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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...more
This is without doubt the worst boat I have ever been on. The boat is filthy and not maintained, Toilets do not flush, aircon does not work, ran out of fresh water to shower, food is frozen then deep fried and no variety. Everything about...More
Dive the World makes no attempt to hide the fact that the Celebes Explorer is rundown. We knew this going in and had fair warning. We lucked out because the boat only had 6 divers when we went, whereas capacity is 14. With 6 divers,...More
Big thanks to Vic from Dive the world who made our trip to maylasia happen. We were traveling with our 5 month old baby and he was very patient with all the questions back and forth over emails and really helped us select the best...More
Just heading home after a week of diving - 3 days of which we spent with Celebes Explorer.
Had read the reviews and went with some low expectations but booked anyway to secure the daily coveted Sipidan diving spots.
Dive the World were great in...More
Date of experience: September 2016
2 Thank 305samb
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016
Thanks Sam B. Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience of Sipadan on the Celebes Explorer. Am pleased you went with low expectations of the 'luxury' level of the boat! I can point to your review next time we have a customer who didn't read...More
All the marine life you could wish to see and more! We loved it will definitely be back! The island is beautiful very safe barracuda point is amazing, viability wasn't great when we were there but what can you do. It was still awesome diving.
I don't want to penalize Dive the world here - they were helpful and straightforward in booking the Celebes Explorer. So I've given them 4 stars. And Sipadan diving is great.
But I would give the Celebes Explorer 1 star if it were listed. It's...More
Date of experience: March 2016
7 Thank CreekmoreWorld
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2016
Yep that's the Celebes Explorer. Keeps getting business because people love the frequency of diving Sipadan that it delivers. But it is a bit of a stinker. We make that abundantly clear in all our descriptions. We are a little compromised in selling it but...More
It was a fantastic trip turtle heaven sharks on every dive shipwrecks for good lots of different structure in the water the oil rig was unique to dive around good people that work there always bending over backwards to help you always greet you with...More
We booked liveabord on Celebes Explorer in Malaysia (Sipadan). The boat is in decrepit condition , but the main bad thing is that the staff are absolutely indifferent and did not work - the boat is very dirty ( rooms, linens smell, garbage on the...More
Date of experience: January 2016
5 Thank Tlaricheva
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2016
Glad the diving was amazing. As we often repeat on Tripadvisor the Celebes Explorer is a strange one. Some people are very happy with it as a choice, others come off it with nothing but complaints. In fact this is the opening line of our...More
I booked a full week trip on MV Celebes Explorer through Adventure Journey World Travel (BORNEO) Sdn. Bhd. which is the operator of the only liveaboard boat permitted to dive Sipadan non-stop. I have checked with Dive the World and they quoted the same price...More
You don't have to be a diver to visit Sipadan. Plenty of non-divers go there and snorkel. Note that Sipadan is tiny and you cannot stay overnight on the island. You stay in resorts on nearby islands and visit Sipadan as a... More
You don't have to be a diver to visit Sipadan. Plenty of non-divers go there and snorkel. Note that Sipadan is tiny and you cannot stay overnight on the island. You stay in resorts on nearby islands and visit Sipadan as a daytrip. Hope that helps.