Sipadan Dive Trip 2-7Jan08 - Eat, Sleep & Dive!

Just returned from a 6D5N dive trip to P. Sipadan (Sabah, Malaysian Borneo). Have anticipated this trip because Sipadan is highly acclaimed as one of the best dive destinations in the world with beautiful wall dives, different species of pelagic fishes; in addition nearby islands Kapalai and Mabul offer superb muck diving, great for macro lovers.

Actually, the first and last day were spent travelling, so there were basically just 4 days of diving. But it was 4 solid days of diving and everyday was well spent - Eat, Sleep, Dive! The dives were totally awesome; up close and personal encounters with countless Green Turtles, Barracudas, Jacks, White Tip Sharks, Humphead Parrot Fishes etc; for macro, lots to uncover like colourful Nudibranchs, Pygmy Seahorse, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Mandarin Fish etc etc.
Itinerary
Day 1 - Singapore to Senai Airport, Johor Bahru via van. Flight on AirAsia to Tawau Airport, Sabah. Transfer to Semporna via van. 1 night stay at Dragon Inn Floating Resort, Semporna.
Day 2 (Part 1), Day 2 (Part 2) - Speed boat transfer to Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort. 1 Orientation check out dive at House Reef. 1 Boat dive at Kapalai. 1 Sunset dive at House Reef.
Day 3 - 2 boat dives at Sipadan. 1 boat dive at Mabul. 1 Sunset dive at House Reef.
Day 4 - 2 boat dives at Sipadan. 1 boat dive at Kapalai. 1 Sunset dive at House Reef.
Day 5 - 2 boat dives at Sipadan. Check out. Speed boat transfer to Semporna. Coach transfer to Tawau. 1 night stay at King Park Hotel, Tawau.
Day 6 - Van transfer to Tawau Airport. AirAsia flight to Kuala Lumpur (KLIA-LCCT). Bus transfer to KLIA. Shuttle flight to Singapore. Cab back home.
Totally busted. Travelling was more tired than diving! Shall blog about all the dives with photos and even video clips slowly...

2 comments:

Andre said...

hey there... would like to find out how much was the trip, and where did u book the trip from (dive shop, or tour agency, or self planned, or otherwise...)

daydreamer said...

Hi,
Think I spent around $1300-$1400, full board but excluding the shuttle flight back from KL.
Booked from Mako Sub-Aquatics, check with Patrick Leong. http://www.makosubaquatics.com/index.asp

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