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Dive Review of Borneo Divers in
Malaysia/Sipidan, Mabul

Borneo Divers, Oct, 2011,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 53 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 6280.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 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 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Lots of Aussies for Borneo divers (BD); but, Lu was quite NICE. My 2nd week was at Uncle Chang's resort (UC) which was budget but 1/2 the price of BD; but, only 3 dives at sipidan compared to (BD) which took us to Sipidan twice with 4 dives ea. time; Borneo divers had hot / warm water for showers in your room; Uncle Chang had cold water and no desk in the room; but, UC had lots and lots of girls and Asians and European divers; UC had a live band Fri. and Sat. nites w/ lots of fun; UC, himself even gave out free pints of rum; UC also donates lots to charity and churches as posted in the newspaper. For me, the cost savings and fun was a lot better at Uncle Chang's resort which is close to Borneo divers. My Scuba is next to UC. And, per my roomate, the food at My Scuba was more than excellent. Lots of sharks, turtles and bumphead parrot fishes at Sipidan. Lots of nudi, turtles, croc. fishes, etc. at Mabul and Kapalai.
Websites Borneo Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Hawaii, Caribbean, Philipines, Palu,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions time 45 to 1 hr.; depth usually 25M but twice we dives to 91 or 97 ft.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments You have toask for bucket of water
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