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Dive Review of Sipadan Water Village in
Malaysia

Sipadan Water Village: "Sipadan Adventure", May, 2016,

by Joel Nitzkin, LA, US ( 1 report). Report 9057.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Diving was phenomenal. Downside is that the dive operator is limited on how many divers can go in one day so on the days you are not going to Sipadan, you dive near the resort - not too shabby either. The house dive was good too. But nothing compares to Sipadan. Amazing is to small a word. The dive resort though - Sipadan Water Village - well thats something else. The week we were there they had a drought and we had nothing but salt water in our rooms. They did give us large bottles of fresh water for drinking and rinsing. And the air conditioning was very problematic. We had one of the better rooms but there were soom rooms where it was completely nonfunctional. Temps in high 90s with humidity to match. This was a real problem. Otherwise the resort was fine. People were friendly and they would do what they could for you. To get there, we took a one hour bus ride from Tauwau, then about 45 min by boat to the resort. Malaysia airlines is awful and will try to rip you off on overages at every turn.
Websites Sipadan Water Village   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Tauwau Getting There small planes

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 86-87°F / 30-31°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dived with the group. Diving was mostly pretty easy.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Boats were very small. No rinse buckets on the boats or tables.
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