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Sipadan-Mabul Resort

Sipadan-Mabul Resort

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Sipadan-Mabul Resort is located on Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Guests travel to the resort by flying into Tawau Airport located about an hour and a half drive from Semporna. From there, guests take a speedboat to the island.

Sipadan-Mabul Resort
Sipadan-Mabul Resort
Sipadan-Mabul Resort
Sipadan-Mabul Resort
Sipadan-Mabul Resort
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The resort offers forty-five luxury ensuite chalets and can accommodate up to ninty guests. Of the chalets, twenty-two are detached and twenty-three are semi-detached. All accommodations include a twin sharing room (or a triple/family sharing upon request), a front verandah, air conditioning, a minibar, a couch, coffee and tea making facilities, an ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub, basic toiletries, bath towels, 220v electrical outlets, 24-hour electricity, and screened windows.
The resort has a PADI TEC Dive Center, dive and snorkel equipment for rent, a souvenir shop, video services, Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, and massage services. Guests can enjoy their meals in an open-air restaurant that is built in a traditional wood style using local materials. Meals are served buffet-style and include a variety of Asian specialties and western cuisine using fresh spices, vegetables, fruits, and seafood. There is also a jetty bar for guests to enjoy an evening drink in a relaxing, tropical setting.
Divers can experience the amazing macro life and marine critters that flourish in Sipadan waters. Guests enjoy unlimited unguided shore dives at the house reef where they can spot mandarin fish, frogfish, pipefish, gobies, shrimp, crab, and lobster. Other nearby dive sites include those of Si Amil, Mataking, and Ligitan. The resort dive center is a PADI Gold Palm Resort that offers dive courses, nitrox, and technical dives.

Dive Conditions

Diving in Malaysia is suitable for all levels of divers as waters are generally calm and reefs are protected. The east coast of Peninsular Malaysia can be dived from March to September while diving in East Malaysia is year-round.
Sipadan Island is the first word on everyone's lips when discussing diving in Malaysia and it is one of the finest dive spots on the planet, but there is much more. Layang Layang is a little atoll off the north coast of Sabah which is fringed by some of the best coral fields you are likely to see. However, it is for the huge schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks that patrol around the island that Laying Layang has developed the reputation as a must-see diving destination of Malaysia.
Sipadan is a year-round destination with the optimum overall conditions being from April to December. July and August are often described as the best months with visibility sometimes exceeding 40m around the island. Mabul never experiences such good visibility but, as a macro destination, it doesn't need to.
January and February can see unsettled weather. These months are the start of the rainy season in Sabah and although Sipadan and Mabul might not experience much rain, the air and water temperature can be a little cooler and visibility can be low during this period. There are fewer divers here at this time but it is still possible to enjoy excellent conditions. The normally calm seas can also be a little unsettled at this time.
The weather is different in Layang Layang, off Sabah's west coast, where the diving season runs from March to August. March to May is considered the best time to see the marquee creature of this destination, scalloped hammerheads. Constant currents waft over the island's reefs all year round which bring in the marine life. The seas can be rough, even during peak season, beyond the calm lagoon where the resort is located. Visibility is generally very good, averaging 30m+ with the normal range considered to be from 10 to 40m. The resort closes between September and February.
Water temperature ranges from 25 - 30°C and visibility is usually 5 - 40m.