Seaventures Dive Rig is a unique resort, perfectly positioned to explore both Sipadan and the local islands of Mabul and Kapalai and giving you the opportunity to experience the best of Sabah's east coast reefs. The platform might not look your typical dive resort, but its facilities and fantastic staff make the dive rig the perfect choice for your Sabahan dive experience.

SEAVENTURES DIVE RIG HIGHLIGHTS
  • Stay onboard a unique converted accommodation rig - the ultimate recycling project!
  • Enjoy the spectacular views from the sun deck - perfect for a sunset drink.
  • Unlimited diving on the house reef, right beneath the rig.
  • Support for Tech Diving, including use of rebreathers.
  • Regular Dive Against Debris reef cleanups and PADI Shark Awareness courses for guests keen to help conserve Sabah's reefs.
Ideal For
SINGLES
COUPLES
FAMILIES
GROUPS
Overview

Uniquely for a dive resort, Seaventures Dive Rig began life as a jack-up accommodation platform, built for use in the oil and gas industry. The decommissioned platform was spotted by the resort owners in the 1990’s who saw an opportunity to repurpose the rig for an entirely different purpose. So after an extensive refit, the platform was towed to Sabah’s north east coast in 1997 and Seaventures Dive Rig was born!

Located just north of Mabul, Seaventures Dive Rig is a perfect base to explore some of Borneo’s most exciting dive sites - including those of the legendary island of Sipadan. Mabul is just a 5 minute boat ride away, Kapalai 20 minutes and Sipadan itself 45 minutes to an hour. Semporna - the nearest port - is also just 45 minutes to an hour away.

Rooms

TWIN DIVER'S CABIN

Twin room cabin onboard the dive rig. Seaventures rooms are perfect for a relaxing nights sleep after a long day spent diving on Sipadan and Mabul. All have AC, fresh bedding and towels, cleaning service and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.

DOUBLE DIVER'S CABIN

Double cabin onboard the dive rig. Seaventures rooms are perfect for a relaxing nights sleep after a long day spent diving on Sipadan and Mabul. All have AC, fresh bedding and towels, cleaning service and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.

FAMILY ROOM

Family Cabin onboard the dive rig. For those looking for a little extra room, the family cabins have a lounge area and bigger ensuite bathroom, as well as AC, fresh bedding and towels and cleaning services.

Resort Facilities

Starting out life as an accommodation platform meant that the conversion to a dive resort was relatively simple - all that was needed was some home comforts and a compressor! However, the owners of Seaventures went to great lengths to ensure that the platform was more than just comfortable. All the standard rooms - or ‘cabins’ - have AC and ensuite bathrooms with hot water showers, and there is a games room, karaoke, and a conference room for showing movies. The rig also has tasty buffet-style meals and regular BBQ nights.

Standout facilities include the sundeck - the rig’s old helipad - with stunning bird’s eye views over nearby Mabul and out, across the Celebes Sea. The deck makes a perfect place for a sunset drink and guests have even spotted passing whale sharks whilst enjoying a beer. The hydraulic lift that brings divers up from the transport boat, and lowers them again for a dive, also deserves a mention. When are staying right above the one of the area’s best ‘muck’ sites, and the resort offers unlimited diving - that hydraulic lift really starts to come into its own!

General Airport transfers 24-hour security Wifi
Food & Drink Bar Full board Buffet Vegetarian options BBQ
Outdoors Sunset terrace
Activities Snorkeling equipment Games
Dive Centre Facilities

The dive centre onboard the Seaventures Dive rig is a well established PADI facility offering a wide range of courses for beginners and more advanced divers alike, and a full range of well-maintained rental equipment. It also offers instructor training and, unusually, PADI Tec Rec courses and support for Poseidon Rebreathers.

Dive centre Nitrox Teaching room Rebreather support Tec diving support House reef Night diving
Equipment Equipment rental Computer rental DIN adaptors Equipment storage Camera wash tanks

CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES


Conservation at Seaventures Dive Rig

Seaventures Dive Rig stands out as an extraordinary recycling project in itself. However the resort also makes its mark by running regular Dive Against Debris dives and a variety of PADI courses such as the Shark Awareness speciality. The resort has also constructed a number of artificial reefs around the area - using material repurposed from the rig itself or from the mainland. These structures are now covered in sponges, corals and other invertebrates, and shelter schooling fish and other life, turning the platform into an extraordinary haven for marine life.

In August 2017 Seaventures held its first ‘Ocean Conservation Week’ with education opportunities, speciality dives reef cleanups, educational classes with local school children and the construction of a new artificial reef. The resort is now planning a number of events for the future. Also, during the same event, the resort announced that it has stopped using plastic water bottles and switched to reusable, glass bottles - a great step forward.

“We believe by reaching out, educating and sharing ways to minimise our impact on the environment we will be able to be part of the movement to make the change.”


Sustainability

WASTE

Seaventures recycles plastics and other waste whenever possible and, as of August 2017, no longer offers single-use plastic bottles to guests or straws and instead uses glass bottles.

WATER

The rig uses a rainwater collection system that is used to provide water for the showers and toilets.

SOCIAL

95% of Seaventures’ staff are from the local area. The resort trains its staff on environmental issues and gets them involved in events such as PADI Dive Against Debris. The resort’s outreach programme helps to educate local school children about maine conservation.

MARINE

Seaventures Dive Rig has a strictly enforced responsible dive policy as well as guidelines for photographers interacting with their subjects. The resort also runs regular clean up dives - almost 30 in the last 12 months - and participates in beach cleanups on Mabul. Seaventures is currently working at Green Fins and Reef Check Certifications.

Seaventures also works with local conservation organisation TRACC.

EXPERIENCES

Guests can learn more about conservation through cleanup dives, Project Aware Shark Conservation and Dive Against Debris courses. Seaventures also holds regular talks from marine biologists and conservation groups.

in August of 2017, Seaventures ran its fist ‘Ocean Week’. The event stout to awareness of problems faced by the marine environment and share ways of helping. The resort ran Project Aware Dive Against Debris dives, Project Aware Shark Conservation speciality courses. and buoyancy masterclasses. There were also interactive talks with local school children and talks about ocean conservation. The ‘Ocean Week’ culminated in the creation of a new artificial reef beneath the rig.

Tailored for you
FEATURED PACKAGES

The 6 day, 5 night package offers 2 full days diving at Sipadan, and 3 days exploring the incredible muck diving on offer around Mabul and Kapalai. Guests can choose from twin or double cabins, all of which are perfect for a relaxing nights sleep after a long day spent diving. All of Seaventures' cabins have AC, fresh bedding and towels, cleaning service and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.

  • 3 boat dives per day
  • Unlimited diving on house reef beneath the rig, including night dives
  • Transfer to and from Mabul at specified times
  • Meals, tea, coffee and water
  • Twin share accommodation in standard room
  • Sipadan permit fee RM40 per day
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks at resort bar
  • Airport transfers to and from Semporna if traveling alone or outside of scheduled transfer times
  • Equipment rental
  • Single occupancy supplement
  • GST at 6%
  • Tourism Tax of RM10 per night, payable at the resort

2 Days at Sipadan

at Seaventures Dive Rig

Book 6 days, 5 nights onboard Seaventures Dive Rig and you are guaranteed 2 full days diving at Sipadan

Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Starts At US$1250
Diving
More options
STANDARD PACKAGES

Explore Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai - Malaysia's finest diving

Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Starts At US$865

The 4 day, 3 night package is the minimum length of stay required to guarantee a diving permit for Sipadan, and is the perfect duration for guests that want a taste of the extraordinary diving Sabah has to offer. Guests can choose from twin or double cabins, all of which are perfect for a relaxing nights sleep after a long day spent diving. All of Seaventures' cabins have AC, fresh bedding and towels, cleaning service and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.

  • 3 boat dives per day
  • Unlimited diving on house reef beneath the rig, including night dives
  • Transfer to and from Mabul at specified times
  • Meals, tea, coffee and water
  • Twin share accommodation in standard room
  • Sipadan permit fee RM40 per day
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks at resort bar
  • Airport transfers to and from Semporna if traveling alone or outside of scheduled transfer times
  • Equipment rental
  • Single occupancy supplement
  • GST at 6%
  • Tourism Tax of RM10 per night, payable at the resort
Diving

Seaventures Family Room

at Seaventures Dive Rig

Bring your family along to enjoy Sabah's amazing diving and snorkeling

Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Starts At US$920

The 4 day, 3 night package is the minimum length of stay required to guarantee a diving permit for Sipadan, and is the perfect duration for guests that want a taste of the extraordinary diving Sabah has to offer. Up to four people - 2 adults and 2 children - can stay in Seaventures' family room, with AC, fresh bedding and towels, cleaning service and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.

  • 3 boat dives per day
  • Unlimited diving on house reef beneath the rig, including night dives
  • Transfer to and from Mabul at specified times
  • Meals, tea, coffee and water
  • Twin share accommodation in family room
  • Sipadan permit fee RM40 per day
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks at resort bar
  • Airport transfers to and from Semporna if traveling alone or outside of scheduled transfer times
  • Equipment rental
  • Single occupancy supplement
  • GST at 6%
  • Tourism Tax of RM10 per night, payable at the resort
Diving