Diving at Sipadan

Sipadan Island, Celebes Sea

Sipadan Island lies off the east coast of Sabah province, Borneo.  It was formed over thousands of years as living corals grew on top of an extinct volcano that did not quite reach the surface  The island plunges over 2,000 meters straight down to the sea floor;   so both pelagica and reef fish can be seen together.  I am often asked which of my many dives is my favourite; I find picking a single dive impossible because different dives have different features but tSipadan is up there in my top five.

I was staying at Kapalai Resort which is just under half an hour away.  It was an early start because we were planning three dives during the day with lunch between dive two and three.  The three dive sight can be seen on the map and they were, in order, Barracuda Point, Turtle Tomb and South Point.  My dive buddy, Peter, is a keen photographer and I will let his picture tell the story. The last two dives were also vidoed I bought a copy.


Take the regulator out and ……….. SMILE




Bump Head Parrot Fish


Barracuda Schooling

Sea Fern

Grey Reef Shark                                                                                                                                Barracuda Schooling                                                                      Lion Fish                                                                    Nudibranch                                                              Jackfish Schooling


Jackfish Schooling



                                                                     Clown Fish

Green Turtle

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