I want to dispel a myth that worried me before going to Sipadan. I had read that only advanced divers should contemplate diving Sipadan because of the unpredictable currents. My wife and I dived Sipadan with Sipadan Mabul Resort (I think they call themselves "SMART Divers") and found the experience to be superb. My wife had only done 9 dives before going to Sipadan while I had done over 100 dives. The SMART divemaster we had was exceptional. Everything was kept relaxed and drama-free, there was no rush and when we encountered currents or other challenging situations he would help the group navigate throught hese with no problems. With a cautious and conservative divemaster like we had, diving Sipadan for beginners is not a problem at all and you just need to relax and enjoy the huge turtles, sharks, schools of barracuda and moral eels.
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