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Semporna diving?? Anybody got contacts?

Post Number:#1  Postby decimal86 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:12 am

folks

any contacts for diving off Semporna? i heard a new haven for Macro without all the boat rides to the islands..

thks.
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Re: Semporna diving?? Anybody got contacts?

Post Number:#2  Postby run » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:18 am

try monkey dive lodge (monkeydives@gmail.com)

Basic and i just got quotes from them a few week back.

SEMPORNA STRAITS
Heaven for macro dives, you will be surprise with how many "never-seen" Nudi Branches are there while you dives. Anemony shrimp is something that you will not miss, turtles are all over the straits. Semporna Straits is the house for Sea Horses, Crocodile fish, Stone fish, sea slug and many more.
MONKEY DIVES LODGE DIVING RATE

Rates for Jan 2012-Dec 2012

Package Total Dives Total Investment

3 Days 2 Nights 4 RM 690

4 Days 3 Nights 7 RM 1127

5 Days 4 Nights 10 RM 1564

6 Days 5 Nights 13 RM 2254
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Re: Semporna diving?? Anybody got contacts?

Post Number:#3  Postby decimal86 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:12 pm

run,

thks for that quick response. so how, i stay in Semporna then they pick me up each day? 3 dives a day?
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Post Number:#4  Postby raffidi » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:31 pm

Hi there,
Did 3 days of diving with Scuba-Junkie and they were superb. This was our costing, transport from and to TWU airport was RM70. Room was RM 86 a night and it was a nice place, room for two. 3 days dive was RM645, multiple days price. Did Sibuan, Mataking and Mabul. All from Semporna and the boat ride wasn't bad at all. Would do it again.
Our total trip was 5D4N. There was 4 of us so we paid around RM890 minus airfare and food.
Good luck with your plans.
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Post Number:#5  Postby Daylight » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:48 pm

can u get sipadan trips from scuba junkie if we stay for a longer period?


raffidi wrote:Hi there,
Did 3 days of diving with Scuba-Junkie and they were superb. This was our costing, transport from and to TWU airport was RM70. Room was RM 86 a night and it was a nice place, room for two. 3 days dive was RM645, multiple days price. Did Sibuan, Mataking and Mabul. All from Semporna and the boat ride wasn't bad at all. Would do it again.
Our total trip was 5D4N. There was 4 of us so we paid around RM890 minus airfare and food.
Good luck with your plans.
diving is AWESOME!!!!
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Post Number:#6  Postby decimal86 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:52 pm

"Hi there,
Did 3 days of diving with Scuba-Junkie and they were superb. This was our costing, transport from and to TWU airport was RM70. Room was RM 86 a night and it was a nice place, room for two. 3 days dive was RM645, multiple days price. Did Sibuan, Mataking and Mabul. All from Semporna and the boat ride wasn't bad at all. Would do it again.
Our total trip was 5D4N. There was 4 of us so we paid around RM890 minus airfare and food.
Good luck with your plans. " unquote


thks raffidi,

will contact them. actually that is the itinerary that i had in mind...i have already been to sipadan. so macro stuff?

pricing also ok. where you guys stayed? the hotel dive-inn? next door?
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Post Number:#7  Postby decimal86 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:47 pm

raffidi,

thks to you, my wife and i had a near Lembeh experience and all for a fraction of the cost!! excellent recomm bro' Scuba Junkie. yes i would definitely do it again. just came back with a wide grin on my face...wait till you see what we shot underwater at Paradise I SWV!!!

@run, it is one of the best dives i have ever and it was cheap too. can't say the same for the airfare though...AirAsia

will post my write up soon
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Post Number:#8  Postby decimal86 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:50 pm

Daylight wrote:can u get sipadan trips from scuba junkie if we stay for a longer period?


raffidi wrote:Hi there,
Did 3 days of diving with Scuba-Junkie and they were superb. This was our costing, transport from and to TWU airport was RM70. Room was RM 86 a night and it was a nice place, room for two. 3 days dive was RM645, multiple days price. Did Sibuan, Mataking and Mabul. All from Semporna and the boat ride wasn't bad at all. Would do it again.
Our total trip was 5D4N. There was 4 of us so we paid around RM890 minus airfare and food.
Good luck with your plans.



scuba junkie says must book in advance. but we met a couple of guys from KL who paid RM600 to dive there for 2 days immed approval. hmmm sounds familiar right?
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Post Number:#9  Postby raffidi » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:05 pm

Hi Guys,
I do a fair bit of homework before my trips and the best budget Sipadan trip is with Billabong. My Nov trip will be 4D/3N, 1 night in Semporna and 2 on mabul. 2 dives Mabul and 3 Sipadan. Cost, transport return is RM50, stay RM350 (taking the nicest chalet with Billabong) and dive RM180 + RM400 (Sipadan) + RM40 levi. Total about RM1020.
Decimal86, glad you and your wife had a great time. If you ever plan to go again and want some company do invite me....
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Post Number:#10  Postby decimal86 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:56 pm

raffidi wrote:Hi Guys,
I do a fair bit of homework before my trips and the best budget Sipadan trip is with Billabong. My Nov trip will be 4D/3N, 1 night in Semporna and 2 on mabul. 2 dives Mabul and 3 Sipadan. Cost, transport return is RM50, stay RM350 (taking the nicest chalet with Billabong) and dive RM180 + RM400 (Sipadan) + RM40 levi. Total about RM1020.
Decimal86, glad you and your wife had a great time. If you ever plan to go again and want some company do invite me....


will do brudder. i enjoyed Mantabuan, Sibuan was so so only.
alamak, the tank goes at the back??
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Post Number:#11  Postby raffidi » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:33 am

Looks like Matabuan will be in my 1st dive roster next year....we did Mataking on the last trip. And I really like Edgar, gem of a guy!
Wanna do a trip in March?
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Post Number:#12  Postby decimal86 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:34 am

raffidi wrote:Looks like Matabuan will be in my 1st dive roster next year....we did Mataking on the last trip. And I really like Edgar, gem of a guy!
Wanna do a trip in March?


oh u went with edgar as well ? yeah he is very diplomatic. the last day he had to take care of a big sized lady and her friend and he kept apologising for not looking out for critters at Kapalai. they had just taken their OWC and doing leisure dives.

yes, March! onz! so you have good deals for Mataking as well?
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Post Number:#13  Postby raffidi » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:48 pm

Hey bro,
I dived Mataking on our 1st day of diving from Semporna.....did not stay there.....and I'm in for Mar 2012, if it's during the school holidays I'll tag my son along....if not it's only me!
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Post Number:#14  Postby decimal86 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:37 pm

wah lucky you, they say too far so i did not go. maybe in March we dive there ?
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