After browsing through comments from most of the reviewers, it gave me an impression that the rig has seen better days. Has it been renovated? Some are implying that service should be taken up a notch whereas some are setting their wallets up in flames.
However, most rated their dives to be one of a kind. Great news for all the diver out there wanting to explore Sabah!
These are my impressions. Please do not take them offensively but if the management have some time to spare, do reply. Thanks!
P/S: Past guests do leave a small comment as well, I really do appreciate it!
The rooms are old shipping containers that have been converted. I've been to the platform 3 times and would happily go back as the diving is superb, both at Sipadan and on the House reef.
The rooms are pretty basic, beds are comfortable and reasonably clean. There is hot water in the showers but it is saline so this may be a consideration. To be honest I think the rooms are adequate, as after 3 or 4 dives you'll be so tired that you won't have any problems sleeping. As regards to food we were there in November and I think the food has improved from previous occasions.
In short it depends on what you are looking for. If its luxury then consider Mabul island and the resorts there, however if you want diving then the platform is hard to beat.
I agree with Fitzgerald. The rooms are not bad, really, you are not there to stay in the room after all. I was not fond of the toilet rooms since there was no drain in the floor and water splashes from the sinks (and off divers) onto the floor, so it gathers. (The toilets are in separate rooms across the hall from the showers to enable both to be co-ed). Showers are spartan, but they work. Meals are fine, and there is always lots of food. But go for the diving, and without question the best dive staff of any resort in the area.
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