Kapalai Dive ResortDescription
Kapalai Dive Resort is a wood floating resort, built in the traditional Kampung spirit (village in malay language). It’s located in the middle of the Celebes Sea, close to Mabul Island, nothing else around you except the ocean and a stretched tongue of sand appearing from this island at low tide.
The 59 wooden chalets are interconnected by jetty overhanging a turquoise blue water, it is really a magic and soothing place. Each of them welcome 2 to 3 persons, in a spacious room, aerated only by an huge ceiling fan and the marine breeze. The bathroom consists of a bathtub and a shower. A circular balcony surrounds the room, offering an unlimited view on the ocean and a total intimacy. These chalets are equipped with a refrigerator, a kettle, coffee and tea facilities.
In the center of the resort is the restaurant, large space where the meals are served in the form of tempting buffets. A wide terrace adjacent to the restaurant with bar, tables and armchairs is the perfect place to have a drink, after the dives, by admiring the sunset.
A circular platform headland of the resort, sprinkled with deck chairs, welcome the lovers of sunbathing. A Souvenir shop and a gaming room with television are make available of customers. A free wi fi connection is available at the restaurant and at the reception of the resort.
The dive center has a storage room for the equipment. The dives are done around the resort, to Mabul Si amil, and indeed on Sipadan which are reached in 15 minutes with speedboats. Divemasters are mainly Malaysian, speak English and are supervised by experimented diving instructors. Kapalai Dive Center is a PADI Center. The activities offered, except diving, are the snorkeling and the sea kayak.
Diving at Kapalai is easy and rather surprising. Dive Sites especially consist of shallow sandy bottom and coral heads which hide incredible creatures. It’s paradise for microscopic fauna, from flamboyant cuttlefish, different species of frog fishes, leaf fishes, nudibranches, shrimps, to Blue Ring Octopus and mandarin fishes… Dives at Sipadan can be organized to enjoy a pelagic fauna.
You’ll do 3 boat dives per day, except on departure and arrival days at the resort. Package are offered from 4 days / 3 nights.