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Sipadan National Park

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Semporna, Malaysia
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Excellent diving, great corals

This was probably one of the best diving sites I've done in all my years of diving. Very healthy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hweeling
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china
Must dive!

If you are in the area and are a diver - Sipidan really is worth the extra money to get to. Mabul... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
clinesmiths
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably one of the best diving sites I've done in all my years of diving. Very healthy corals, great diversity of marine life, visibility was excellent. Very very good!

Thank hweeling
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area and are a diver - Sipidan really is worth the extra money to get to. Mabul dives were just ok.

Thank clinesmiths
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed at Mabul water bungalows and got to dive Sipadan 3 straight days. saw so many turtles, sharks, barracuda, Bump heads and so much more......incredible diving!!

Thank Dennis C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an amazing place. It's so beautiful and peaceful and yet so full of life. There are schools of fish, vibrant corals and so many turtles. I think every dive we saw 2~3 turtles, sometimes you can get close enough even for selfies (look at...More

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

It has been my dream to dive in Sipadan ever since I was certified more than 10 years ago. It has been touted as the best dive site in the world. And I have to agree!! To dive here, you need to get a permit,...More

1  Thank ALR0609
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

This place will surely make you wanna visit it again. I have been a PADI Certified diver and I can say with a stamping authority that this is the best dive site in the whole wide world.

Thank futbolmania999
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The only reason to come to Semporna is Sipadan and the only way to guarantee daily passes for Sipadan National Park is to stay on the Celebes Explorer. Diving in Mabul is very poor in comparison and Sipadan town is horrible. If you stay in...More

Thank Nicholas S
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I know the boat is not the best but if you want to dive Sipadan every day as opposed to the very average Mabul it's your only choice. Boat aside the service on the Celebes is fantastic. The diving is efficient and the food very...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Amazing diving experience in Sipadan, unfortunately the experience was ruined by the accommodation. DO NOT go on Celebes Explorer LOB if you're looking to go to Sipadan.... the boat is badly in need of repair and is not safe. They have been saying for years...More

4  Thank Traveljm1982
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We travelled over 24 hours to get here from Canada, and it was totally worth it!! As you know Sipadan dive permits are extremely hard to get, but we got Sipadan dive permits for 3 days, and ended up doing 13 dives in Sipadan!!! Thank...More

1  Thank susanstorm717
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sailing2012
15 February 2018|
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Response from falanglao | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the company and dive instructor.
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Ratnida R
18 September 2017|
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Response from ALR0609 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But you wont get the full experience of Sipadan. And you will probably leave wondering what the fuss was all about. Sipadan is truly wonderful in the deep, not the shallow.
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SaiShara
7 August 2017|
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Response from kobusm913 | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to Langkawi but heard from people who has done both that Sipadan is better
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