- Check in to your room then a dive briefing by the Seaventures Dive Team.
- Check out dive underneath the Rig.
IMPORTANT NOTE: NO DIVING PROVIDED FOR ARRIVAL AFTER 1630 HRS
**Diving in Sipadan is subject to permit availability and approval from Sabah Parks Management. However, if permit to Sipadan Island is not available and/or approved, please take note that the package remains in force for 3 boat dives and to be conducted between MabulorKapalai or nearby island.
Kindly take note that NO DIVEMASTERS WILL ACCOMPANY HOUSE REEF DIVES, unless prior arrangements are made.
Note: Flying After Diving
When diving on vacation a scuba diver needs to be aware that residual nitrogen poses a health risk upon decompression. This applies just as much to ascending in a jet as ascending to the surface of the water. The difference in air pressure, as a plane ascends to cruising altitude, is roughly equivalent to the last 14-16 feet of ascension in water and the same risks are evident including the bends (decompression sickness) and/or an embolism. If you fly after diving you risk extremely painful gas bubbles forming in your joints and flesh, or tragically in your blood, leading to an embolism and possibly even death. A good conservative rule is to ensure that you have no residual nitrogen in your body before flying. Following the NAUI dive tables, you should be in letter group A or less (which can take over 9 hours). A safe suggestion is to pass a full 24 hours after your last scuba dive before flying. Dive computers, which track nitrogen levels, have a "time-to-fly" indicator, which tells a scuba diver how long they need to wait before boarding a plane. Plan your last dive sensibly, so that you aren't bringing nitrogen along for a painful and possibly fatal return trip.
* Note: No diving for guests flying on their check out day. Boat dives are non transferable and only permitted as scheduled by Seaventures management for each diver. Please organize flights accordingly.
Sabah Parks Announcement
Effective in 2020 onwards, Sabah Parks has announced that Sipadan Island will be CLOSED for any activities including Diving and Snorkeling during the month of November every year (1-30 November). The purpose of this one month closure is to give a “RECUPERATION PERIOD” to the marine environment in Sipadan Island. During this closure period, Divers and Snorkelers will be brought to other islands of Tun Sakaran Marine park for their activities.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the restricted Sipadan entry permit quota set by Sabah Parks, guests are required to submit full name with nationality, gender, passport numbers and contact address for us to proceed with the permits application at least 14 days in advance prior to arrival. This is to allow sufficient time to process and obtain the permit approval. Failure to do this may result in guest being denied entry to Sipadan Island.