Sipadan Water VillageDescription
Sipadan Water Village is built over water on stilts made of Belian Wood commonly called ironwood, laid in certain points so as to minimise damage to the existing reef.
The architectural design of the 45 water chalets reflects the incluence of the local Bajau style. The resort is located on a part of the island where it is sheltered from the storm. The chalets are spacious with wide sliding doors that open onto the room’s private veranda. Room are equipped with double or twin beds, private bathroom, large ceiling fan, tea and coffee facilities.
The open-air restaurant has a seating capacity of 150 people at one time. Meals are served in buffet style featuring a mixture of local and continental cuisine. A bar lounge is located in the main building. A Mini Mart, in front of the restaurant, sells various souvenir items ranging from t-shirts, post-cards, caps, towels with Sipadan Water Village logo and many more.
The Dive Centre is responsible for all in-water activities and scuba training and education. It is equipped with lockers, showers, toilet and a common area for resting between dives with complimentary snack, hot coffee and tea. It carries 5 Bauer compressors for refilling tanks, over 300 aluminium 3000 psi / 80 cubic foot tanks with American style “K” valves, rental sets of scuba diving equipment that are mainly Scuba Pro.
The centre equipped with custom-built fibreglass dive boats that carry 12 passengers each. Each boat goes out 3 trips daily accompanied by a boatman and a Dive Master.
All Dive Masters are specially trained in the marine ecology of Mabul Island and will not only show divers the attractions but also impart their knowledge of the marine life so that guests may return from their memorable holiday with a better understanding of the environment.