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Dive Review of Seaventures in
Malaysia/Borneo, Mabul and Sipadan Isl.

Seaventures, Oct, 2012,

by Benjamin Mandell, PA, US ( 1 report). Report 7319.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Jordan, St. Lucia, United States
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Most divers in our group were more advanced and the divemasters treated each diver as knowledgeable and I didn't notice any specific limits.
Liveaboard? yes 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 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Sipadan is rather famous so there are a lot of underwater cameras around. There is plenty of space to spread out your gear on tables and they hav ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I think staying on the rig is a pretty wonderful and unique experience for the right person. Overall, the rig is massive so it isn't really comparable to a liveaboard boat. For couples and for people with lots of equipment, the rig is much nicer as you have all the space you want and it is a bit like a floating hotel (even though it doesnít move at all) in terms of accommodations. With that said, the rig isnít new (more wear and tear than I expected) and the accommodations are targeted at the budget oriented diver compared to some of the resorts on nearby Mabul Island (200m away).

The food was good and they had a dessert cooler, deluxe drink station and snacks during the day between meals. The food was served buffet style and overall the quality and variety was higher than I have had on any of my budget oriented liveaboard trips.

Overall, I think the staff did a great job. They greeted you with a drink on arrival and worked hard to take care of all your needs. I found the divemasters to be truly excellent. They kept po ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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