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Address: Pulau Sipadan 91307, Malaysia
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Sipadan diving experts. We are a diving travel agency with local expertise...

Sipadan diving experts. We are a diving travel agency with local expertise in Sabah. All you need to choose and book your Sipadan resorts or liveaboard at prices no more, and sometimes less, than booking direct with the operators. Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Lankayan and Layang Layang dive resorts. Plus Sepilok and PADI dive courses in Kota Kinabalu.

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Beware of the MV Celebes Explorer

We booked a four day liveaboard trip through Dive the World for the MV Celebes Explorer. Dive the World did a very good job of booking the trip. They were very responsive to... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2013
curiousSanFrancisco
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Singapore, Singapore
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Sao Paulo, SP
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

is my second time at Sipadan - a group of friends and I - were in the MV Celebes Explorer on September/2013, we opted for live aboard because of 4 dives each day in Sipadan, which has an incredible marine life and gives us wonderful moments, if we stayed in one of the other resorts that possibility to dive at... More 

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5 Thank Lillian G
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. To say that Celebes Explorer is worth it because of the number of dives you get at Sipadan (otherwise get a resort) is fair. For some it is all about the amount of time they spend under the water on Sipadan dive sites and in that regard Celebes Explorer cannot be beaten. It is just a... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We booked a four day liveaboard trip through Dive the World for the MV Celebes Explorer. Dive the World did a very good job of booking the trip. They were very responsive to questions and got us all the information we needed. I do wonder when it was that they last visited the liveaboard. The Boat itself -- there is... More 

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30 Thank curiousSanFrancisco
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and yes we are looking into a number of issues with this operator. There are indeed pros and cons to the Celebes Explorer compared to a resort stay. Some of the cons are acceptable, others not so and could be easily solved by the operator. As I say, we are in touch with them as a... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

The trip organized by Vic was a fantastic experience for me and my son. He got in 14 dives during the week and the highlight was 3 at Sipadan. We stayed at the Mabul Dive Resort and the staff was friendly and efficient. The divemasters were top rate. I did only 2 dives myself but had 12 wonderful snorkel sessions... More 

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I booked a 7 day trip on MV Celebes Explorer and had a great experience. The information provided beforehand by Vic at Dive the world allowed me to plan my schedule my trip to include visits to Sandakan (Sepilok) and Kota Kinabalu. Sipadan limits the number of divers per day, so staying on at a resort on Mabul or Kapalai... More 

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11 Thank Terry P
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

I booked and paid for a week's trip to Sipadan this year that Vic screwed me out of. It was to occur during the uprising by the followers of the Sultan of Sulu. The Malay government killed over 100 insurrectionists camped out between Semporna and Lahad Datu, and the US government advised against travel. I informed Vic I would not... More 

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18 Thank bonzobirder
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

We appreciate all reviews.Even the bad ones since we can sometimes learn from them how we can avoid problems in the future.This is not one of those reviews. The reply below assumes the booking was under the name of Marlene (we cant be certain from the details on Tripadvisor). You sought to cancel your booking 5 days before the trip... More 

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

One thing you'll love about Sipadan is the great diversity in its waters. Never have I gone to a place where I could see whale sharks, sea turtles and barracudas all mingling at once! Must dive it for sure.

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1 Thank Nova R
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

I've always wanted to visit Sipadan, after all the reviews I heard about it being one of the best places to dive and a must visit destination. And so I decided to plan the trip last month, for my honeymoon. Though I didn't get to dive at Sipadan, because during that period we weren't certified divers yet & was only... More 

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2 Thank Ana_Mohd
around the world
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54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

There are few places on Earth where a diver can see schools of whirling barracuda, a dozen sea turtles of varying species, a handful of sharks, and a teeming reef of angelfish, triggerfish, morays and gobies all on one dive. At Sipadan such sights are common, with lucky divers bringing home stories of whale sharks, manta rays, and schools of... More 

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1 Thank Esra Z
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Don't go dying just yet Esra! There are lots of other great places to dive. Sipadan is still right up there in terms of underwater encounters - no doubt. Come and see us again for your next dive adventure and we will try and send you somewhere just as good if not better. Plus you can get money off the... More 

Beijing, China
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

An island we will miss, peaceful place and total relax. We stayed at Sipadan water village resort for 4days, we enjoyed the dive so much, and diving in Sipadan water was amazing, get to see sharks and many more.....hope to return if time allow.

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Thank peking2801
Beijing, China
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We booked our trip through Dive the world. The service was very good. They were very prompt to reply to mails and helpful on any questions or concerns we had. The prices are also very competitive We would definitely book a trip again through DTW.

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Thank William D
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Cheers William. Good to hear you enjoyed booking with us and would do so again (returning customer discount if you do). You can also earn more off your next booking if you introduce friends to Dive The World. Look forward to hearing from you again. More 

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