Diving off Sabah

Malaysia - Borneo (Sabah)

As well as picture perfect beaches and wildlife Sabah offers some of the world’s best underwater adventures. The best known dive sites are Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai, however in order to preserve the fragile ecology, visitors to the region are no longer permitted to stay overnight on the island of Sipadan.

When planning your trip please bear in mind that to get the best out of this area you’ll want to be as near to the best dive spots as possible, as it’s not out of the ordinary to do 4 and 5 dives a day but you can’t do this if your day is spent taking the hour long boat journey getting to and from the sites from the coastal town of Semporna. Mabul and Kapalai Islands are approximately 15 minutes boat ride from the famed Sipadan dive sites and there is good standard accommodation on both islands.

Diving off Sabah Hotels

Lankayan Island Resort$$$

The 23 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms and bungalows are set on the beach side. We definitely recommend the stand alone chalets with private balconies over the more “standard” room. There are no in room TV’s or telephones etc, this is a place to truly relax and leave your worries behind you! All rooms have fans, refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities and en-suite bathrooms with hot water. There is a TV in the main building as well as internet access should you require t...

Lankayan Island Resort - Sabah - Borneo - Malaysia
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