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Sipadan Island - Things to Know Before Visiting

Sipadan Island, Malaysia

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About Sipadan Island

Formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 400 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan Island was at the top of Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for 'The Top Dive Destination in the World.

Attractions Near Sipadan Island

Mabul Island
Mabul Island14.54km from Sipadan Island

Mabul is a small island off the south-eastern coast of Sabah in Malaysia. Mabul is arguably one of the richest single destinations for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world.

Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Heritage Site

Skull Hill (Bukit Tengkorak) is eight kilometers from the center of Semporna and houses a small interesting archaeological museum at its base.

Tun Sakaran Marine Park
Tun Sakaran Marine Park58.38km from Sipadan Island

An archipelago with a unique blend of nature and marine biodiversity. Home to the nomadic Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsies) people, who live in stilt houses and houseboats in and around the marine park.

Pulau Pom Pom
Pulau Pom Pom59.51km from Sipadan Island

Pom Pom Island also known as “Pulau Pom Pom” is located in the Celebes Sea in Sabah. It is probably one of the most beautiful islands on the planet for both divers and non-divers.The marine biodiversity of Pom Pom Island is rich with many rare and uncommon species.

Sebatik Island
Sebatik Island93.72km from Sipadan Island

Sebatik Island is an island off the eastern coast of Borneo, partly within Indonesia and partly within Malaysia. It is one of the 92 officially listed outlying islands of Indonesia. It is one of the beautiful islands which was located in the heart of the North Kalimantan.

Andulinang Island
Andulinang Island100.22km from Sipadan Island

A beautiful and tourist-friendly island which was located in the heart of Tawi Tawi which is famous for the beaches. it is one of the last islands in the Sulu archipelago.

Where is Sipadan Island

Discover More Attractions in Sabah, Where Sipadan Island Is Located

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Sabah has abundant natural resources, and its economy is strongly export oriented. Its primary exports include oil, gas, timber and palm oil. Sabah shares maritime borders with Vietnam to the west and the Philippines to the north and east.

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A world-class dive location off the east coast of Borneo, Sabah. Here you can find huge varieties of schooling fish, Reef Sharks, Turtles and if you are lucky Hammerhead Sharks and the majestic Manta Rays. The island itself is also stunning, with white sands and glistening waters. What makes diving on Sipadan Island really special is the sheer amount of fish and marine creatures you will see. You won’t see a few turtles on a dive, you’ll see plenty!