Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Crystal clear waters, sparkling sands, rare marine life- Sipadan Island is your ideal dive spot

‘An untouched piece of art’ is what Jacques Cousteau, world-renowned oceanographer had once said about the Sipadan Island. True to his words, the Sipadan has also been claimed by divers as one of the top five dive spots in the world. Lying placidly on the south of Semporna on the mainland of Sabah, the gorgeous Sipadan Island makes for a divers treat.

Dive into the deep seas of this island and explore some of the most rare marine animals in the world. Have amazing encounters with sea turtles, resident schools of jacks, bumphead parrotfish and barracudas gracing the tiny coral island. Laze around the island as you watch beautiful tropical birds, sea eagles, kingfishers, sunbirds, starlings and wood pigeons. Also catch frequent glimpses of giant coconut crabs leaving their footprints on the sparkling sands.

How to get there?
By Air:
Reach The jump off point to Sipadan Island at Kota Kinabalu or Tawau.

By Car:
If you’re going by car then continue the journey by a 1-hour drive to Semporna town.

By Sea:
By a 30-minute speedboat you will reach Mabul, which is the jump off point for Sipadan Island explorations.

So if you’re an ace diver or someone who appreciates beauty, then the Sipadan is where you need to be. Truly magical, truly mesmerising. You’d wish why you hadn’t been here in a long time.

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