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Dive Review of Sipadan-Mabul Resort in
Malaysia/Sabah

July, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Jamie Pollack, NY, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 6622
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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