A lone sunny water village with no land in sight, Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort boasts a mile-long powdery white sandbank and endless view of brilliant turquoise waters. It is draped with quaint chalets on stilts overlooking the picturesque view of the ocean. Just a few minutes of boat ride from nearby island Mabul and Sipadan, world’s renown dive spots, diving is one of the highlights. For those who do not dive, spend your days lounging on the beach, swimming, snorkeling as well as ocean kayaking is just as incredible too. One other activity not to be missed is chasing sunsets that fill the entire sky with a myriad of colours from the deck of your chalet. 


59 wooden chalets offering twin and triple sharing accommodation are attached with a cleverly thought-out balcony which offers the total sought out privacy by the lovers of sunbathing and sun tanning. Chalets are also equipped with bathrooms with shower and bathtub, basic toiletries.


Buffet style at set timing, vegetarians and special diets catered for.

Facilities & Services

Sumptuous meal served in buffet style under the terraced, open central structure. A big western sundeck with sitting area allows divers to have an evening drink or an after-dive chat with a view of Kapalai’s fabulous tropical sunset.Dive centre which provides diving, snorkeling and kayaking gears and equipment for rental, souvenir shop, game room and internet access.


Day 1

Arrive in Tawau and take a 2 hours overland journey to Semporna. From the jetty, take another one hour boat ride journey to beautiful Kapalai. Upon arrival, get ready for the orientation by your dive master and later, enjoy a couple of shore dives. Stay overnight in twin bedded chalet.

 Lunch / Dinner

Day 2

Breakfast at the resort. Divers will go on 3 boat dives. Non-divers free at leisure – you are free to rent snorkel gear and snorkel off the house reef dive in front of the resort.

 Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3

Transfer to Semporna/Tawau for your flight to Sandakan/Kota Kinabalu.

 Breakfast / Lunch (Late departure only)

*Extension nights are available upon request.

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


Accommodation, fullboard meals including afternoon snacks, coffee, tea & drinking water, return land and boat transfers from Semporna Jetty (Kapalai Private Jetty).

Diver package: 3 guided boat dives daily except on arrival & departure day, tank, weight and weight belts


Diver package: Dive gear available for rent, Semporna Jetty Fee.

What to Bring?

Head lamp, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, binocular, dry bag, swimwear, walking shoes, money (no ATM), comfortable trekking pack, water bottle, toiletries, basic first aid kit.


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

Recommended for

Couples, honeymooners, divers, families with children. 

Scheduled Boat Transfer

Semporna Private Jetty to Kapalai Resort

(Recommended boat schedule to KAPALAI

are the 10:00 am and 12:30 pm)

10:00 am 12:30 pm15:00 pm

Kapalai Resort to Semporna Private Jetty

(Recommended boat schedule to KAPALAI

are the 09:30 am and 13:30 pm)

An additional fee will be charged for unscheduled transfers

06:30 am09:30 am 13:30 pm

Note: *No single traveler surcharge for these transfer times




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