As its name suggest, West Ridge dive site lies on the west of Sipadan Island, covered with plenty of overhands containing Tubastea and Dendrophyllia corals, large gorgonian sea fans and black corals.
West Ridge dive site is relatively shallower as compared to other sites. Soft corals is abundant here and it is best for divers to visit during afternoons where their reflections of the sunlight will form a fantastically beautiful scene. Other marine life includes sweetlips, groupers, snappers and anemones. One may get lucky and see a Napoleon Wrasse passing by this area.
Voted the world's best beach dive site and one of the world’s top night dive site award in 1993 by the influential consumer based In-depth Dive Magazine, an incredible number of divers have continuously been drawn to scuba diving holidays in Sipadan. This list of hand-picked dive packages offers the best of scuba diving in Sipadan.
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