Location: Sabah, Borneo
Price: From MYR 1144.00
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Seaventures Rig is a very unique converted oil rig which is just off the northern shore from Mabul Island and is the budget option with the cheapest prices in the area.

Kota Kinabalu (BKI) Tawau (TWU) Malaysian Airlines MH 2121 0725 hrs 0815 hrs
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Tawau (TWU) Air Asia AK 5744 0700 hrs 0950 hrs
Kota Kinabalu (BKI) Tawau (TWU) Air Asia AK 6260 0900 hrs 0950 hrs
Tawau (TWU) Kota Kinabalu (BKI) Malaysian Airlines MH 3094 1800 hrs 1950 hrs
Tawau (TWU) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Malaysian Airlines MH 2665 1825 hrs 2110 hrs
Tawau (TWU) Kota Kinabalu (BKI) Air Asia AK 6267 1710 hrs 1800 hrs
Tawau (TWU) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Air Asia AK 5741 1855 hrs 2140 hrs

Note Travelling from Kuala Lumpur requires a transit in KK, so it’s advised to stay 1 night in KK before flying the next morning on the flight details above.

Ex-Semporna Seaventures Rig is a very unique converted oil rig which is just off the northern shore from Mabul Island and is the budget option with the cheapest prices in the area.

Day and night dives around the House Reef area with buddy at Seaventures Rig are unlimited and free of charge. Steep walls, schools of fish, remarkable critters and bustling reefs are just a boat ride away. Start your day with a dive alongside thousands of swirling barracuda, swim with turtles and sharks, explore the rich reefs of Mabul and Kapalai and finish with a remarkable sunset that only the Celebes Sea can deliver. Dive trips to Sipadan are offered for a minimum stay of 3 nights on Twin Sharing Room (subject to permit approval), leaving the afternoons free for exploring the macro-rich reefs of Mabul and Kapalai.

Evenings are spent enjoying the best sunsets around from the sundeck, using the free internet service to check up on the dog back home, or having a drink or two with your fellow travellers, discussing the amazing sites of Sipadan.

Tour Highlights

  • Seaventures Dive Rig
  • UNLIMITED House Reef diving
  • Celebes Sea Sunsets
  • Sipadan Island view



Day 1

Pick up from Tawau Airport or your hotel in Tawau Town and land transfer (approx. 70 minutes drive) to Semporna Jetty – one can also be collected at your hotel in Semporna or meet one of the scheduled boat transfer times at Semporna Jetty. Board boat to Seaventures Rig which will take approx. 45 minutes. Arrive at Rig for registration, briefing and check in.
Free at Leisure for Non Diver Package / Orientation Dive, if time permits, for Diver Package.
Overnight at the Rig.

Meals Included: Lunch (for guests whom arrives on the 1st and 2nd Scheduled Boat Transfer only), Dinner at Seaventure’s restaurant.

Day 2

Free at Leisure for Non Diver Package / Diving Activity for Diver Package.
Overnight at the Rig.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Seaventure’s restaurant.
*Diver Package : 3 boat dive between Mabul or Kapalai or Sipadan ** + unlimited house reef diving with buddy underneath the rig.
**Diving in Sipadan is subject to permit availability and approval from Sabah Parks Management. However, is 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 Mabul or Kapalai or nearby Island.

Day 3

Free at Leisure until departure boat times. Board scheduled boat back to Semporna Jetty (approx. 45 minutes boat ride). Take land transfer for drop off at your hotel in Semporna or drive about 70 minutes to your hotel in Tawau or Tawau Airport for your departure flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (for guests departing on the Last Scheduled Boat Transfer Time only) at Seaventure’s restaurant.
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. Guests are to please organize their flights accordingly.
Kindly take note that no divemasters will accompany house reef dives, unless prior arrangements are made.

  • Return land transfer: Tawau Airport/Town – Semporna – Tawau Airport/Town; Return boat transfer: Semporna Jetty – Seaventures Dive Resort – Semporna Jetty; Buffet-stye full board meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) and free flow drinking water, coffee/tea served all day; Twin share air conditioned en-suite cabin with hot shower; 3 daily boat dives between Mabul/Kapalai Island or Sipadan Island; Unlimited house reef diving with buddy system; tanks, weight belt and weights.
  • Alcoholic and/or carbonated drinks, and other items not explicitly stated.


Important Information

Sipadan Permit

  • Daily entry to dive or visit Sipadan Island will be subject to approval by the Sabah Parks Department, which controls the issuing of the entry permits. The total number of divers or visitors allowed to visit Sipadan Island is restricted to 120 pax per day for all resorts in total.
  • A minimum stay of 3 consecutive nights with a non-dorm room diving package is required to be eligible for a 1-day guarantee of a Sipadan permit.
  • Dorm room diving packages require a minimum stay of 4 consecutive nights to be eligible for a 1-day guarantee of a Sipadan permit.
  • Priority of Sipadan permits is given to Divers. Non Divers are subject to permit availability.
  • A fee is levied by the Sabah Parks Department of MYR 40 per person for all guests entering Sipadan and is valid for ONE (1) day only.
  • In any event the trip has to be cancelled, the permit paid is NOT refundable or transferable to a later date. The management will not be responsible for such losses rendered to the guests.
  • Seaventures will strive to keep all guests on the same reservation together on all dives to Sipadan, however in the event of large groups or situations beyond our control, guests on the same reservation may be split.
  • Please note that we will forward your named for Sipadan permits as many times as possible. Please inform us if you do not want to be put forward for more than your guaranteed allocation of permits at least 24 hours in advance otherwise you would be charged for the permit acquires.
    : Due to the conditions of the Supadan entry permit quota set by Sabah Parks, guests are required upon booking to submit full name with nationality, gender, passport numbers and contact address for us to proceed with the permit application. Failure to submit information may result in guest(s) being denied entry to Sipadan Island.

Equipment Rental at the Resort*
*Although we do our best to keep the resort’s prices current, they are subject to change without notice.
*Equipment Rental Rates are based on per day and per person, and subject to 6% Goods & Services Tax.

BC Jacket RM25
Regulator RM25
Underwater Torch with battery RM30
Mask and snorkel RM10
Fins RM15
Wetsuit RM25
Dive Computer RM50
Underwater Camera RM180