Name me the first phrase you have for diving in Sipadan. World class? Best? Wonderful. Oh well, thats nothing new.
But HERE, We DARE DEFINE the meaning of a SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS diving experience in SIPADAN!!
Yes YES! Its going to be as breathlessly fantastic & exciting as it sounds!
As an appetizer, let’s take a quick peep on what makes Sipadan Island one of the top dive site.
Located off the east coast of Sabah, East Malaysia, Sipadan Island is protected under conservation laws imposed by the Sabah Parks. Many might not know, Sipadan Island was declared a bird sanctuary way back in 1933. Since 2004, all residents and resorts have been shifted to the nearby Mabul and Kalapai Islands. Today, Sipadan Island is a peaceful & serene heaven to wildlife above and underwater.
Being the only Oceanic Island in Malaysia, Sipadan Island raises over 600 metres from seabed. Located in the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin makes it a habitat to more than 3,000 species of fishes and hundreds corals species.
To properly conserve the area, The Authorities restrict the number of scuba divers at Sipadan Island daily. 120 dive permits are distributed to all dive operations in the area. Each permit fee is rm40. So one may not be able to dive everyday in Sipadan Island. However, this doesn’t mean that fun stops here..
The Neighbours – Mabul and Kapalai Islands
Housing tourist from all over the world, Mabul and Kapalai islands are the 2 most popular islands for divers to gain access diving in Sipadan Island. (Another option would be stayin at the town of Semporna and access by speed boat which takes roughly an hour.) These 2 beautiful islands offers good muck and macro diving, giving a good balance with seeing the big guys at Sipadan Island. Not just that, the irresistable white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters in the area has made Mabul and Kapalai popular to the beach lovers and snorkellers.
Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
We can sense your burning desire for our sneak preview, so here you go!
Eat, Sleep, Dive…. Eat, Sleep, Dive….
First thing in the morning, wake up to the warm sunlight with a sumptuous spread of International Buffet in Borneo Diver’s Mabul Resorts. While clean and comfort are just the basic, they have won numerous guests’ heart with their attentiveness and service with a sincere SMILE; always ready to go that extra mile just to light up that smile on your face.
With only a little more than a giant leap away from the jetty, you will be greeted with an astounding array of lively marine life in their very own house reef – Paradise 2. So… what’s words without evidence??
Right after your dives, the walk back to your rooms for a refreshing shower is accompanied by a gentle breeze.
If it’s the right time, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the setting sun as well. One of the best way to end the day.
Inside Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
Across the long bridge, you’ll see the lovely beach bar which serves as a great hang out place for all divers at night. A good place to chill and relax. At certain days in the week, BBQ dinner would be served in the bar. A nice combination to the international buffet style meals served daily.
Than finally back to your room, to relax, to freshen up and get ready for the night.
A couple of things one can do at night. Relax by the beach watching the stars, gathered at the main dining hall for some celebrations or go to the beach bar for a lovely cocktail.
Wherever you are or whateer you do, night time is the best time to review through the dives done in the day. It’s very usual to hear divers sharing and discussing among each other on what was seen, or on the photos or videos taken earlier. Best part about night time here: every day, the discuss is on a different experience. The sharks, the turtles, the marcos, the schooling fishes.
There is really just so much to find at Sipadan!! Looking for some challenges? Try out some technical diving into the caves on Sipadan Island. Or explore deeper beyond the recreational limits. That’s one way that made some diver going back to Sipadan for more! =)
THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH TO DO, TO SEE AND TO EXPERIENCE IN SIPADAN!!
The place earns its deserving world class ratings. No wonder it became Diver’s paradise. The travelling and queuing up for dive permits made every single dive on Sipadan Island worthwhile!
Come Experience Yourself!! Join us on our hassle free group departures!
(Filling up fast!) Group Departure dates:
24 – 29 April 2014
15 – 20 May 2014
27 Jun – 2 Jul 2014
Ask Us! Amazing Dive at [email protected] or call 96773627 for more information!
~above post written by Nicholas (Visited Sipadan twice, amazed by the place everytime!)~