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Sipadan Scuba

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Address: Lot B7-B8 Ground Floor | Semporna Seafront Resort Township, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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+60 89-784 788

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Great but can be better.

Visited for my AOW and a few leisure dives in January. Good; 1) Good location in Semporna town. Food and hotels all nearby. A small Jeti directly behind hence easy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my AOW and a few leisure dives in January. Good; 1) Good location in Semporna town. Food and hotels all nearby. A small Jeti directly behind hence easy boarding/unboarding. 2) Dive boats in good condition. Boat captains are experienced and friendly (Im local Malaysian, speaking the language makes those 5 days diving with them much for fun and... More 

Thank MuaythaiRacingDiving
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In short: + Look nowhere else, this is the company to go with if you are looking into diving in this area. Instructor: + 'Cooze' is a great, talented and fun instructor who knows to keep his pupils motivated/provides a great experience. He lives the diving lifestyle and is not tired to share it with you. + Cooze was my... More 

Thank Denis W
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We booked a 6-day diving package with 3 days guaranteed on Sipadan. We stayed at the Holiday Dive Inn which is located right next to the dive centre. We were picked up from the airport (packaged deal) by a minibus. Everything was smooth and overall very good value for money. Over the 6 days we dived with many different divemasters,... More 

Thank Alenka C
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Firstly the positives - the gear and boat were all in a good condition Now the rest, I felt a real lack of customer service from this shop. Their favourite line is "no refunds". To dive Sipadan as you know you have to book ahead, this can be done on their website by card (no paypal option) included in this... More 

Thank 1Chica1
Istanbul, Turkey
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38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

It is one of the very best diving places all around the world and it is true. Dive in Sıpadan is beyond all your dreams for a scuba diver. But you have to get permission to get in the island.

Thank denizsoylu
Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Very well organised dive school which takes good care of you. No worries about airport transfer, accomodations and gear rental. If you want to go to Sipadan, very much consider them. Big thank you to Cooze. Diving with him was stunning and far beyond standard diving!

1 Thank heinial1
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The 4 of us, all failed the OW course (what's the odd right). The instructor Popeye assigned to us was still new and not good in keeping up with the pace of teaching. 2 days are not sufficient for OW course, it's very rush, any slight repeat of skills by any member will drag the entire schedule. There is curfew... More 

5 Thank Wei Chun T
Shenyang, China
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The scuba instructors are friendly and professional, and the dive spots are superb, as are their locations.

Thank tembisa90
1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My two instructors, Chenpei (Popeye) and Chris, are indeed AMAZING. I fell in love with scuba diving because of their teaching. Other people I met here are also fun and friendly. Came as a solo traveller, left with beautiful memories and friendship. I also saw dolphins on the last day of my diving trip at Sipadan Island! No luck with... More 

Thank Chang Z
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Did 6 dives in sipadan and 3 dives in other island.. big shout out to the crew Cooze, Andy, and Chris.. friendly, professional and very helpful.. lunch pack is more than enough to fill the hungry stomach.. overall very good operation.

1 Thank chik j

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