Things to see and do
Simply put, the islands around Semporna are world-class dive destinations. Sipadan is known for large species like sharks, rays and barracuda and was one of Jacques Cousteau's favourite dive sites. Sea turtles are abundant around Mabul and the off-shore dive sites are renowned for "muck diving" ... read more
Considering how little there is to do in Semporna, this wildlife-spotting river cruise is a decent way to spend an evening. The tour begins around 15:30 with pick-up from your hotel and a drive through the countryside to Sungei Buaya (Crocodile River). The late afternoon timing is ideal for seeing ... read more
Join the locals doing their daily shopping at this sprawling wet market along the Semporna seafront. The location allows the catch of the day to be floated right in and you'll find the incredible bounty of the Celebes Sea â€“ fresh fish, crab, prawns, even sea cucumbers â€“ being sold for ... read more
If you're looking for an educational experience rather than a dive holiday, this is the place. Located on isolated Pom Pom Island, the TRCC is run by scientists and staffed by volunteers â€“ you could be one. Volunteers live in fan-cooled tents on a beach and work on conservation projects ... read more
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