Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

There are 10 hotels/resorts in the area that offer unlimited jetty/house reef diving.

In total, 7 out of the 10 resorts below have Sipadan Permits.

6 out of the 10 resorts are located in Mabul. The rest are located in Mataking, Kapalai and Pom Pom.

Location: Mabul Island

Scuba Jeff1. Scuba Jeff Sipadan

Private beach accommodation or sharing rooms built over the sea available here. Features an ‘ocean hammock’ area.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

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Borneo Divers2. Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort (14 Permits) (link)

30 tropical-themed chalets. Popular rooms include the ethnic-inspired Runggus Twin and luxurious Runggus Double featuring traditional platform beds.

Stay 4 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort on Dive The World (4D3N packages from RM2162 (US$490) per non-diver)

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Seaventures Dive Rig3. Seaventures Dive Rig Resort (11 Permits) (link)

Stay on and dive below an oil rig.

Stay 3 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Seaventures Dive Rig Resort on Dive The World (4D3N packages from RM2586 (US$574) per non-diver)

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Smart Divers Resort4. Sipadan-Mabul Resort (SMART) (14 Permits)

40 wooden chalets nestled in a coconut grove towards the southeastern side of Mabul. Sister resort of Mabul Water Bungalows.

Stay 5 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Sipadan-Mabul Resort (SMART) on Dive The World (4D3N packages from RM2168 (US$506) per non-diver)

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Mabul Water Bungalows5. Mabul Water Bungalows (14 Permits)

Super-exclusive Mabul resort with just 16 units of floating, wooden bungalows built entirely over water with spacious, private balconies offering panoramic vistas of the ocean.

Stay 5 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Mabul Water Bungalows on Dive The World (4D3N packages from RM3103 (US$725) per non-diver)

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SWV Sipadan Water Village6. Sipadan Water Village Resort (14 Permits) (link)

45 water chalets built based on Bajau architectural design, each with private decks overlooking the sea.

Stay 4 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Sipadan Water Village on Dive The World (4D3N packages from US$1203 per non-diver)

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Location: Mataking Island

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Mataking1. Reef Dive Resort (7 Permits)

Luxurious resort with daily diving trips to Sipadan (±80 minutes away) and other islands.

Return dive trip to Sipadan – RM1,400 per boat (maximum of 7 pax per boat)

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Mataking Reef Dive Resort on Expedia

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Location: Kapalai Island

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Kapalai Resort1. Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort (14 Permits)

15-20 minutes from Sipadan and Mabul, this top-notch resort is built in the middle of the Celebes Sea with no land in sight. Popular among couples and honeymooners.

Stay 3 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort on Dive The World (4D3N packages from RM2641 (US$617) per non-diver)

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Location: Pom Pom Island

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Pom Pom luxury accommodation

Pom Pom Island1. Pom Pom Island Resort (link)

Exclusive resort in Pom Pom Island offering day trips to Mabul and other islands. Located close to Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Read about Pom Pom Island Resort on TripAdvisor

Check pricing for Pom Pom Island Resort on: Agoda.com


Pom Pom mid-range accommodation

Celebes Beach Resort2. Celebes Beach Resort (link)

Located near an idyllic and secluded stretch of sandy beach with coconut palms lining its fringe, this is a newly revamped resort with diving facilities.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

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Check pricing for Celebes Beach Resort on: Agoda.com