There's this magical island called Pulau Sipadan in Sabah (which is located in the island of Borneo). Sipadan island was at the top of Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for 'The Top Dive Destination in the World'. The best thing about this island is that the water is crystal clear. you can see every marine life right through the water. While diving in the island,you will be able to see the turtles surrounding you. Apart from that, there are also plenty of big fish in the water, such as barracudas,large schools of trevally and marauding bumphead parrotfish.
Another exciting part of this island is that, you may encounter some marine life that are hard to find these days. for instance, the hammerheads or thresher sharks. barracuda point is one of the favourite Sipadan dive sites. there are hordes of turtles, vast schools of jacks, bannerfish and snapper all around there. Another interesting place in the Sipadan island is the Turtle Cavern. Before approaching the cave entrance, you may be stunned to see a marauding horde of hugge bumphhead parrotfish charging past you as you sink down the wall. The cavern is very large and the there is a turtle skeleton rest on the sea-bed.
The turtle tomb lies underneath the column of the island, formed by an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers.
Diving season in Sipadan island is year round and the most preferred or best condition is between April and December. All in all, Sipadan island is very unique and the scenery is remarkable.Travel there and you won't regret it.
(UMAIRAH BT MOHD TOHID)