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Diving in Semporna

Dive with the legendary barracuda tornado at Sipadan Island, and with giant turtles at Mabul Island

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The dive instructor was a bit scary at times and also impatient. Overall it was good but could have been better.
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Helpful Questions

What are some popular dive sites in Semporna?
Popular dive sites in Semporna include Sipadan Island, Mabul Island, Kapalai Island, and Mataking Island. These sites are known for their crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and diverse marine life.
What is the best time of year for diving in Semporna?
The best time for diving in Semporna is from April to December when the weather conditions are generally calm, and visibility is at its best. However, diving is available year-round, and the conditions can vary depending on the season.
What can divers expect to see in Semporna?
Divers in Semporna can expect to see a plethora of marine life, including turtles, reef sharks, schooling barracudas, colorful coral gardens, and an abundance of tropical fish species. The area is also known for its macro diving, with the chance to spot rare critters like frogfish and ghost pipefish.
Are there any diving courses available in Semporna?
Yes, there are diving courses available in Semporna for both beginners and experienced divers. Local dive operators offer a range of certifications, including PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and specialty courses like underwater photography and wreck diving.
What is the travel time from Semporna to Sipadan Island?
The travel time from Semporna to Sipadan Island is approximately 20 to 30 minutes by speedboat. Sipadan Island is a world-renowned dive destination and offers some of the best diving experiences in Malaysia.
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