Sipadan Island is an internationally famous island lying five degrees north of the equator in the Sulawesi (Celebes) Sea. It is an oceanic island formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct undersea volcano which rises 600 meters from the seabed. The geographic position of Sipadan puts it in the centre of the richest marine habitat in the world, the crux of the Indo-Pacific basin.

The turtle tomb, an underwater limestone cave with labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain the skeletal remains of turtles makes another unique feature for scuba diving enthusiasts.

Another one of the highlights on every diver’s wish list is catching the schooling barracuda and the big-eye trevally gathering in thousands and forming an outstanding tornado-like formation. If you’re lucky, you might just catch pelagic species such as mantas, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.

Apart from mesmerizing big fishes beckoning divers to plunge into its clear blue waters, Sipadan also has an equally amazing macro life population. Different dive sites in the island promise different sets of opportunities to catch a glimpse of ocean lives such as garden eels, leaf scorpion fish, mantis shrimps, fire gobies, and various pipefish—Sipadan owes its reputation as one of the world’s ten best dive sites for its teeming marine lives and rich diversity.

A diver and beachbum paradise, Sipadan is abound with activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. Beach lovers and sun worshippers need to pack their bathing suits, sun block lotion and beach towels in advance! Visiting period, however, depends on room availability.