Scuba diving in Barracuda Point
Barracuda Point is situated on the northeastern part of Sipadan Island. This dive starts off as a slow drift, and goes along a wall, which goes down 22m/72ft deep. Divers should keep in mind that there is always a possibility of strong currents. Divers finish their dive in the shallow in the coral garden. There is a great barracuda shoal with thousands of barracudas milling around, and divers can even find themselves in the center of this giant barracuda tornado. It is a great site for underwater photographers.
When to go
The average water temperature stays between 26-30C/78-86F and air temperature ranges from 25C/77F to 32C/89F. Visibility ranges from 10m/32ft to 30m/98ft.
What to see
The site offers a nice variety of soft and hard corals. The coral wall attracts dozens of turtles in the top 10m/32ft, while descending deeper, divers will meet shoals of batfish, barracuda, jacks, grey reef and whitetip sharks, which can be quite numerous. Also divers can spot bumphead parrotfish, octopus, morays, eagle rays, butterflyfish and occasionally, hammerhead sharks. The site also features different small species, like colorful nudibranchs.