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Dive Review of Mabul Water Bungalows/Mabul Water Bungalows Resort in
Malaysia/Pulau Sipadan and Mabul island

Mabul Water Bungalows/Mabul Water Bungalows Resort: "Superb diving at Mabul Water Bungalows and Sipadan", May, 2019,

by David W., Paris, FR (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11021.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments All I can say about diving at Sipadan is WOW… The sheer amount of fish alone was amazing, we especially loved seeing the funky looking Bumphead Parrotfish and schools of Barracudas in their thousands! We stayed at the Mabul Water Bungalows which is amazinlgy built with lots of jaccuzis and all balconies ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Mabul Water Bungalows   Mabul Water Bungalows Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Philippines Thailand Indonesia Red Sea
Closest Airport Tawau airport Getting There Tawau-Semporna: 1.20hrs
Semporna-Mabul: 45 minutes
Mabul-Sipadan: 15 minutes

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 26-29°C / 79-84°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 45 minutes max.
Only 120 diving permits are issued per day to dive at Sipadan, so when booking your trip, opt for a 5 nights diving package which gives a guaranteed chance of securing at least one of those permits during your stay.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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