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Dive Review of Seaventures in

Seaventures: "Sipadan", Oct, 2015,

by Mike , MI, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8541.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Rotan, Dominica, Belize, Truk, Solomon's, Palau, Raja Ampat, Manado, Lembeh Straights, Australia
Closest Airport Tawau Getting There Flights to Tawau from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, then a 2 hr. van drive and about a 35 min. boat ride.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 60 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions plan for 30 m (90 ')unless trained to go deeper
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Bring a power cord for the room ... 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 3 stars
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Comments Palau Sipadan, Malaysia
Last week of Oct 15
Winter again in the US so it is time to spend the days off at SCUBA activities rather than back in Montana. Wanted to go somewhere different so we chose Sipadan a preserve in the province of Sabah, Malaysia. Probably one of the top 10 destinations for sea life in the world. You cannot live or stay on the island so we decided to stay on the Seaventure’s “Dive Rig”. It is as close as you can get physically and is an old (1983) small hydraulic jack up rig converted to support recreational diving. I did all the organization myself over the internet.

Flew from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur then on to Tawau. It was a relief to get out of the smoke and haze flowing in from Indonesia this time of year. Overnight in the Heritage hotel and then picked up in the morning for a two hr. drive to Sempora, the port all the local dive operators work out of. Hotel was nothing fancy but clean, cheap and very helpful, I had them arrange the taxi pick up at the airport. Dinner that night was chicken rice at a little place across the street from the hotel. Boat ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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