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Barracuda Point is one of the most popular dive sites worldwide, gaining its reputation due to the swirling "tornados" of chevron barracudas that form here and which include hundreds, if not even thousands of fish.

The dive site is between 5 and 40 meters deep and has a water temperature typical for the tropical areas, varying between 27 and 29 degrees Centigrade.

Barracuda Point boasts an excellent visibility of approximately 30 meters.

Other species of marine life present here include jacks (which also form impressive schools), parrotfish, spiny lobsters, hawksbill and green turtles, butterflyfish, nudibranchs as well as a great variety of both soft and hard corals. Occasional sightings of gray reef or whitetip reef sharks also occur here.

Early booking is advised here, as there is a limited number of daily diving permits issued for Barracuda Point. Divers also need to be of at least Advanced Open Water level.

Dive site info provided by Amber Ellie Sevarys on Feb, 13th 2019


Photos taken by users that dived here

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Marine Life

What species were encountered by the ones who dived here

Green Turtle

Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

Email: mail@sipadan-kapalai.com Telephone: +60 12-619 3945

          A few minutes by boat from the islands of Sipadan and Mabul but a full world away from them lies the exhilarating Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, sitting on its sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs. Planned and built in full style as an airy, comfortable, sunny water village with no land in sight, it boasts a mile-long sandbank of powdery white sand where one can suntan at complete leisure while gazing out to the miles of brilliant turquoise stretching into the horizon offering the purest image of natural serenity. Dive spots are extremely close and can be reached in just a few minutes by speedboat and some of them, actually, just by swimming from the dive center pier. For those who are ready to explore more than the tiny marvels of Kapalai’s macro life, can, in just a few minutes, dive in Sipadan (where big fish and turtles abound) or in Mabul (where silky and muddy bottoms offer different and equally pleasant experiences and opportunities to the lovers of "muck diving"). With a combination of sun and water in a unique and serene setting with friendly staff, Sipadan-Kapalai is an ideal destination for diver and non diver alike seeking a great holiday experience! Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort is accessible through Semporna, Sabah Malaysia where our Pulau Sipadan Resort and Tours jetty office is. Advance Booking is necessary to avoid any inconveniences. Booking can be made through the inquiry form in these sites.

Uncle Chang's Diving

Email: unclechang99@hotmail.com Telephone: +6 017 897 0002

          Uncle Chang and his team are committed to the environmentand to sustainable ecotourism. This means running a diving lodge that uses minimal resources and makes as little impact on the environment as possible, particularly our sensitive marine ecosystem which they, and just about everyone on Mabul, depend on for their livelihoods. Thwy hire locals because sustainability also means helping to generate income and employment for the community here. This also gives them a stake in the ecotourism industry and therefore in the protection of the local environment, thus helping to discourage unsustainable economic activities such as bomb- and cyanide-fishing. They provide a safe, fun and unique experience for all who come to dive with them. The dive instructors and divemasters are PADI-certified, experienced, and generally awesome to be with. Above water, you may find yourself clinking bottles, singing the Sipadan Song, and jamming rock’n’roll classics with them along with the rest of the staff. Not a dull moment passes here, in or out of the sea. Before they know it, people are often extending their stay. Finally, they are committed to providing you an affordable adventure experience. The living quarters are not like a five star resort’s but they are clean, safe, and fitted with basic amenities. This is meant to keep your holiday focused outdoors and not inside an expensive box, so to speak.

Big John Scuba

Email: bigjohnscuba1@gmail.com Telephone: +60 89-785 399

          Big John Scuba is a small company with a BIG passion for Diving/Snorkelling and customer satisfaction. Their mission is to ensure that you have great fun and a safe time with the friendly and professional staff, whether you are relaxing, snorkelling, fun diving or taking a PADI course.

Borneo Divers

Email: Information@BorneoDivers.info Telephone: +6 088 – 222226

          Discover Sabah’s most beautiful and stunning underwater world with Borneo Divers Mabul Resort. Located in the East Coast of Sabah, just off the coastline of Mabul Island, Borneo Divers Mabul Resort is passionate in showcasing the best of Borneo’s beautiful and lush marine life to the world. Borneo Divers began their dive trips to Sipadan, the secret oceanic paradise discovered by Ron Holland. Subsequently, Mr. Holland welcomed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau and his film crew to Sipadan Island which resulted in Mr. Cousteau’s movie “Borneo: Ghost of the Sea Turtle”. This documented Sipadan’s beauty and lush marine life, bringing the island international fame. Clement Lee became a certified PADI dive instructor and pioneered the very first dive school in Tanjung Aru with the approval of PADI’s American headquarters. Inspired to share his passion for diving with more people, Lee also founded the first Child Academy in Sabah, produced Malaysia’s first female dive instructor. Borneo Divers is proud to still be the leading professional dive operation in Sabah, Malaysia. With operations on both the East and West Coasts of Sabah, Borneo Divers really does have the best of both worlds. The team of PADI professionals at the institute range from Divemasters to Course Directors (the highest accolade available within PADI).
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