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Scuba Diving in Sipadan - Kapalai Dive Resort

3D2N SIPADAN-KAPALAI DIVE RESORT

Tour Code: AOSBKI-KDR-001
Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort is just a few minutes by boat from Sipadan where you can relax at your complete leisure. It is a unique Water Village sitting on top of sturdy stilts on shallow sandbanks of white sand against a backdrop of a fabulous tropical sunset.

The resort offers 3 dives a day plus, if requested, day trips at Sipadan and Mabul. Divers says it is the best of both worlds, diving in Sipadan and the macro paradise of Kapalai.

Itinerary Day 1: Tawau – Semporna – Kapalai

Meet by our staff at Tawau Airport upon arrival and overland transfer to private jetty in Semporna (70mins) for boat departure to Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort.

  • Arrival Option 1 – An orientation dive at 1100, a guided boat dive at 1500. (Lunch and Dinner provided)
  • Arrival Option 2 – An orientation dive at 1500. (Lunch and Dinner provided)
  • Arrival Option 3 – No dive. (Dinner provided)

Itinerary Day 2: Kapalai – Dive Sites – Resort

  • Diver will have 3 guided boat dives daily + unlimited pier (jetty) dive (not guided, please find own dive-buddy) + night dive for advance diver (not guided, please find own dive-buddy)
  • Non-Diver wil be free at leisure for the whole stay.
  • Other activities available: Swimming, Snorkeling & Ocean Kayaking
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided.

Itinerary Day 3: Kapalai – Guided Boat Dives

  • Diver will have 3 guided boat dive (last dive should be end at 1835 hrs).
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided.

Itinerary Day 4: Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort – Tawau Airport
After breakfast, check out from Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort and boat transfer to Semporna followed by overland transfer to Tawau Airport.

  • Departure Option 1 – No diving before departure. Breakfast provided.
  • Departure Option 2 – No diving before departure. Breakfast and Light Lunch provided.
  • Departure Option 3 – No diving before departure. Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Note: Flying After Diving

When diving on vacation a scuba diver needs to be aware that residual nitrogen poses a health risk upon decompression.

This applies just as much to ascending in a jet as ascending to the surface of the water. The difference in air pressure, as a plane ascends to cruising altitude, is roughly equivalent to the last 14-16 feet of ascension in water and the same risks are evident including the bends (decompression sickness) and/or an embolism.

If you fly after diving you risk extremely painful gas bubbles forming in your joints and flesh, or in your blood, leading to an embolism and possibly death.

A good conservative rule is to ensure that you have no residual nitrogen in your body before flying. Following the NAUI dive tables, you should be in letter group A or less (which can take over 9 hours).

A safe suggestion is to pass a full 24 hours after your last scuba dive before flying. Dive computers, which track nitrogen levels, have a “time-to-fly” indicator, which tells a diver how long to wait before flying.

Plan your last dive sensibly, and avoid a possibly fatal return trip.

Scuba diving at Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort

Scuba diving at Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort

Amazing sights under the sea at Sipadan-Kapalai dive sites

Amazing sights under the sea at Sipadan-Kapalai dive sites

Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort - tropical island resort Semporna

Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort – tropical island resort Semporna

Tawau

Prices start from
Adults MYR 1,520 per pax
Child MYR 698 per pax

Tour Code: AOSBKI-KDR-001

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Category: Island
City/Region: Tawau
Tour Code: AOSBKI-KDR-001
Pricing: Adults from MYR 1,520; Child from MYR 698 per pax

Duration: 3D2N
Package: 3D2N Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort
Min Pax: 2 pax

Includes: All ground transfer, bike guide, bike, helmet, first aid kit and water

Excludes: Diving equipments & gear, beverages, laundry, room service, airfares and item not mentioned in the packages

Extension Stay: Extension Night Stay is permitted subject to the accommodation availability.

Weather conditions: We cannot predict the weather conditions these days for scuba diving even for the best season.
Infant, Pregnant Woman, Young Children and Senior Citizen are not allowed to travel to the island during Monsoon Season or bad sea condition for safety reasons.

Sipadan Island:
Sipadan Island requires a permit and may not be approved if the quota is exceeded. Approval is issued by Sabah Park one day before entering. At present, Sipadan only allowes 120 visitors per day.

After commencement of service, no refund, in part or full, will be given for services included in the package which have not been utilized.

Things to bring:
Small towel, change of clothes, will get sweat as we cycle, sun block and insect repellent

Clothes to wear:
Thin or quick dry t-shirt, shoe or sandal, no slipper, small pouch
and light back pack to keep your personal stuff

Itinerary is subject to change based on weather condition and traffic issue.

Package Rates per adult for Malaysians
Tour Validity: 01 April 2015 – 31 Mar 2016
DURATIONDIVER (TWIN ROOM)NON-DIVER (TWIN ROOM)
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTSMYR 1,900MYR 1,520
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTSMYR 2,600MYR 2,080
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTSMYR 3,430MYR 2,744
6 DAYS 5 NIGHTSMYR 4,260MYR 3,408
7 DAYS 6 NIGHTSMYR 5,090MYR 4,072
EXTRA NIGHTMYR 830MYR 665

Package Rates per adult for International Guests
Tour Validity: 01 April 2015 – 31 Mar 2016

DURATIONDIVER (TWIN ROOM)NON-DIVER (TWIN ROOM)
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTSMYR 2,200MYR 1,760
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTSMYR 3,050MYR 2,440
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTSMYR 4,000MYR 3,200
6 DAYS 5 NIGHTSMYR 4,950MYR 3,960
7 DAYS 6 NIGHTSMYR 5,900MYR 4,720
EXTRA NIGHTMYR 950MYR 760

Malaysian market rate applies to Malaysians only. A valid Malaysian passport is required for verification.
International market rate applies to all International guests.
All rates are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
All rates are subject to 6% GST for accommodation & tours departing from 1st April 2015 onwards.
Rate is inclusive of conservation fee.

Package Excludes:
Package excludes Airfares, Diving equipments & gears, Snorkel gear, beverages, laundry, room service and item not mentioned or specified in the packages
Excludes Semporna Jetty Fee of MYR 10/- (Adult) or MYR 5/- (1 to below 12 years old) per person payable to The Municipal Council of Semporna. (implemented since 2012)
Jetty fee will be collected at KAPALAI resort upon checkout and official receipt will be issued accordingly.
Extension Stay: Extension Night Stay is permitted subject to the accommodation availability

Note:
1) Kapalai has no other room category and allocation of room is based on RUN OF HOUSE (ROH) Basis
2) Certified Diver will have to choose BETWEEN (Diver Package OR Non-Diver Package) throughout their stay (Combination of package is not allowed)
3) To purchase dive package, one must be a certified/licensed diver
4) Please provide Date of Birth for non-dive child below 12 yrs of age
5) Book the earliest flight to arrive Tawau. Latest by 1400 hrs, for transfer to resort on same day
6) For departure flights, book any flight from 1000 hrs onward

Child Policy:
50% of the Non-Diver package price will be charged to Non-Diver child between 2 – 12 years old sharing same chalet with their parents.
Infant 24 months and below is chargeable at 10% of Non-Diver’s Package rate.
Junior Diver (Child Diver) rate is based on Adult Diver’s Package.

Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort
Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort is just a few minutes by boat from Sipadan where you can relax at your complete leisure. It is a unique Water Village sitting on top of sturdy stilts on shallow sandbanks of white sand.

The Resort offers great food, surprisingly roomy and elegant twin-sharing wooden chalets with huge private balconies and attached bathrooms, and a couple of miles of walkways for those who like to take their morning jog while looking at thousands of fish just a few inches beneath their feet.

Meals are served in the terraced, open central structure, while a big western sundeck allow divers to have an evening drink or an after-dive chat with a background of fabulous tropical sunsets.

Diving around is exceedingly easy and shallow but quite spectacular; the sandy bottom and the sparse coral heads host an amazing array of small, offer yet-to-be-classified, shamelessly colorful subjects, making the diving here an unforgettable experience for any discerning photographer.

The resort offers 3 dives a day plus, if requested, day trips at Sipadan and Mabul. Divers says it is the best of both worlds, diving in Sipadan and the macro paradise of Kapalai.

Diver Package
For Certified Diver Only (All Dive Program/Arrangement will be Organised by the Resort’s Dive Centre)
Prices quoted are all inclusive except for dive equipment, where guest can bring their own or rent what they need from the resort. Guest may also choose to dive cetain day or time only but no refund.

Diving Package Includes

  • Meet and 2-way land transfer from Tawau Airport or Tawau Hotel to our Private Jetty at Semporna (80 mins)
  • 2-way boat transfer to Kapalai Island (45 mins)
  • Accommodation on a twin/triple sharing basis on the Resort
  • Fresh Food Cooked by our Chef on buffet style- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner throughout the stay
  • Afternoon snacks served after at restaurant daily
  • Tea/Coffee, Cold Water and Cordial served throughout the day
  • Diving by boat for Diver (for diver only 3 boat dives daily EXCEPT on arrival and departure days)
  • Unlimited dives in front of Kapalai Dive Centre (for diver only)- This is an unguided dive & must be accompanied by dive-buddy.
  • Tanks, Weight and Belt are provided (for diver only)
  • No extra charge for night dives in front of dive centre (strictly for advanced diver or diver with night dive experience only)
  • Snorkel around the resort (from Kapalai Dive Centre Only)
  • Guests staying in Semporna or Tawau on the last day will only be provided with one (01) dive (strictly NO fly policy within 24 hours after the last dive)
  • Strictly 24 Hours Interval after Diving for taking flights

Non-Diver Package
Prices quoted are all inclusive except for dive equipment, where guest can bring their own or rent from the resort or just rent some that they need only. Example – snorkel and fins.

For:-
A) NON-DIVER
Are only allowed to dive in front of the Dive Centre with Instructor via Padi Discovery Scuba Programme (DSD).

B) NOT A CERTIFIED DIVER YET or
Are only allowed to dive in front of the Dive Centre with Instructor via Padi Discovery Scuba Programme (DSD).

C) DIVER WHO DO NOT WISH TO DIVE DURING BOOKING
But later wish to dive may do so and will be charged at the resort based on Per Dive Rate.

DIVE AROUND THE RESORT = MYR 130 PER PERSON PER DIVE
DIVE AROUND MABUL ISLAND = MYR 150 PER PERSON PER DIVE

*Prices are subject to change and are exclusive of dive equipment

Arrival Flight Options

Kota Kinabalu to TawauTawau to Kota Kinabalu
Pick up from Tawau Airport and transfer to SEMPORNA for boat depart to Kapalai at 1000 hrs
MH 2121 (ETD 0730 hrs/ETA 0815 hrs)
Depart Kapalai at 0930 hrs. Transfer to SEMPORNA and to Tawau Airport
MH 3052 (ETD 1425 hrs/ETA 1525 hrs)
AK 6263 (ETD 1505 hrs/ETA 1555 hrs)
Pick up from Tawau Airport and transfer to SEMPORNA for boat depart to Kapalai at 1600 hrs
MH 2137 (ETD 1410 hrs/ETA 1500 hrs)
AK 6262 (ETD 1350 hrs/ETA 1440 hrs)
Kuala Lumpur to TawauTawau to Kuala Lumpur
Pick up from Tawau Aiport and transfer to SEMPORNA for boat depart to Kapalai at 1200 hrs
AK 5744 (ETD 0700 hrs/ETA 0950 hrs)
Depart Kapalai at 0630 hrs and transfer to SEMPORNA and to Tawau Airport
AK 5745 (ETD 1015 hrs/ETA 1300 hrs)
Depart Kapalai at 1330hrs and transfer to SEMPORNA and to Tawau Airport
MH 2665 (ETD 1815 hrs/ETA 2055 hrs)
Sandakan to TawauTawau to Sandakan
Pick up from Tawau Aiport and transfer to SEMPORNA for boat depart to Kapalai at 1300 hrs
MH 3093 (ETD 0855 hrs/ETA 0935 hrs)
Depart Kapalai at 0630 hrs and transfer to SEMPORNA and to Tawau Airport
MH 3092 (ETD 1055 hrs/ETA 1145 hrs)
Depart Kapalai at 1330hrs and transfer to SEMPORNA and to Tawau Airport
MH 3094 (ETD 1800 hrs/ETA 1840 hrs)

AK – AirAsia; MH – Malaysia Airlines; ETD – Estimated Departure; ETA – Estimated Arrival

Flight Timing Guidelines
Arrival:
Book the earliest flight to arrive Tawau. Latest by 1400 hrs, for transfer to resort on same day.
1st boat into KAPALAI is at 1000 hrs. The earliest flight to look for is from Kota Kinabalu arrival Tawau around 0800 hrs.

Departure:
Book any flight from 1000 hrs onward.
To stay up to last departure boat at 1330 hrs from KAPALAI. The earliest flight to look for is anytime from 1700 hrs.

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