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Sipadan Islands is a well protected island known for its healthy coral life, large numbers of turtles and big fish such as hammerheads, barracuda and trevelly.

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Sipadan Island is one of the best known dive regions throughout Malaysia, probably even in the world. It is a tiny circular island (less than 15 ha) completely covered in dense tropical rainforest. It is formed on top of an ancient volcano rising up from the bottom of the Celebes Sea at depths of more than 600 meters. This provides ample dive sites such as spectacular steep walls (some go down to almost 600 meters), strong currents bringing in planktonic rich waters and an incredible amount of marine life since this is the only place just beneath the surface line other than water for kilometers. Since 2005, an extra conservation project was started to ban all forms of accommodations and to get Pulau Sipidan listed as a World Heritage Site. The jungle (bird sanctuary) is filled with birds such as kingfishers, sea eagles and wood pigeons. You can walk around the island in twenty minutes along its narrow white sanded beaches which are often used by turtles to nest their eggs.

Sipadan's marine life is in one word spectacular with more than three thousand species that have been classified living off Sipidan in the Indo-Pacific basin. Tens of hammerhead sharks circling above you, green and hawksbill turtles in sizes and numbers you have never seen anywhere before and its underwater diversity is fantastic. There even is an underwater limestone cave, aptly named Turtle Tomb, because it is filled with turtle skeletons that drowned not able to find the surface anymore. One of the highlights for all divers should be diving Barracuda Point, where you will be encircled by thousands of big-eye trevally and barracudas forming spectacular tornado-like formations. The west side of Sipadan plunges straight down into the abyss and offers many spectacular wall dives while the east is more shallow and often overshadowed by its western counterpart. It is big fish, small critters, and healthy hard and soft corals, all within easy reach of mainland Semporna, Sabah. Enjoy this dive destination as it is one of the best places worldwide.

Diving here is possible all year round. But, the best conditions at Sipadan Island exist from April to October, especially July and August. A decrease of visibility can be seen from January to March, because of the weather. The resorts still receive many visitors during this time and diving then is still not to be considered as bad.

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- Sipadan Scuba, Hotel Holiday Dive Inn, Semporna, Semporna

Sipadan Scuba

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SIPADAN SCUBASemporna, Borneo, Malaysia Sipadan Scuba is the first and only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia and winner of 3 PADI awards in 2008! Our team of professional, multilingual instructors conduct all PADI courses from beginner diver through specialty diver all the way to dive professional. With well over thousand divers certified, we are the leader in diving education and at the seaside town of Semporna and it's nearby islands. Learn to Scuba Dive in the warm, clear waters of tropical Borneo. The adventure and the beauty of the underwater world are the main incrediantes of our courses without any compromise on safety or the quality of training that you will receive. When choosing Sipadan Scuba be prepared for an adventure that is fun and goes well beyond the blue wonders of the marine world.

DIVE SIPADAN ISLAND "I've seen places like Sipadan Island before, some 45 years ago. Now we've found again an untouched piece of art." by Jacques-Ives Cousteau Sipadan Island is worldwide known for awesome diving with spectacular marine life found along it


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Pom Pom Island Resort

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Pom Pom Island Resort with PADI Dive Centre is a beautiful, peaceful, paradise island found situated off Borneo coastline. Taking only 45 minutes by boat, you can escape the everyday world on our small island. You can enjoy complete relaxation and tranquillity surrounded by white sands, tropical vegetation and turquoise seas.

The Resort has a range of luxury detached Beach, Garden and Water Villas constructed for every comfort including air conditioning and fans, hot showers, own balcony or terrace. The Water Villas offer panoramic views over the sea, whilst the Beach villas are nestled under trees with sea views. Our packages include 3 meals per day plus free flow of snacks, juices, coffee and teas in our famous traditional Malaysian Restaurant. Enjoy turtle spotting from our jetty, you maybe lucky enough to witness baby turtles running to the beach from our hatchery. At our PADI Dive Centre you can learn to dive or if already qualified experience amazing diving and snorkelling in the clear blue waters of the Celebes Sea watching beautiful coral fish and turtles. We are situated close to Mabul and Sipadan and have similar marine life to Mabul with amazing macro creatures, such as frog fish, shrimps, crabs and nudibranchs, these are found on nearly every dive. After diving you can enjoy a relaxing traditional massage in our massage spa or if you are feeling more energetic, you can swim or kayak round our paradise island.

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 Kota Kinabalu
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Liveaboard diving is the best way to dive the best dive sites. They are perfect for:maximising the number of dives divers can do on their scuba vacation. Many boats offer 4 or 5 dives per day. Some offer unlimited divinggetting to the places that can't be reached by resortgetting to the dive site before the resort divers and staying there after the daytrip divers have long gone home. meeting like minded divers 

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