Just 35 km off the northeast coast of Borneo and near the Indonesian boarder is Sipadan. Malaysia's only oceanic island and known as one of the best scuba dive destination in the world.
This magical island was made famous by renowned oceanographer, Jacques Yves Cousteau, in his documentary 'Ghosts of the Sea Turtle'. Indeed, Sipadan is famous for it's large population of green turtles which are found year-round but offers more; it guarantees that every dive is a memorable experience. Few islands in the world offer such pro life marine and coral life.
Palau Sipadan is only 12 hectares in size and it just take a 25-minute walk to circle the island on foot. The tiny jungle-covered island is bordered by snow white sandy beaches that rises up out of the turquoise-blue sea. Sipadan was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct undersea volcano. With its surrounding coral reef the island rises 600m from the seabed in form of a slim rocky needle.
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