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SEAVENTURES DIVE RIG RESORT

If you’re an avid diver and your focus in Semporna is to dive Sipadan, then look no further than Seaventures. What was once an exploration jackup rig is now a rig resort, furnished with simple and basic accommodation, with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Seaventures offers the best value without compromising quality when it comes to dive safety and accommodation, with an excellent house reef, a well organized dive station, and a professional dive team, this five-star PADI resort offers an excellent way to experience Semporna. 

If you are a certified diver, Seaventures offers free unlimited house reef diving – just help yourself to a tank and a buddy and enjoy a leisurely dive! Not a diver yet? Their dive center offers the PADI Open Water course, and a myriad of other advanced diving courses. Stay a minimum of 4D3N to have access to Sipadan permits (upon availability).

Accommodation

Family room and twin/double room (air conditioning and ensuite with hot water showers) and dorm rooms (4 beds, air conditioning and communal hot water showers).

Food

Buffet style in eating area, no a la carte orders. Vegetarians and special diets catered for.

Facilities and Services

Games room – ping pong table and pool table, conference room, sundeck lounge, maindeck lounge (also open-air dining area), Wi-Fi, IDD, PADI dive center.

Day 1

Pick-up from your hotel in Tawau or airport and transfer to Semporna jetty for connection to Seaventures Dive Rig via a 45 minutes boat ride, on the 10:00 AM or 12:30 PM scheduled boat. The only other transfer is at 4:30 PM but you will not be diving on Day 1 if you depart on this transfer. Upon arrival, register and check-in, followed by a briefing by the Seaventures Dive Team. Check out dive underneath the Rig and if you are qualified for night diving, you can do a night dive with your buddy.

 Lunch / Dinner

Day 2 to Day 3

Breakfast in the morning before going out on 3 boat dives between Mabul, Kapalai or Sipadan. You also have unlimited access to house reef diving with your buddy underneath the Rig. At the end of the day, relax or explore Mabul Island on the daily shuttle to Mabul.

 Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4

After breakfast, you have a maximum of 2 boat dives for divers without flight departing on the same day. Then, check out at 1:30 PM followed by boat transfer back to Semporna for your onward travels. 

 Breakfast / Lunch 

* Flying after diving – It is recommended that divers are to wait a minimum of 18-24 hours before flying.

Included

Return scheduled land/boat connections from Tawau town or airport (based on scheduled time), full board meals, free flow coffee/tea and light snacks, accommodation.


Diver package: 3 daily boat dives between Mabul/Kapalai or Sipadan Island except on arrival & departure day. Sipadan diving is subject to permit approval and quota availability. Unlimited house reef diving with buddy without guide. Tanks, weights & weight belts provided.

Excluded

Diver package: Dive gear available for rent and Sipadan day trip charges – please see below:

*Equipment rental per day – Prices (RM)

  • BCD – 25.00
  • Regulator with gauge – 25.00
  • Wetsuit – 25.00
  • Mask & Snorkel – 10.00
  • Fins – 15.00
  • Dive Computer – 50.00
  • Underwater Camera – 180.00
  • Underwater Torch with Battery – 30.00
  • Full Set of Equipment (BCD, Reg, Mask & Fin, Wetsuit) – 100.00

Sipadan permit is chargeable at 40RM per person, per day – subject to availability & approval. You also need a minimum 3 nights stay to have access to Sipadan permits.

Non-diver package: Snorkel gear available for rent, boat snorkeling

What to Bring?

Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, swim wear, waterproof bag, hat, sunglasses, dive/snorkel gear, hat, flip flop/sandals, camera, dry bag, money (no ATM), water bottle, toiletries, basic first aid kit.

Departure

Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. Single supplement applies for solo travellers.

Recommended for

Avid divers wanting to maximize diving in the Semporna Archipelago including Sipadan Island, or beginners intending to qualify as Open Water Divers.

How to Get There?

The gateway to the Semporna Archipelago is the Tawau airport or Semporna town itself. Please refer to schedule below when planning your travel.

Scheduled Land Transfer

RouteTime
Tawau Airport to Semporna0830hrs1100hrs1500hrs
Tawau Town to Semporna0730hrs0930hrs1430hrs
Semporna to Tawau Airport or Town1200hrs1500hrsN/A

Scheduled Boat Transfer

Semporna to Rig1000hrs *1230hrs1630hrs
Rig to Semporna1100hrs1400hrs *N/A

Note: *No single traveler surcharge for these transfer times

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