Slideshow: Borneo Diving in Sipadan – Semporna Archipelago

Underwater photos from my SCUBA diving experience in amazing Sipadan, within the Semporna Archipelago (in Borneo / Malaysia), the best diving I’ve ever done. I’ve posted assorted images from my first time using the underwater camera when diving. Photos from my Borneo diving adventure in the Semporna Archipelago are below (Press SL for Slideshow, FS for Full Screen):

Borneo diving

Sea Turtle
Sea Turtle
Whitetip Reef Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
1st underwater photo of me SCUBA diving
1st underwater photo of me SCUBA diving
Sea Turtle
Sea Turtle
school of Jackfish
school of Jackfish
Tabletop Coral
Tabletop Coral
shark! Whitetip Reef Shark
shark! Whitetip Reef Shark
Harlequin Sweetlips
Harlequin Sweetlips
Lionfish (very poisonous)
Lionfish (very poisonous)
Sea Turtle swimming
Sea Turtle swimming
Big Eye Emperor
Big Eye Emperor
Purple Antihas
Purple Antihas
Whitetip Reef Shark - named for the tip of the fin
Whitetip Reef Shark - named for the tip of the fin
Bat Fish
Bat Fish
Big Eye Emporer swims
Big Eye Emporer swims
Yellowmask Angelfish
Yellowmask Angelfish
surgeon fish
surgeon fish
Unicorn Fish
Unicorn Fish
Parrotfish
Parrotfish
Butterfly Fish
Butterfly Fish
Harlequin Sweetlips
Harlequin Sweetlips
Purple Antihas - bright purple!
Purple Antihas - bright purple!
Wrasse on the bottom - Ugliest fish in the sea?
Wrasse on the bottom - Ugliest fish in the sea?
Harlequin Sweetlips 3
Harlequin Sweetlips 3
Sea Turtle 3
Sea Turtle 3
Whitetip Reef Shark - they like to hang out near the ocean floor
Whitetip Reef Shark - they like to hang out near the ocean floor
Bat fish
Bat fish
minous storm coming our way - fortunately we were going underwater and it stopped raining by the time we surfaced
minous storm coming our way - fortunately we were going underwater and it stopped raining by the time we surfaced
shark!
shark!
Big Eye Emperor
Big Eye Emperor
Triggerfish
Triggerfish
Damsel Fish
Damsel Fish
Damsel fish and coral
Damsel fish and coral
Titan Trigger Fish
Titan Trigger Fish
Parrotfish
Parrotfish

Harlequin Sweet Lips
Harlequin Sweet Lips

 

Photos from my trip to the Semporna Archipelago for scuba diving (Borneo, Malaysia). I caught photos of various types of sharks (mostly White Tipped Reef Sharks), Yellowtail Barracudas, Harlequinn Sweetlips, Sea Turtles, Lionfish, Jackfish, Parrotfish, Yellowmask Angelfish, Vlaming’s Unicornfish, Big Eyed Emperors, Triggerfish, Butterfly Fish, Unicorn Fish, Surgeon Fish, Goat Fish, Bat Fish, Purple Antihas, Damsel fish, and various types of Wrasse.

3 thoughts on “Slideshow: Borneo Diving in Sipadan – Semporna Archipelago”

  1. Hi there! Just came across your blog which I realise is a few years old! I will be going to Semporna for a few days diving in June. I have an advance certificate and I guess know about 12-15 dives. However I am not super confident with diving and would like to go with a good club with good material and who know what they are doing so I can be more relaxed in the water.
    Have never seen a shark and its my worse nightmare yet my biggest desire…. as a diver I am sure you know what I mean 🙂

    Any recomendations are welcome!

    1. I loved Semporna – best diving I’ve ever done! I had less experience than you did when I went to Semporna Archipelago – and loved it!
      The guides were so helpful – I was with a dive company on the island of Mabul for the week. You’re going to be great!

  2. Hi, Nice pix and trips!
    I would like to ask you a question.
    I am going to Sipadan for a week (diving…)
    I would like to know , how is the after diving / nightlife there?
    I will stay on Mabul island.
    Any bars to be recommended?

    Thank you for your reply.

    Serge

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