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Also known as Pulau Sipadan, Sipadan Island

An island of Sabah, Malaysia, Asia.

Sipadan is a coral island was formed over thousands of years on the top of an extinct volcano resulting in spectacular 600 meter walls rising out of the blue. It is one of the scuba diving treasures of the world.

Jacques Cousteau said, “I have seen other places like Sipadan, 45 years ago, but now, no more. Now, we have found again an untouched piece of art…”.

Best Time to Dive

You can dive Sipadan year round but the high season is from April to December with the peak conditions in July & August. The wet season is from January to March.

What You Can See

Barracuda, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Rays, Bumphead Parrotfish, Nudibranches, Turtles, and more. Stunning amounts of reef fish and beautiful coral formations on the walls that sink into the abyss.


The number of divers allowed to dive Sipadan per day is limited (currently 120) so it is crucial that you book ahead and get your operator to secure your permits.

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