Is it safe to dive in Sipadan?

Is it safe to dive in Sipadan?

Is it safe to dive in Sipadan?

You can still dive at Sipadan even if the resort you are staying at does not have permits. All dive operators dive around Mabul and Kapalai and dive operators that do not have Sipadan permits directly from the government may obtain one for you at a premium or book that day with a dive operator who can.

Is Sipadan in Borneo?

Sipadan (Malay: Pulau Sipadan) is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the seabed. It is located in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia….Sipadan.

Sipadan Island
Coordinates 4°6′52.86″N 118°37′43.52″ECoordinates: 4°6′52.86″N 118°37′43.52″E

Can you dive in Borneo?

Some of the world’s best diving can be found in Borneo, namely around Sipadan where reefs teem with fish, sharks and turtles. The islands of Kapalai and Mabul close by offer some wonderful diving too. You would most likely stay at the former as it isn’t a possible any longer to stay on Sipadan itself.

Who owns Sipadan Island?

In 2002, after decades disputing its ownership with Indonesia, Malaysia acquired sovereignty over Sipadan, and ordered resort operators to leave the island. Five years ago, “Sipadan Island Park” was declared. Now divers stay on neighboring islands, like Mabul, and require permits to visit.

Do you tip your PADI instructor?

Often a general tip for shop staff, and extra for those who ran your dives is a good approach. If you’re in the midst of your dive training, tipping your instructor may also be appropriate. But if you dive with a small operator, where the owner is present day to day, a small tip may be appropriate.

How much do you tip boat crew?

Regardless of whether you’re on a yacht or superyacht, it is generally advised that guests tip between 5 and 20 percent of the base charter fee.