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Sipadan - Malaysia

Sipadan is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. This dive site has an average rating of 4.44 out of 5 from 16 scuba divers.

Mabul & Sipadan is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Malaysia. The maximum depth is 61-70ft/19-21m. The average visibility is 36-40ft/11-12m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

No longer fabulous diving due to coral bleaching. Resorts are over run with Chinese tourists. All are camera mad including the few divers among them. Ignorant.
Huge interesting artificial reef structures with poor viz and sometimes a lot of fish and sometimes none. one gigondous turtle asleep on top of one.
Sipadan is wonderful IF there is some current.
Friendly feral cats, LARGE "komodo-like" lizards, fruit bats
Bring your own reading material - very little available in English!

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divelizard - 2/23/2019 5:55 PM
2018 not 2008
acatse_in_cebu - 1/24/2017 12:31 AM
I went scuba diving here on 12/28/2016. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
Repa - 2/20/2015 10:56 PM
Rating Added: 5
Incredible marine life diversity, healthy and scenic coral reefs - a paradise for macro divers. For those who like deep blue diving - schools of barracudas, jack fish and various ray species can be seen on any given day.
soochin - 12/25/2013 10:46 PM
Rating Added: 5
awesome dive site..lost count of the white-tip sharks we saw during the dives..beautiful coral all around... being surrounded by school of jackfish & massive tunas...just crazy experience..
Eniko - 11/28/2013 9:59 PM
Rating Added: 5
By far the best dives ever, the corals and fish around Sipadan are breathtaking! Dozens and dozens of white-tip sharks, black-tip sharks, the occasional grey shark, all gliding calmly around the divers or sleeping on the bottom. Many green and leatherback turtles, at Lobster Lair they were everywhere! A school of 15-25 huge bump head parrotfish is cruising around the island, a fabulous encounter. Barracudas, large schools of jacks, trevallies, many clown triggerfish, morays, garden eel, blue cornet fish, and all the smalls you can imagine. The corals are also fabulous and incredibly diverse.