Sabah’s South Coast – World Class Diving
To go scuba diving in Sipadan is to literally take a plunge into a hyper-diverse underwater world. Almost nowhere in the world can one find a richer variety of coral reef, plant, fish and animal life than around the reefs of Sipadan. Rated as one of the 10 best dive locations in the world, and soon to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sipadan is Malaysia’s only oceanic island rising vertically 2,000 feet from the seabed (she was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone in a process that took thousands of years to develop).
With clear waters, pristine beaches, awe inspiring wall dives, mysterious turtle tombs, and an outstanding array of marine life, Sipadan is a gem of creation.
Here one can find hordes of greenback and hawksbill turtles, residential schooling barracuda and big-eye trevally which often gather in thousands forming spectacular tornado-like formations. With the possibility of seeing pelagics such as mantas, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks, each dive at Sipadan is a highly anticipated event.
Borneo’s Underwater Wonders – A Photographer’s Paradise
Located in the heart of the Sulu-Sulawesi ecoregion, Sipdan, and also the islands of Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking, and the Tun Sakaran Marine park, are at the centre of the richest marine habitat in the world, with more than 400 species of corals, 1000’s of species of reef fishes, 6 of the world’s 8 species of marine turtles, endangered marine mammals, and more than 400 species of algae and 16 species of seagrass. Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking & the Tun Sakaran Marine Park also offers some of the best opportunities for divers & underwater photographers to view rare and beautiful macro life such as flamoboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, seahorses, and mating mandarin fish.
Nearby, Semporna is home to the Bajau sea gypsies and numerous “kampung air” watervillages where houses are built on stilts. Each year, the Bajau traditions are celebrated during the the ‘Lepa-Lepa’ regatta in April (Lepa Lepa are traditional hand crafted boats used by the Bajau sea gypsies of Semporna).
Footnote: Contact Seal Superyachts Borneo for detailed information about cruising around Borneo, superyacht charter regulations and about how we can support your visit. Principle agent Shah Ghazali has been proud to have acted as agent for many of the Superyachts which have come to visit.
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Footnote: Contact Seal Superyachts Malaysia for detailed information about cruising around Malaysia, superyacht charter regulations and about how we can support your visit. Principle agent Shah Ghazali has been proud to have acted as agent for many of the Superyachts which have come to visit.
Contact Shah Ghazali at email@example.com to discover more about the potential of cruising around Malaysia.