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The islands around Semporna hold a treasure trove of riches below their jewel-toned seas, with the biggest drawcard being Sipadan, one of the world’s best dive sites and made famous by Jacques Cousteau. Sipadan and the other islands are not only limited to divers—it’s possible to snorkel here, too.

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The islands teem with sea life beneath the clear waters, and some hold delights above ground too: Bohey Dulang in Tun Sakaran Marine Park offers jungle trekking with one of the best views in Sabah. Many of the islands are popular to visit on daytrips, but unfortunately in several of the shallower sites we saw a lot of coral damage from inexperienced snorkellers stepping on the reef. Many operators offer no briefing or information about reef protection, and are reluctant to stop ignorant clients from causing damage. If you see something, you should say ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)


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