I've stayed at many of the other resorts around Sipadan (Kapalai/ SMART) but never a home stay in this area. I didn't expect very much and was pleasantly surprised by the relaxing and homely feel to the place. I spent 4 days there with another person from Australia, we did 8 dives.
What I enjoyed most about Spheredivers: the friendly staff (especially Azhar, one of the owners - who now calls this place home), max capacity of 15 visitors so it was quiet and private most of the time, availability of fresh seafood from the local fishermen which we could buy for a reasonable price and have it cooked by the staff, clean toilets and rooms, well equipped dive centre.
What they can improve on: serve more fruit, double up the mattress.
If you're looking for a relaxing long weekend away this is perfect. If you're hoping for 5 star accommodation best you look elsewhere... Do bring extra cash to buy fresh fish, lobsters, crabs from the fishermen.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included