September 28th, 2009

Sipadan @ Sipadan Kapalai Resort

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17th to 21st November, 17th to 24th November

FLIGHTS


The most ideal flight is via Air Asia direct from Singapore to Tawau, departing on AK6153 on 17th November and returning on AK6152 on 24th November. This is a 8D7N package, consisting of 5.5days of diving. Flight cost is SGD107 from Singapore to Tawau direct (as at 25th Sep). 8D7N resort-cum-diving package cost is MYR 4,150. Rate is full board and includes all dives, accommodation, transfers and meals.

For those who wish to depart earlier on Saturday 21st November, it is the same flight back on AK6152. However, this means that you will leave the resort on night of Friday Nov 20th to Tawau in order to catch the early morning flight out on Saturday Nov 21st. This program is total of 5N4N with 2.5days of diving. Flight cost is SGD107 from Singapore to Tawau direct (as at 25th Sep). 5D4N resort-cum-diving package cost is MYR 2,235.

ITINERARY

Day One – 17th Nov, Tuesday

  • Meet at airport
  • Flight Airasia – AK6153 ETD 1200 hours ETA 1430 hours
  • Pick up from Tawau Airport to Semporna jetty (estimated 1.5 hour ride)
  • Transfer by boat to Sipadan-Kapalai (estimated 45min ride)
  • Arrive at Sipadan-Kapalai & check in
  • Dinner
  • Note, if time permits, we will do a buddy jetty house dive on our own

Day Two – 18th Nov, Wednesday

  • Dive #1 (check out dive)
  • Breakfast
  • Dive #2
  • Lunch
  • Dive #3
  • Dinner
  • Note, unlimited buddy dives off jetty

Day Three – 19th Nov, Thursday

  • Dive #4
  • Breakfast
  • Dive #5
  • Lunch
  • Dive #6
  • Dinner
  • Note, unlimited buddy dives off jetty

Day Four – 20th Nov, Friday

  • Dive #7 dawn dive
  • Breakfast
  • Dive #8 early morning dive
  • Lunch (those on 5D4N package will check out and leave resort for Semporna)
  • Dive #9 Dinner
  • Note, unlimited buddy dives off jetty

Day Five- 21th Nov, Saturday

  • Dive #10
  • Breakfast
  • Dive #11
  • Lunch
  • Dive #12
  • Dinner
  • Note, unlimited buddy dives off jetty

Day Six- 22nd Nov, Sunday

  • Dive #13
  • Breakfast
  • Dive #14
  • Lunch
  • Dive #15
  • Dinner

Day Seven- 23rd Nov, Monday

  • Dive #16 (early morning dive)
  • Breakfast
  • Dive #17 (mid morning to finish by 11am)
  • Lunch
  • Check out
  • Transfer by boat & car to Marco Polo Hotel in Tawau town
  • Twin-share rooms at Marco Polo
  • Dinner (own expense)

Day Eight- 24th Nov,Tuesday

  • Breakfast (own expense)
  • Transfer from Marco Polo to Tawau Airport
  • Flight Airasia – AK6152 ETD 0855 hours ETA 1125 hours
  • HOME SWEET HOME

MORE ABOUT SIPADAN-KAPALAI DIVE RESORT 

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A few minutes by boat from the islands of Sipadan and Mabul but a full world away from it lays the exhilarating Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, sitting on its sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs. Planned and built in full style as an airy, comfortable, sunny water village with no land in sight, it boasts a mile-long sandbank of powdery white sand where one can suntan at complete leisure while gazing out to the miles of brilliant turquoise stretching into the horizon offering the purest image of natural serenity.

02442jpgDive spots are extremely close and can be reached in just a few minutes by speedboat and some of them, actually, just by swimming from the dive center pier. For those who are ready to venture more and aside from the tiny marvels of the macro life of Kapalai can, in just a few minutes, dive in Sipadan (where big fish and turtles abound) or in Mabul (where silky and muddy bottoms offer different and equally pleasant experience and opportunities to the lovers of "muck diving").

With a combination of sun and water in a unique and serene setting with friendly staff, Sipadan-Kapalai is an ideal destination for diver and non diver alike seeking a great holiday experience!

http://sipadan-kapalai.com/

DIVE EQUIPMENT RENTAL 

This can be arranged for you at the resort (paid in cash direct), but you have to let us know in advance. Here are the rates:

– Reg

MYR 30.00

- BCD

MYR 30.00

- Wetsuit

MYR 25.00

- Booties

MYR 10.00

- Fins

MYR 10.00

- Mask

MYR 15.00

- Snorkel

MYR 15.00

- Full set rate

MYR 120.00

Add’l Marine Park fees per day

MYR 40.00

Frankly, if you don’t have your own full set of gear, we would highly recommend you start investing in one. Afterall, for all the rental sets you use, it is probably worthwhile to invest once and for all.

We have some mid to high quality brand new dive gear for sale if you are interested which we are happy to clear at cost. Just let me know what you need.

COSTS

8D7N Package (exc flights) : MYR4,150 (approx S$1,700)
5D4N Full Board Package (exc flights) : MYR2,235 (approx S$918)

KAPALAI DIVING PACKAGE INCLUDES :

  • Meet and land transfer from Tawau Airport to our Private Jetty at Semporna ( 70 mins ) & return transfer.
  • Boat transfer to Kapalai Island & return
  • Accommodation on a twin/triple sharing basis on the Resort.
  • 3 boat dives daily except on arrival and departure days
  • Unlimited dives in front of Kapalai dive centre
  • Fresh Food Cooked by our Chef on buffet style.
  • Afternoon snacks served after 3rd dive.
  • Tea/Coffee, Cold Water and Cordial served throughout the day.
  • Tanks, Weight and Belt are provided.
  • No extra charge for night dives in front of dive centre for advanced diver or diver with night dive experience
  • Limited dive gears are available for rental.

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