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Sipadan National Park

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Dynamic AF! Divers-only island with limited permits.

Excuse my language but this place is probably the most dynamic places where I have scuba dived, and... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2019
monikaoyama
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Sipadan Island, Sabah, strong currents, steep walls and sea life in abundance

BARRACUDA POINT, MALAYSIA Surrounded by 1,900-foot-deep canyons, Sipadan attracts its share of big... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since it is a national park one need to get permit to dive there. I got this by staying with Scuba Junkie Mabul resort for 5 nights so that they can give you one day assured (4 dives) in Sipadan. Since It was peak time...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PraveenRao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of big fish, turtles.... Great visibility like Okinawa or Ogasawara of Japan. I believe the necessity to limit the number of divers. The divers took lunch on the island, not clean, the toilet is out of description. The managing office collects entrance fee ,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Old S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did 3 days of diving - 11 dives and it didn't disappoint us. You do have to look aways from the masses of divers that plunge into the sea and have absolutely no clue what they are doing. Also I believe that most DMs...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PaulE168
Reviewed April 10, 2019

Sipadan turned out to be a massively overhyped diving destination. It's pretty decent diving by average standards, but it's ridiculously overpriced and a huge hassle considering how mediocre it was. Completely not worth the trouble and cost considering other diving spots around SE Asia and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Excuse my language but this place is probably the most dynamic places where I have scuba dived, and I've dived all over the world including the Kerama islands, Fiji, Tahiti, Bonaire, Ishigaki island, Tulum, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Guadalupe, Okinawa, Cosumel, Guam, Saipan and all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

Everyone must check in with Park Services so know your passport number. Washroom was adequate, food is provided by the resort that takes you there. I was disappointed in the diving. The reefs seemed in poor condition and fairly lifeless. there were 1 or 2...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Allyson E
Reviewed March 7, 2019

BARRACUDA POINT, MALAYSIA Surrounded by 1,900-foot-deep canyons, Sipadan attracts its share of big fish, with Barracuda Point at its vortex. In addition to swarming hammerhead and leopard sharks, hundreds of razor-toothed barracuda circle in a hypnotic formation. Diving Sipadan: strong currents, steep walls and sea...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CheahC67
Reviewed February 22, 2019

You have to see it once and you will never want to leave this place. It is probably one of the best diving I have done in my live. So go and check it out you won't regret it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Smileydinjel
Reviewed January 5, 2019

A bucket list for every diver. Diving at Sipadan is limited to 120 divers each day so you know the place won't be crowded and the marine life aplenty. Wall Corals that goes deeper than any diver should and plenty of sharks! Those with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Aznor
Reviewed November 25, 2018

You'll get tired of seeing turtles and sharks, awesome vis and always something going on; infinite schools of jacks and barracudas, humpheads parrot fishes and on and on...

Date of experience: November 2018
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KSDREW
March 28, 2019|
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Response from Travelbug0102 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the dive rig because it was cheaper compared to the resorts in the area and you can also dive as much as you want on the house reef under the dive rig
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Response from raglan007 | Reviewed this property |
You can snorkel at all those places you mentioned and at Sipidan at low tide 2 meters deep is teeming with activity if you are taken to the right places. However it's a natural environment and nothing can be gauranteed... More
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