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Dive Review of Seaventures in

October, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Mike , MI, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Rotan, Dominica, Belize, Truk, Solomon's, Palau, Raja Ampat,
Manado, Lembeh Straights, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There
Flights to Tawau from
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kota
Kinabalu, then a 2 hr. van
drive and about a 35 min. boat

Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 60    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
plan for 30 m (90 ')unless trained to go deeper  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Bring a power cord for the room ...
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4 stars
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                     Palau Sipadan, Malaysia 
                      Last week of Oct 15
Winter again in the US so it is time to spend the days off at SCUBA
activities rather than back in Montana.  Wanted to go somewhere different
so we chose Sipadan a preserve in the province of Sabah, Malaysia. 
Probably one of the top 10 destinations for sea life in the world.  You
cannot live or stay on the island so we decided to stay on the Seaventures
Dive Rig.  It is as close as you can get physically and is an old (1983)
small hydraulic jack up rig converted to support recreational diving.  I
did all the organization myself over the internet.

Flew from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur then on to Tawau.  It was a relief to
get out of the smoke and haze flowing in from Indonesia this time of year. 
Overnight in the Heritage hotel and then picked up in the morning for a two
hr. drive to Sempora, the port all the local dive operators work out of. 
Hotel was nothing fancy but clean, cheap and very helpful, I had them
arrange the taxi pick up at the airport.  Dinner that night was chicken
rice at a little place across the street from the hotel.  Boat
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