#1 Sipadan was an extinct undersea volcano.
According to Sabah tourism officials, Sipadan was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct undersea volcano that rises 600 meters from the seabed.
#2 Over 3000 species of marine life
Sipadan's waters are home to a reported 3,000 species of fish, hundreds of species of coral, an abundance of rays and sharks and large populations of green and hawksbill turtles, making it one of the richest marine habitats in the world.
#3 Only 120 Sipadan diving permit
Only 120 divers a day are allowed to explore the amazing Sipadan reef system.
#4 Year round diving
Diving at Sipadan Island can be done throughout the year as there is no real low season. During the months of January to March weather can sometimes be a bit unsettled so divers can expect more currents during their dives. Between April and June you can enjoy visibility up to 50m. Between May and August turtles often lay their eggs on the beaches of Sipadan.
#5 No accommodation on Sipadan island
There is no accommodation on Sipadan Island itself. You will need to stay at the neighboring islands. Staying at these resorts will often cost a few hundreds of dollars (USD) per person, but it is absolutely worth it as this also brings you nearer to the world best dive spots.
Sipadan Dive Resorts: