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hong kong
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

The best place ever for dive addicts ! Based near Mabul, this Oil Rig is a comfortable place with all neccessary accommodations. The team is extremely welcoming and passionate. Food is awesome. Transfers from airport where easy and very smooth. The dives are absolutely breathtaking. Dive Masters are professional and always ready to help with requests to make sure that... More 

Thank marine971
Jurong, Singapore
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Seaventures really do live up to their expectations as a 5 star rated accomodation here in Tripadvisor. Stayed 6D5N w 2 Sipadan permit @ 3160MYR (pp) We were taken care of the minute we cleared immigration. Land transfer was prompt and took us to Seaventures office in Semporna town to pay the balance. Shortly after we took the 1600 ferry... More 

1 Thank seexuanbin
Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

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... More 

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St Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed on the rig for 6 days and 5 nights. It is the perfect place to stay while diving Sipadan and the surrounding area. Sipadan is all that I had hoped...bumphead parrotfish, barracuda, schools of thousands of jacks, huge turtles, reef shark, and even a manta ray. The diving in Kapalai, around Mabul, and under the rig was great... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Excuse this long review again :) The transfer to the rig was well-handled from the moment we arrived at Tawau airport. Van from airport to Semporna where the jetty is takes 1 hour 20 minutes. Payment is made at the Seaventures office in Semporna before a 30 minute boat ride gets you to the rig. The rig is 30 minutes... More 

Thank hankyspanks
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

I recently completed 6 days / 5 nights as well as my PADI Advanced Open Water course at the Seaventures dive rig. It included 4 full days of diving with 2 days guaranteed at Sipadan. The instructors, divemasters and entire staff were very professional, organized and helpful. The rooms were, as expected, very basic, clean and functional. The food was... More 

Thank Big_Grinch
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Special Thanks to Sandy who help to organized our trip, Miji our divemaster who was obsolutely helpful to all our needs and showed us all the incredible critters around the area and brought us to Sipadan to meet all the big residents! I need to mention that Miji have helped so much to organize an underwater proposal for me proposing... More 

Thank Chians
Sengkang, Indonesia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I have just finished 6 days on the rig and totally loved it,I didn't want to leave.i would recommend you stay at least 6 days to get the best out of the area.the staff on and off the rig are fantastic.you really get looked after well.the rig is basic on the accommodation side but thats not a problem as you... More 

Thank Orrin S
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

Get on it. It's an amazingly unique dive experience. Best to come experienced enjoy the dives rather than for courses. Sipidan is sensational - best to book early to try and secure a couple of days there. The Mabul and Kapali diving is good and you see some cool things but it pales in comparison to Sipidan. I booked one... More 

Thank Martin C
Xi'an, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Staying on the rig is simple but substantial:sleep,have some meal,dive,a little chat with other diver.As a diver who would rather stay under water longer than upon,this place is perfect one in the world undoubtedly.All of stuffs are friendly and helpful.Jacky does his job very well.there is a professional cooker too on the rig.it is easy to meet some like-minded people... More 

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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 

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Address: | off Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Seaventures Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
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