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Seaventures Dive Rig
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Pulau Sipadan
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

First and foremost the dive crew/rig crew/ office crew are top notch. Edrice thanks for setting up my trip with no flaws and mitchel( dive master) Adam( dive master) for the dives in Sipadan and Mabul. I can't stress it enough but it's worth and every experience to stay and use seaventure for Sipadan diving. Was lucky enough to have two days at sipadan (6) dives. Baracudad point- amazing, hanging garden- beautiful, coral garden- superb.
Thanks guys and will definitely come.e back again

Room Tip: Room was clean, A/C and the food was delicious.
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Stayed December 2016, travelled solo
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Edrie J, Travel Consultant at Seaventures Dive Rig, responded to this review, 10 January 2017
Hi Lefty f,

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating. Thank you also for letting us know our arrangement and your stay with us went as it should without a problem. We are sure our dive team enjoyed having you on the Rig as much as you have as you enjoyed your stay and diving with us to Sipadan. We look forward to hear from you again soon.

Best regards,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

i dived sipadan, mabul and kapalai with seaventures. despite less than great viz, all dives were amazingly fun because the divemasters never ran out of funky critters to point out to us! for micro-fans, this is your paradise - nudibranches, porcelain crabs, orang utan crabs etc. come see them for yourselves!
divemasters were all experienced and entertaining (mitchell's jokes are never stale with his beautiful deadpan face; suki's sass and spunk were also extremely loved). they also try to impart tips for being better divers! free diving lessons with friendly guided divemasters - doubt you could ask for more.
the rig itself is an intriguing place of accommodation with an inviting atmosphere and the most service-oriented staff, most of all - manager Ramesh. this man brought a grill and a live band onto the rig in the middle of the ocean!! *mindblown* apart from ensuring that all planned dives and meals and accommodations are comfortable for all guests, Ramesh goes above and beyond to cater to specific requests and needs. basically he's the one who makes your dream holiday in sipadan happen, so remember to go to him.
special kudos to him when one of our friends injured herself carelessly. Ramesh went the extra mile to rush our friend to the mainland where she could seek medical attention at the soonest possible time. this wasn't easy given that the rig is located in the middle of the deep blue and transport as we know is limited by weather and sea conditions. nonetheless, he put our needs above his conveniences and obligations - world-class service is the least i can say.
thank you Ramesh!!

Stayed December 2016, travelled with friends
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Edrie J, Travel Consultant at Seaventures Dive Rig, responded to this review, 17 December 2016
Hi elizabethanarwhal,

Thank you for your kind words and for being so detailed on your review. It looks like you and your friends were well looked after by everyone on the Rig since you have mentioned the service staff, to the Divemasters and Rig Manager, Ramesh. This means a lot to us as it means you have enjoyed your stay and the diving experience with us.

Hopefully we will be able to welcome you again in the nearest future. Best regards.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We went there with a couple of friends for a 4 days 3 nights stay and dove 8 times altogether. The diving was great although the visibility was limited and I would jave expected more from sipadan but more than the diving experience, it is for the all ex oil rig/ service experience that I strongly recommend this place. From the moment we came in til we left, the staff was great and provided us with the best service. Same for our divemaster (Jo) who has been very helpful and professional throughout our stay. This is a unique place and I wouldnt go anywhere else should I go back to Sipadan. Kudos to you guys for running such a unique place. See you next time!

Stayed December 2016, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

i did my owc there on mid nov for 4d3n and i came alone.
got 1 to 1 class with my awesome dm (miss ching), and i really enjoy it!
on my last day, got opportunity to dive at sipadan, and it was fantastic! (just finished my owc and the next day sipadan!)
will come next time!

pros:
- clean room, very nice staffs,
- wifi connection everywhere
- unlimitted food plus cake!!
- buffet was awesme!

cons:
- toilet a bit smelly, but still tolerable.

Stayed November 2016, travelled solo
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Thank syukry
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Edrie J, Travel Consultant at Seaventures Dive Rig, responded to this review, 5 December 2016
Hi Syukry, congratulations on completing your diving course. Becoming a diver can be intimidating at first but the experience and fulfillment will last you a life time. We are pleased to know you enjoyed learning to dive with your instructor Ching and getting to Sipadan, a diver's dream dive destination. Great to know you enjoyed the cakes as much as we do too! :)

Thank you for highlighting the issue in regards to the bathroom. This is an issue that we are working on right now. Being a Rig has its advantage and disadvantages especially due to our location. Hopefully we are able to resolve the issue on your next visit. Best regards.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We traveled as a group of 5 adults, 2 kids.
All the adults were divers, kids were snorkelers.
Hotel ambience: the most unusual we had been to. It's a rig in the middle of the sea, converted to a hotel! It is not a luxury resort, but divers will appreciate the process oriented approach to all the dive planning. No elevators, no swimming pool etc. A nice game room with table tennis, pool tables serves as entertainment. Rooms are small, water in taps is a little salty, but these are small inconveniences.

Hotel food : we had read and heard horror stories about the food in the nearby hotels in Mabul but this hotel did a fantastic job with food. The regular buffet food always included a healthy selection of food. Because we mentioned that some of our group was vegetarian, they served us an additional entree at our table every day. From Indonesian curries to stir fried noodles to spaghetti pomodoro to egg fried rice - they did a great job with the food. We were really thankful as divers and snorkelers can get pretty darned hungry, and the hotel really went out of their way to ensure that we were all served delicious food to our dietary requests.

Diving : the diving in Mabul, Kapalai is, frankly, quite average. We were not impressed. However Sipadan is really nice. Healthy reefs, beautiful water, and lots of underwater life. We went for 7 dives in Sipadan and saw many many turtles, reef sharks, and lots of the standard coral fish - wrasse, moorish idols, goby, trigger fish, angelfish, bat fish, butterfly fish, lion fish .. a long list. The Seaventures rig dive leaders Barye and Jonathan were excellent. Brian took the kids snorkeling, and they loved it too. Snorkeling in Sipadan was really top notch.

Net net - a great experience for divers. Would not recommend it for non- divers as there is really not much for them to do.

Stayed November 2016, travelled with friends
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Melsdr, Communication Administrator at Seaventures Dive Rig, responded to this review, 7 November 2016
Dear Anuradha,

Thank you for taking your time to give such a great, extensive feedback to us. We are happy that we were able to cater to your group's need during your stay with us. We hope that those memories of diving Sipadan with us will give us the opportunity to welcome you again aboard Seaventures Dive Rig in future.
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Property: Seaventures Dive Rig
Address: | off Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Pulau Sipadan
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaventures Dive Rig is a scuba diving platform located within Mabul Island, some 30 minutes boat ride to Sipadan Malaysia. Sipadan Island is known as the world's scuba diving mecca. This rustic dive resort package includes diving around Mabul island, Kapalai and Sipadan Island. All rooms are fully air conditioned, Wi-FI is available at free of charge and food are served buffet-style. The unlimited diving on the Rig's house-reef is popular as it is home to some diverse underwater life. Seaventures Dive Rig is a PADI 5-Star Dive Centre offering Scuba Diving courses for beginners to professional. ... more   less 
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Seaventures Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Seaventures Dive Rig Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia - Sabah

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