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Dive Review of Sipadan-Mabul Resort in

September, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Carolyn Tyler, Bali, ID (1 report, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Disappointing diving in Sipadan"
Report Number 8381 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over Indonesia (Komodo, Raja Ampat, East of Flores, Forgotten Islands,
Mexico, Caribbean, Hawaii,
Closest Airport
Getting There
from Kota Kinabalu which
connects to major Asian cities

Dive Conditions

no currents  
Water Temp
26   to 27    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to 7    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Not below 30m, 45 minutes and no more, even if you have 100 bar+.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Go to Indonesia instead ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Value for $$
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We are experienced and well-traveled divers with many excellent experiences
under our (weight) belts. I was looking forward to diving the legendary
islands off the northeast coast of Malaysian Borneo-- a birthday present
from my partner. 
Sipadan, Mabul, and Kapalai are tiny little specs of land with reefs touted
as "a macro diver's paradise". Sipadan, which is strictly
controlled with limited diving permits issued each day, is supposed to have
pristine reefs (having been "protected" since 2002) and huge
schools of pelagics. Not much macro, but I was told there was plenty to
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