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KM Sipadan / Sawadee Wrecks

  • Diver level:

  • Depth max:

    30 m
  • Visibility:

    to 15m
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Must see

The original site was just called Sawadee due to the two fishing boats sunk here in the late nineties. In March 2012 however the Marine Maritime Enforcement Agency decided to make the KM SIPADAN, a former Royal Navy warship an artificial reef at the same site. The Sipadan is some 31 meters long and 4.5meters wide and has been stripped of all weapons and its engine before it was sunk. It makes a perfect wreck diving site, especially if you are Nitrox certified since it allows for longer bottom times. Divers with Wreck Specialty and/or technical divers can even penetrate the ship! These wrecks lie quite deep (24m to 30m).

When To Go Diving

February to November

What to see

A former navy vessel and two former wooden fishing boats at 30m surrounded by a myriad of juvenile fish schools, sea snakes, stone fish, scorpion fish, nudibranchs and other critters plus hunting trevallies and barracudas.

Reviews about KM Sipadan / Sawadee Wrecks

Best dive ever
Sipadan is the kind of experiences it's hard to top after. I'm just feeling spoiled ever since I have been there. The corals gardens are so colorful and large. The species are diverse and numerous. In the big hits, the sharks, the turtle rock and the barracudas.
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