Thursday, October 16, 2008

Turtles & sharks oh my...diving Sipadan!

Dive Location: Sipadan
Number of Dives: 6
Dive Sites: 5

In a word Sipadan is fantastic. It's so beautiful that it's one of those places that it's almost impossible to believe actually exists. Diving in Sipadan is a sensory overload, on one side you see a graceful turtle swimming through the water and then you hear a ting in the water and see your dive master pointing at a school of thousands of Barracuda. Through the school of Barracuda you may also see a white tipped shark. There were so many during our six dives that it was impossible to even count the number of turtles and sharks! That's great diving! Our one piece of advice is to book Sipadan ahead because it's a national park and they limit the number of dive permits to only 120 per day. We dived for six days and we were only able to secure permits for two of those. IThe diving around Sipadan is also world class, particularly Mabul, so it's definitely worth sticking around to dive the other islands.

To see some of our favorite pictures from Sipadan please see below!

To see more pictures from Sipadan please click here!


Anonymous said...

Great underwater pictures!

Kim said...

Hey Jason and Tracy-

You have done an excellent job of describing your adventures in detail. Your pictures from Sipadan and all the islands are amazing. You really did a great job of capturing the object at the right angle and showing the clear color. We are headed to Vietnam this next weekend for the Deepavali holiday. Glad you guys are still having a great time. Hopefully you can stay away from anymore of the "mildewed" matresses, ha. Enjoy your travels and take care!