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“not the best but good and professional”
Review of Sipadan Scuba

Sipadan Scuba
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Booked everything in advance for some specialties and fun dives. Paid the 6% GST which I can only blame the current Msian gov. When you spend few thousands for the trip, 6% is quite a lot. Managed to dive 2 days Sipadan out of 5 diving days. Not too bad. If you did not book in advance for Sipadan, you can try Sipadan Scuba.
Instructors and divemaster (during my stays there) were great, funny, professional, look after you well, not neglecting safety of divers. Powerful and spacious boats were used for the dives. Everything was quite organized. You get a tasty baguette sandwich for lunch with some coffee/milo and bananas. I love the baguette sandwiches.
Well, every morning the dive boats depart for islands about 8.35am or so. A little waiting, just nice for a cigarette and chit chat with dive buddies. Not a big deal.
I think Sipadan Scuba has one of the best classrooms for courses in Semporna. They are new, air conditioned, spacious with large TV screen. Sipadan Scuba offers many PADI courses and "Sipadan Combo".

Rental gears are "seasoned" with mix of ordinary and branded ones but most of them are in good working condition.

I wish Sipadan Scuba would improve the airing of the gear room, update the website a little bit or revamp it for a fresh and simpler look, and maybe hire 1-2 more instructor or divemaster.
(it is a positive feedback for them)

Overall experience was great.

Thank KFLeong
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

this is the place that i got certified
i did my open water course with this dive center
my instructor, alex mundy was very patient with me
sipadan day trip guaranteed
nice room as well

Thank pfadli
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

First off - to dive with Sipadan Scuba, means that you will have to stay in semporna which is a horrible city with noise and smell and nothing much to see or do! So, however more expensive book a dive stay on one of the islands such as Mabul - it's worth it.

Regarding SIpadan Scuba's performance we had food and nice instructors and an overall good experience at Sipadan island but it is the external circumstances that lack in quality - too little water and food on boats, not being given optional tshirts due to 'it being locked up and there only being one key'. All in all not brilliant but sipadan scuba can do if there is no time to go to islands and stay.

Regarding the attached Holiday Dive Inn, there is only ONE remote for the A/C in the hotel and one can borrow it in the reception! Also we found blood on the sheet and no wifi in the room. Again, go to island!

Thank LeCrunch
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Good diving location and very efficient, well run service. Good equipment n helpful smiling staff Very attractive accommodation Nice and clean. Air conditioned rooms are recommended fast transfer and good marine life sight seeing. It is sad to see the junk on a beaches and dynamite fishing near marine reserve.

Thank alex311327
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I went to Semporna at Xmas 2011. Did my open dive certificate.

Had an awesome British teacher and 2 Danish people who were doing their dive master in my group.

The teacher was very helpful, pushing me at times and letting me find my feet at others.

Never seem so many turtles ever!

Thank Anna-Bellas007
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