“I have seen other places like Sipadan 45 years ago. Now we have found again an untouched piece of art”. – Jacques-Yves Cousteau
The internationally famous island of Sipadan lies five degrees north of the equator in the Sulawesi Sea (Celebes Sea). more than 3000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this richest of ecosystems. Sipadan is well known for its unusually large numbers of green and hawksbill turtles which gather there to mate and nest and it is not unusual for a diver to see more than 20 turtles on each dive. there is a total of 12 dive sites in Sipadan with the most popularly recommended dive sites such as : Turtle Cavern, Barracuda Point, South Point and Hanging Gardens.
From Kota Kinabalu, take a 55-minute flight to Tawau and enjoy an hour’s drive to Semporna. From Semporna, Sipadan is another 40 minutes by speedboat. Be sure to pre-arrange transportation with your respective resort/dive operator.