Pulau Sipadan in World Top 10 Dive Sites

Pulau Sipadan has been listed in the World Top 10 Dive Sites for 2013 by Lonely Planet. This compilation was announced on the 13th April by the Lonely Planet writers where Sipadan Island is listed at number five in the list.

In other words, this makes Sipadan top 5 dive spots in the world and adding another feather to the cap for Tourism Malaysia, which is a huge thing.

Malaysia is also listed as 4th Best Shopping City in the World by CNN, and also the 9th Most Visited Place in the World among some of the accolades achieved.

For scuba divers planning to visit Malaysia, namely Sabah, you will be amazed on what you will experience when you dive at Sipadan Island. 

The excerpt from Lonely Planet states:
"No.5 - Pulau Sipadan - Slow things down to turtle pace as you take to the seas off the Malaysian island that invariably figures in all lists of the world's top dive sites, Pulau Sipadan. Green and Hawksbill turtles abound; there's even a so-called turtle tomb, 22m underwater, containing the skeletal remains of vast numbers of turtles. 
For a marine adrenaline rush, try Barracuda Point, where the eponymous barracuda often gather in swirling, tornado-like formations. No diver will want to leave without witnessing the famous Drop Off where, just a stroll from the shore, the ocean floor drops away 600m. 
Night diving typically costs around MYR150 per dive for one to three divers, or MYR50 if there are four or more. Book early as permits are restricted to 120 per day."
Sipadan Island Dive Photos
Diving with a school of Barracudas at Sipadan
With this new international status for 2013 and issued by Lonely Planet, many tourist and travelers will be heading over to Sabah's east coast for island getaways and also to experience the amazing scuba diving offered here.

The east cost of Sabah boasts of some of the best islands to relax and dive, namely Mabul Island which is the most popular destination.

Sipadan Island is only a 20 minute boat ride from Mabul, and it is probably best to book ahead due to the limited diving spots at Pulau Sipadan since being named in the World Top 10 Dive Sites by Lonely Planet. 
Pulau Sipadan in World Top 10 Dive Sites Pulau Sipadan in World Top 10 Dive Sites Reviewed by David Jr on Saturday, April 20, 2013 Rating: 5

3 comments:

HenRy LeE said...

i love sipadan and would love to dive there one day. Nice meeting you too. Enjoy your trip bro! :)

Jibie Jipp said...

definitely in my bucketlist. Need to get a diving license first. :-)

hcvvorld of Travels and Photography said...

i thought Mabul is even better than Sipadan? according to my sis..hehe

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