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Diving at the islands of the coast of Semporna

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Diving at the islands of the coast of Semporna

Hello fellow travellers,

I would like some advice with diving on the islands of the coast.

Is it possible to stay in Semporno and dive on the three islands or do you have to book a package with dive companies that means staying on the islands at their resorts?

Also any advice on the best dive companies to use here?

We are there for 1 week from 7th July 2013 and i am a certified advanced diver there PADI.

Any advice would be brillant.

Mant thanks,


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1. Re: Diving at the islands of the coast of Semporna

Hi Darrel

There are several lodges in Sempornah where you can stay and travel out to the islands for diving.

However I would really really recommend that you consider staying on Mabul. We stayed with Scuba Junkies who are superb , they have a place in Sempornah as well as Mabul.

There are many places on Mabul including homestays to stay for reasonable prices , it is a really interesting island with a lovely beach. Sempornah is not much to write home about and the island is beautiful with excellent snorkelling between dives.

Have a fabulous trip.

Edited: 11:40 am, July 07, 2013
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2. Re: Diving at the islands of the coast of Semporna


Thanks for the reply. We went with scuba junkies also but stayed in their dorms on semporno which were dead cheap, clean and did a good buffet breakfast. Yeah semporno hasn't got.much going for it to be honest. The divin of mabul was good only problem was we didn't get to choose where we went diving as the sites seemed to be preset by scuba junkie. Bar that it was good.

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