Photo: Time to dive.

Things to see and do

Diving and snorkelling

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. ... Read more about Diving and snorkelling .

Semporna proboscis monkey river cruise
T: (089) 785 088

Take the opportunity to explore a little of Sabah’s rich mangrove ecosystems with a late afternoon river cruise to see some of the beautiful wildlife, including proboscis monkeys. ... Read more about Semporna proboscis monkey river cruise .

Tropical Research and Conservation Centre
Pom Pom Island
T: T: (0198) 505 412

If staying on a deserted tropical island caring for the underwater world sounds like your cup of salty water, Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRACC) offers the opportunity to be a paying volunteer on their coral reef conservation project. ... Read more about Tropical Research and Conservation Centre .

Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill)
Jalan Tampi-Tampi (near SMKA Tun Sakaran school)
T: (089) 222 679

Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) near Semporna was the largest Neolithic ceramic manufacturing site in Southeast Asia. ... Read more about Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Semporna and Sipadan Island? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Malaysia.

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