Diving Trip Sipadan

The diversity and abundance of marine found at Sipadan gives it its reputation of being one of the ten best dive locations in the world.

Sipadan, the internationally famous island of the only oceanic island in Malaysia, which also at the top of  Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for 'The Top Dive Destination in the World' is located in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 400 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. 

The island’s unique geography makes it home to many excellent dive sites. Its lush forests and white sand beaches rest on top of a prehistoric volcano rising 600 meters from the seafloor and the pristine waters surrounding the island allow for visibility of at least 20 meters year round. However, visibility can reach up to 50 meters during the dry season. Another unique feature to divers visiting Sipadan is the turtle tomb, an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that became disoriented and then drowned.

There are  total of 12 dive sites in Sipadan Island. The residential schooling barracuda and big-eye trevally, which often gather in thousands forming spectacular tornado-like formations, are one of the highlights of every diver’s wish-list. With the possibility of seeing pelagic species such as mantas, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks, each dive at Sipadan is a highly anticipated event.

The island is open for divers from 6am to 4pm - no night dives are allowed. The number of divers allowed to dive in Sipadan daily has also been limited to 120 pax in an effort to preserve the island’s pristine state.

Insider Tips:

  • April ~ October is the best time to visit Sipadan Island. The rainy season is November ~ March
  • Advance reservation is required (2 months before your travel) for permit application
  • You may choose for snorkeling, please notify us upon booking
Additional Information:
  • Diving Equipments are included: BCG, Tank, Wetsuit, Weights, Weight Belt, Fins, Mask
  • You may proceed 2 check dive the day before dive. Actual location will be inform once the trip confirmed


2 Working Days
Full Day
No Transport provided
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

What You Get


  • Return boat transfer to/from Semporna
  • Sipadan Park permit
  • Semporna jetty fee
  • Dive equipments, briefing & dive master
  • Packed lunch
  • Mineral water


  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Personal Expenses

How To Buy

1. Select the preferred date and purchase online

2. Email the following information to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg for booking of the tour:

  • Your Order Number
  • Full Name and Passport Number of each participant

3. Present the e-voucher for verification to operator

4. Enjoy the activity

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.


* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.


Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Solo Traveler
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Group of 2-4
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Group of 5-10
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Group of 11-30
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Please be reminded to send an email with your Order Number and traveller detail to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg