Diving in Pulau Sipadan

Sipadan Island lies off the east coast of Malaysian Borneo

SIPANDANThe center of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem.

A marine paradise, is renowned among divers for its rich underwater biodiversity, pristine reefs, and sudden drop offs into the deep blue

Sipadan is a sea mount (not part of continental shelf) with the tip just above sea level. A leisurely stroll around takes just over an hour. There is a narrow shelf up to 20-30 metres from the beach in some places before a vertical plunge down to 2000 ft!!

Dive Sites

Barracuda Point – barracuda tornado,” a schooling vortex of thousands of great barracuda, and the dive begins wherever there is a tornado.

Turtle Cave:  Caution required: the Lime stone carvens are filled with turtle skeletons that have been lost in the labyrinth!! Sheer drops!

Hanging Gardens : Wall/Reef dive type; Very fast currents.  Look out for sharks. The coral gives home to a great variety of smaller fish including damselfish, chromis, sweet-lips on black coral, clownfish (NEMO!)

azure-damselfishCP_chromis_greenblueHappy Journeying

 

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