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Dive Review of Pulau Sipadan Resort in
Malaysia/Kapalai, Sipadan,

June, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by John Orange, CA, USA
Reviewer (2 reports)

Report Number 1330
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
California, Fiji, Cozumel, Honduras, Cayman Brac, Hawaii
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
0   to 79    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No decompression dives. Dive with group and surface together.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Beautiful overwater resort on Kapalai, a sand spit that is submerged under
water most of the day. No mosquitoes a definite plus. No air conditioning,
but the constant breeze and overhead fan made the stay very comfortable
although very hot under the sun (90+ degrees ). Accommodations much better
on Kapalai where we stayed the entire week, but wish we had stayed on
Sipadan at least one night for the night dive (heard others raved about
it). Sipadan will be closed after Dec. 2004. Saw lots of giant turtles,
some white tips, crocodile fish, frog fish, cuttle fish, too many to name.
We would definitely return if we have the chance, but may want to stay
longer as the trip there (land, air, sea) is long. Would like to see more
of Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) as well if we ever have the time. 
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