Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600m (2,000 feet) from seabed. It was formed over thousands years by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcano.
This tropical island off the south east coast of Sabah is well known for its stunning underwater scenery and large numbers of marine species.
Enjoy amazing diving scenes such as:
- School of baraccudas in a tornado-like formation.
- Mating hawksbill and greenback turtles.
- Big-eye trevally in vortex-like formation.
- Pelagics such as manta rays, eagle rays, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.
Scuba diving in Sipadan is year round with the best time being between April and December.
Divers: Please book your Sipadan Dive Permits long in advance.
Recommended Length of stay: 5 to 14 days (including nearby islands).
Sipadan dive map:
|Dive site||Min depth||Max depth||Level||Dive Type|
|1||Barracuda Point||5m 16ft||40m 131ft||AOW||Wall, Reef|
|2||Coral gardens||10m 33ft||23m 75ft||OW||Wall, Reef|
|3||Hanging Gardens||5m 16ft||40m 131ft||OW||Wall, Reef, Sharks|
|4||Lobster lairs||25m 82ft||40m 131ft||AOW||Wall, Reef, Big Fishes|
|5||North Point||25m 82ft||40m 131ft||AOW||Drift, Wall, Reef, Sharks|
|6||South Point||20m 65ft||40m 131ft||AOW||Wall, Reef|
|7||Staghorn Crest||20m 65ft||40m 131ft||AOW||Wall, Reef, Sharks|
|8||The Jetty||3m 10ft||40m 131ft||OW||Wall, Reef|
|9||Turtle Cavern||14m 46ft||23m 75ft||AOW||Cave, Reef|
|10||Turtle Patch||5m 16ft||12m 39ft||OW||Wall, Reef, Sharks|
|11||Turtle Tomb||17m 56ft||23m 75ft||
|12||West Ridge||18m 59ft||40m 131ft||OW||Wall, Reef, Sharks|
|13||Whitetip Avenue||17m 56ft||40m 131ft||OW||Wall, Reef, Sharks|
|14||Midreef||5m 16ft||40m 131ft||AOW||Wall, Reef|
|15||The Drop Off||5m 16ft||40m 131ft||AOW||Wall, Reef|