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Seaventures Dive Resort

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Off Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Seaventures Dive Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's all straightforward. The reservation will advise if there is or not permits during your stay. It's not a "you might/might not" get it but they actually guarantee you! Like the rest, rooms are basic. Needs an overhaul but hey, you're in the middle of the sea and this place (and those resorts/backpackers) gets it too. The beating from the... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although the room is not the best, but you would like the atmosphere over there! People living there loves diving, so there will be less compliant about the room tho... By the way, food is awesome, (at least for an Asian tongue)

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Yuyao, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed there for 9 days. I had amazing diving and stay experience with them. But they don't usually have enough instructors to teach higher level classes. This is without doubt a 5 star diving center, but I see it as a 2 or 1 star teaching center. A lot of OW and AOW students preoccupied my first instructor Marco.... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a double room on the top deck just about as far away from the dive deck as possible and over looking the sun deck - I loved that as it was quiet and had a different view. Staying on the rig was an experience in itself, it was cool, insect free, solid, sun decks and the ability to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reluctant to say anything negative as the staff are all great. As a diver I have stayed in basic hotels all over the globe and I don't expect too much. However, I do expect at least a basic form of hygiene within the rooms and this is Seaventures weak point. The rooms, though tidy are falling to pieces. They are... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was guaranteed 1 day in Sipadan, I ended up going 3 days, with no extra charge! The team is amazing and always ready to help, the food is excellent and the sunset view from the sun deck priceless. The unlimited dives under the rig with the best dive buddies I met made my trip unforgettable!

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second stay at a Mabul site for Sipadan diving. Both were great and a similar standard / quality. But there just is something unique about staying on the rig. It just feels special. That first trip up the elevator, from the waterline 12 meters up to the deck, was probably my favorite moment! In fact, I had... More 

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Seminyak, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights so that we could guarantee a trip to Sipadan, and due to it not being too busy we actually managed 2 days there! We also dived Mabul, Kapalai & under the rig, all of which had amazing macro. The rig itself is good fun. The bar area and sun deck are lovely, the food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the fact it was all so easy. Eat, dive, sleep, repeat. A hot breakfast when you were not at Sipidan would have been nice - I am personally not a fan of cold baked beans. Loved the sun deck - got some great sunset shots from here.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stayed for 6 days 5 nights and was granted 2 Sipadan dives. The experience on the rig was excellent with friendly and helpful staff. Clean and simple room, very good food! Our DM's Suki and Jo made our dive trip extra pleasant as they are always on the ball when diving without compromising on safety. I will definitely recommend this... More 

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