derawan, Sangalaki, Kakaban and/or Maratua) in order to fully appreciate what this area has to offer, from Manta Rays to Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Pygmy Sea horses to Whale Sharks and Turtles to Schooling Barracudda, Sharks and so much more. This area has something for all divers and snorkelers! Not only that but we have one of the few Stingless Jellyfish lakes in the World on Kakaban island - we can take you here on your surface interval!
For diving Sipadan we offer packages starting from 4D/3N which include diving, accommodation and transfers.
|Stay||No. of dives||Mabul Beach Resort Room Options||Departure Times|
|4D/3N||9||4||RM 2,780||RM 2,930||RM 3,065||RM 3,260||8:00 AM||4:00 PM|
For diving Sangalaki the package below is the recommended one if you are coming from Semporna / Mabul, for a full list of packages please see our prices and don't forget you will receive a 15% discount on these rates if you are also booking a Sipadan package with us, please contact us for more details.
|Stay||Diving||Room Options (rates in USD)|
|Days/Nights||No. Of Dives||Dorm||Bungalow
All our above package rates are inclusive of diving equipment rental and all dive fees as well as daily breakfast and lunch on diving days. Packages will include dives at Derawan, Sangalaki, Kakaban and/or Maratua islands subject to package length & weather conditions. Specific dive destinations cannot be guaranteed in advance but we will do our best to help with any requests
To get to SJ Sipadan you'll travel to Semporna, located in Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo, has links to both major international and national transport hubs.
The closest airport to Semporna is Tawau airport (TWU) just over an hour's drive away, and you can fly here from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) or Kuala Lumpur (KUL). There are also links overland if you're already in Sabah from Kota Kinabalu or Sandakan. Check out the full options here.
Getting to SJ Sangalaki is easy if you are coming from Semporna / Mabul! There is a short flight with MAS Wings between Tawau airport and Tarakan (TRK) on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays - On Mondays we have the weekly boat transfer between Tarakan and the resort on Derawan. If you end your Sipadan package on a Sunday and take the Monday flight from Tawau to Tarakan we can pick you up from Tarakan airport and take you directly to our Derawan resort.
Please see our Getting here page for more information and prices for the transfers.