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Dive Review of Borneo Divers Mabul Resort in

March, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Yvonne Lanelli, NM, USA
Report Number 3555
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Micronesia, Philippines, New Mexico,
Alaska, Nevada, California
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limits, stay with Divemaster  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
Camera rinse tanks at dive op
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
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

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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