I am not happy after one week Borneo Divers. Arriving at the jetty there is a big pile of rubbish in the water. Really dirty. The resort is ok. They have a nice pool. The rooms are rather basic. A bed, a table, an old spotted desk chair, a small cupboard and very elemental bathroom. The showerwater was warm but lacked pressure. We paid 1000 euro pp for 7 nights including 5 days diving. We had 2 sipadan permits pp at 40 ringits. The dives on Sipadan are nice. Reef sharks on every dive, loads of turtles, huge school of jacks and a whirlwind of barracudas. My wife was happy with the guides, but I want them to show me more than a shark and a turtle(Those I can spot myself). We didn't see any pygmee seahorse. We showed lots of small stuff to our fellow divers but the guides disappointed. After 2 days Sipadan things got worse. Most diving around Mabul is along Walls or what is left of them. Lots of corals have died. My DM was blowing fancy bubbles the entire dive. He repeated his act in the afternoon. I skipped the thirth dive. Rubbish !! The next day i had a guide all to myself !! We went to Kapalai.This was going o be great !! 8 Chinese were thrown in the water with one DM and I went down with my DM. He did not blow fancy bubbles but showed absolutely no interest in the UW life. He was interested in his dive computer and after 45 mins we went up. Every dive we made with Borneo Divers was 45 minutes. House policy ?? I had 2 nice dives: one under Seaventure Rig and one on Paradise 1. Our last day on the resort we were on to go to Sipadan again, but No diving 24 hours prior to flying.While we were there 90% of the resort was filled with Chinese. They are the Asian Russians. No manners, always late and unfriendly.Mabul was one big disappointment for me. Overpriced, very basic, bad uninterested dive guides and cold food in the restaurant. Don't go there !!
- Also Known As:
- Borneo Divers Mabul Island Hotel Pulau Sipadan