We had several options on how we were going to visit Sipadan for a few days of diving, and the Seaventures Rig Resort definitely offered the most interesting way to experience diving.
We thought the idea of the converted Rig Platform to a dive platform was a great idea for sure.We were there when the conditions weren't great. It was pretty crappy under the rig, although you do see alot of cool things like Leaf Fish, frog fish, crocodile fish and scorpian fish. Sipadan was disappointing with the viz, but we saw heaps of sharks and turtles on Baraccuda Point and Whitetip Alley.
The food, next to the diving was amazing. I really can't put a stronger emphasis, on just how amazing it was. The chef did a really good job of giving different options with impeccable flavor. They always say if you don't like the diving, the food better compensate for it. And it was so good! fresh deep fried bananas at 4pm and or fresh donuts!
Where else can you kit up in a spacious dive station and then take an external elevator down to the waiting dive boat or the macro-paradise beneath the platform?
Overall the trip ended well. We enjoyed the diving, the staff and the experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seaventures Dive Rig is a scuba diving platform located within Mabul Island, some 30 minutes boat ride to Sipadan Malaysia. Sipadan Island is known as the world's scuba diving mecca. This rustic dive resort package includes diving around Mabul island, Kapalai and Sipadan Island. All rooms are fully air conditioned, Wi-FI is available at free of charge and food are served buffet-style. The unlimited diving on the Rig's house-reef is popular as it is home to some diverse underwater life. Seaventures Dive Rig is a PADI 5-Star Dive Centre offering Scuba Diving courses for beginners to professional. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seaventures Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan