We decided to stay at two different resorts. Three nights at the Seaventures Dive Rig, which surpassed all of our expectation and five nights at the disappointing Sipadan Water Village resort (SWV). We wrote up more at http://mnm.at.
All the information on the Seaventures web site sets a clear picture and we expected great diving but nothing more.
Instead we were surprised by great food, friendly and professional staff and a friendly environment.
The rooms are small but clean and functional, the organisation both for the dives and the resort was excellent. All the dive masters and boat men were very dedicated. There was food, coffee, water and tea throughout the day.
The diving under the rig was very nice and the elevator down into the water never got boring and was great fun.
As very small example about the kind of service you can expect is that you simply walk to the elevator whenever you feel like going for a dive and there is always someone to operate the elevator for you. And when you finish your dive, the elevator will be waiting for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seaventures Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan