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As its name suggests, Sipadan Water Village is a beautifully constructed resort built entirely over the water on stilts made of ironwood. The design of the resort reflects the influence of the local Bajau style. Splendid water cottage accommodations sit above the calm, clear, shallow water. Wooden walkways with flowered sidewalks connect the accommodations to the main reception and dining area where wonderfully prepared Asian and Continental cuisine is served.
Sipadan Water Village will guarantee divers 1 days diving at Sipadan with a minimum 5 night stay. An option is available to dive Sipadan every day for an additional non-refundable fee, payable in advance on a first come first served basis.
To reach Mabul Island, you will need to take a flight from Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. From Tawau Airport it is a 90 minute road transfer to Semporna Jetty. From Semporna, a 45 minute to 1 hour boat transfer will have you reaching your dive resort.
The resort boats operate on a set transfer schedule. Please check the resort transfer times with Dive Adventures.
Relax and dine at the large open-air over-water circular restaurant where buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks are served featuring a blend of international and Asian cuisines. The Bar Lounge is located in the main building next to reception.
The resort’s helipad (for emergencies and private usage) and jetty enable convenient access for all activities. There is a mini mart selling souvenirs, free broadband wifi access, massage service, Snorkeling and Dive Centre.
The Dive Centre is responsible for all in-water activities, scuba training and education. The centre is equipped with lockers, showers, toilet and a common area for resting between dives with complimentary snack, hot coffee and tea. Snorkeling and scuba gear is available for rental. Nitrox is also available.
The 45 spacious water chalets sit less than 1 metre above the high water mark. Wide sliding doors open onto the room's private deck from which you can take in the surrounding view and watch the colourful fish life swimming below you.
Junior Cottage: This is the smallest cottage category located behind the Dive Centre, convenient for the divers. A bit of noise from the compressor can be expected. The cottage has 2 single beds, maximum 2 adults. The 6 semi-detached Junior Cottages share a balcony and face the island or have a village view.
Standard Cottage: This standard cottage has 2 types. The 4 Semi-Detached Standard Cottages have 2 single beds with an island view and shared balcony. The 29 Stand-Alone Standard Cottages have 2 single beds or 1 double bed with either a seaview and non-seaview. An extra bed can be added. Only 8 of the cottages have air-conditioning (a surcharge applies)
Deluxe Cottage: There are only 2 Deluxe Chalets (one with a seaview and one with an island view) both with air-conditioning (surcharge applies), a king bed and personal bathub.
Grand Deluxe Cottage: These 4 island view chalets are the grandest, largest and furthest cottage sfrom the reception area, with 2 queen beds and a personal Jacuzzi.
All cottages come equipped with tea/coffee maker, private bathroom and toiletries with hot/cold showers and hair dryers, ceiling fan, mini bar, settees, dressing table/chair, wooden wardrobe, 220-240V electrical light and powerpoints.
The Diver Package includes 3 boat dives daily (except on arrival day and no dives on departure day) covering Mabul Island, Kapalai and Sipadan Island (subject to permit approval) and unlimited Mabul House Reef shore diving from 06:00am to 06:00pm with weight, weight belt and tanks only.
Non-Diver/Snorkeler packages include 1 boat snorkeling trip to Kapalai Island daily with snorkel equipment and unlimited snorkeling in SWV Snorkeling Centre House Reef available from 08:00am to 06:00pm without snorkel equipment.
Controlled Bottom Sea fishing for reef fish such as Snappers, Emperors, Groupers, Triggerfish can be arranged less than 15 minutes boat drive away from the Resort and not at dive sites. Local Hand fishing lines and baits are provided and any fish caught will be cooked and served at the restaurant.
Deep Sea fishing sites are 45 minutes to an hour away from the Resort for game fishing of Skipjack Tuna, Spanish Mackrel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, etc.