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Sipadan National Park

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Great for beginers

Although very touristy, it us very well kept clean. Good spot for beginners. Diving is my passion... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
The healthiest reef ever

My GF and I dove here from Mabul. It’s absolutely worth the high price tag. I’ve dove all over the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Chris F
Portland, Oregon
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Semporna, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Hugh T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank kennieong1970
Reviewed 9 August 2018

all the big stuff.... i do mean all of it. it´s worth the money and effort to get several licenses to go to Sipadan

Thank Thomas Holm L
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The Mekka of diving...Book early your diving trip as permits are limited per day( 100) and the demand is big. Sharks turtles schools of all kind of fish together with crystal clear blue waters make the dive unforgettable.

Thank George K
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My third time here and I will never get fed up of the diving here. Sharks, jacks, barracuda, turtles, bumlheads and that was one dive! It can be challenging for new divers with the currents and walls.

Thank ozmaclassie
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Divers around the world must go to this place. I consider it as the best dive site in Malaysia. You'll experience diving with sharks and turtle;literally! Besides other marine life's. The best time to dive is around November where the visibility is up to 30...More

2  Thank UstazKomputer
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Sabah and Sipadan Island are a must for a scuba-diver. There are several islands nearby, beaches are beautiful and the sea is amazing. Sipadan is supposed to be the very best ... and it does come with a price tag. (not outrageous) However, there are...More

Thank Sam-likes-to-travel
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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