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Seahorse Sipadan Scuba Lodge

Mabul Island , | Office : Lot A1, 1st Floor , New Township Seafront, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sverige
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After an unpleasant start on my quest for an open water certificate, I Went back to the Place I was last year, seahorse sipadan.The people are friendly, its Clean, food is great, i just love Everything about this Place. Its like having a family on Mabul. I never had a bad experience here after 2 times already. Im defenetly coming... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Knowledgeable staff, they know the reefs and islands very well. The food was very good and is included in the price. However, this is a backpacker's type of place. If you are not a backpacker, you most likely will be uncomfortable. Fortunately, we were backpacking it. Friendly reminders.... bring your adapter for the power and if you enjoy an evening... More

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Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I will never forget this 3D2N trip at Seahorse Sipadan Scuba Homestay (Semporna, Tawau) because our room (Room No#4) got rat (mouse) visited us the whole night long! Seriusly, two night we never sleep well & we really cannot accepted have rat in our room. 3D2N Package RM700/person, not worth for it. Frankly, I don't think I will visit here... More

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Perth, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic experience even though we didn't get to dive sipadan. Dive masters really looked after us, location excellent. Booked through agoda would book directly next time to deal in the dives. Room looked out over the ocean and we could see turtles ion the morning. Food really good and staff happy to cook up the local seafood if we purchased... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you are looking for a place with good dive staff and budget accommodation, then this is great. Some of the equipment could do with being updated, but all in all, the diving side is good. Having said that, they don't own the diving and, based on the accommodation alone, it's a pretty average place. The facilities were very basic... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

3 out of 4 of us were non-divers..so we decided to take PADI Open Water Dive Course in Mabul Island. At first we chose Big John Scuba, however we cancelled it due some problems and it's worth it! The staff, Midah was attended to our 'Q&A session' through email and phone very patiently..We had made deposits for RM100/pax for rooms... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

My first visit was 2012 Dec, after that I became regular customer, visit here every year. :) SSSL is managed by local people from Semporna, their office in semporna, where the dive center and the home stay located in Mabul island. home stay provided all basic need, own room with bath room, but don't expect too much like 4 star... More

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17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed there three nights. Seahorse offers basic facilities like fans, lights, extra bed, light blanket, pillows etc. Bathroom is very basic. (no shampoo and soap). The breakfast / dinner and lunch is mostly local (Malay). Be prepared to have rice all he time! :) We are ok with it so was not a problem. (They have bread and butter... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Usually we choose dive shops that are fully PADI certified by checking the PADI homepage but this time we chose a dive shop that could offer us a Sipadan dive permit and a reasonable package to go with it. We didn't regret our choice though. We booked a 3d/2n/6d package (incl. one day/3 dives on Sipadan) and were transferred out... More

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Kotka, Finland
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I made last minute holiday plans and chose the destination to be Mabul Island. I only had two weeks vacation, so I chose to stay in one place the whole time. 12 nights in Seahorse. Reason why I chose Seahorse was because it was easiest to book. I booked thru agoda.com and paid with paypal. I did to ask another... More

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Address: Mabul Island , | Office : Lot A1, 1st Floor , New Township Seafront, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
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