Sipadan Diving

Sipadan is rated in the top 10 Dive Sites in the world !

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Sipadan is recognised as the best diving in the Malaysia and amongst the best in the world.

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 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).

  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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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