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Diving around Kapalai is exceedingly easy and shallow but quite spectacular: the sandy bottom and the spare coral heads host an amazing array of small, often yet-to-be classified, shamelessly colorful subjects, making the diving here an unforgettable experience.
Home to the weird and techno-colored flamboyant cuttlefish rumbling on the bottom like a miniature tank rippling with fluorescent waves of vermilion, purple, chocolate brown, bright yellow and blinding white, all the time waving and flourishing its paddle-shaped front tentacles like some samurai of yore, looking more like a sensuous orchid than a predatory cephalopod ; it is the domain of the invisible frogfish found in Kapalai in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors- which despite sometimes being as large as a melon will often escape even from the most trained of wildlife spotters.
Swimming, creeping, crawling or just simply lying still on the surrounding sand bottoms, hiding among the branching colonies of the shallow surrounding coral reef, ambushing their unwary prey from the hideouts offered by the resort stilts and a few artificial reefs dotting the bottom, an amazing number of rare and unbelievably colorful species play their game of life and death, offering discrim nating visitor unsurpassed opportunities for interesting observation and macro photography for any discerning photographer
Though diving is the highly commended activity in Kapalai, there are other water activities one can indulge in such as swimming, snorkeling as well as ocean kayaking while looking at the many colorful fishes swimming freely just a few inches beneath.

PADI International Resort Association

Our PADI Dive Instructors offer a variety of PADI courses here at Kapalai, which are as follows.
1. Discover Scuba Diving
2. Open Water
3. Advanced Open Water
4. Introduction to Night Diving

Guest comments

Can I use a different word other than awesome.
-Jeff-


Service is awesome, felt at home. Loads to do for the kids, Friendly.
-Ben-


comment Kapalai is fantastic. Comfortable chalets, crystal clear water, abundant marine species and magnificent surrounding. sunset was a sight. will return again.
-Nara-


Tony & friends would like to say a big Thank you to everyone, we really enjoy the dives, the food ,hospitaliy and of course the services. Everybody are so friendly. We will come back for sure.
-Tony-


for the second time a went to kapalai. I had again a GREAT time ... The divemasters are nice and funny! ( Francis & Dhon Dhon)
-Sarina-


Me and my family where here in july 2006. Upon 18 februari 2007 we will be back. Kapalai resort is fabulous, good food, charming people and divemasters. we are looking forward to dive again at sipadan, mabul and kapalai.
-Patrick-


Stayed in Kapalai for 8 days and I felt sad leaving but it\'s a definite that I\'ll visit them again next year. Sending kisses and hugs to all from the Dive guides to servers to boatman and helpers Love you all.
-Ross & Stacy-