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Borneo Divers Mabul Island Resort

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Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Pulau Sipadan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stayed at Borneo Divers Mabul resort for the last week in November on a 5 day dive package and I highly recommend the resort and dive operators. Right from the start everything was well organised, we were picked up on time from the airport in a comfortable mini bus and the subsequent boat transfer to the Island was quick (twin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Although we loved our stay, we would strongly advise that ALL visitors read their Country's advice on travel to this area, before booking. Lots of security present on the Island and on Sipadan. As divers, we found it absolutely fantastic. Extremely organized trip, from the meeting at the airport, to the trip to Mabul, really on time and well done.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

During my stay, a Malaysian prince came to stay here for 1 night. He had a massive entourage of police swat team people. So for that night this was probably the safest place in Borneo. The reason he stayed here is there is a police station and police accommodation on both sides of the resort. Good neighbours to have. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Wonderful location, seriously dedicated and friendly staff. Rooms are very basic but clean. Not much to do if you are not interested in diving! Wonderful warm water, dive staff know their stuff and work very hard. Two visits to Sipidan absolutely unforgetable. Best dives ever. But it is very far to travel to(if you are from South-Africa) and expensive.( especially... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Borneo Divers are an excellent dive resort. From the free house reef dives to the high quality support provided by the dive masters. Sorian welcomed us and provided a great orientation, the staff were welcoming and supportive. The rooms were clean and well proportioned and the food was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Tap water still salty. Stayed for 2 nights. BTW this resort @ Mabul Island not Sipadan. Nice & clean resort , nice food and very cool dive master i.e. Surian 👍 Crystal clear water from BD jetty. Recommended gateway resort for team-building and company trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

we didn't book this hotel because it's a luxury hotel. we booked it because it gave us the best chance to dive sipadan multiple days and that it did. The room itself was nice, not luxury by any means but I can't complain about my sleep quality. The bathroom was a little rough, looked like something from a hostel. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Borneo divers is the perfect place to stay if you want to dive the Spiadan Island. They are serious about the diving and provide good and experienced dive masters, even for looking at the small nudies found around the house reef. The food is good and plentiful and their gear well maintained and equipped. The beach bar is nice at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My stay at the resort was most impressive! The resort runs a very efficient and slick operation geared for diving! The dive masters - are friendly, helpful & most importantly safe! So thanks to Eto, Lionel, Freddie & Sorien!!! & also to Ameen who runs the dive shop. My stay really was amazing & I would not fault them. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just returned from a fantastic trip to dive Sipadan, one of the top dive sites in the world. We stayed at the Borneo Divers Mabul Resort, which my husband and I just loved. The accommodations were very pleasant--wood floors, comfortable bed, and decent hot water and AC! The food was delicious (yummy Malaysian-style chicken curry, grilled Spanish mackerel, ginger squid... More 

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