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Dive Review of Borneo Divers in
Malaysia/Sipidan, Mabul

October, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US
Top Contributor   (41 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 6280
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Hawaii, Caribbean, Philipines, Palu,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
time 45 to 1 hr.; depth  usually 25M but twice we dives to 91 or 97 ft.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
You have toask for bucket of water
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
Lots of Aussies for Borneo divers (BD); but, Lu was quite NICE.  My 2nd
week was at Uncle Chang's resort (UC) which was budget but 1/2 the price of
BD; but, only 3 dives at sipidan compared to (BD) which took us to Sipidan
twice with 4 dives ea. time; Borneo divers had hot / warm water for showers
in your room; Uncle Chang had cold water and no desk in the room; but, UC
had lots and lots of girls and Asians and European divers; UC had a live
band Fri. and Sat. nites w/ lots of fun; UC, himself even gave out free
pints of rum; UC also donates lots to charity and churches as posted in the
newspaper.  For me, the cost savings and fun was a lot better at Uncle
Chang's resort which is close to Borneo divers.  My Scuba is next to UC. 
And, per my roomate, the food at My Scuba was more than excellent.  Lots of
sharks, turtles and bumphead parrot fishes at Sipidan.  Lots of nudi, 
turtles, croc. fishes, etc. at Mabul and Kapalai.
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