Celebes Explorer

Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard can guarantee to bring scuba divers to Sipadan Island in Malaysia, it offers 4 to 7 days liveaboard trip, can max. host 16 guests per trip.

Celebes Explorer is a 29 metres long, 7.2 meters wide strong steel dive liveaboard, it was launched in November 2001, can cruise at 8 to 10 knots, and yet it’s the only liveaboard can provide dive trips inside of the Sipadan Marine Park.

Celebes Explorer features an indoor air conditioned lounge with TV, DVD/CD/VCD player, sitting area, as well as a self service mini bar that provides 24 hours free water, coffee, tea, milo, biscuit & bread, snacks. The dining area and galley is adjacent to the salon.

The spacious upper sundeck is partially covered with canvas. There are tables, wooden chairs & beach mattress for relaxation. Smoking is allowed at the sundeck.

Celebes Explorer has a large dive deck with equipment storage, air/Nitrox fill station, rinse tanks, freshwater shower.

Celebes Explorer offers guaranteed dives in Sipadan from Monday to Saturday, normally 3 to 4 dives a day, except the first & last diving day which offers 2 to 3 dives only.


Celebes Explorer has 8 cabins, can sleeps up to 18 guests.

All cabins have air conditioner, wardrobe, desk, lifejacket, soap, bath towel, ensuite bathroom, BF type 240v electric plug.


  • 3 to 4 dives per day (2 or 3 dives on the last day) depends on sea condition.
  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
  • NO Sunset & Night Dive at Sipadan


  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available with additional cost at limited location
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash only (USD/MYR)
  • Crew Number:12, including 2 dive guides


  • Beers Available
  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian On Demand
  • Local Food
  • Buffet Style


  • Aircon Cabins
  • Library
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Aircon Saloon
  • TV in Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera Rinse Tank
  • Charging Stations
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Massage


  • Nitrox Available
  • Thermo Valve
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • Din Adaptors
  • Snorkeling Friendly
  • Sidemount Friendly


  • Radar
  • Radio VHF
  • Life Vests
  • First Aid Kit
  • Depth Sounder
  • Fire Alarm & Extinguishers
  • Fish Finder
  • G.P.S
  • Medical Oxygen
  • Satelitte Phone


  • English
  • 中文
  • Bahassa
  • 日本語


Standard Double/Twin


Cabin Size : 5-7 m²
No. of cabins : 8
Max. occupation : max. 2 person
Window/Porthole (cannot be opened)
Located on main & lower deck, equipped with 1 double bed lower + 1 single upper bunk bed or 1 queen size bed. Air condition, en-suite bathroom, storage space.