Questions and Tips

Opening hours and best time to visit Sipadan Island?

How to get to Sipadan Island?

Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago

Take a flight to Tawau (from Kota Kinabalu or Kuala Lumpur), take a taxi or minivan to Semporna (1-2 hour) followed by a fast boat to Sipadan (1 hour).
It's no longer possible to stay at Sipadan, so most people stay at Mabul Island instead.

Things to do in Sipadan Island?

Information & Tips about Sipadan Island?



Sipadan Dive (Revisit)

The third trip of my visit to Sipadan is really fruitful especially we get to chase dolphins when we are on the way to Sipadan Islands. There were a total of 6 of them and I am able to capture for of them in my video below. It was truly an awesome experience nonetheless. I will definitely be back again until the day I couldn't dive anymore.
  • 6 years ago

Sipadan travel guide - Wikitravel

Sipadan Island (Pulau Sipadan in Malay) lies off the east coast of Malaysian Borneo in Sabah. The island is known above all for some of the best scuba diving anywhere in the world.
  • 6 years ago

Sipadan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the seabed. It is located in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Sabah, East Malaysia (which is on the island of Borneo). It was 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 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan has been rated by many dive journals as one of the top destinations for diving in the world.
Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago
Sipadan is probably one of the best diving spot in Malaysia (claim to be world's best dive site), with plenty of sea turtles, barracudas and sharks.
  • 7 years ago

Scuba diving in Sipadan, Malaysia | CNN Travel

For hardcore divers, the number of sites capable of inspiring that rare one-in-a-lifetime thrill is fast shrinking.
Overfishing, pollution, coral bleaching and seabed dredging have all contributed to the slow ruin of many of what were once the world’s top dive destinations.
Near the top of the list of remaining global greats is Malaysia’s Sipadan Island.
A contender on any dive publication's list of the "world's best dives," Sipadan lies 35 kilometers off the coast of Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo.
  • 8 years ago

Diving Sipadan - Guide to diving Sipadan with marine life & Dive Centre information

The complete guide to diving Sipadan Island - including the best times of year see Hammerhead sharks, Manta Rays, Turtles and other Marine life. An easy way to plan your dive trip.
  • 13 years ago

Sipdan Diving | Scuba Junkie

Come Experience One of the Top 10 Dive Sites in the World. If you ask devoted divers to list the top dives sites they wish to ...