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Dive The World

Pulau Sipadan 91307, Malaysia
+60 (0)16 830 8290
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The services of Celebes Exploree is very nice, and you can dive in Sipadon many times. But the first day we stay on boat all day because on Mabul island last night one policeman was shot to death and one policeman was kidnapped by rubber. I hope the security is very important for every visitor and diver.

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I booked a 7 day 6 night stay at mabul water bungalows through dive the world. I was originally going to book kapalai but dive the world agent said they are full and recommended mbw as an alternative, which is more expensive but have the dates we wanted. That is all fine, and the agent generally responded quite promptly to... More

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

We are sorry your trip wasn't as wonderful as you had hoped. Please be assured we passed on all of your information in full and in a timely manner to the operator. This included your room request, although we did advise that rooms are allocated on an arrival basis. If some information failed to filter down to their ground staff... More

Szombathely, Hungary
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We booked with the "Dive the World" to stay at SMART for 9 days, 8 nights with a big group (13 divers). Our contact was Enrico, who was very helpful and organised well both the resort and the transfer. Everything was correct like 3 years ago when we were there first time. The accomodation was nice, clean, the staff helpful... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed Sipadan but you are right - It has changed over the years. That's what happens when an awesome new place is found. Everyone wants to go there and things then change in response to that demand. It IS still excellent though but the authorities do need to do more, not just in Sipadan... More

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

Thanks for the review. Yes this situation with permits in Sipadan is an awkward one. It is quite flexible when you get there because there is a limited number of permits and a lot depends how busy your resort is (and the other resorts), that why they (and we) can only GUARANTEE what we can guarantee. Beyond that it is... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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