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Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#1  Postby fl33066 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:48 am

Hi divers,
I'm looking to do my first trip to Sipadan.  I'm planning to go there in March.  First, is March a good time to go?  Also, where should I stay (with air cond)?  Here on the forums, it looks like SMV is a good choice.  What about Borneo Divers Mabul Resort or Seaventures?  I'm thinking of a 5D/4N trip. 

Also, any advice/suggestions to make the trip a good trip is appreciated. 

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!

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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#2  Postby herms » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:56 am

hi keat,
what's your plan date on be in sipadan
i am organizing a trip as well.
maybe i can join your group or you can join my group but so far i am the only one.

check this out
http://www.mabulhomestay.com/

very resourceful
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#3  Postby fl33066 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:08 pm

Hi herms,
Thanks for the link.  Lots of info.

My dates are either March 7-13 or March 18-24 (+/- a day here and there).  I don't have a group.  Just me.  Mebbe I can join your group if it works out?  it'll be nice to dive with a group, especially since I would like to do dives/night dives around the resorts.
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#4  Postby herms » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:11 pm

my trip date is between may 26- june 3rd as
sabah public holiday falls on may 30,31st (harvest and another public holiday on june 1st i think)

yeah. it's cheaper to go in group larger > 2
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#5  Postby ikan bilis » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:34 pm

hi geng...can i joint your group?...i also alone...if go with 5 or 6 diver...the accommodation we can share...so that reduce the cost...


nice to meet u.... :hello:
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#6  Postby herms » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:07 pm

PM me your email, i send you my itenarary.
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#7  Postby ikan bilis » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:55 pm

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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#8  Postby Arung Hayat » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:08 pm

Hi,


Since you still donno where to stay how about you coming with us :)
Arung Hayat Sipadan Adventures is the first budget accommodation established in Mabul Island. Diving is our passion!
Here is the link to our website [size=78%]http://www.sipadanadventures.com[/size].

[size=78%]Email us at; sipadanadventures@gmail.com for more information. [/size]

[size=78%]Thank you.[/size]

[size=78%]Best regards,[/size]
[size=78%]Hanif. [/size]
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#9  Postby fl33066 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:23 am

herms,
My dates have to be between those days in March, so unfortunately, I won't be able to join you end of May.  Thanks for the invite!  Very kind of you to do so.

hanif,
Thanks for the info, but I'm looking for air cond place.  :P  Appreciate the input.
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#10  Postby herms » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:31 pm

no problem. no leave for me on those date , i have to do it between public holiday..
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#11  Postby yoyomola » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:02 pm

hi fl33066,



I've been to Kapalai Sipadan and also Sipadan Water Village (SWV) . I am going to Sipadan Water Village again 27-31 March 2012.
I have to say that the these 2 places I've been, considered luxury, however they don't provide aircond.
Because 'natural' aircond will be abundant during the night time :)


There are a few units aircond chalet in SWV but of course, it would be more expensive.
Just sharing my experience.
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#12  Postby Narco » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:21 am

I've been to SWV as well. Superb dive location and excellent pampering. Most of my say would be positive.. most.. :)

* never thought a sea snake can crawl up the pillars into the walkways. Bumped into one and it sure does gave me a shock.
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#13  Postby fl33066 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:59 am

I ended up booking at Seaventures.  The other places are booked.  Will be there 18-24 March.  I can't wait!  My first time experiencing Sipadan.  Hoping weather and viz will cooperate.  :)
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Re: Diving in Sipadan/Mabul in March... and where to stay?

Post Number:#14  Postby decimal86 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:49 am

fl33066 wrote:I ended up booking at Seaventures.  The other places are booked.  Will be there 18-24 March.  I can't wait!  My first time experiencing Sipadan.  Hoping weather and viz will cooperate.  :)


remem to write a trip report pls? i have always wanted to stay there. only seen the legs...hahahaa.
alamak, the tank goes at the back??
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