SIPADAN

Sipadan Trip: 6 to 11 Sep 2019

Published Rates:
USD2,157 per diver (5D/4N Twin Divers Packge)
ADEX Promo Price:
SGD1,490 per diver
 

Other add-ons:

  • 1 Night stay in Tawau Hotel with airport transfer (on 5 June): SGD40

  • 2-way land transfer (from your Home to Senai Airport and Return): SGD60

  • Upgrade to AC room (SGD 15 per person per night x 4 nights): SGD60

 

Total SGD1,650

Things to note:

  • Triple-sharing: 5% off Twin Rate

  • Single: 30% addition of Twin Rate

  • Price per non-diver: 80% of diver price

  • Price for Children (non-diver, 3 to 12 years old): 50% of non-diver price

  • Price for Infant (less than 3 years old): 10% of non-diver price

  • Package rate are subject to peak season 10% rate (applicable for peak period like Chinese New Year, 01-31st August & 01st -07th October)

  • Any children who are certified divers will have to pay FULL Diver rates regardless of their age & parents are to be held responsible for their child at all times.

Flights:

  • 6 Sep 2019: AK 5596 Depart Johor 1550hr; Arrive Tawau 1830hr

  • 11 Sep 2019: AK 5597 Depart Tawau 1855hr; Arrive Johor 2120hr

About Sipadan Island
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.

More than 400 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan Island was at the top of Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for 'The Top Dive Destination in the World'.

Frequently seen in the waters around Sipadan:

  • Green and hawksbill turtles (which mate and nest there)

  • Enormous schools of barracuda in tornado-like formations

  • Large schools of big-eye trevally

  • Shoals of bumphead parrotfish eating and shitting at the same time


Pelagic species such as manta rays, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks also visit Sipadan.

About Sipdan Water Village Resort
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 minimize 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.

The Islands
Kapalai and Mabul (where the resort is located), are world-renowned as macro “heaven on earth”, and the best dive sites are all less than 15 minutes away from the resort and are mostly in shallow water. Small creatures are not the only attractions here; one can never get tired of fish watching and the ample opportunities for photography. Be prepared to see countless remarkable creatures on one dive, be it cuttlefish, anemone shrimp, harlequin ghost pipefish, juvenile batfish or dragonets. The possibilities are endless!

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.

PUBLISHED RATE:
Per Diver USD2,157
 (5D/4N Twin Divers Package)
 
SPECIAL PROMO:
Per Diver SGD1,490

Package includes:

  1. Jetty Fees: RM10 per person

  2. Land Transfers: Two Way Tawau Airport / Semporna Jetty / Tawau Airport

  3. Boat transfers (45 min per way): Semporna Jetty / Sipadan Water Village / Semporna Jetty

  4. Accommodation as per mentioned on top and Non-air-conditioned. (Air-conditioned rooms available in Standard Cottage & Deluxe Cottage at a top up of SGD15 per person per night).

  5. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner except on arrival and departure days.

  6. 3 guided boat dives daily with one dive per day to Mabul and Kapalai Island. Sipadan Island is subject to quota availability (minimum 1 day in Sipadan for this trip). EXCEPT ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DAYS.

  7. Compulsory orientation dive on day of arrival at House Reef before any boat dives, subject to arrival time and Dive Center policy. To be completed before 5pm, otherwise postpone to next morning.

  8. Unlimited house reef dive from 6am until 6pm, subject to a minimum surface interval of 1 hour before doing limited House Reef dives. And strictly NO Diving 24 hour before flight.

  9. Waiver of 10% peak season surcharge for this special trip!


Package excludes:

  1. Flights

  2. Tourism Tax: RM 10 per room per night (pay when checking out)

  3. Diving Extras & Rental Equipment (see below)

  4. Liquor & soft drinks

  5. Any hotel or Meals on mainland

  6. Tips

  7. Diving & Travel Insurance

  8. Malaysia Sales & Service Tax (6%) on any of the diving extras and/or other add-on incurred at Resort


Diving Extras:

  • Sipadan Dive Permit (RM 140 per person per day)

  • Nitrox Fill: RM35/tank

  • Extra Boat Dive for Sipadan trip (4th dive of the day): RM150

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course: SGD480

PROPOSED ITINERARY (6D/5N)

Day 1: Pick up from home between 0900hr to 0930hr. Transfer to Senai Airport. Check-in at 1150hr, Flight Air Asia AK 5596 Depart Johor Bahru 1550hr and Arrive Tawau 1830hr. The transfer to Tawau, 1 night stay in Tawau Hotel and dinner will be at own expense.

Day 2: Pick up at 7am from Tawau Hotel for Semporna Jetty (about 2 hour transfer). Speed boat transfer to Resort (about 45min). Upon arrival at Resort, will be given welcome drink and resort briefing. Dive center briefing at 11am, follow by check out dive at shore. Lunch then 1 boat dive, Dinner.

(Note that official check-in timing is 2pm. In the event should the rooms are ready, they will issue the keys upon arrival at resort. In the event that the rooms are not ready, can leave the bags at reception while doing the check-out dive and lunch.)

Day 3 to 5: 3 meals & 3 boat dives a day + unlimited shore dives (6am to 6pm)

Day 6: Breakfast, check-out before lunch and have lunch at 12nn. 1pm Boat to Semporna and transfer to Tawau Airport. Air Asia AK 5597 Depart Tawau 1855hr and Arrive Johor Baru 2120hr. Pick up and send home. End of package.

DIVING EQUIPMENT RENTAL (PER DAY)

Rental from Malaysia (per day):

  • Full Set Diving Equipment Rental: RM100

  • BCD & Regulator: RM70

  • Mask & Snorkel: RM35

  • Fins & Booties: RM35

  • BCD: RM35

  • Regulator: RM35

  • Mask: RM20

  • Snorkel: RM15

  • Fins: RM15

  • Booties: RM20

  • Wetsuit (Shorty): RM35


Rental from Singapore (per day):

  • Torch w rechargeable battery: SGD8

  • Dive Computer: SGD12

  • SMB: SGD5


Note: All rentals are charged for full day. There would no half day rental. Additional charges is applicable in the event of lost or damaged items.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Payment:

  • Deposit of 50% of total payment would be required upon blocking the space or if the date is within one month, full payment would be required.

  • Without any deposit, room shall be automatically release within 3 days of holding.

  • Balance payment due 30 days before trip

 

Particulars needed at least 30 days before the trip dates to facilitate our arrangement:

  • Full Name

  • IC number

  • Passport number

  • Address

  • Gender

  • Nationality

  • Flight details to

 

Cancellation Policies:

  • 50% cancellation fee for cancellation more than 1 month before trip commencement

  • 100% cancellation fee for cancellation less than 1 month before trip commencement


Certifications:

  • Minimum requirement for diving in Sipadan is Advanced Certified diver with 20 logged dives. Divers with less than requirement can still dive at Mabul & Kapalai

  • Open Water, Advanced Open Water & Nitrox courses available on this trip at extra costs


Balanced payment would be required one month (30 days) before the arrival date. Otherwise, the reservation is subjected to automatic cancellation and will be made available for resale.

The resort only accepts notes like USD, YEN and EURO. Please take note all note have to be in good condition. If there is any tear, dirty like have ink or writing are not acceptable.

All USD bank notes starting with CB, DB & DF will not be accepted as legal tender. As these notes are NOT accepted by our Malaysian banks or money changers.

All participants MUST have their own Travel & Dive Insurance prior to the trip commencement

Unused portion of the package is not refundable.

The company shall not be held responsible and reserve the rights to charge the participants for additional costs rendered by any last minute cancellation, delay and changes of arrangement made by customer (Less than 48 hours before arrival time as per schedule).

Sipadan Water Village S/B reserves the right to amend, delete or add to these conditions or withdraw any rates herein at any time without prior notice.

All participants must have valid insurance to cover for diving activities and trip cancellation.

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