Barracuda Point

Barracuda tornado
Barracuda Point is regularly ranked amongst the top 5 dive sites in the world.

This outstanding dive site has a great barracuda shoal (thousands) often seen in a tornado-like formation.

You will see dozens of turtles in one dive, schools of whitetip sharks, batfish, jacks and barracuda. And everything from nudibranchs to hammerhead sharks.

Topography:

This dive starts off descending deep along the sheer wall, looking out in the blue for pelagics. Eventually, you head towards the south at about 22m deep. There the current will bring you to Barracuda Point where there is a school of thousands of barracuda. You then finish the dive in the shallows of the Coral Garden.

Depth: 40+ metres (131+ feet)

Visibility: 30 metres (100 feet)

Location: North East of Sipadan Island.

Barracuda Point is quite simply a "must dive" if you visit Sipadan.

  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

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Cave

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

 

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