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Celebes Explorer 9

Celebes Explorer Ext opt

The 35-foot (116-meter) Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard taking divers to Sipadan Island.   She has permits to carry up to 16 guests to some of this region's most spectacular diving

 

A word from Dom ... "The Celebes Explorer 9 launched in 2019, replacing an older vessel which didn't get great reviews.  While the new boat is still not a luxury liveaboard, it has lots of space & gets divers where they want to go.  The stunning resorts in the Sipadan / Mabul region cannot (due to permit allocations) provide as many Sipadan dives as the Explorer can.  So, weigh your choices well.  I can highly recommend a couple of the resorts .... but I can also now more confidently recommend Celebes Explorer, if Sipadan is your goal  ..... " Dominick Macan

 

ON BOARD CELEBES EXPLORER 9

  • 1 Celebes Explorer Loungers Opt
  • 2 Celebes Explorer Dining Opt
  • 2a Celebes Explorer 9 CE9 Sundeck Opt
  • 3 Celebes Explorer Lounge Opt
  • 4 Celebes Explorer Twin 2 Opt
  • 5 Celebes Explorer Twin3 Opt
  • 6 Celebes Explorer Ensuire Opt


    • 2 DOUBLE cabins
      queen beds
      6 standard TWIN cabins with triple bunk beds

      Each cabin has air conditioning, private ensuite with hot showers and a dressing table.

    • 3 to 4 boat dives daily mostly around Sipadan
      (except first & last days)
      12 liter tanks
      scuba gear available
      nitrox available

    • accommodation, meals & diving
      transfers between Tawau airport and the liveaboard
      tanks, weights and weight belt
      3 meals a day plus light snacks and beverages

    • international & domestic airfare
      mineral water, juices, soft drinks
      beer & wine
      nitrox
      park fees


    GREAT DIVING ... PLENTY OF ROOM TO RELAX

    The sun deck, on the top of the vessel, offers lounge chairs for catching those all-important rays. But, you’ll also find comfy loungers located under cover at the stern on the upper deck, just downstairs from the sun deck. Also at this level is a very nice little interior, air-conditioned lounge with deep sofas, a TV and mini-bar. On the main deck, is the larger interior lounge where you’ll find a library & some board games. This large lounge area has a big buffet table in the center and serves as the dining room, with restaurant-style seating. The main deck also houses two of the cabins and the remaining 6 cabins are on the lower deck.

    Food is simple, but good, and largely Asian-style cuisine. As mentioned earlier, it is served buffet style.

    Malaysia Celebes Explorere UW

    ITINERARIES

    Celebes Explorer offers 3, 4 and 7-night itineraries to Sipadan Island.  On 7-night trips you will dive Sipadan every day with the excepton of the first and last day.

    A coral island on top of an extinct volcano, Sipadan is graced with steep drop-offs which form a 600 meter wall. The corals are world-class & with the drop-offs, which are washed by upwelling currents carrying rich nutrients, you get superb pelagic action at the same site as corals & critters. An astonishing number of Green turtles are resident here and the water is teeming with schools of fascinating bumphead parrotfish, large schools of barracuda and trevally .... grey & whitetip reef sharks, leopard sharks, bamboo sharks, even thresher sharks, white tip sharks, eagle rays, mantas & marble rays. The frosting on the cake, the intriguing scalloped hammerhead!


    THIS VESSEL DOES NOT TRANSMIT LIVE AVAILABILITY.
      Please contact us for available spaces & booking

     

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