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Seaventures Dive Rig

off Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan Malaysia
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Seaventures Dive Rig is a scuba diving platform located within Mabul Island, some 30 minutes boat ride to Sipadan Malaysia. Sipadan Island is known as the world's scuba diving mecca. This rustic dive resort package includes diving around Mabul island, Kapalai and Sipadan Island. All rooms are fully air conditioned, Wi-FI is available at free of charge and food are served buffet-style. The unlimited diving on the Rig's house-reef is popular as it is home to some diverse underwater life. Seaventures Dive Rig is a PADI 5-Star Dive Centre offering Scuba Diving courses for beginners to professional.
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off Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan Malaysia
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froophee wrote a review Mar 2021
34 contributions22 helpful votes
One of the main reasons I love diving is the community. By handing the reigns to "travel consultants" who sound like robots instead of with people passionate about diving (ie. actual divers), what you get are cold, commercialized, money-making interactions that don't win anyone over as there are so many other centers whose team put their heart and soul into what they do. This center is overpriced for the wrong approach to diving.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Seaventures Dive Rig , Owner at Seaventures Dive Rig
Responded Apr 9, 2021
Dear Shirley I am sorry to see that you have felt so strongly about Seaventures and given us a 1 star review. Seaventures Dive Rig has not been in operation since April 2020,and since you have put in the time of your stay at "March 2021" , I can only assume that the "experience" that had offended you took place either via messages to our social media accounts or email. As a established company we have more than 1 person handling all incoming enquiries, and with that, we do have standard email templates that we follow. This is to make sure that all the answers /information we give out are correct and the same. I am sorry if this seemed "like robots" to you. The Rig itself is located on the East Coast of Sabah, near Mabul and Sipadan. On the Rig, a professional team makes sure the daily operation( the diving, transfers, guests service, house-keeping, F&B, and entertainment etc) goes smoothly and all guests happy&safe. Our main office, where the admin/reservation team are, is on the West Coast, in the state capital of Kota Kinabalu. All the travel consultants ARE certified divers and make dive trips to the Rig regularly. I am sorry you came to the conclusion that you did, because that is certainly not what we are. Thank you for your valuable feedback. We shall look at how we respond to our email enquiries / messages and see how we can improve our service.
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anardive wrote a review Apr 2020
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt17 contributions6 helpful votes
This is one of best place for diving. Very good staff, excellent dive guides, very fast and good dive boats, rooms very clean, food fantastic!!! We was 8 person there for 5 nights. All of us very happy and enjoyed. You can do 3 dives by boat and after you can do few dives + night dive from the RIG. Starting from sales Depatment till office management at the RIG working very hardly for you. Customer satisfaction very important for them. Me and my friends fell this.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from Rig_Crew, Communication Admin at Seaventures Dive Rig
Responded Apr 14, 2020
Hi anardive, Thank you for the fantastic 5 full star review! Great to know you and your group enjoyed your time with us from the diving, facilities, fantastic food and excellent team of dive guides. We value our guests' experience and work hard to make sure from the point of contact to service, everything is as what we would like you to experience. Your review is really helpful with that, it helps us know how we are doing. So thank you again for taking the time to write. We look forward to seeing you and your group of friends soon. Best regards
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Wes Anderson wrote a review Mar 2020
Florence, Italy145 contributions36 helpful votes
Seaventures was absolutely perfect and blew my expectations out of the water. From the food to the rooms, and hospitality, it was all excellent! Seaventures is a dive resort unlike any other because you are on a renovated oil rig where you live and breathe diving. There are unlimited house dives which allowed me to get 6 dives in a day after going to sipadan each day. They get many permits each day to go to sipadan, and so many instructors to teach specialties. Kelly was an amazing instructor and helped me hone in my buoyancy for the wreck diver specialty. I stayed 4 nights and managed to do 18 dives as well as getting the rid diver specialty course through PADI, which is only available at Seaventures. Everyone who works there is so friendly and very accommodating. When I go back I will only go to Seaventures for the awesome experience I had out of any dive resort!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Rig_Crew, Communication Administrator at Seaventures Dive Rig
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Hi iDroneAerials, Thank you for a great review. Super glad you enjoyed your experience staying and diving on the Dive Rig with us. From the team's hospitality, to the food and the amazing diving Sipadan Mabul and especially our house-reef. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards
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Masri Sarpani wrote a review Feb 2020
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Good place to stay and nice staff from the moment we arrive at the tawau airport to the last day we dive at sipadan thank to kelly as our instructor helpfull and informative tq and wonderfull experience
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Rig_Crew, Communication Admin at Seaventures Dive Rig
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Hi masri548, Thank you for the brief review of your time diving with us. Glad you had a wonderful experience staying and completing a course on the Rig. Hopefully we will see you soon. Best regards,
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JaWa70 wrote a review Feb 2020
Norridge25 contributions12 helpful votes
It's a shame,that this place did not meet my expectations and I am very disappointed. The whole platform is rusty and dirty. I understand that this is not a 5 star hotel and it used to be a drilling platform, but for so much money they should do something about it. All service is nice, smiling and like everyone is doing what belongs to them, and yet it does not feel friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Food average and very little choice. Maybe when more people live there is more choice, but there were only three of us. The diving is perfect. House reef and reefs near the islands of Mabul and Kapalai ideal for looking for various small creatures, and on Sipadan there is more action. All reefs are accessible from dive shops in Semporna.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Rig_Crew, Comm. Administrator at Seaventures Dive Rig
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Hi JaWa70 Thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience. Firstly, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. We are constantly upgrading the Rig and it does get dusty with works being done all over, around the clock, throughout the year. Made up of steel, our location and what the Rig is made of, rust is our biggest enemy. Divers come up wet from dives and move around the main deck throughout the day. Floors do get wet, so will the seats and tables. Our team on main deck will usually do the clean up after guests leave for diving again. This is unavoidable but should be expected since the deck is next to the dive station. Our crews are usually known as a friendly bunch, always smiling. Our food western+asian dishes are usually popular with our guests but perhaps it is not what you are familiar with, hence did not enjoy. When it is quieter around the Rig, as with all other resorts, our menu will be less as to avoid food waste. Lastly, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your diving. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us like we had hope so. Thanks again and happy diving!
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seaventures dive hotel pulau sipadan
MalaysiaSabahSemporna DistrictPulau Sipadan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seaventures Dive Rig
What are some of the property amenities at Seaventures Dive Rig?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Seaventures Dive Rig?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar during their stay.
Does Seaventures Dive Rig have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Seaventures Dive Rig offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Seaventures Dive Rig have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.