Pete was my dive instructor for my Rescue Diver certification and, after the course, I never felt so comfortable in the water. On arrival, Pete greeted me as my dive instructor, humbly, even though I soon learned later in the day (through his bio near the dive shop) of all his diver certifications. You could not be in better hands. I scheduled 6 days and 5 nights and the Rescue Diver and EFR course. It was a pretty intense workload but Pete, even in he beginning, designed a schedule and offered flexibility to accommodate the maximize the time for fun and the time for learning. For that, I am greatly appreciative because it allowed me more time in the water and who wouldn't want that for their dive vacation?
The accommodations were great and you get to live on a converted oil rig, which has a sun deck, a game room, and a lift to get on! Ask about the infamous jump! The food was delicious and ample. I never needed to have any snacks and the environment of being around serious divers just makes the experience that much better.
I would suggest this spot for anyone who wants to dive. You are literally living right on top of the reef with the freedom to dive whenever you want. What is better than that?
- 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