The Sipadan Barrier Reef is one of the largest coral reefs in the world. Spanning over 580 square kilometers and stretching over more than 95 kilometers, this coral reef is one of the largest marine habitats as well as the biggest coral reef in the entire South East Asia.
Visitors going to the Sipadan Barrier Reef in Malaysia can witness the amazing biodiversity found in these corals. The cleaning stations that are located all around the reef often attract dozens of species of fish, including Manta Rays, Devil Rays as well as dozens of species of sharks. There are over 1,000 species of fish swimming, eating and calling this reef their home, and the corals also teem with life.
Here, the corals also harbor some of the most diverse forms of macro marine life such as the Mandarin Fish, the Flamboyant Cuttlefish, the Pygmy Seahorse as well as other forms which have yet to be discovered. Here, many turtles come to feed, including the Hawksbill Turtle, the Green Turtle and the Olive Ridley Turtle.
But these are just the species living within the coral reef, which is formed by over 300 species of corals. With every dive you can expect to see fish, turtles as well as species of invertebrates and corals that will provide you with a unique experience.
There are also 13 species of marine mammals that can be seen swimming alongside boats such as friendly Dolphins and Whales. So, if you come to Malaysia, you definitely shouldn’t miss seeing the Sipadan Barrier Reef and its marine wonders.