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Dive Review of Seaventures in
Malaysia/Sipadan

July, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Leigh Clark, VIC, Australia (1 report)
Report Number 3456
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
KK, Great Barrier Reef, Western Australia, Mataking, Pulau Redang, Port
Phillip Bay
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm, currents, noCurrents  
Water Temp
27   to 29    ° Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
5   to 15    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
On Sipadan dives - Depth limits were loosely enforced, Time limit of 45
minutes + 3 minute safety stop.

On house reef - no limit, only no decompression.

On Mabul/Kapali - no real limits, but around 50-60 minutes  
Liveaboard?
yes 
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
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
No rinse tank on boat, but then again we were never more than 20-30 minutes
from the rig. Separate rinse tank on the rig. There was no specific photo
table or room, but your palatial accommodation had a small desk (which was
transformed into a workbench for me).
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
This was our first time at Sipadan, but wow factor aside, if serious diving
is your business then you can't go past Seaventures. 

It's a converted accommodation rig which after a number of incarnations
ended up moored off Mabul and being used as a dive platform.

The rooms vary, some are dry and nice, others are a bit damp and in need of
repair - but after 5+ dives per day, the only time you are in your room is
to download a card or sleep.

The food, compared to other places we have just stayed in Malaysia, is very
nice - if you're a sweet tooth you might feel a bit under catered for.

All the staff are great. Some of the diving from other divers was not, and
my only complaint would be that the divemasters could definitely be
pointing out some of the bad techniques and behavior.

The house reef is just fantastic for photographers, as you can spend as
long as you want (or as your long suffering buddy wants).

We stayed for 9 days initially, and then extended for another 4. We would
definitely go back, and highly recommend it.
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