Sipadan Water Village | Sipadan Resort | Dive Sipadan Island

Sipadan Water Village | Sipadan Resort | Dive Sipadan Island

Sipadan Sipadan Water Village dive packages include diving at Sipadan. No other spot on the surface of this planet has more marine life than Sipadan. More than 3000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in these riches of ecosystems. The resort is dubbed a "Water Village" because it is built entirely on pilings - connected to the shore by a long pier

 

Sipadan Water Village | Sipadan Resort | Dive Sipadan Island

Sipadan is well known for its unusually large numbers of green and hawksbill turtles which gather there to mate and nest and it is not unusual for a diver to see more than 20 turtles on each dive. Another unique feature is the “Turtle Tomb”, and underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that became disoriented and then drowned.

Sipadan Water Village | Sipadan Resort | Dive Sipadan Island

Barracuda Point is where a diver may experience the thrill of swimming amidst schooling barracuda and big-eye trevally, which gather in thousands forming spectacular tornado-like formations. With the possibility of seeing pelagic such as mantas, eagle rays and hammerhead sharks, each dive at Sipadan is a highly anticipated event.

Mabul
Sipadan Water Village is located on the island of Mabul. This small island surrounded by sandy beaches and perched on the northwest corner of a larger 200-hecter reef is notably known as one of the worlds best "muck-diving" sites. The reef is on the edge of a continental shelf and the seabed surrounding the reef slopes out to 75 to 100 feet deep. Mabul is arguably one of the riches single destinations for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world. Flamboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus and bobtail squids are just a few of the numerous types of cephalapods found. The sight of harlequin shrimp feeding on sea stars and boxer crabs waving their tiny anemone pom-poms are just a small example of the endless species of crustaceans. The list seemingly endless, it would be easier to list the species not found at Mabul - crazy critters are in abundance at this magical macro site!

Kapalai
Sipadan Water Village dive packages also include diving at Kapalai. This unique and new dive destination is built on a sand bar only 15 minutes from Sipadan Island. The sand bar was many years ago the island of Kapalai, but erosion has taken its toll on what was once a truly beautiful island. The village sits on what is known as the Ligitan Reefs, a very extensive stretch bordering the deep and vast Sulawesi Sea.
The underwater scene is completely different compared to Sipadan’s. It is a macroworld of great interest featuring rare subjects ranging from dragonets, fire gobies, partner & sleeper gobies, wasp or leaf fish, gurnards, the strange ‘little dragonfish’ or seamoth, the tame crocodile fish, giant frogfish of different colors, eels, rays…just to name a few.