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Sipadan

Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, located in the Celebes Sea east of the major town of Tawau and off the coast of Sabah, East Malaysia. It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world.

There are more than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species living in this ecosystem. Sipadan has been rated by many dive journals as one of the top dive destinations in the world.

Rare diving scenes are easily seen in the waters around Sipadan. Tourist could normally see geen and hawksbill turtles nesting and mating, schools of barracuda and big-eye trevally in tornado-like formations, pelagic species such as manta rays, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.

There is a turtle tomb lies underneath the column of the island, formed by an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that become lost and drown before finding the surface. In short, Sipdan is a destination the committed diver cannot miss.