Sipadan / Mabul

Location: East of Borneo (belongs to Malaysia), nearest airport is Tawau

Short description: Who has not heard of diving in Sipadan? One of the premier sites to spot pelagics. Mabul is called macro divers heaven for its abundance of just about any variety of marine life you can imagine – big or very small. Kapalai is nearby and the resort is located on stilts

Expected marine life: Turtles, barracuda, jacks, sharks, mantas, bumphead parrotfish, unicornfish, leaffish, scorpionfish, shrimps, nudibranches

Accomodation: to dive Sipadan island you will need to stay at one of the various resorts from cozy to luxury in Mabul or Kapalai (it is not allowed to stay on Sipadan directly any more). To dive Mabul means just stepping out of your room…

Best time of year to visit: Diving in Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai is possible all year round, the best months are between March to October. To dive in Mabul is possible any day, however there are daily maximum quotas for diving in Sipadan, so during less busy days your chances of getting there are higher

Visibility: fair to good (10-20m)

Currents: variable, often medium to sometimes strong

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