We booked a PADI Open Water Diver course here for 3 days. The price they charge is very good compared to other agencies.
The accommodation lays just a few kilometres from Semporna and is absolutely beautiful! The rooms (we had a twin sharing room) are small but comfortable. The showers only have cold water, but who needs hot water when it is over 30ºC and there is a really nice and warm sea in front of your room?
The diving was good, but visibility at the house reef is low (5m). If this is your first time diving this place is perfect, but I guess more experienced divers would rather stay at Mabul.
The food is average (simple buffet) but good enough after a day of diving.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!
The only deception was that we had to do the theory course of the diving in their office in Semporna, it would be much better if you could do this at the resort! Next time I would pay for the boatride instead of staying in Semporna (which is a dump!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Singamata Adventures and Reef Resort was established in 2007. Built over a beautiful coral reef, the resort offers both tranquility and adventure. It provides an ideal base, not only to divers and snorkelers but to anyone seeking an affordable and relaxing haven to unwind and escape from everyday stress. Being an authorized Padi 5-star resort, we are ideally equipped to offer a wide range of courses catering to different needs and budgets. Our experienced Padi instructors can help you achieve your goals. The resort offers three different room styles, all with ocean views. Plus, we have a a large buffet-style restaurant. We are the ideal choice not only for families and groups, but also for couples, backpackers and lone travellers. Our objective is to provide an excellent getaway… either on one of our brand new speedboats offering daily island trips for snorkeling and diving, or just a tranquil place to read a book on one of secluded sun-decks. We have great diving right off the site, plus we have a sea aquarium with some really large fish that you can swim around or even dive with. We also have free wi-fi for those wanting to stay in touch with the rest of the world, or perhaps show off your beautiful surroundings to envious work colleagues on facebook! Singamata Adventures and Reef Resort – an ideal retreat for divers, snorkelers, families and friends. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Singamata Adventures Semporna Hotel Semporna