Travel Blogs from Mabul Island, Malaysia

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Scuba diving and tropical island anyone?, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Scuba diving and tropical island anyone?

A travel blog entry by gary_cailin

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We only stayed one night in Semporna, then it was off to Mabul Island for a few days to do some SCUBA diving.  I hadn't been diving for about 3 years, and Laura hadn't been for months either, so we were quite nervous trying to remember ...

Sipadan, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan

A travel blog entry by mel_strang

... /guesthouse. We had a great time with them and an awesome group of friends we met there and shared the dorm with. The island itself is tiny and covered with dive resorts and a village of phillippino people. Its just beautiful and super quiet. We went ...

Eat, Sleep, Dive, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Eat, Sleep, Dive

A travel blog entry by kerry_andrew

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... realised that the locals here live and survive much the same way as say the Thai or Vietnamese would. We arrived at Mabul Island, greeted by a similar scene to the one we had left behind in Semporna – rickety-looking over water shacks surrounded ...

Sipadan, Island Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan

A travel blog entry by moskovskaja

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... , Leopardenhaie, Grauhaie und vor allem sehr viele Schildkroeten. Diese werden auf Sipadan gehegt. Wir wohnten auf der Nachbarinsel Mabul, ca. 15 Bootsminuten von Sipadan entfernt. So konnten wir bereits frueh morgens ins Wasser springen. Die Chance ...

Dive training, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Dive training

A travel blog entry by craigandnat

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... after our third day we were qualified open water divers and raring to get stuck in.  Thankfully, a stone’s throw away from Mabul Island is a dive site called Sipadan, which is considered one of the top 5 dive sites in the world. But before ...

1 Woche Tauchen und Ausspannen ... endlich :-), Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

1 Woche Tauchen und Ausspannen ... endlich :-)

A travel blog entry by travel.andrew

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Mabul Island/Sipadan Snorkelling - 3 days, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Mabul Island/Sipadan Snorkelling - 3 days

A travel blog entry by annajura

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... each (10AUD) he he but when u normally pay half that it does seem expensive. The next day we headed to Uncle Chang's on Mabul Island - about a 25 min bout ride away. Yes, there are many 'uncle' operations going, its given more as a sign of respect ...

Out to Mabul Island, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Out to Mabul Island

A travel blog entry by worldbefree

Hanging on the island doing some snorkeling. 2 days at Uncle Changs Guest house and then 3 more days on SeaVentures oil rig about 1000 meters off the island.  Diving atleast 2-3 times per day, including Sipadan.  Just ...

On the Oil Rig, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

On the Oil Rig

A travel blog entry by worldbefree

Scuba diving on Sea Venture's Oil ...

4 jours sur Mabul Island, Mabul island, Malaysia travel blog

4 jours sur Mabul Island

A travel blog entry by laurent.quintal

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Mabul island est une ile proche de Sipadan.Au programme des 4 jours, plongée avec bouteille et snorkelling.L'hotel est constitué de plusieurs chambres sur pilotis.Tout les soirs et les matins plusieurs tortues passent sous la fenetre,trés bon ...

Sipadan:plongée et snorkelling, Mabul island, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan:plongée et snorkelling

A travel blog entry by laurent.quintal

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Sipadan est la seule île océanique de la malaisie,avec une élévation de 600 mètres au-dessus du fond marin.Elle est située dans la mer de Célèbes.L'île s'est formée à partir de coraux vivants qui se sont développés ...

Call me Dan Cousteau, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Call me Dan Cousteau

A travel blog entry by dan_fantastic

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... good. It had been raining all morning and there was no sign of it stopping. An hour later on the boat we arrive at Mabul Island, where Borneo Divers has this really nice resort. Four companies operate there. One of them has there resort on a disused oil ...

From the red zone to crystal clear water, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

From the red zone to crystal clear water

A travel blog entry by hauteroute2012

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... bus (three of them). In Semporna, Nom picked us up to at last step on a shuttle speed boat to take us to Mabul Island (my diving destination and Kai's snorkeling one). The staff at the Seahorse backbackers welcomed us warmly and together with two other ...

More diving, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

More diving

A travel blog entry by selina_and_mo

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... night before and with more or less the same group from the bar (less one out of action Irishman) we spent 45 minutes getting to Mabul island which is nearly as far east as you can get and still be in Malaysian waters. Mabul was the spot for our next dive ...

Island Life, Pt. 2, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Island Life, Pt. 2

A travel blog entry by nluz00

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With my Sipadan trip out of the way early, I had no other set plans except to spend my free week on Mabul Island helping out the instructors of Sipadan.com. I was helping with equipment set up, moving some tanks, moving all the used equipment from the ...

The Sea Gypsies of Borneo, Semporna- mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

The Sea Gypsies of Borneo

A travel blog entry by belindasblog

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The Sea Gypsies are nomadic people with no country or nationality of their own. They spend their lives on tiny boats wandering from place to place. they do everything including cooking and sleeping on board. they collect sticks and cook on open fires ...

Mabul Island, Semporna- mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Mabul Island

A travel blog entry by belindasblog

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Well after 48 hours of travelling we have finally hit Mabul Island, An amazing array of obstacles and hiccups getting here that went something like: Arrive at airport......No one turns up to collects us.... find our way by taxi to Semporna (translated ...

I saw a hammerhead!!, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

I saw a hammerhead!!

A travel blog entry by monkey_moore

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... very glad I checked with them or I'd have missed my flight. The transfer takes a lot longer that usual as it's election day in Malaysia and there are long queues along the road as people go to the voting stations. We arrive with only a few minutes left ...

The long and short of it, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

The long and short of it

A travel blog entry by savageharmony

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... dive and take an underwater photography class. I opted out on the night dive because of my ears. We decided to stay on Mabul Island in the long house because Scuba Junkies resort didn't have any rooms. After catching the boat and arriving at the jetty, ...

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