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Semporna And Sipadan Island

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  • Scuba diving & snorkelling
    5 stars

    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" with quirky creatures like pygymy seahorses and nudibranches. As many of ... read more

  • Semporna Proboscis Monkey River Cruise
    3.5 stars

    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 long-tailed macaques, hornbill birds, giant fruit bats and lizards basking on the riverbank, but you'll have to be lucky to ... read more

  • Semporna Central Market
    4 stars

    The location allows the catch of the day to be floated right in and you'll find the incredible bounty of the Celebes Sea – fresh fish, crab, prawns, even sea cucumbers – being sold for dinner. Unfortunately, you'll also see sharks and other vulnerable species for sale. The fruit ... read more

  • Tropical Research Conservation Centre
    4 stars

    Located on isolated Pom Pom Island, the TRCC is run by scientists and staffed by volunteers – you could be one. Volunteers live in fan-cooled tents on a beach and work on conservation projects like coral planting, monitoring sea turtle eggs and biodiversity surveys. There are plenty of ... read more


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