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Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort - pay in advance policy

Brno, Czech Republic
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Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort - pay in advance policy

Hi guys, I was wondering how did you booked your stay with Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort and did you pay in advance?

My friend was there few years ago and they said the didn't pay anything in advance. Now you have to pay the whole amount to secure your booking. This is quite unusual for me.

I am booking through sipadan.com.

They have quite tough cancellation policy. Not that I want to cancel it, but anything can happen and those amounts are quite high.

Thank you very much for your advice.

Teresa

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1. Re: Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort - pay in advance policy

Hello Teresa

With the limited permits for diving Sipadan, the situation is though, so it doesn't surprise me that you have to pay upfront to get the booking.

There is always the Sipadan Mabul Resort, Sipadan Water Village and Seaventures (all pretty near each other) that you can try as alternatives to see how their payment policies work.

Good luck with your effort, it's worth it.

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2. Re: Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort - pay in advance policy

Hi, thanks for your reply.

The point is, that they don't guarantee Sipadan even if I pay in advance. They guarantee it only if you stay longer like 6D/5N etc. Anyway, I understood that there are no options, so I am going to pay it, at least I don't have to bother with cash later. Thank you.

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3. Re: Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort - pay in advance policy

The resorts above are options. If they all do it the same way, then I guess you have no options.

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4. Re: Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort - pay in advance policy

Sea venture don't require all the cash be paid upfront and they take you to Sipadan themselves and don't use a different company to the one you will book through. Sipadan.com will get you to return to Semporna and dive with Global backpackers, which is not great for you and will cost you more than staying and diving Sipadan with Sea ventures. Do some more research before booking.

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5. Re: Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort - pay in advance policy

Hi Tejkam,

Try booking straight with the operator (ie.: Borneo Divers) instead of an agent.

I've booked mine with a different operator based in Mabul (diving starts May next year) and I don't have to pay anything in advance. I just provide my flight details, no.of pax, type of room, etc.

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