A recent trip to Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort surpassed all expectations for divers and non divers alike.

Accommodation Hut at Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

Reminiscent of the Maldives but without the crowds the resort comprises of 40 luxury wooden stilt chalets built over a once vegetated island.

There are no sand-flies or mosquitoes, no need for air conditioning, bathing water is shipped from the mainland and rubbish is disposed of correctly.

Service and luxury are words that come to mind when describing the resort, the dive team are super efficient i don’t think i lifted a tank in the 5 days of being there.


Richard Photographs a Blue Ring Octopus on our last day ! !

Camera washing and storing facilities are excellent, dive guides and boatmen know their creatures and where to find them. The food is very good with ample variety.


The surrounding dive sites, some of which are a simple giant stride away from the dive station support a wealth of marine life – a macro divers paradise, with world famous Sipadan Island a 20 min speadboat ride away.

For information on the dive sites surrounding the area please visit our Scuba Diving Kapalai, Sipadan and Mabul pages.

We are still buzzing from our trip, to the point that a return visit in October is currently being planned, if you’d like to be informed of dates with a view to joining us please contact us.

Please visit our Dive Trip Photo Album to see a selection of images from this trip, all images were taken during the 5 night stay.

Should you wish to visit Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort independently please contact us and we’ll provide you with a direct contact at the resort.

For a stunning photograph of the Blue Ring Octopus, check out the Octopus & Squid Marine Biology page.