Sipadan Island in Malaysia is world renowned for its incredible marine biodiversity. Located off the coast of Malaysian Borneo, Sipadan Island itself does not have any accommodation and visitors wishing to dive Sipadan stay at resorts on nearby islands. The coral wall at Sipadan Island plunges almost 2,000 feet (600 meters) and hosts a huge variety of marine species, making it near one of the best dive destinations in Southeast Asia.

For another great muck dive destination, check out our guide to diving in Lembeh Strait

sipadan area Dive Resorts

With no options on Sipadan Island, many divers head to nearby Mabul Island, which boasts a range of accommodation options and dive operators. Nearby Kapalai Island is a private island with a single resort over the water.

A limited number of permits are issued daily for diving at Sipadan Island, so many of the dives during your holiday will be in the surrounding area. Diving Mabul and Kapalai Islands is a macro photographer’s dream, with critters such as flamboyant cuttlefish, harlequin shrimp, pygmy seahorses, frogfish, blue-ringed octopus, and mandarinfish. Mabul Island is notably one of the top muck diving destinations in the world. With numerous dive sites to choose from, there’s something for everyone to enjoy throughout their stay.

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Dive Resorts in Sipadan

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