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Sipadan Island is the ultimate diving destination

Turtle swimming in the ocean near Sipadan Island

Sipadan Island

A mecca for divers, Sipadan island is the ultimate destination to go diving. Under the blue waters of the island is a fascinating world of marine life, pristine corals and panoramic vistas.

The famous French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who has filmed numerous documentaries about the amazing underwater life all over the world, referred to Sipadan as an ‘untouched piece of art’.

See below a selection of a medium range and a luxury dive resort to stay at while going diving at Sipadan.

Sipadan-Mabul Resort

Sipadan Island

Offering spectacular views of Sipadan island, this beach resort offers the most reasonable prices and best value for money on the island of Mabul. The resort chalets are dotted along the beach between the palm trees. Each chalet is equipped with twin beds, an air conditioning unit and ensuite bathroom. If you have the budget, choose the sister resort of Mabul Water Bungalows which consist of over-the-water luxury chalets.

Boat dives are 3 times a day. If you are out for diving in the waters of Sipadan, this will be a full day of diving. The coral reefs in Sipadan are easily reachable and offer a large number of tropical marine creatures that you may want to witness. The PADI and TDI dive center offers courses for all levels. Especially the Cavern diving course is a must for those who want to explore the Turtle Cave and Turtle Tomb at Sipadan island.

Sipadan Water Village

Sipadan Island Water Village

As its name indicates, this superb resort was built above water, based on the Bajau style of architecture. The resort features 45 cottages with superb facilities, it’s one of the best place to relax and after a day’s of diving.

Divers go on 3 boat dives per day with experienced divemasters to explorer the reefs of Mabul, Kapalai and of course Sipadan. Unlimited diving is available for free just at the resort’s house reef. The resort also offers PADI dive courses to all levels.

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