For a scuba diver, Sipadan is as close as it gets to paradise. This tiny coral atoll off the coast of Malaysian Borneo is pure scuba diving heaven.
Sipadan lies 36 kilometers off the coast, and to get there you must first go to the small town of Semporna, which is where most of the boats leave from to take you out to Sipadan. Many divers base themselves in Semporna itself and travel to and from the atoll each day by boat. But you can opt to stay on one of the many islands that surround Sipadan — a much more relaxing option.