diving holiday special offers
Home | Destinations | Liveaboards | Offers | Press | Links | Gallery | Contact us | Make an enquiry
 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Destinations

Red Sea
Dahab
Sharm el Sheikh
Hurghada
Sahl Hasheesh
Soma Bay
Mersa Alam
Hamata
Sudan
Saudi Arabia
Liveaboards

Indian Ocean
Maldives
Tanzania
Mozambique

South Africa
Shark Tour

Galapagos Island
Liveaboards

Cocos Island
Liveaboards

Socorro
Liveaboards

French Polynesia
Tahiti
Rangiroa
Bora Bora
Rurutu
Pensions
Liveaboards

Indonesia
Gangga
Manado
Lembeh
Menjangan Island
Tulamben Bay
Bali
Komodo
Wakatobi
Liveaboards

Malaysia
Layang Layang
Mabul
Sipadan
Liveaboard

Red Sea Liveaboard vessels:
Reef Master
Royal Evolution
Dolce Vita Sudan
Don Questo
blue Fin
blue Horizon
VIP One
Princess Zeinab
Red Sea Aggressor
Miss Veena
Tranquility
Serenity
Elegante
Whisper
Teate
Infinity
Dream Voyager

Liveaboard Departure Schedule
Red Sea 2014
Galapagos Island
Cocos Island
Indonesia
Rangiroa
Malaysia
Maldives
Philippines

Resources
Booking forms
Booking conditions
About us
News
Diving Map
Photo Gallery



 


   
Also take a look at: Sipadan | Mabul | Layang Layang | Liveaboard
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Malaysia liveaboard; The Celebes Sea, Malaysia: An Introduction

Diving in Malaysia around the exotic islands of Semporna Marine Park and neighbouring islands in the world-renowned dive region of the Celebes Sea, which includes the famous Sipadan Island, with 7 nights on the Celebes Explorer and up to 4 dives a day on wrecks and with pelagic and unique endemic macro marine life. The flights involved here too are of the highest standard based on our contracts with Malaysia Airlines with 30kgs weight allowance.

Guaranteed to Dive Sipadan.

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Accommodation on board the MV Celebes Explorer (liveaboard)

M/V Celebes Explorer features:-


·         8 Guest Rooms with private ensuite and individually controlled air-conditioning.
·        
Comfortable Sofa Lounge with TV, Audio System and Mini Bar.
·         Scrumptious Buffet Meals.
·        
Spacious Sun Deck for relaxation.
·         Dive Centre with convenience of hot & cold showers and equipment storage.
·         Cruising speed of 8 -10 knots.
·        
Overall length of 29 metres (99 feet).
·         Beam of 7.2 metres (24 feet).
·         Draft of 2 metres (6.6 feet).
·        
Onboard water-maker and 2300 gallons (10800 litres) of water storage.
·         Dive gear rental available on pre book basis.

       

     


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Stopover hotel en route to Layang Layang, Malaysia (For combination / flights via Kota Kinabalu)

SHANGRI-LA'S TANJUNG ARU RESORT
tanjung
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort sits amidst 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens at the edge of the South China Sea in the East Malaysian State of Sabah. Its lush tropical setting is just outside Sabah's sprawling capital of Kota Kinabalu, seated in the surrounding shadow of Southeast Asia's highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu.

Tanjung Aru Resort offers beautifully appointed rooms designed to reflect the laidback and tranquil lifestyle of Sabah. All rooms have private balconies offering panoramic views of the gardens, ocean and outlying islands. The 500 appointed rooms have all been designed using natural timber, bamboo and indigenous fabrics, offering guests a feeling of natural luxury.

There are a host of amenities and recreational activities at Tanjung Aru Resort to keep guests entertained at all times. Activities include tennis, cycling, golf and most water sports imaginable from the private beach, for the more relaxing activities there is a complete health spa where aromatherapy and massage treatments can be enjoyed from professional staff.

For dining there are a multitude of restaurants and bars to choose from, Western and Asian food can be enjoyed from the Garden Terrace, Cantonese from Shang Palace, Italian from Peppino's, Sabahan and Seafood cooked to perfection at Pulau Baya or an amazing mix of snacks from the 2 bars. Tanjung Aru Resort is a paradise of luxury amidst a beautiful setting, it is the perfect stopover on route to any of Malaysia's or Indonesia's incredible dive destinations, enhancing a holiday that will truly be unforgettable.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Departures for the Malaysia liveaboard

                                       Availability 2014

 

Please call 020 7407 0019 or email Surf@diving-world.com for   departure dates and prices, or to combine this tour with Layang Layang or other resorts in the region.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
2014 Celebes Explorer, Malaysia Liveaboard

From 1385pp.

Price includes:
 7 Nights Full board Liveaboard with 4 to 5 dives per day
and airport transfers

Price excludes:
Flights International & domestic and Airport taxes, Sipdan park fee.

Liveaboard includes
All meals and beverages (excluding alcoholic and canned / bottled drinks or juices), diving with tanks and weights but excluding kit hire.

Full charter: 16 people, 16th person goes FREE OF CHARGE

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 


NAVIGATE TO:

 
OVERVIEW
 

On board the MY Celebes Explorer. All meals and beverages (excluding alcoholic and canned / bottled drinks or juices), diving with tanks and weights but excluding kit hire

Meeting & assistance at Tawau Airport, transfers, s, 7 nights Liveaboard, Full Board & diving.

Unlimited liveaboard diving with min 5 days access to Sipadan Island on a 7 nights stay. 3 and 4 nights stays also available.


CLIMATE:

Equatorial with fairly uniform temperatures ranging from 32°C during the day to 22°C at night. Humidity is high (85-95%). Diving conditions are fantastic with warm waters.

FLIGHTS:
Malaysia Airlines non-stop to Kuala Lumpur with domestic connections.
Depart Heathrow/Manchester daily AM / PM
Return
Heathrow/Manchester daily AM / PM
Flight time to Kota Kinabalu approx 15 hours
Economy Class Seat pitch 34 inches
Domestic connections to Layang Layang & Tawau for Sipadan & Mabul after stopover night.

VISAS
 
A passport is required for entry into Malaysia and Indonesia.  It needs to be valid for 6 months beyond your travel dates.

A visa is required for entry into Indonesia and can be acquired upon arrival in Indonesia at a fee.
 

How to Dive the area
For environmental reasons this tiny island has now closed its resorts. This means the best way to dive here is by staying in on one of the nearby resorts at Mabul or Kapalai.

The resorts also boast some excellent macro-diving which is a great complement to the breathtaking big fish action of Sipadan Island.


Diving Season
You can dive all year round. Overall, the best conditions exist from April to December, especially July and August. January to March can see some unsettled weather and a decrease in visibility but the resorts still see plenty of guests at this time as the diving in Sipadan can still be fine.


Reef Essentials

Great for: Large animals, wall diving, drift dives and advanced divers

Not so great for: Wrecks, beginner divers and non-diving activities

Depth: 5 - >40m

Visibility: 10 - 30m

Currents: Can be strong

Surface Conditions: Can be choppy

Water Temperature: 26 - 30°C

Experience Level: Intermediate - advanced

Number of dive sites: 12

Distance: 12 km (25 minutes) south from Mabul and 10 km (18 minutes) southwest from Kapalai

Access: Sipadan Island diving from Mabul and Kapalai resorts
Recommended length of stay: 5 - 14 days, including Mabul and Kapalai sites

Dive sites - list

Barracuda Point
The Drop Off
Midreef
Staghorn Crest
Whitetip Avenue
Coral Gardens
Hanging Gardens
South Point
Turtle Cavern and more

 

 

 
 
     
 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
       
payment types
 
       

© 1994 - 2014 Diving World (UK) Ltd. Retail Agent for ATOL Holders
Diving World, 23 A Kenilworth Gardens, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0AY, United Kingdom.
Tel: 020 7407 0019 Fax: 020 7378 1113 E-mail: surf@diving-world.com

Website designed by Stillwell Solutions