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The Drop-off is a wicked steep wall dive site dropping down just ten meters from the beach.

Name Dive Site:Drop Off
Accessibility: Shore
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The Drop Off is the dive site that made Sipadan famous. In the times when Borneo Divers had a resort on Sipadan Island it was easy just to walk off the beach and drop over the edge into one of the world's best dive sites. If you were seriously over weighted you could keep dropping for 600m! This dive site can be credited with many of the best underwater photographs which are regularly featured in magazines.

The wall itself is very attractive, covered in soft corals, sponges and seafans. However, most divers are here to look at the huge schools of fish all around including schools of jacks and barracuda. Squadrons of humphead parrotfish can be seen charging along the reef at shallow depths. Green turtles are bound to be seen as are white tip reef sharks. Grey reef sharks can be seen in the blue. Manta rays are occasional visitors to the drop off, usually when currents are strong. Currents can sometimes be strong at the Drop Off but normally they are quite mild and the dive is a relaxing drift. Visibility is good. This is truly a world class dive site. Night dives are also excellent at the Drop Off when the wall comes alive with shrimps, crabs and other crustaceans plus moray eels and parrot fish.



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