The entire resort is built over water on stilts made of Belian Wood commonly called ironwood, laid in certain points so as to minimise damage to the existing reef. In its design, Sipadan Water Village has achieved near utopia in its over-the-water layout, splendid water cottage accommodations with flowered sidewalks, wonderfully prepared Asian and Continental cuisine, and impeccable and personable service.
The architectural design of the 45 water chalets reflects the incluence of the local Bajau style. The resort is located on a part of the island where it is sheltered from the storm. The floor of the water cottages is less than 1 meter above the high water mark. The chalets are spacious with wide sliding doors that open onto the room’s private deck.
Diving Infos :
The Dive Centre is responsible for all in-water activities and scuba training and education. The centre opens from 0700hrs onwards and is equipped with lockers, showers, toilet and a common area for resting between dives with complimentary snack, hot coffee and tea. It carries 5 Bauer compressors for refilling tanks, over 300 aluminium 3000 psi / 80 cubic foot tanks with American style "K" valves, rental sets of scuba diving equipment that are mainly Scuba Pro.
The centre equipped with custom-built fibreglass dive boats that carry 12 passengers each. Each boat goes out 3 trips daily accompanied by a boatman and a Dive Master.
There are about 17 dive sites in Mabul and about 13 dive sites in Kapalai. It takes less than 15 minutes to get from the resort to any of the Mabul dive sites by the dive boat and less than 15 minutes to Kapalai. Most of the diving in Mabul and Kapalai is very shallow with depths from 60 feet to as shallow as 10 feet. These places are "macro heaven on earth". On one given dive, divers may get to see as many as 25 or 30 remarkable photo subjects including squid, cuttlefish, anemone shrimp, gobies with blind cleaner shrimp, porcelain crabs, juvenile batfish, harlequin ghost pipefish, mushroom coral pipefish, mandarin fish, dragonets and many more.
There are about 13 dive sites in Sipadan. On a good sea condition, it takes about 20 minutes from Mabul to Sipadan. Most of the diving in Sipadan is combination of wall and drift diving. The walls are covered with hard corals, soft corals, gorgonians, sponges etc. You can see more turtles on one dive here than in a lifetime of diving anywhere else. Divers may also get to see huge resident school of barracudas, which make beautiful circling patterns on top of the reef, in 10 or 15 feet of water at the South Point.
|Days / Nights / per Diver||Jr. Cottage||St. Cottage||Deluxe Cottage||Gd Deluxe Cottage|
|2 Days / 1 Nights||610 US$||630 US$||650 US$||685 US$|
|3 Days / 2 Nights||845 US$||885 US$||925 US$||990 US$|
|4 Days / 3 Nights||1080 US$||1140 US$||1200 US$||1295 US$|
|5 Days / 4 Nights||1315 US$||1395 US$||1475 US$||1600 US$|
|Extra Days/Night||235 US$||255 US$||275 US$||305 US$|
|Days / Nights / per Non-Diver||Jr. Cottage||St. Cottage||Deluxe Cottage||Gd Deluxe Cottage|
|2 Days / 1 Nights||495 US$||515 US$||535 US$||570 US$|
|3 Days / 2 Nights||615 US$||655 US$||695 US$||760 US$|
|4 Days / 3 Nights||735 US$||795 US$||855 US$||950 US$|
|5 Days / 4 Nights||855 US$||935 US$||1015 US$||1140 US$|
|Extra Days/Night||120 US$||140 US$||160 US$||190 US$|
To add 50% on top of the above prices for single occupancy of a 2-bed chalet. This must be booked well in advance.
Dive Package :
Transfer between: Tawau - Semporna Jetty – Sipadan-Water-Village - Tawau by van and speedboat
Water Cottage accommodation on standard twin-sharing basis with private sundeck, attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks) (Except on arrival and departure day)
3 boat combinations dives per day with divemaster either on Sipadan, Mabul or Kapalai Island (except on arrival and departure day)
Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef
Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt
Full set of scuba diving equipment is NOT included in the package. Full set rental is charged RM 80 per day, inclusive of BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins and booties.
Please to be advice that the scuba tank is K-valve 12L aluminum tanks and there is no NITROX facilities in the resort.