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Sipadan National Park

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Address: Semporna, Malaysia
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Spectacular Diving Destination

If you are a passionate scuba diver, then visiting Sipadan, is on your Bucket List! Amazing corals, fish, turtles and island paradise! However, the plague of human caused... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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Revelstoke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

If you are a passionate scuba diver, then visiting Sipadan, is on your Bucket List! Amazing corals, fish, turtles and island paradise! However, the plague of human caused pollution is visible all over the island and in the surrounding ocean. Let's put a ban on all plastics and start charging polluters with large fines!

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1 Thank ActionAdventure1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

So many sharks and turtles. Full of group fishes such as Jack fishes, Baracudas, Bat fishes, Napoleon fishes and Bump head parrot fishes. I definitely recommend this place

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Sipadan is highly controlled by permit system, which is helpful to preserve it, but makes it expensive. There also have "diver police" in the area to ensure dive companies are operating responsibly. You can access it though established "full-service" dive centres (such as scuba junkie) that have regular permits allocated, which they offer as part of multi-day packages at Mabul... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Sipadan National Park is still a very special place for diving, but having been there eight years ago, and just returning from a week aboard the "Celebes Explorer" liveaboard (by the way, to be avoided except by die-hard divers, see my comments elsewhere), I'm afraid it is on its way out. The extraordinary growth in these last years of... More 

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2 Thank elviatger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Breathtaking. Serene. An almost spiritual experience. After you get over the beauty and volume of the marine life there's the island and its location. At least once in your life do your soul the favour.

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1 Thank Zack K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Jacques Cousteau spoke of Sipadan back in the day. Times have changed and it's not as it was then for obvious reasons, but it is still one of the best spots to dive in the WORLD. Only 100 divers are allowed per day so you must reserve in advance and pay the fee. You will with certainty see many sharks,... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This place is unbelievable. We had the permission for diving here from Uncle Chan's. We did 3 dives - Hanging Garden, twice Barracuda point. It was amazing. The Barracuda and Jackfish school was woow all the time, plus beautiful corals plus white-tip sharks. You simply have to go there.

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1 Thank Moncucak
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

There is only one place like Sipadan that people talk about in Asia. And it's not only an amazing experince but an experince you never forget. Amazing amazing coral life, fishes, micro and macro life....it's fantastic!

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1 Thank Diving-Addiction00
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The best place I've ever seen in my diving-career. So much things to see, well organized and nice atmosphere. I hope I'll come back one day.

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1 Thank Tamara1797
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Getting to sipadan is well worth getting the limited permits. The place is definitely one of the best dive sites in the world. No doubts about it.

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