Kapalai Island: the closest island to Sipadan Kapalai Island is one of the nearest islands to the diving holy place of Sipadan. There is no vast beach, no coconut trees, only the sea as far as the eye can see, and the marvelous underwater world makes it as famous as the small Maldives. In fact, Kapalai is more beautiful than the Maldives. When the weather is calm without wind, the sea is like an aquarium without walls, never-seen corals and fish, even wild turtles are very common, come here to experience the wonder of snorkeling. if you go to Kapalai to dive, first go to Semporna’s dive shop. You can directly book at Kapali Water House and rent all the tools for diving in the island, at the diving center.