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347. Paradise island
The sea outside Semporna is dotted with tropical islands. We left in the morning and made our first two dives at the nearby island Palau Mabul. Since we were not staying overnight, we were not allowed to go ashore.
    In the afternoon, we continued to Roach Reef. It is a man-made island built on a small sandbank. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed and it was certainly not crowded here. Since we spent the night there, we had time for a night dive.
    The next day we continued to Palau Sipadan, the most known island (among divers) in the region. Sipadan lies far out into the sea with a surrounding depth of 600 metres. Just outside the dive centre is a more or less vertical wall down to the bottom!
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