Drop off / Malaysia

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Drop off is a business card of Sipandan. This place is considered one of the best places for beach diving. Starting from the very shore there is a perpendicular wall that descends to 600m/1968ft depth. While descending the divers will find thousands of fish such as barracudas, parrotfish, and of course sharks that are eager to feed upon easy prey. The wall is covered with many corals and sponges. This place is well suitable for night diving. Required level is Intermediate – Advanced.

Location: South China Sea, north of Sipadan Island

What to see: colorful nudibranchs, soft and hard corals, jacks, hammerhead, grey reef and whitetip sharks, barracudas, morays, octopuses, parrotfish, butterflyfish, eagle rays etc.

Depth: 5-30m/16-98ft

Currents: 1-3knots

Visibility:10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: The best time is from April to November. The average water temperature ranges between 26-30C/78-86F.

 

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