The MV Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard bringing scuba divers to Sipadan.
Divers are brought to Sipadan (guaranteed) along with Mabul, Kapalai and Si Amil islands.
The dive cruise ship is comfortable and can accommodate up to 16 guests at a time.
Note: Please book for Sipadan long in advance.
"The dive gears were in good conditions. The food was delicious. The staff was friendly and the divemaster did a very good job at pointing us a lot of amazing marine creatures. The boat was very clean and we had a lot of room. Also the facilities are a bit run down. The diving at Sipadan was fantastic! Some of the best of my life!" Rémy Dubois, Paris, France
"We chose the Celebes Explorer because they had guaranteed permit to dive at Sipadan everyday and not like with the other dive resorts. The liveaboard was clean and tidy, also it’s a bit old but I heard that they will have a new boat soon. The food was very nice, but after a week, it’s getting a bit repetitive. Staff was professional and friendly." Shane Lee, Vancouver, Canada
"Service was very good and the whole liveaboard and diving operation is well organized. The food is delicious. The main advantage of staying with the MV Celebes Explorer is the fact that they have daily permits for Sipadan." Alberto Piccioni, Milan, Italy
"The diving was excellent and the DMs were really good spotters. The boat standard is so-so, and the rental equipment is ok but I would advise to bring your own. The buffet food was really delicious. The staff was friendly, fun and helpful. We were abla to dive everyday at Sipadan except on arrival day where we dived near Semporna. We also dived at Mabul island." Kubo Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan