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My 1st time, which island - Pom Pom, Mataking, Mabul or Kapalai

Post Number:#1  Postby Dirt-Diver » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:05 pm

[font=trebuchet ms]To all divers,[/font]
[font=trebuchet ms]My events last stop will be in Tawau. Since I'm there, I'm planning to detour to 1 of the island.[/font]
[font=trebuchet ms]Unfortunately there are so many islands and so little time. Which island to concur for 5d4n? I thought of going to Pom Pom island.[/font]
[font=trebuchet ms]What's your suggestion - which island and which resort / dive centre?[/font]
[font=trebuchet ms]Many thanks
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Re: My 1st time, which island - Pom Pom, Mataking, Mabul or Kapalai

Post Number:#2  Postby Narco » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:37 pm

Can't comment on Pom Pom since Ive never been there. Maybe Toodus can help u on that.

Been too Mabul and its heaven for diving.. hehe
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Re: My 1st time, which island - Pom Pom, Mataking, Mabul or Kapalai

Post Number:#3  Postby Dirt-Diver » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:19 pm

[font=verdana]Bro Narco, greatly appreciate if you can share the Resort / DC contact at Mabul?[/font]
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Re: My 1st time, which island - Pom Pom, Mataking, Mabul or Kapalai

Post Number:#4  Postby zaff1984 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:45 am

Mabul & Kapalai is not too far to each other I think... but not sure Pom Pom island. I miss Mabul.
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Re: My 1st time, which island - Pom Pom, Mataking, Mabul or Kapalai

Post Number:#5  Postby Dirt-Diver » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:50 am

[font=courier]Communicated with Mabul Resort via Scuba Junkie. Waiting for their reply.[/font]
[font=courier new]Any Dive Centre to recommend that is realiable & fun to dive with?[/font]
[font=courier new]Thanks[/font]
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Re: My 1st time, which island - Pom Pom, Mataking, Mabul or Kapalai

Post Number:#6  Postby run » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:59 am

fun and loud uncle chang http://www.ucsipadan.com/
fun and discrete http://www.billabongscuba.com/
fun with happy faces  http://www.spherediverslodge.com/
others arung hayat (already in the forum member so just use the searh icon above the thread)
http://scubajeffsipadan.com/ (also a friendly and humble homestay and guide)

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Re: My 1st time, which island - Pom Pom, Mataking, Mabul or Kapalai

Post Number:#7  Postby Narco » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:47 pm

Dirt-Diver wrote:
[font=verdana]Bro Narco, greatly appreciate if you can share the Resort / DC contact at Mabul?[/font]
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[font=verdana]Thanks[/font]



I was at SWV in Mabul.And liking it till today.. hehe

The  list provided by RUN is also good. Worth a try. 
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Re: My 1st time, which island - Pom Pom, Mataking, Mabul or Kapalai

Post Number:#8  Postby DeepOceanSupplies » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:11 am

mabul not bad..
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Re: My 1st time, which island - Pom Pom, Mataking, Mabul or Kapalai

Post Number:#9  Postby gladys » Sun May 06, 2012 8:19 pm

Been to kapalai and pom pom.


Kapalai is pricey for me (about RM2.5k)..but great accomodation. Makes you feel like you are in paradise with the stilt chalets and bathroom facing the sea. Diving-wise it is great too...lots of macros! pygmy seahorse, mandarin fish, flatworms, frog fish, ornate ghost pipefish etc. if you go to sipadan then you'll see more big stuff.


Pom Pom is beautiful too..more laid back and the management & dive instructors are one of the greatest ppl I've met. they are also a great supporter of marine conservation. diving-wise, you get most of the macro stuff and depending on luck, you may be able to see rare creatures. there's also a wreck at mataking, which is close by.


Hope the above helps.
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Re: My 1st time, which island - Pom Pom, Mataking, Mabul or Kapalai

Post Number:#10  Postby Dirt-Diver » Sun May 06, 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks buddy. Yr info sure do help.
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