Travel Blogs from Semporna, Malaysia

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The Deep Blue, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

The Deep Blue

A travel blog entry by twoelders

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Malcolm is a certified PADI recreational diver now!! We are currently spending a few days in Semporna where one of the best dive sites in the world is located, and Malx decided that he would like to learn to dive. (Well, actually he decided it beforehand, ...

Diving Sipadan, Semporna, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Diving Sipadan

A travel blog entry by joannec

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... diving I didn't think was as good, only fish.  Very nice fish but I think I'm spoilt by sharks and turtles! Leaving Semporna meant a 10 hour bus journey back to Kota Kinabalu in time for my flight the next day.  Buses would usually stop for ...

Sipidan day 2.  .... Goodbye money :), Sipadan Island, Malaysia travel blog

Sipidan day 2. .... Goodbye money :)

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... get to Sipidan from Semporna. In that hour you and your lucky fellow divers are transported from the world of Mad Max (Semporna - I'm not joking...), past ramshackle wooden villages built on sticks impossibly far out into the sea, to paradise in a sea of ...

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 24 Mai 2008, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 24 Mai 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

... je pars faire un tour dans la ville et au marche. Au bout de 2 heures, je pense etre passee dans tous les recoins de Semporna... c'est pour dire l'etendue ! Quand je reviens a la guesthouse, une toute jeune fille m'amene a ma chambre 'Sea Horse', et la, ...

Day 56- Scuba Diving in Heaven!!!, Sipadan Island, Malaysia travel blog

Day 56- Scuba Diving in Heaven!!!

A travel blog entry by cwienke

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... a great week. Some of the highlights of the trip were; drinking Tanduay which is a Pilipino rum that is bootlegged into Malaysia, going to a local wedding and being asked to dance on stage with the natives, drinking out on the docks and singing classic ...

Semporna, Malaysia, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Malaysia

A travel blog entry by staffyandlyddy

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... Palm Oil plantations. Borneo used to be covered in rain forest but it has really been ruined by the plantations. I can only describe Semporna as a hole of a place. It is dirty and there is not much to do there as Karl found out when he had to wait ...

Flamboyancy, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Flamboyancy

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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Was good to finally get some sleep last night! Feeling all refreshed for another day of diving! Today I'm heading to Mabul island to stay in the beach resort for 2 nights....or so I thought. When I arrived, turns out I'm booked in for 4 nights. Ok then! ...

Days 129- 132  Sandakan, Semporna and Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Days 129- 132 Sandakan, Semporna and Sipadan

A travel blog entry by ktsmith

... a hole. I think it may be the worst place I have been in 4 months of travelling. I had to go there because I couldn't get to Semporna from Sepilok by public transport, and the only bus that goes to Semporna leaves Sandakan at 6.30am so I had to stay there ...

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 ...

Sipadan again, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan again

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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... couleur perdue sous l'eau due au filtrage des spectres, et pour palier au manque de qualite de mon appareil... Retour a terre a Semporna, petit roti, remplis mon logbook au club de plongee, puis internet dans ma chambre. Vais diner plus tard a ...

Completely Different Level of Unbelievable, Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

Completely Different Level of Unbelievable

A travel blog entry by hewharris

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... hilt and one of them caught a video of me with the tornado of barracuda!  What a way to cap off my time in Malaysia.  I can honestly say that it felt like a David Attenborough special. I also need to give a thanks to Dave and his wife Caria ...

Dernier jour de plongee, Pulau Mantabuan, Malaysia travel blog

Dernier jour de plongee

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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Aujourd'hui derniere journee de plongee, snif, et cette fois on retourne a Mantabuan. Je devais aller a Sibuan mais tous les gens que j'ai rencontres m'ont dit que c'est sale la bas et qu'il n'y a rien de special. Donc c'est pas plus mal. Aujourd'hui ...

Pulau Mabul and Sipadan, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Mabul and Sipadan

A travel blog entry by warren.limbert

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... was a five hour journey with plenty of Chinese Kung fu movies and topped off with a sprinkling of Malaysian pop videos. Once in Semporna we were welcomed streight away by a guy who worked for Uncle Chang's guest house and dive centre. I had already been ...

Whats nothing?, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Whats nothing?

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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Time to have a rest! I'm not going diving today, having a day to sort out my life! At breakfast I wondered how I was going to fill my day when not diving all day. But after walking the entire circumference of the island, going for a snorkel, having ...

Mantabuan island, Mantabuan Island, Malaysia travel blog

Mantabuan island

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... This was on top of the array of tropical fish you would normally see in this area of the world! Slightly more rare is an ATM in Semporna that will allow you to withdraw more than £5 per day (if that!) - we might be stuck he for a while..,, Who cares ...

Mataking island, Mataking Island, Malaysia travel blog

Mataking island

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... and it was an early start out to Mataking Island. Mataking isn't Sipidan - it's a 15 minute speed boat trip from Semporna. Sipidan is a popular place to dive and there are mountains of restrictions to diving there. One of those restrictions limits the ...

Pulau Mabul, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Mabul

A travel blog entry by harryandnorah

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... artificial. After fifty miles on the twisty, bumpy road and some dubious overtaking manouevres, we reached the port town of 'Semporna'. The small port town was quite industrial, with litter everywhere and most of the very rustic housing being on stilts ...

Plongees a Si Amil..., Si Amil, Malaysia travel blog

Plongees a Si Amil...

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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Me leve, encore avec la tete dans le cul, a 6h45. Me prepare, et vais manger un roti a la banane a l'indien du coin. Trop bon, avec un jus d'orange. Puis vais me changer, prends mes affaires et descends au club de plongee. Partons ce matin a l'ile de ...

Sipadan, legendario scuba diving, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan, legendario scuba diving

A travel blog entry by cagonu

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No tengo camara acuatica, no tengo camara, no tengo!!!!!!! Arghhh!!! La pared vertical, de 600 metros de profundidad, en Sipadan es espectacular. Bajas al borde del arrecife y ahi esta esperandote. Te lanzas "al vacio" y al poco te ves flotar sin NADA ...

borneo biatch, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

borneo biatch

A travel blog entry by nealinthailand

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well its been awhile since ive said much of anything here on the blog.  Like I said a few weeks ago, there have been events that I would rather not talk about now or ever so its a bit difficult to incorporate this silence into the blog.  I ...

Snorkelling in Sipidan, Semporna / Palau Sipidan, Malaysia travel blog

Snorkelling in Sipidan

A travel blog entry by richandhel

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... with Santa caps and Ading, a hangover from a Christmas bash the night before.  It was about a one hour trip out from Semporna to Sipidan and we were uber excited as Helen spotted a turtle from the boat whilst speeding along.  When we pulled up ...

Dive travel in Malaysia; Borneo and Perhentian., Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Dive travel in Malaysia; Borneo and Perhentian.

A travel blog entry by campbell-louw

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... Double room:   RM35 per night   (RM17.50 – R50 pp/pn) Kuala Lumphur, couch surfing (free) Borneo, Semporna – Dragon inn dorm room RM 15 (R45.00) Mabul island – Dormitory Scubajunkie    RM100  ...

Sipadan, Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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Sipadan, a pinnacle rising hundreds of meters of the floor of the South China Sea is one of the best diving sites in the world. Hammerheads and whale sharks are occasional visitors, but for most visitors, it is the sheer number of turtles (expect ...

Sibuan, Sibuan, Malaysia travel blog

Sibuan

A travel blog entry by mies

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Sebangkat, Sebangkat, Malaysia travel blog

Sebangkat

A travel blog entry by mies

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Aug 26, 2011, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Aug 26, 2011

A travel blog entry by cellordoor

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Day 114: Pulaus Sipadan and Mabul, Pulaus Sipadan and Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Day 114: Pulaus Sipadan and Mabul

A travel blog entry by williampotter

The sky is cloudier and the sea cooler and choppier which adds to the poor viz below the surface and mutes the colours of the corals and anemones. However, the dives prove to be fantastic. Highlights for me were lying back, allowing the gentle current to ...

Diving at the spectacular Sipadan, Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

Diving at the spectacular Sipadan

A travel blog entry by natandcraig

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We were proud to have passed our open water course and I was especially relieved that the only skills that I would have to demonstrate now were in the case of an emergency! We had a free day to relax on the beach and explore Mabul Island the day after ...

Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna

A travel blog entry by mies

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Sabah, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sabah

A travel blog entry by blacknblue

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... war ebenfalls sehr schön, es gab gutes Essen und überall waren nette Menschen :) Morgen geht's dann zu DEM Highlight im Semporna Archipel: Pulau Sipadan!!! <3 21/02 Jeder Reiseführer und alle Taucher empfehlen Sipadan und behaupten es wäre einer ...

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