About The Location
Sipadan Island is located in Borneo and is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the seabed. It 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.
About Sipadan Water Village
Sipadan Water Village is a beautiful resort constructed in the Bajau architectural style. The entire resort is built over the water on stilts, which are laid precisely so as to minimise damage to the surrounding reef.
Be wowed by the resort’s splendid water cottage accommodation, flowered sidewalks, sumptuous Asian and Continental cuisine, and impeccable, personal service.
Some of the best reefs in the world are literally at your doorstep. The resort’s experienced divemasters are specially trained in the marine ecology of the region, and will show you the natural beauty as well as impart their knowledge of marine life and a better understanding of the environment. This attitude and passion is what sets diving with Sipadan Water Village apart.
Type Of Rooms
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.
About The Dive Sites
Sipadan presents a very different diving environment from the other islands, being mostly a combination of wall and drift diving. Be prepared to be wowed by beautiful coral, gorgonian and sponge-covered walls, and of course, the turtles. Nowhere else on Earth can you see so many turtles on just one dive. There are also huge resident schools of barracuda circling the top of the reef.
How To Get There
Sipadan Water Village Resort Sdn Bhd (SWV) is one of the pioneer in the development of recreational diving and resort management in Mabul Island. The Governor of Sabah, TYT Yang Dipertua Negeri Sabah Tan Sri Datuk Panglima Haji Sakaran Bin Dandai, officially opened the resort on 29 December 1995.
Directs flights between Kota Kinabalu and the regional capitals of Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Brunei, Manila, Cebu and other international capitals, make Sabah easily accessible to travellers everywhere.
Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu International airport, travelers then proceed to Tawau airport on the east coast of Sabah.
Please take note that the Sabah Parks have decided to close Sipadan Island from all diving and snorkelling activities annually from 1st to 30th November, starting in the year 2020. While Sipadan Water Village Resort will remain open during this period, diving at Sipadan will not be possible during the month of November each year.