Sipadan National Park, Semporna

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Bring a camera and dive into the exotic world of Sipadan National Park, famous for its diversity of marine life. Exploring the reef is sure to be a memorable experience, but be sure to pick up a permit first, as the number of divers is restricted each day. Once in the water, look out for humphead fish, barracuda, and giant turtles. With a little luck, you might even run into a gigantic whale shark. The ocean bed is abundant with vibrant coral and other marine life, making it the perfect setting for macro photography. Plan to visit Sipadan National Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Semporna attractions using our Semporna trip planner .
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  • It was super super nice. We mistaken schools with hundreds of fish many turtles seen, Barracuda and sharks. With one of the best diving spots in the world pretty
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  • According to the elder brother said, he has been to many places deep dive, here is the best! But even as I do not dare to dive, the scenery here and the culture of the Pakistani Yao, is also unforgettable, must come once in a lifetime! Although the suspension boat's effect is not as perfect as the online photo
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  • This place will surely make you wanna visit it again. I have been a PADI Certified diver and I can say with a stamping authority that this is the best dive site in the whole wide world.  more »

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Where to stay in Semporna

Not a very touristy destination on the whole, Semporna has somewhat limited accommodations, though they're definitely still workable. If you're basing yourself here for the scuba diving activities on one of the nearby islands, ask your operator or instructor about discounts at bed and breakfasts or guesthouses on Semporna. Otherwise, try one of several budget-friendly hostels near the archipelago, specializing in lodgings for divers, snorkelers, and travelers, and offering basic and clean rooms.
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