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Dive Review of Borneo Divers in
Malaysia/Sipadan

Borneo Divers: "amaging Sea venture in front of the Borneo divers.", Sep, 2014,

by Toshihisa Tsunoda , Tokyo, JP (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8046.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Sipadan is amazing even though visibility is bad in September.turtle white tip, turtle white tip, sometimes schooling jack and barracuda, Unfortunately not so many buffalo fish.

The house reef at Mabul Resort is one of the best house reef. East to dive from stairs. We can see turtles, cuttlefish spawning, schooling trumpet fish under the stairs. We could have dived without DM as s check dive since he is very busy with handling novice divers.
We dived Sipadan two days in five dive days. Almost no lottery system to Sipadan in Sep. We skipped the third visit to Sipadan, since we realized Sea Venture just in front of the resort is better than Sipadan except barracuda point. We could encounter frog fish, huge moray, schooling rainbow runner and Queensland grouper Iíve been trying to video shoot.


Speaking of security it was the level 3 danger(from1 to 4). It means the suspension of traveling recommended according to website of Japanese ministry of foreign affaires
However it looked safe there is a Malaysian Police Station in Mabul and some soldiers in Sipadan.
One complain is that so many smoking staff litter cigarette butts.
Websites Borneo Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving GRANDCYMAN ELEUTHERA GBR PNG SOLOMON FIJI TONGA PALAU POMPEI YAP OKINAWA
IZU SAIPAN
SIPADAN LEMBEH BALI SIMILAN MALDAIVES REDSEA
Closest Airport tawau Getting There car ride and boat ride

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 27-28°C / 81-82°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20-25 M / 66-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments spacious camera room.
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