MV Celebes Explorer Liveaboard Review

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MV Celebes Explorer dive boat review

The 29 meters Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard cruising around Malaysia’s Sipadan. Offering year round dive cruise in this rather lonely dive spot promises incredible encounters and some pristine scuba diving.

Boat Cabins & Layout

The Celebes Explorer features 8 cabins on-board, for a maximum capacity of 16 guests on each trip. Moreover, every cabin comes with an en-suite bathroom as well as air conditioning.

Also, you can choose from a few cabins layout. Indeed, the cabins are either 1 double bed or a double bed with single bunk on top.

You can check the latest schedule & prices for this liveaboard here.

 

celebes explorer liveaboard sipadan malaysia divingDouble bed cabin on-board the Celebes Explorer

cabin celebes explorer liveaboard sipadan malaysia divingDouble and twin-bunk cabin 

Celebes Explorer On-board Facilities

The vessel has an indoor lounge an mini bar as well as a partially covered sundeck where you can relax. Chairs, mats and tables are spread around for your convenience.

The delicious buffet meals are prepared fresh everyday and included a mix of Malaysian and Chinese fares.

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Diving with the Celebes Explorer

Sipadan is known for it’s thousands of fishes (some exists only there), beautiful coral gardens and stunning drop-off walls. Also, only some resorts and diving institutions are granted permits to dive there, so it’s very well preserved. Indeed, the Celebes Explorer is one of the rare compagnies allowed permits to dive Sipadan’s best site. Plus, they offer you up to 4 dives per day.

 

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Price starts at 1766$US for 8 days / 7 nights – Explore Sipadan

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Pom Pom Island

Nice and easy diving in a remote and beautiful island. Good spot for macro diving and underwater photography. Pulau Pom Pom is a great place to relax in the Celebes Sea in Sabah, Borneo.

Pom Pom Island Diving Review

Mataking Island

Great place for easy diving and snorkelling with beautiful reefs and coral gardens. Interesting macro diving, all in a remote and beautiful Island. Pulau Mataking is the place to be if you want to feel like Robin Crusoe with all the comforts.

Mataking Island Diving Review

Tioman island

Nice and easy diving in clear water and beautiful coral reefs. Good location to take diving courses.

Tioman island Diving Review

Perhentian Islands

Nice and easy diving with nice coral and rich marine life. The snorkelling is very good with many harmless blacktip reef sharks.

Perhentian Islands Diving Review

Langkawi Island

Easy and relaxing diving for all level divers. Good wreck diving opportunities.

Langkawi Island Diving Review

Sipadan

Big fishes Land! Incredible Marine Life with tons of fishes everywhere... Fantastic coral and very good visibility.

Sipadan Diving Review

Mabul Island

Muck Diving Paradise and superb playground for macro photography with rare critter species.

Mabul Island Diving Review

destination of the month

Layang Layang

Schooling Hammerheads Sharks!!! Outstanding visibility, marine life, and pristine coral...

Layang Layang Diving Review

Lankayan

Very good muck and wreck diving with superb coral. Good chances to spot a whale Shark during the season.

Lankayan Diving Review

Malaysia

Hundreds of dive sites to explore, including some of the most pristine reefs on earth, great Muck diving, remote islands as well as touristy spots... Malaysia has it all!

Malaysia Diving Review

Kapalai, Sabah

Very easy and shallow Macro diving. Great place for underwater photography and Night Diving.

Kapalai, Sabah Diving Review

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Turtle Patch is a great dive site in Sipadan for turtles, whitetip sharks, parrotfish shoals and large table corals. Tur...
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The tunnel dive site is situated on the west side of the big channel just a bit South from the Layang Layang resort. It ...
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Tiger reef is definitely one of the best dive sites of Tioman island and is a highlight! It is an underwater pinnacle st...
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Turtle Tomb is a very special dive site! It is one of the must dives in Sipadan for any cave divers! Turtle Tomb is part...
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The valley dive site is all about action! It is a gentle slope with many nice coral formations located at the Western po...
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This dive site is one of the best in Tioman Island. It is an underwater pinnacle starting at 8 m deep. The hard and soft...
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West Ridge dive site is located on the west side of Sipadan Island. It is a famous spot for turtles and the groupers liv...
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Crack Reef dive site in Layang Layang atoll is located on the Northern point of the island. It is very close to Navigato...
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Whitetip Avenue is a famous dive site in Sipadan for its proliferation of sharks, manta rays and turtles. The wall is ni...
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D wall dive site is a magnificent huge vertical wall going down to 2000 m deep! It is located Southeast of The Valley di...

One Liveaboard feedback for “MV Celebes Explorer

  1. Well, the only advantage of this boat is clearly that it’s the only one going to Sipadan. It’s an older, shabby vessel.
    Good news is that I’ve heard that there’s a new boat coming soon… Not sure from which fleet but yay! Sipadan was amazing so I’d sure go back!
    So for those going on the Celebes Explorer soon I will say don’t worry, the staff is great, the food is good and the journey’s worth the destination 100%.
    For others,… well maybe wait for the new boat ;)

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