Itinerary | Arrival information | Things to do | Diving & Snorkeling in Sipadan | My first dive | Departure to Tawau

Visit to Sipadan requires entrance permit and the quota is rather limited. Mataking resort departs once a week and the journey from Mataking to Sipadan takes about 1 hour ++. Although I don’t dive, but I still follow the divers to Sipadan. Snorkeling here is fantastic with diversified of fish species can be spotted easily.

Sipadan Island with super good weather at one side and bad weather at the other side.

Sipadan island good weather Sipadan island bad weather

Diving or snorkeling in such super clear water is absolutely fantastic. Only I and my cousin brother is experiencing snorkeling here with a guide guiding us. The guide is really good as he can spot any fish species fast and sharp, as soon as he spotted it, he will guide me to a nearer spot to see them clearer. While we are snorkeling at the Baracuda Point, we are so lucky that we encountered a school of bumphead and jackfish twisting like a twister. Swim by such a large group of fish is really a good experience. We also spotted a lot of turtles, just swim beside me.

snorkeling in sipadan turtle in sipadan

July to September is the peak period for turtle breeding, almost everyday there will be baby turtle release session.

Turtle release banner digging baby turtle from hatcling point
baby turtle in sipadan release turtle to the sea