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Amazing Scuba Diving At Sipadan

How Amazing Scuba Diving In Sipadan Can Be

One of the best dive site in the world and consistently ranked in the Top 10 dive sites in the world. Welcome to Sipadan!

What makes Sipadan so spectacular that draws scuba divers from all over the world to dive here? At any given time, you can see divers from all over the world in Sipadan.

Scuba diving in Sipadan is to dive in beautiful clear blue waters and you get to see spectacular underwater marine life. Many of the divers, including researchers have said that the diversity of marine life here is nothing short of spectacular.

Local divers at Sipadan Island
Experienced and new scuba divers at Sipadan

We have always heard stories from our buddies who are dive guides about taking researchers out to look for specific species marine life. More times than not, they find them on the first dive. Others arrive as if on schedule.

A Spectacular Underwater Video Of Diving In Sipadan

With dive sites like Barracuda Point, you are transported into another realm. A realm where everything exists in harmony and you are at one with nature. Sipadan is home to thousands of turtles, schooling sharks, swirling barracudas, and awe-inspiring walls that drops more than 2,000 meters straight down to the sea floor.

Great place. More top spots should limit the number of divers. Stayed at Mabul resort. Did the turtle cave with David – AWESOME and just a little scary, but unusual experience. Muck diving around Mabul really good too, and night dive on house reef truly fabulous – the best to date with a group of 8 mandarin fish right at the drop in. – said Chris, a scuba diver in 2011.

Diving In Sipadan – Limited Spots

Currently, only 120 dive permits are given every day on a first come first served basis to help protect the ecosystem. And no one gets to stay on the island any more. You can still stay at the islands around Sipadan, such as Mabul, Kapalai, and Mataking. Mabul and Kapalai are some 25 minutes away by speedboat.

If you are interested in scuba diving in Sipadan, you are advised to book ahead. Check out www.scuba-junkie.com for details. They run dive packages and have plenty of information on their website.

If you are backpacking to Semporna, try the Scuba Junkie Dive Lodge. If they are full, they are a number of backpackers lodge in Semporna.

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