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Dive Review of Sipadan-Mabul Resort in
Malaysia/Sabah

Sipadan-Mabul Resort, Jul, 2012,

by Jamie Pollack, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6622.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving all over the world
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 75 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 50 minutes max
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments nice rinse tank just for cameras on the dock right near the fresh water showers

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Mabul Water Bungalow is a beautiful 5 star luxury resort that sits on top of the water. The service is fantastic, the food pretty decent (we asked for hamburgers and fries and the chef made them special and the diving is good. You have three scheduled dives each day with a chance to dive Sipadan. You can dive the house reef as many times as you like. I did it for a night dive and it was really fun. The diving on Kapalai and Mabul is macro diving but pretty interesting. I saw some critters that I had never seen before including an orangutan crab, ghost pipefish, and others Each dive is only 50 minutes including safety stop. They have a nice set up for gear, rinse tanks and fresh water showers. The spa is not to be missed. I purchased a spa package including: coconut body scrub, mud mask, and one of the best massages I ever had with Vivian. My only real complaint was that we had no hot water in our room even after asking Ava (the director) that we should have had it. So that was a big bummer.
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