Sipadan Island

Pre arrangement is requisited due to rules and regulations of Semporna National Park

Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 meters ( 2,000 ft ) from the seabed. It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem.

Normally, rare diving scenes are frequently seen in the waters around Sipadan: schools of green and hawksbill turtles nesting and mating, schools of barracuda and big-eye trevally in tornado-like formations, pelagic species such as manta rays, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.

A turtle tomb lies underneath the column of the island, formed by an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that become lost and drown before finding the surface.

Dive site Min epth Maxdepth DiverLevel Dive Type
 1 Barracuda Point 5m 16ft 40m131ft AOW Wall, Reef
 2 Coral Gardens 10m 33ft 23m 75ft OW Wall, Reef
 3 Hanging Gardens 5m 16ft 40m131ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
 4 Lobster Lairs 25m 82ft 40m131ft AOW Wall, Reef, Big Fishes
 5 North Point 25m 82ft 40m131ft AOW Drift, Wall, Reef, Sharks
 6 South Point 20m 65ft 40m131ft AOW Wall, Reef
 7 Staghorn Crest 20m 65ft 40m131ft AOW Wall, Reef, Sharks
 8 The Jetty 3m 10ft 40m131ft 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 Dive Master Cave
12 West Ridge 18m 59ft 40m131ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
13 Whitetip Avenue 17m 56ft 40m131ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
14 Midreef 5m 16ft 40m131ft AOW Wall, Reef
15 The Drop Off 5m 16ft 40m131ft AOW Wall, Reef


Legend - Diver Level:

  1. OW   = Open Water Diver
  2. AOW = Advance Open Water Diver

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