Top Ten Reef Dives

West: Ring of Fire: Sipidan, Borneo
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Where the waters of Indonesia kiss the waters of Malaysia, is called the Ring of Fire. And within this underwater circus lies one of the world's hottest dive destinations—Borneo's Sipidan Island. "I have seen other places like Sipidan, 45 years ago, but now we have found again an untouched piece of art," said famed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau. If you measured the attractions of underwater Sipidan it would come unmatched just about anywhere else in the world—more fish, more turtles, more coral, and more diversity. Seeing 10 turtles in one dive is not uncommon, nor is seeing a school of about 300 barracuda.

Another to-die-for feature is the close proximity of dives to shore. Two thousand food drop-offs are just yards from the beach. Simply gear up, swim out a few yards, and get the best diving of your life—not to mention greet a huge amount of large pelagics passing by.


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