Hanging Gardens

Hanging Gardens is one of the best dives of sipadan. It's great for snorkeling, free diving, and underwater photography.

The reef wall is very colourful, covered in soft corals, seafans and large barrel sponges.
The coral gives home to a great variety of smaller fish including damselfish, chromis, sweetlips on black coral, clownfish, lobsters in cracks, tiny sea slugs, etc.

In one dive, you can often spot 50+ turtles along with reef sharks, whitetips and a big school of Bumphead parrotfishes.

Depth: 5-40m (16-131 feet)

Visibility: 30 metres (100 feet)

Location: South of Sipadan island.

  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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