In the distant is the landmark of Mabul Island, a former oil-rig now known as Seaventures Resort. This meant that we were near to our destination, Sipadan-Kapalai Resort!
Main building where the reception and restaurant are.
All meals are at the restaurant, 5 meals are served a day (I think, can't remember how much I ate!), buffet-style. Divers are definitely well fed here. One thing to marvel, the whole place was really well-maintained and illustriously clean. All guests are encouraged to go bare-footed and people automatically took off their shoes at the restaurant.
Sundeck and helipad. We spent most of our time underwater, no time to sunbath at all!
The entire resort is connected by wooden walkways, ideal for strolling by the clear blue waters.
The luxury chalets, all with breathtaking sea views (of course, we are in the open sea!)
Our chalet is actually triple-sharing. The room was really spacious with all amenities provided. No air-con available but who needs air-con when we have cool breeze all day long.
Dive sites of Sipadan-Kapalai. The dive site near the jetty is known as Mandarin Valley, famous for its resident but elusive Mandarin fishes.
Dive sites of Sipadan. Of the 3 boat dives we had daily, 2 would be at Sipadan dive sites.
Mabul Island is famous for its muck diving. Divers could expect to discovers lots of critters, provided we are sharp enough. Most of the time, we replied on the local dive masters to guide and point out the creatures to us.
- Sipadan-Kapalai Resort http://www.sipadan-kapalai.com/index.html
- Trip diary, Alex Kang of Redang Island Rendezvous http://www.redang.org/diary_sipadan06.htm
- Seaventures Dive Resort Sipadan http://www.seaventuresdive.com/index.html
- Sipadan Water Village Resort http://www.sipadanwatervillage.com/
- Sipadan-Mabul Resort http://www.sipadan-mabul.com.my/