Scuba dive with the swirling tornado-like formation of
Barracudas, the big-eye trevallies, the thousands silver
jack fishes, the giant size parrot fishes, the numerous
turtles and many others such as mantas, eagle rays,
tunas, scalloped hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and
3000 more species of fish.
You can dive
here all year round. Overall, the best conditions at Sipadan Island exist from April to December, especially
July and August. January to March can see some unsettled
weather and a decrease in visibility but the resorts
on nearby Islands still see plenty of guests at this time as the diving
can still be performed.
now closed the island off to overnight stays, divers
now stay at resorts on nearby islands such as
Island, Kapalai Island and
Mataking Island. Staying
on these islands, divers can dive either in the
morning or after lunch or opt to stay the entire day
on Sipadan but sign up at your respective dive
centres for separate dive groups, for the morning
and the afternoon session.
will indicate to the dive masters that you wish to
stay on the island for both dive times. However not
all resorts have boats going to and from Sipadan
twice a day especially during low season.