Enjoy a week's liveaboard diving in Sipadan on the MV Celebes Explorer followed by five days to explore the island of Borneo.
The Celebes Explorer is the best way to dive Sipadan, with up to four dives per day offered and permits for all guests. The varied topography makes it an astonishing place to dive - turtles are regular inhabitants and you can also expect to be treated to schools barracuda and bumphead parrotfish, reef sharks, mantas and hammerheads.
On land, Sabah has so much to offer, with ancient rainforests, the towering Mount Kinabalu and exceptional wildlife, most notably our cousins, the orangutans.
Please note the UK foreign office advice currently relating to this region. Please speak to our dive team for further advice and information.
Depart the UK for Tawau
Depending on flight schedules, an overnight may be required in Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu.
Arrive and transfer to liveaboard
Arrive in Tawau and transfer to the Celebes Explorer liveaboard, your home for the next seven nights.
Each dive at Sipadan is a highly anticipated event - caves, walls, canyons, plateaux and overhangs attract a variety of pelagics and an abudance of fish and turtles.
Disembark and take a short flight to either Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu for a further five nights exploring Sabah. Depending on your choice of location, you can explore the exceptional wildlife and rainforest of the Lower Kinabtangan River, visit an Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, climb Mount Kinabalu, visit hot springs, spend time with a local tribe or simply relax.
You should note: It is also possible to join the Celebes Explorer for a shorter time, either from Sunday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Sunday.