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Sipadan National Park

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Diving under thunder in the morning and sunny in the afternoon

Very rough sea during the ride to the Sipadan Island, as storming in the morning. Very calm and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
Lucky dive, excellent conditions despite the wrong season.

I read some negative reviews before going here and now after going there I would say ignore them... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew S
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very rough sea during the ride to the Sipadan Island, as storming in the morning. Very calm and dark blue ocean underneath, amazing huge barrel coral formation. Magnificent barracuda tornado and jack fishes schooling of 300 M in tailing. Wall dive with very rich marine...More

Thank laualex96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read some negative reviews before going here and now after going there I would say ignore them. Either they went to the wrong places or they are over privileged peeps. The dives are a safe 40 minutes before the safety stop and ascending, I...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After 6 years I am back again to the diving paradise 😍 Tjisnis my 3rd Sipadan dive trip and still amaze by it. Years back on my first dive, I was shocked by a large school of Bumphead Parrotfish and awe by the Baracuddas tornado....More

Thank Shamaine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Should probably state that this isn't a review of the dive companies, infact they were excellent and infact the diving on Mabul is awesome value for money. I am also reviewing after having just dived in Balicasag in the Philippines which is incredible and 1/4...More

1  Thank steveeY2423HA
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We are always slightly skeptical when we hear amazing things about a dive site, because eventually too many people go there and the reefs are damaged or destroyed. We were pleasantly surprised with Sipadan as it remained pristine and the reefs and marine life appears...More

1  Thank Travelbug0102
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

As a Divemaster who has dived all over the world I was surprised at the steep cost for 3 dives at Sipadan. Having heard the rave reviews I thought I would give it a try however. It was average in my opinion. I’ve had many...More

1  Thank 738hught
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Although very touristy, it us very well kept clean. Good spot for beginners. Diving is my passion so I really appreciate even small spots that are well maintained.

Thank honkingtrv21
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My GF and I dove here from Mabul. It’s absolutely worth the high price tag. I’ve dove all over the Caribbean and this is as good of not better then Glover’s Atoll in Belize. There are green sea turtles everywhere you look. Schooling sharks, jacks,...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Packed with chinese tourists either snorkeling or learning PADI open water. Perhaps good place for snorkeling but not for real divers. Also, impossible to go to Sipadan if not booked in advance. And besides Sipadan, there seem not to be other diving spots. All scuba...More

Thank mas2011Madrid_Spain
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Good fun, here have a lot of restaurant in the park and games. Clean, staff friendly, heard of The city.

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11 July 2018|
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Response from Martitarub_13 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! You must check with the company you are intending to book it with! Yes, it’s for scuba diving 😋
15 March 2018|
Response from ALR0609 | Reviewed this property |
No news is probably good news. I was in Sipadan in December 2017 and all was calm. Certainly there havent been any reports in the Malaysian news regarding any safety concerns in that region. Enjoy your trip and the amazing... More