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Dive The World

Pulau Sipadan 91307, Malaysia
+60 (0)16 830 8290
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Type: Water sports
Owner description: Sipadan diving experts. We are a diving travel agency with local expertise in Sabah. All you need to choose and book your Sipadan resorts or... more » Owner description: Sipadan diving experts. We are a diving travel agency with local expertise in Sabah. All you need to choose and book your Sipadan resorts or liveaboard at prices no more, and sometimes less, than booking direct with the operators. Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Lankayan and Layang Layang dive resorts. Plus Sepilok and PADI dive courses in Kota Kinabalu. « less
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Back again to this wonderful site after lapse of 14 years..still wonder of the underwater world...with so so much beauties..fishes.turtles,jacks,barracuddas,sharks,rays, n all sea creatures of big n small in size... sadly corals n numbers of sea fishes diminishing fast ....too many fish bombings n catching within the proctected So call MARINE Gazzette AREA... A must if around in SABAH esp...SEMPORNA... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Was at Smart resort just recently, 15th throu 22nd of january 2014. I can only say that it great. The resort is put together very nice, the rooms of very good Quality and clean. The staff is amazing ,so friendly and helpful, and allways a smile. Diving Sipadan was a wonderfull experience and some day I would love to go... More

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We booked with Dive the World to stay at SMART for 5 days, 4 nights through Vic. The initial response we got from our inquiry was super fast and clear, a list of open resorts for our dates with prices. After we decided on SMART, there was some confusion around what rooms were open as well as if we should... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I had a week liveaboard on MV Celebes Explorer arranged by Dive The World. It was an excellent trip. Everything went smoothly before, during and after the trip. It was a low season on Sipadan, and I was lucky to be on the 16-person boat with 5 divers only, including myself. I had a divemaster of my own all the... More

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divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

In your pics you look like a happy man. Great to hear such positivity. You really accentuate the pros of Celebes Explorer: small dive groups and loads of time underwater at Sipadan sites. 5 guests only is crazy good fortune. And you don't even mention any of the cons, like some of the other reviews we get of this boat.... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We booked with DTW 5 nights diving in Sea adventure dive resort, off Mabul island. All the booking went smoothly. DTW offered us around 6 different options while other agents only showed us the more expensive resorts. We booked last minute with them and we changed the timing and they responded quite quickly. Diving in Sipadan was incredible. We will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I booked a 3 night liveaboard with MV Celebes Explorer through DTW. Orr at DTW was very professional and was very quick to answer all my queries regarding the liveaboard as well as some questions regarding reaching Semporna. I had read the reviews of the MV Celebes Explorer on the DTW review site here. The reviews regarding the diesel fumes... More

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divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

That's a fair review. We are keeping the operator aware of all our customer feedback so they are aware of the main problems. Good to see that despite these issues you still had a great time diving and that the food and company was also to your liking. Come book with us again in another destination and we will guarantee... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My second time staying at Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort. Oor from DTW was most helpful and prompt with replies to my questions and price was also competitive. The diving at Sipadan was incredible, the early wake up calls were more than well worth it, swimming amongst with schools of jacks and barracudas, sharks and too many turtles to count, not... More

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divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Yes Kapalai is a lovely resort. we are glad you had such a nice stay there. Look forward to hearing from you when it's time for your 3rd visit! More

Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

is my second time at Sipadan - a group of friends and I - were in the MV Celebes Explorer on September/2013, we opted for live aboard because of 4 dives each day in Sipadan, which has an incredible marine life and gives us wonderful moments, if we stayed in one of the other resorts that possibility to dive at... More

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divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. To say that Celebes Explorer is worth it because of the number of dives you get at Sipadan (otherwise get a resort) is fair. For some it is all about the amount of time they spend under the water on Sipadan dive sites and in that regard Celebes Explorer cannot be beaten. It is just a... More

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We booked a four day liveaboard trip through Dive the World for the MV Celebes Explorer. Dive the World did a very good job of booking the trip. They were very responsive to questions and got us all the information we needed. I do wonder when it was that they last visited the liveaboard. The Boat itself -- there is... More

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divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and yes we are looking into a number of issues with this operator. There are indeed pros and cons to the Celebes Explorer compared to a resort stay. Some of the cons are acceptable, others not so and could be easily solved by the operator. As I say, we are in touch with them as a... More

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The trip organized by Vic was a fantastic experience for me and my son. He got in 14 dives during the week and the highlight was 3 at Sipadan. We stayed at the Mabul Dive Resort and the staff was friendly and efficient. The divemasters were top rate. I did only 2 dives myself but had 12 wonderful snorkel sessions... More

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