Sipadan & Orangutans

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Run by: Dive Worldwide

Reference number: 4886

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Spend a week exploring Sipadan and its surroundings, then head inland for two days to come face to face with the man of the forest, Borneo’s orangutan.

Staying on Mabul, or Kapalai if you prefer, you are just 15 minutes from Sipadan, with its plunging walls, schools of barracuda and jacks, turtles, bumphead parrotfish and more. Mabul itself is equally fascinating, but in contrast is known for its weird and wonderful inhabitants.

This trip idea included two days at The Sepilok Nature Resort, surrounded by beautiful rainforest and a haven for plants and wildlife. Just next door is the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the orangutans regularly wander through the resort.

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 and Sipadan
  4. Day 9: Fly to Sandkan and transfer to Sepilok
  5. Day 11: Depart Sandakan
  6. Day 12: 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*: Jan to Dec: Daily throughout the year. April to October best diving conditions.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • Domestic flights
    • Transfers
    • 7 nights accommodation Mabul
    • 2 nights accommodation Sandakan
    • Half board meal plan
    • 6 days diving
    • Tanks and weights

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

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