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Borneo Divers Mabul Island Resort

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I came to Borneo to dive Sipadan Island. This resort is well located. Permits to dive Sipadan are restricted, but when you get there it probably has the best marine life you will ever see. The Parrot Fish are nicknamed "buffalo" because they are so huge and get around in heard-like schools! The joke amongst divers is that "there are...

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Bangalore
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I came to Borneo (Sipadan) to get my PADI Advanced Open Water certification and dive the famous Sipadan islands. Obviously Sipadan was an incredible diving experience and so was the one or two dives I did at Mabul. I got my AOW certification in 2010 and I'm posting in 2013 and the reason is that I just went diving in...

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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for 6D/5N fir SCUBA diving. During my stay , I enjoyed almost 20 dives. The dives scene is amazing, diving masters and instructors are professional , extremely friendly and fun to be with. Rooms are fine and clean with good air conditioning. Staff are all very friendly. I feel safe and relaxed in the resort. In fact, I...

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1Thank Penbi
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We went as a group of 15 divers and had stayed there for 6 days /5 nights. As a group, we enjoyed the dives and stay tremendously and were very sad when we had to leave. Accommodation - the room was basic but clean. The bathroom was only ok and the water did smell a bit. However, it was still...

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Sausalito, California
Reviewed May 22, 2013

I can't say enough about this place. It is not fancy, but has lots of charm and intimacy. The rooms are basic, but CLEAN and comfortable. Everyone who works there couldn't be nicer, always smiling and kind. They give you everything you need for comfort including their amazing Sabah coffee. The meals were plentiful and good, lots of choices and...

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2Thank Melissa K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We booked Borneo Divers Mabul resort via Asia Diving Vacation. Our liaison person was Serena. She was fantastic! We selected our resort mainly based on price but also on recommendation from a fellow diver. We read several reviews on Trip Advisor in June and July 2012. I have to say that I was a little concerned as there was a...

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SHANGHAI
Reviewed May 9, 2013

I read lots of review and was expecting the worse. I have been really positively surprised ! Ok the room are simple but very clean, and the confort is totally ok (better than simple bungalows on the beach). After that the service was great !!! I was not diving ( pregnant) and came with two small kids, everybody took a...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Mabul was a wonderful little island and Borneo Divers was a good choice. They cover absolutely everything divers could need, with constant snacks and refreshments and the grounds of the resort are beautiful - beware mosquitoes, though! I went as a non-diver and thoroughly enjoyed walking around the local fishing village, I accompanied the divers on the boat for snorkelling...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Borneo Divers was an excellent choice to dive Sipadan. The diving at Sipadan was excellent and made even better by the great Dive Master we had. If you stay at Borneo Divers, make sure you request Lianah as she will ensure you see the most hiding and incredible creatures under water. Don't be taken aback by the so called muck...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

We booked a 5 day package from Australia and were impressed from beginning to end. We were in constant contact with an agent in Malaysia throughout the booking process up until we left Australia. We were collected from the airport at Tawau and taken to our boat in Semporna which takes about 90 minutes. The boat transfer takes about 45...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Borneo Divers Mabul Island Resort

Address: Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Borneo Divers Mabul Island Hotel Pulau Sipadan
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“Try get a beach front room...”
 of 5 bubbles liquidtravel2016, Dec 1, 2016 | Read review
“Some construction happening currently (Dec2015), ask for a room further away. Rooms close to the dining hall sometimes get the wifi signal.”
 of 5 bubbles i_lovez_2_travel, Jan 1, 2016 | Read review
“no in-room Wi-Fi, but if you have a room close to the dining area and reception, you should catch some of the signal”
 of 5 bubbles LaBoricua87, Sep 17, 2015 | Read review
“We had room 133 and the police station generator was not far, therefore sleep quality was not the best”
 of 5 bubbles francescop299, Aug 18, 2015 | Read review
“There is wifi in the common area but if your room is close to it, you may be able to catch the Wifi from your room.”
 of 5 bubbles 799amelien, Jul 15, 2015 | Read review
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