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Address: No. 1 Jalan Custom, Semporna 91307, Malaysia
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Amazing scuba diving at Sipadan (liveaboard MV Celebes Explorer)

Sipadan has already been on our scuba-dive to-do list for some time, thus my wife and I spent 5 days / 4 nights on MV Celebes Explorer in early May to get access to this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 July 2015
Uwe P
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Sipadan island is a great dive site. You only can come there by day and with permit, I booked through a dive companies in Semporna, and many of them. There is a limit per day, so you have to contact them before hand. I had 3 dives for a day and they were so great. The water was so clear,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Sipadan has already been on our scuba-dive to-do list for some time, thus my wife and I spent 5 days / 4 nights on MV Celebes Explorer in early May to get access to this exceptional dive site. It turned out to be our best diving experience so far, we were able to do 13 dives and were able to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

It is almost impossible to list all the fish and other sea creatures that you might encounter under water when diving at Sipadan. Among the species are schools of big-eye trevallies, many turtles, tornado-like formations of barracudas, schools of humphead parrotfishes, giant mantas, eagle rays, schools of tunas, many species of sharks including schools hammerhead sharks, (sometimes even) whale sharks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

it is magnificent underwater view.. barracuda, bumphead fish, lion fish, white tip sharks, jack fish.... the visibility of the water up to 35m. water surface is calm and warm.. it is totally another paradise.. would definitely go again soon.. i miss it so much.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

Semporna is a small village not far away from the city of Tawau in Sabah, East Malaysia. It’s a pretty remote place, but absolutely tranquil, being the home of a small population of delightful locals who make their living mainly in the fishing industry. If you were to explore the world class dive sites and islands, such as Sipadan, Mabul,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

In August 2013 we were diving at Mabul and Kapalai in Malaysia. However, we had a horrifying experience with respect to dive safety. We were diving with http://sipadan.com/contact-details.php. The dive center used "Mabul Backpapers" hostel at Mabul Island for their dive activites. The eqiupment at Mabul Backpackers was in VERY poor shape. We told this to the staff but they... More 

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