Sipadan & Layang Layang

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Run by: Dive Worldwide

Reference number: 4884

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This itinerary allows you to combine Mabul’s excellent ‘muck diving’ with Layang Layang’s famed pelagic encounters, most notably with hammerhead sharks.

Your first week is spent diving the exceptional sites around Sipadan and Mabul. The varied marine topography makes Sipadan an astonishing place to dive, with caves, walls, canyons, plateaux and overhangs. Mabul Island is a small, oval shaped island, only a 15 minute boat ride from Sipadan and is famous for its macro diving and has gained a reputation as one of the best ‘muck diving' sites in the world.

Continue your adventure to Layang Layang, where you'll discover pristine reefs, breathtaking drop-offs and deep water marine species such as hammerhead sharks, frequently seen at sites such as Dogtooth Lair and The Runway.

Please note the UK foreign office advice currently relating to this region. Please speak to our dive team for further advice and information.

Suggested itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for Tawau
  2. Day 2: Arrive and transfer to Mabul
  3. Days 3-8: Dive Mabul & Sipadan
  4. Day 9: Fly to Kota Kinabalu and overnight
  5. Days 10-16: Dive Layang Layang
  6. Day 17: Depart Layang Layang
  7. Day 18: Arrive UK

You should note: Diving at Sipadan is subject to locally obtainable permits and not guaranteed. On days where permits are not obtained, diving around Kapalai and Mabul will be offered as an alternative.

  • Available*: Mar to Aug: March to August only. Four departures per week.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • Domestic flights
    • Transfers
    • 15 nights accommodation
    • Full board meal plan at Sipadan & Layang Layang
    • 12 days diving
    • Tanks and weights

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

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