Too Many Fish In The Sea

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Pulau Sipadan dive sites

It's not often that you find a place where there really are too many fish in the sea, but Sipadan is one of those places.  Even better there are not just plenty of fish but masses of turtles as well.

If you are a diver then Sipadan is a must visit place.  A few dive guides have this in their top 10 dive destinations and you can see why.  I've been diving for pover 10 years now and this is one of the best places I've ever been. 

We decide to stay in Semporna as it was too hard (and relatively expensive) to book a place at Mabul.  Borneo divers were fine for me, though don't expect great DM's - they are Ok but you need to look after yourself. 

Semporna is a dump, loads of rubbish in the street and packs of rabid looking dogs wandering around.  Fortunately the hotel is 20m from the dive shop and 50m from the restaurant/pub which serves good food.  We struggle with breakfast and decide to pay for the brekky at Scuba Junkie over the road from our place.  Scuba Junkie have a quiz on Wed night and we join in for a bit of fun.  Fortunately we don't win as the prize is a bottle of rough looking local spirit which I'm glad to miss out on.

The 3 days diving here have been great.  Pity I didn't bring my underwater camera as the photo opportunities are fantastic.    

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Pulau Sipadan dive sites
Pulau Sipadan dive sites
Pulau Sipadan
Pulau Sipadan
Stilt hotels at Mabul
Stilt hotels at Mabul
View from over the Drop Off
View from over the Drop Off
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photo by: Mysterious_Kish90