We chose Seaventures because we thought "when are we ever going to have the chance to stay on an oil rig again?" And we are very glad that we chose it. Starting from the first inquiry, my emails were responded to very quickly and effeciently, pick-up in Tawau and check in was very well organized, and we were met with welcome drinks on the rig. The rooms are basic, but has everything you need. We were there to dive, so as long as we had a shower and comfy bed, that was great.
Staff are awesome! We dove with several divemasters over our 5 days there, and they were all great, pointing out the macro stuff and always very professional and safe.
Food was plentiful and delicious, and we even got freshmade donuts and deep friend bananas for snacks!
Although the weather wasn't great while we were there, dive staff were always happy and positive and we were still able to have some amazing dives at Sipadan. We got 2 days at Sipadan, and saw huge schools of jacks, bumphead parrotfish and barracudas. An awesome experience.
We also did a few dives on our own under the rig, which was fun and super easy to do, just grab your gear and ask staff to lower you down on the elevator.
The last night, there was a bunch of us leaving, and we had a big party with the live band (made up of some great staff) playing, it was a great send-off!
Overall, really good value, unique location, great staff and new friends~! We couldn't have chosen a better spot.
- 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