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Celebes Explorer

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The 29-foot Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard taking divers to Sipadan Island.   She has permits to carry 16 guests to some of this region's most spectacular diving.

"The Celebes Explorer offers very basic accommodation.  The owner has done some updating recently but your expectations of the boat should be realistic.  This falls into the category of adventure diving.  That having been said, please note that the stunning resorts in the Sipadan/Mabul region cannot (due to permit allocations) provide as many Sipadan dives as the Celebes Explorer can offer.  So, weigh your choices well.  I can highly recommend a couple of the resorts .... but I'll also be happy to book you into the best of the cabins on the Explorer if you're a die-hard diver and Sipadan is your goal  ..... " Dominick Macan

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Vessel & diving details


  • The Celebes Explorer offers divers 8 en-suite, air-conditioned cabins accommodating 16 guests
    • 2 main deck cabins have queen beds
    • 6 lower deck cabins have a queen bed with single berth above

    All cabins have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, wardrobe、desk, lifejacket、soap, bath towel, hot water.

  • Diving amenities include:
    • up to 4 dives per day
    • diving is done from a tender
    • 12 liter tanks (a few with DIN connectors)
    • drift diving & wall diving
  • Included on all cruises
    • accommodation & diving
    • meals, snacks & water, coffee & tea
    • compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
  • Extras:
    • airfare
    • nitrox fills
    • port/park fees/permits
    • mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine
    • equipment rentals (book in advance)

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You'll find an air-conditioned inside lounge with mini bar and TV plus a good-sized dining area.   The deck offers a large, partially covered sun deck / lounging area.  Meals are generally Asian cuisine and are served buffet style.

A basket is provided for your diving equipment and you'll have a diving towel provided in your locker.  Shelving is provided for camera storage.

All cruises on the Celebes Explorer take divers to Sipadan.  Dependant on the length of your trip, you will also visit one of all of the following: Mabul, Kapalai or possibly Si Amil.


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