Where is it: Semporna, Sabah, East Malaysia
Number of Dive Sites: 13
Type of Diving: Guided – boat, deep, drift diving
Skill Level: Beginner to advanced
Main Diving Attraction: One of the world’s premier dive destination synonymous with the ultimate diving experience known for its world renowned wall diving and pelagics. Common sightings include: various sharks, eagle rays, devil rays, manta rays, schooling (read: tornado-like formations) barracudas and big-eye trevallys, bumphead parrot fish, turtles, and the list goes on…
* Not to mention its close proximity to one of the world’s muck diving mecca (Mabul Island) and one of Sabah’s macro ‘paradise’ – Kapalai Island
Average Water Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F) to 30°C (86.0°F)
Seasonality: All year round (ideal months to go between April to December)
Typical Visibility: 10m (32ft) to 30m (98ft)
General Current Conditions: Mild to strong (depending on dive site)
Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes
Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling
Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None
Availability of Medical Facility: None
Availability of Other Facilities: None. Military boat patrols provide some additional comfort for safety.
* Kindly note that as of 2005, a quota has been imposed on Sipadan Island with a maximum of 120 (divers and non-divers) to Sipadan daily. It is highly recommended to book your trip well ahead of time.