SIPADAN WATER VILLAGE (SWV), Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia
Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the seabed. It is located in the Celebs Sea off the east coast of Sabah, East Malaysia (which is on the island of Borneo). It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop.
Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of corals species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan has been rated by many dive journals as one of the top dive destination in the world.
Frequently seen in the waters around Sipadan: green and hawksbill turtles (which mate and nest there), enormous schools of barracuda in tornado-like formations as well as large schools of big-eye trevally and bumphead parrotfish. Pelagic species such as manta rays, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks also visit Sipadan.
A turtle tomb lies underneath the column of the island, formed by an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that become lost and drown before finding the surface.
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EL GALLEON BEACH RESORT, PUERTO GALERA, PHILIPPINES
The foremost asset of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera is blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbors. Known as the Pearl of Mindoro, it is world-famous for splendid beaches, coral reefs, and exquisite dive sites for new and experienced divers alike. There are shallow coral gardens, interesting rock formations, and colorful species to watch, like crabs, shrimps, sea anemones, moray, and trumpet fishes.
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FUN & SUN Dive Travel Safaris
Daily dive trips within 45 minutes traveling time to about 15 dive sites and 4 major marine sanctuaries (Talima, Shangri la, Hilutungan, Nalusuan).
This island is a diving paradise and the “resident” thresher sharks put it on the diving world map. Daily dive trips to about 12 dives sites with the main highlight to dive with Thresher sharks!
Fun & Sun Dive Safaris are not LOB as we stay in various resorts. Typically 4 to 7 days trips with maximum of 12 guests on board to Southern Leyte, Northern & Southern Cebu and Around Bohol.
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HANDY CRUISER (Luxury Live-Onboard), MALDIVES
Maldives is famed for its supreme pelagic habitats such as whale shark, manta rays, hammerhead shark, eagle ray and other elusive ocean giants. If you're lucky, you may even have a chance to swim with hundreds of manta rays during at their feeding frenzies
Besides diving, you'll also enjoy an array of sumptuos international cuisine cooked fresh by the kitchen crew and served by the ever attentive personnel. Enjoy a romantic beach BBQ on a remote island and meet some islanders to learn more about their culture and way of life.
Spend your leisure evenings trying your luck on some hand-line fishing or just simply relax with a traditional body massage. Before ending your holiday in the Maldives, take a flight for some awesome aerial view of the Maldivian islands.
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