I spent 5 days/4 nights on the rig and overall I am very satisfied with it.
I've been staying in the dorm, which was actually a twin cabin. I had way enough space there, air con is working but smelly, the room was smelly as well. Toilets and showers are shared but clean.
I think the whole rig could use a bit of renovation, although everything is clean, I always felt like if it was not just because it's so old. I wasn't expecting anything fancy and I'm used to backpacker/budget accommodation but I've been a little bit disappointed BUT, given the time I spent in my room, this appears to be a minor point.
Apart from that, everything was perfect: the rig has a lovely sundeck with sun chairs and Hammocks and you have a great view of the surrounding area (unlike those great looking bungalows that have a view on an oil rig!!).
The food was plenty and really good, and the diving very well organized.
I had my own gear but from what I saw, the rental equipment was ok, Emergency oxygen is available on the boat although any dive site is at Max 15 min from the rig; we were reminded of safety procedures before each jump and diver's certification level were checked.
I am not going to mention anything specific about the dive sites, you will see once there but just take the time to dive under the rig because it's worth it.
The staff was great, all of them, always smiling and you can see that everything is well organized to run this RIG;
The Divemasters were great as well, I've been diving with five different ones and all have been making sure to spot for us great stuff, you can see that they still love these dives after so many years working there.
A special thank you to Suki who has been taking good care of me! Always happy, always chit chatting, joking and so excited about diving.
Overall a very good experience that leads me to recommend this dive operator.
- 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