What a great dive trip and the PERFECT place to stay! The diving at Sipadan is incredible. We stayed on the rig over Thanksgiving, so it was pretty quiet - which gave us more access to Sipadan than normal. Your permit for Sipadan lasts for 24 hours. You dive 3 dives in the morning, with an extra 2 dives in the afternoon for a small boat fee. They need a minimum of 4 people to do the extra dives but my boyfriend and I paid for the 2 spots that weren't used and ended up with 2 private dives at Sipadan. Well worth the cost. The food was really good. The diving operation is top notch. We sprung for a VIP room which was really nice but basic (You're on a rig, after all). One of the benefits of getting up at 5am to dive Sipidan were the incredible sunrises - rivaled only by the sunsets. The only thing I have to say, that - if you don't get to dive Sipadan - the diving around Mabul is not that good. The wreck was fun but the visibility at the other sights was pretty bad. Try to get as many days at Sipadan as you can. DEFINITELY stay at Seaventures-one of the best run dive operations I've ever encountered and so much fun staying in the middle of the water!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Seaventures Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
- Seaventures Dive Rig Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia - Sabah