Travel Blogs from Mabul, Malaysia

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INCREDIBLE Borneo...Some of the WILD parts, Pulau Sipadan and Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

INCREDIBLE Borneo...Some of the WILD parts

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... of sharks and turtles along brilliant coral walls in visibility from 20-50 meters every day?  We stayed in nearby Pulau Mabul which is an impressive tiny island near Sipadan, they only place off the mainland where its possible to stay.  Not ...

Dive and gone to heaven, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Dive and gone to heaven

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... around and the contrast between the poor (financially) local families and the up market lodges is clearly visible.   The Sipadan Mabul Resort or SMART as it is otherwise know was way beyond our expectations. This might have been as a result of ...

Turtle power!, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Turtle power!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... for the Semporna area which is well know for its excellent reef life and dive sites. We travelled over to a Island called Mabul which is inhabitted with floating villages and longboat houses, the community we walked through to get to our homestay ...

PADI Day 3 - I didnt drown today & Marc is a fish!, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

PADI Day 3 - I didnt drown today & Marc is a fish!

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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So here we are PADI day 3, I am now behind by one dive due to yesterday. Marc heads off with Jack to continue where we left off – absolutely gutted we weren't doing it together but Marc is the opposite from me in the water he is amazing and has ...

Day 2 PADI - Drowning is not the way to go !!!, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Day 2 PADI - Drowning is not the way to go !!!

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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Up this morning for breakfast although I couldn't each much I was nervous as hell again – Marc couldn’t wait to get started. We met our dive master, Jack, who would be teaching us the rest of the course.  I explained to him about my ...

Mabul Island - Day 1 PADI Open Water Dive Course, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Mabul Island - Day 1 PADI Open Water Dive Course

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... Junkie resort on Mabul Island where we would be doing our PADI course. The nicer Scuba Junkie resort we were staying at is on Mabul Island, it actually burnt down a few months back due to someone having candles in their room so its all been rebuilt with ...

PADI Day 4 - a HUGE turtle and - I am CERTIFIED, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

PADI Day 4 - a HUGE turtle and - I am CERTIFIED

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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Marc had to be up at 0530am this morning to head to Sipadan after that deep dive yeast there is no way I could deal with looking at a 600m drop into the ocean haha – as I said to Marc I would love to go to see the sharks but it would be like a ...

Muck diving, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Muck diving

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... camera to Tony, pointing out my knee is not OK. That is why the pictures of today are better than the previous days.   Back to Mabul for a short break of 20 minutes, so stay on the boat. It is more than an hour in the end. Local kids begging. ...

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 ...

Diving, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Diving

A travel blog entry by helenpretious

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07/10 - We arrive at Sipidan Water village on Mabul island, all of our accomodation is built directly on the sea, wooden chalets built on stilts and connected by walkways. The room is massive, with a gorgeous balcony and our own private sunloungers ...

Blog Lite, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Blog Lite

A travel blog entry by fatsomoo

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... Sipadan diving 8/10 Grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, turtles, jack fish and of course barracuda in abundance. Mabul diving 7/10 Muck diving low vis, juvenile yellow box fish, flamboyant cuttlefish. Oil Rig Accommodation 2/10 Desperately needs ...

Sipadan, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan

A travel blog entry by mel_strang

Sipadan.com is a dive school/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 ...

Diving in Sipadan, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Diving in Sipadan

A travel blog entry by mauddespoisse

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... and i saw lots of turtles, sharks, barracudas, parrot fish, box fish, little nemos, angel fish otherwise known in my head as Malaysia Airlines logo fish, little frog fish, scorpion fish, cuttle fish, razor fish...etc... It was all wonderful to me as it ...

Underwater Borneo, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Underwater Borneo

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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Today we took an hour boat ride away from the east coast of Borneo to the surrounding reefs of two tiny islands called Mabul and Kapali. AND....We rented an underwater camera!!  It was AMAZING to see all the biodiversity under the water.  The ...

Diving Mabul & Kapalai, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Diving Mabul & Kapalai

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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... !  I love the house reef in Kapalai. We saw a lot of lion fish, nudibranchs, even a huge group of jacks! Same with Mabul. Literally a few hundred metres away from the rig and good diving. Since we only did 3 dives today. We finished quite early and I ...

To The Sea, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

To The Sea

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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... the island from the rig and they provide free boat ride to the island every evening at 5pm which was cool. Another awesome dive in Mabul and then back to the rig for dinner. A little bit exhausted but felt so great. Made a lot of friends and seemed like ...

A week of world class scuba diving, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

A week of world class scuba diving

A travel blog entry by christine_n_den

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... to discuss the amazing things found in the sea over a couple of drinks.  It was amazing!  Before arriving on Mabul Island, we purchased a red filter for our GoPro camera and the difference it makes is incredible!  Absolutely one of the ...

Heaven below sealevel, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Heaven below sealevel

A travel blog entry by claraklaver

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... . We lachen naar elkaar en verlegen proberen we met handen en voeten een gesprek te voeren. Het contact met de kinderen van Mabul is makkelijker; zij lachen, ik maak foto's en zij rennen naar mijn camera om het resultaat te bekijken. Ik schiet mijn camera ...

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

Eat, Sleep, Dive

A travel blog entry by kerry_andrew

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... . And then it was off to Semporna. My immediate reaction to Borneo was that it looked much that same as Peninsular Malaysia, with massive palm tree plantations in all directions, but with much less traffic. Along the drive to Semporna there really ...

Insel der Kinder, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Insel der Kinder

A travel blog entry by upandaway_gk

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... Boote aller Grössen schippern kreuz und quer. Nach etwa einer Stunde erreichen wir unser zuhause für ein Woche: Billabong Scuba auf Mabul Island. Dort bekommen wir einen Basic Room mit Fan (WIRKLICH basic) zugeteilt und - fast ohne Verschnaufpause- ...

Aug 02, 2011, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Aug 02, 2011

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

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Living the dream, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Living the dream

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... sleeping. Repeat. I have had the great privilege of diving some of the top dive sites in the world, on a daily basis: mabul, kapalai, sipadan, Siamil and sibuan islands. And I have seen some amazing things - just to name a few..... Flamboyant cuttlefish, ...

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 ...

Day 115: Pulau Mabul, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Day 115: Pulau Mabul

A travel blog entry by williampotter

... easy in a hammock watching fishermen pass; One boat pulls in with two caught guitar sharks. A short walk along boardwalks, through Mabul village leads to a jetty. It's the weekend and kids are playing marbles in the sand while parents sing karaoke. The ...

Not diving Sipadan, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Not diving Sipadan

A travel blog entry by kingsandems

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... big enough to hold a few resorts and a local village so allowed a bit of exploring. And we dived all our dives around Mabul and Kapalai. One goes to Sipadan for huge schools and barracuda and shark and tens of turtles, whereas the other sites are great ...

Flamboyancy, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Flamboyancy

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... village! They are sitting upon a great reef though and we spent the morning there doing two dives. After a great lunch back at Mabul - the food has definitely improved since my last time here - back out diving. This time just infront of the jetty in the ...

stay tuned, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

stay tuned

A travel blog entry by nealinthailand

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 due to life and various crappy circumstances i have neglected my blog. i will be resuming posting shortly. for those of you interested, i will NOT be covering the last 6 months that have passed since my last post. please do not ask........it has ...

Pulau Mabul and Sipadan, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Mabul and Sipadan

A travel blog entry by warren.limbert

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... Cathy snorkeling and lazing about because  for the next two days I was going to be very busy. I had booked 3 dives around Mabul Island and the day after 3 dives around SIPADAN Island.  Everybody who comes to this corner of Borneo does so for ...

Pulau Mabul, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Mabul

A travel blog entry by harryandnorah

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... round the reef. Turtles rested on the coral and it was the scenic dive I had come to see. Very enjoyable. We returned to Mabul for lunch and relaxed before the next dive at 3pm. A boat ride took us round the island to drop onto another wall with less ...

borneo biatch, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

borneo biatch

A travel blog entry by nealinthailand

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... . ugggggggggh so i'm out in the world and moving about here and there.  I have always wanted to do some extensive diving here around mabul and now I have had a chance to do it.  will have done about 250-300 dives here before I go so I believe I ...

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