Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Spirit Quest with Giraffe: Diving Sipadan

Sipadan is truly an underwater wonder world with plentiful fish, turtles, sharks, striking coral and impressive macros.

This natural wonder is worth visiting and preserving too which is why the Government only allocate a certain amount of tourist/visitor permits per day.

Not all dive resorts on Mabul and Kapali guarantee your Sipadan permit hence why we chose to stay with Borneo Divers who guarantee a permit with any 4 night minimum stay.

What to expect when diving Sipadan with Borneo Divers:

Depart BDM Jetty at either 5:30 for the early morning risers or 8:30 am which is dependent on your guide.

The journey takes approximately 20 minutes before you reach the white strip of sandy beach surrounded by breathtakingly clear, turquoise waters.

Upon arrival to Sipadan each visitor must register their name and Country of Origin for their permit.

Following this it’s time to return to the boat to Gear up and get into it.

We dove at the following dive sites; Barracuda Point, Turtle Patch, White Tip Avenue to Coral Garden, Big Reef and Hanging Garden over two very fortunate blissful days.

After each dive you return to the white sandy shores for refreshments, lunch and some down time before the next aquatic adventure.

See below for a brief outline of what we saw at each dive site and what you could expect to see on your visit.

Barracuda Point

Once you experience this for yourself you will soon realise why this has been voted the best dive spot in the world for 2016.

This place is the epitome of aquarium diving with visibility up 20 metres plus minimum allowing you to see the perfection that Mother Nature has created from both near and far.

This is a reef dive which descends to a sandy bottom.

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