You’ll have to venture far into the east to discover the legendary tropical treasures of Sipadan: Malaysia’s sole oceanic island, and a veritable picture-perfect diving destination that’s just waiting for the travel brochure photographers to pass through.

Cotton-white sands greet the few boaters that make the trip from Borneo’s mainland, while craggy hills of jungle-dressed rock top the isle itself.

However, the real treats here lie under the water.

There, with oxygen tanks strapped on, you’ll be able to find hammerhead sharks and endangered hawksbill turtles, shimmering coral gardens and kaleidoscopic parrotfish!

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