Friday, April 20, 2007

Sipadan, Malaysia

My friends are planning another scuba diving trip. This time to Sipandan Malaysia!!

Check out the review here: at Blue Reef

Sipadan Island - Malaysia

Sipadan, located 30 km off Semporna on the East Coast of Sabah is rated as the world's top dive sites. For the true diving enthusiast, the island needs no introduction. Praised by the internationally renowned oceanographer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau as one of the best diving spots in the world, it is unique as the only oceanic island in Malaysia. Its geographic position puts Sipadan in the centre of the richest marine habitat in the world, the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin. Sipadan rises 600m from the seabed to provide spectacular wall dives and underwater garden. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this richest of ecosystem.

No other spot on the surface of this planet has more marine life than Sipadan. This oceanic island rises as a pristine coral mount from the floor of the Sulawesi Sea to give awesome 2000 foot wall dives, just 50 feet from the shore. Lying five degrees north of the equator off the mainland of Borneo, Sipadan Island is covered with a luxuriant, untouched rain forest surrounded by pristine sandy beaches.

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