Ever wish to you could see exotic and unique fishes under the sea? To see the wonders of a world so different than ours, a land where creatures breath underwater.
The Mandarinfish or Mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus) are resident to the ocean near Sipadan Island in Borneo. It is the type of fish with beautiful patterns of orange, blue and yellow, mimicking the pattern of the coral.
Diving is a must for divers in Sipadan. Sipadan is consistently ranked among the best places to go scuba diving in the world. You should apply for a diving permit beforehand (they go fast) as they strictly limit the number of divers who can visit Sipadan every day. From Sandakan you can take a six-hour bus to Somporna, or fly from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau, to reach Sipadan. Depending on whether you want to take the bus to Sipadan or fly you may need to reorder your programs to get the best experience.