Travel Blogs from Semporna, Malaysia

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The Grand Canyon of Diving, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

The Grand Canyon of Diving

A travel blog entry by destin8ion


... just leave Malaysia and fly to an island and not be stamped in or out - there's only one rationale - we are still in Malaysia.  Malaysian Borneo.  Sabah to be exact.  The other half of Borneo on Malaysia's side is called Sarawak and then ...

Ut på det blå hav, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Ut på det blå hav

A travel blog entry by heidiprytz


Dagen starter med en grotesk frokostbuffet og ditto tjukke, rapende kinesere, som gjør at jeg får behov for å fortelle Jon Erie og Linzi at det er tre ting jeg ikke kan gjøre noe med på turen 1) Været 2) Maten og 3) Kinesere ...

Sipadan day 2, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan day 2

A travel blog entry by burkeandcindy


Today was another Sipadan day. We did 3 dives in the morning, finishing with the best one. We saw so many schools of fish it was almost overwhelming. We got to see the barracuda vortex where they swim in circles like a tornado. We also got to see a ...

Surviving in the Malaysian Jungle, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Surviving in the Malaysian Jungle

A travel blog entry by annemaaike


... dagen een beetje geheimzinnig over het een of ander wat blijkbaar iets met mijn verjaardag te maken heeft. Uiteindelijk besluiten we naar Semporna te gaan. De haven voor een aantal van de beste duiksites van de wereld. We zitten in een hotelletje wat ...

Borneo day 9, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo day 9

A travel blog entry by ellie.t

We walked to Sandakan port to get our boat to Selingan Island part of Turtle Islands National Parks. The fast speed boat making sure we could outrun any pirate ships who may want to abduct a few tourists! Lol. We passed the sea village of houses on ...

Dritter Tauchtag: Sipadan Island, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Dritter Tauchtag: Sipadan Island

A travel blog entry by floriang1


Hey ho, gestern war es also so weit und ich durfte endlich nach Sipadan. Dort duerfen ubrigens pro Tag nur 120 Taucher tauchen, weil die Unterwasserlandschaft einfach so einzigartig ist, dass man es wohl vor einem Massenandrang bewahren will. Wie dem ...

Mabul today..., Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Mabul today...

A travel blog entry by robertandkevin


Ok, we made to Mabul.  Did the check out dives which were not the most interesting but Sipadan tommorrow for four dives with private guide.  Have figured out that this is somewhat of a pay to play kind of deal as you are literally stuck out in ...

Dude, I think I found nemo!, Semporna,  Malaysia travel blog

Dude, I think I found nemo!

A travel blog entry by tommy1982


After a last dinner at the KK markets We got up early the next morning started early as we caught an air Asia flight to tawau where we were met for our transfer to the island of Mabul for a couple of days of snorkelling. Flying into tawau was fairly ...

More fishes from Sipadan island, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

More fishes from Sipadan island

A travel blog entry by gabo_kuroki


Diep in de zee, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Diep in de zee

A travel blog entry by jeuhjori


Zoals we het vorige verhaaltje afsloten waren we op weg naar de duik hotspot Mabul aan de oostkust van Borneo. Daar aangekomen op het 'resort' werd het tijd om te gaan besluiten wat we wilde gaan doen! Omdat het duiken hier erg goedkoop is hebben we ...

Under ytan, Kapalai, Malaysia travel blog

Under ytan

A travel blog entry by emma-on-tour


... . Jag var inbokad på 7-flyget till Tawau, där jag blev upphämtad av Pulau Sipadan Resort & Tours för transfer vidare till Semporna och därefter ut till Kapalai - en dykresort bygd på pålar över vattnet vid ett sandrev mitt i havet. Både ...

Insel erkunden und zurueck nach Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Insel erkunden und zurueck nach Semporna

A travel blog entry by marcello83

... Um 16 Uhr geht mein Inselleben dann zu Ende, es hat mir hier sehr gefallen, keine Autos und alles sehr entspannt. In Semporna angekommen check ich ins Backpackers ein und buche meine naechsten Fluege nach Indonesien und von da nach Thailand. Den Rest des ...

Goodbye Singapore, Hello Malaysian Borneo, Semporna Archipelago, Malaysia travel blog

Goodbye Singapore, Hello Malaysian Borneo

A travel blog entry by chadtishseasia


... a km this way. After 4 months of travelling in sometimes 40 degree heat I think I sweat more that day than any other. Semporna Archipelago We booked a 4 day, 3 night dive trip in the Semporna Archipelago, one of the premier dive sites in the world. With ...

Apr 11, 2011, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Apr 11, 2011

A travel blog entry by pedrobalobo


Back in the water again, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Back in the water again

A travel blog entry by skerin

... tried to get more out of me. I got into the town of Semporna at 7pm and went straight out looking for scuba diving shops.  Semporna is the jumping off town for the world-class Sipadan dive site.  Now, I had not seen a white face in a week and ...

Mataking Island, Mataking Island, Malaysia travel blog

Mataking Island

A travel blog entry by roamingmonk


... , one of the world's top 10 dive sites, was a pretty powerful draw card in itself. We stayed overnight in a budget hotel in Semporna, slept, ate seafood (ain't a lot goin' on in this town!) and got up early for our boat pick up to Mataking, about an hour ...

Scuba Dive Videos -- Now online on Vimeo, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Scuba Dive Videos -- Now online on Vimeo

A travel blog entry by robertandkevin


... video clips, and have narrowed it down to the best 50.    Completed 9 dives in Indonesia and 9 dives in Malaysia.   One more day of diving tomorrow before our departure the following day to Phuket, Thailand.  Lastly, you ...

Sipadan diving, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan diving

A travel blog entry by krox

I'm quite isolated here at Mataking resort, in Sabah. The resort tries really hard to be something it is not, bragging about their luxury everything, but the only thing I think is good here is the location of this stunning place. It's built on a ...

diving Sipidan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

diving Sipidan

A travel blog entry by gouldi


I met up with Caley in Semporna, just off from Sipidan Island, a world famous diving site with an underwater vertical dropoff of hundreds of metres. I got addicted pretty quickly, and went back day after day for more and more diving, all the while finding ...

Scuba in Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Scuba in Semporna

A travel blog entry by hshannon


... of the day and returning my gear, I decided to take one more quick swim in the ocean before we boarded the boat back to Semporna. As I was climbing onto the partially submerged dock, I got pulled by a tiny wave and bashed my knee against the rough wood ...

Borneo, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog


A travel blog entry by alexkennewell1

... . Stevie very irritable! Didn't queue again. Picked up at the other end in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, and taken to Scuba Junkie in Semporna. Cool hostel, had a wander round town. Big market with fish being cut up and sold out late on. Stevie gave up on the ...

Diving at Mabul island, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Diving at Mabul island

A travel blog entry by alexkennewell1

... to Mabul island with Scuba Junkie. 3 great dives seeing lots of turtles, and a particularly cool 'underworld'. Lunch on Mabul island was lovely, great place to stay. Back at Semporna we did some admin and booked onto tomorrow's trip. Dinner on sea ...

Sibuan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog


A travel blog entry by alexkennewell1

... short shower. Drove around the other side where Pat & I spent the best part of an hour snorkelling the reef about a mile off shore. Lots of turtles, rays, eagle ray and great coral. Back to Semporna for dinner and final night in Scuba Junkie. ...

przedsmak Sipadanu, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

przedsmak Sipadanu

A travel blog entry by tom_kurtz

... zonami ;-). Pierwszy policyjny check point w polowie drogi. Gosc z M-16 sprawdzal miejscowym ID, nas olal. Druga blokada przed Semporna - tym razem powazniej wyglada - goscie w kominiarkach na glowie na drodze (wspolczuje w tym upale). Gosc z HK MP-5 ...

Diving In Sipidan, Sipidan Island, Malaysia travel blog

Diving In Sipidan

A travel blog entry by hshannon


... my job and becoming a dive master dream in baby steps: first, become advanced. After diving I had one more quiet morning in semporna before flying back to Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo and Dalian.  I spent the night on a bench in the Haneda ...

Pulau Sipadan, another world, Semporna, (Sabah, Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Sipadan, another world

A travel blog entry by suetilley

Our third day of diving saw us at Sipadan Island, about one hour from Semporna.  The island used to have a resort on it, but after the kidnapping of tourists by Filipino pirates, the islands accommodation was 'acquired' by the military.  I can ...

Semporna to Tawau, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna to Tawau

A travel blog entry by zoelupe

... beef, roti, a couple of games of rummi and off the bed!! We went to Tawau because it was easy to get there from Semporna ( 1,5 hours by bus) and then fly to Kota Kinabalu so we would safe a day of transportation. But Tawau is more a business place it's ...

Getting a car, and - Getaway to Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Getting a car, and - Getaway to Semporna

A travel blog entry by kerrilee


... back to confirm they had a cancellation of a smaller room so we booked it. Once there, we met with Sinead, a mentor working in Semporna, and she took us to Scuba Junkie.....yummy pizza!  Dragon Inn was an interesting place, a hotel on stilts built in ...

Sumo Wrestler, Dragons and Junkies, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sumo Wrestler, Dragons and Junkies

A travel blog entry by savageharmony


... checking everyone's feet and if you had to much sand on them you had to dip them in the water. The boat headed back to Semporna with just our dive group on it and after getting checked into Scuba Junkies hostel and a hot shower, headed down to the bar to ...

Mabul, Kapalai and SIPADAN, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Mabul, Kapalai and SIPADAN

A travel blog entry by judith_michi


... was formed over thousands of years as living corals grew on top of an extinct volcano (Sipadan is the only volcanic island in Malaysia). Today, the island plunges over 2,000 meters straight down to the sea floor. Sipadan lies in the center of the ...

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