Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

  Celebes Sea near Semporna, Malaysia

Getting Here

From your location, fly to Tawau, the nearest town to Kapalai Island. You can fly to Tawau either from Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.

When you arrive Tawau, the resort will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to Semporna town. From there you will take the resort speed boat from Semporna jetty to Kapalai Island. The trip from Tawau airport to Semporna is 50 minutes and from Semporna jetty to Kapalai Island is another 40 minutes.

There are three scheduled boat transfers each day from Semporna to Kapalai Island. The transfer times are 10:00 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

We recommend the following flights from Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia to go to the resort. Flight times subject to change:

Arrivals

Arrival from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau
Flight № Departure Time Arrival Time Boat Schedule from Tawau
MH 2121
Malaysia Airlines
7:20 am 8:05 am 10:00 am
AK 6268
Air Asia
9:00 am 9:50 am 12:30 pm
MH 2137
Malaysia Airlines
1:15 pm 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Kuala Lumpur to Tawau
Arrival from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau
Flight № Departure Time Arrival Time Boat Schedule from Tawau
AK 5744
Air Asia
7:15 am 10:05 am 12:30 pm
MH 2660
Malaysia Airlines
7:30 am 10:20 am 12:30 pm
AK 5746
Air Asia
10:40 am 1:35 pm 3:30 pm

Departures

There are three scheduled boat transfers each day from Kapalai Island to Semporna. The transfer times are 6:30am, 9:30 am and 1:00pm.

Plan to take the 10:30 am or later flight out of Tawau. Otherwise you will have to leave the resort a day earlier. We recommend that you take the following flights out of Tawau.

We recommend the following flights for your departure:

Departure to Kota Kinabalu from Tawau
Flight № Departure Time Arrival Time Boat Schedule from Lankayan Island
AK 6269
Air Asia
10:15 am 11:05 am 6:30 am
MH 3052
Malaysia Airlines
2:25 pm 3:25 pm 9:30 am
MH 2134
Malaysia Airlines
3:40 pm 4:30 pm 9:30 am
MH 3974
Malaysia Airlines
5:05 pm 6:05 pm 1:00 pm
AK 6263
Air Asia
5:25 pm 6:15 pm 1:00 pm
MH 3056
Malaysia Airlines
8:50 pm 9:50 pm 1:00 pm
AK 6265
Air Asia
9:50 pm 10:40 pm 1:00 pm
Tawau to Kuala Lumpur
Departure to Kuala Lumpur from Tawau
Flight № Departure Time Arrival Time Boat Schedule from Lankayan Island
AK 5745
Air Asia
10:30 am 1:10 pm 6:30 am
MH 2661
Malaysia Airlines
11:05 am 1:45 pm 6:30 am
AK 5747
Air Asia
2:00 pm 4:45 pm 9:30 am
AK 5749
Air Asia
3:30 pm 6:15 pm 9:30 am
MH 2665
Malaysia Airlines
6:20 pm 9:00 pm 1:00 pm
AK 5741
Air Asia
6:50 pm 9:35 pm 1:00 pm
AK 5743
Air Asia
9:15 pm 11:55 pm 1:00 pm

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