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Dive Review of Borneo Divers Mabul Resort in
Malaysia/Borneo

March, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Yvonne Lanelli, NM, USA (1 report)
Report Number 3555

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Reporter
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Micronesia, Philippines, New Mexico,
Alaska, Nevada, California

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
15   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limits, stay with Divemaster  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
Camera rinse tanks at dive op
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Terrific place to see mandarinfish, turtles, blue-ringed octopus,
flamboyant cuttlefish, frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish.

Our package included 3 dives and three buffet meals per day with  lodging
in roomy beachfront duplex cabina with king-size bed, AC, hot showers.
Twilight dives extra. Resort amenities: free wireless, swimming pool, bar,
ice cream stand, gift shop, critter reference books.  Dive op provided
large showers, cabinet storage, equipment repair. Dives well-organized with
sites, times and divers clearly indicated.  Dive staff helpful with
equipment transfers, dive orientation. Divemasters knowledgeable about
critters; accommodating to  divers' requests and concerns. 5-30 min. boat
rides with snacks, water. Buffet meals mostly Asian and local specialities.
Bottled water provided.

Airport transfers on time and efficient. Resort staff helpful but not
obsequious.  Our cabin and public areas very clean, nicely furnished and
well-kept.

Clientele includes Aussies, Europeans, Hong Kongese, locals; families as
well as singles.  My dive buddy and I were the only Americans. Socialising
easy and fun, particularly on Poolside Buffet night with live music by
divemaster band. English universally used.

Bring adaptor/convertor for 220 V. and Asian three-prong outlet.  Pack as
lightly as possible since local airlines charge extra for baggage over 30
pounds.  Resort isolated, self-contained.  Schedule free time in city of
Kota Kinabalu, eco-touring in Sanakan or with orangutans for complete
Borneo experience.
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