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Dive Review of Sipadan Water Village in
Malaysia/Sipadan, Mabul, Kapali

Sipadan Water Village: "Sipadan, Mabul, Kapali: spectacular diving", May, 2016,

by Robert and Laura Mosqueda, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8945.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving California, Socorro Islands, Cocos, Indonesia (Komodo, Lembeh, Wakitobi), Papua New Guinea, Sea of Cortez, Red Sea, Galapagos, Hawaii
Closest Airport Tawau Getting There most fly from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau, then there's a 90 min drive to Semporna, followed by a 60 min boat ride to SWV.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 88 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The dms would give an approximate profile and then allow competent divers appropriate leeway.
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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 2 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 4 stars
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Comments Spectacular diving. The SWV is on the island of Mabul. Depending on the number of other divers you may get to the island of Sipadan (30 min boat ride) 1-3 times during 6 days of diving. The magic of Sipadan are schools of jacks (thousands), barracuda (hundreds) and bumphead parrotfish (dozens) along with turtles galore ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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