Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sport Diver UK: Sipadan - the dive world's Holy Grail

When it comes to diving, Sipadan has always been hailed as the Holy Grail for keen scuba divers and ocean lovers worldwide. So earlier this year, I travelled to Borneo's Sabah to check out the underwater paradise for myself. With its abundance of marine life, I can now definitely see why it is ranked among one of the world's best dive spots. Here is an extract from my article on Sport Diver UK:

"Three spurts of cold water at irregular intervals. That was it. A single, defiant offering from a shower that oozed remoteness and little else. I revelled in it, really. After flying all the way to Borneo, taking an internal flight, a one-hour car drive with a cavalier taxi driver and a 40km white knuckle boat ride across the Celebes Sea through a storm, somehow it wouldn’t have seemed right to arrive at a luxurious retreat. I was on Mabul Island, ready to experience a different kind of creature comforts - the underwater kind. Finally I was going to dive Sipadan, the Holy Grail for scuba divers.".   Click here to read the full article.

Image provided by Jason Isley, Managing Director of Borneo based underwater production/publication company Scubazoo