Travel Blogs from Semporna, Malaysia

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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 ...

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 ...

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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Too much diving?, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Too much diving?

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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Another few months has passed by in paradise and time, again, to leave for a couple of weeks to enjoy another side of Asia. This time off to Burma. Not too much has happened over the past two months of sun, sea and sand. However, there has been an ...

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 29 Mai 2008, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 29 Mai 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

Ma journee avait ete programmee pour Sipadan, mais apres la tornade des barracudas et le requin-baleine, je crois que je peux pas faire mieux :D Non, c'est pas vrai, il y a d'autres raisons :) J'ai demande a retourner sur Mabul/Kapalai que j'avais ...

They weren't teenage,mutant nor ninja,but awesome!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

They weren't teenage,mutant nor ninja,but awesome!

A travel blog entry by barnandmel

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... other places like Sipadan… 45 years ago. Now we have found again an untouched piece of art" We were being picked up from Semporna the jump off station to the place we were staying. Not a lot to be said about this place really, neither of us warmed ...

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 25 Mai 2008, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 25 Mai 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

Apres un rapide petit dejeuner au marche (il est inclus a la guesthouse, mais j'ai un peu de mal avec la bouffe occidentale maintenant, surtout les oeufs le matin...), depart pour 3 plongees sur Mabul et Kapalai ! Mabul fait partie des sites les plus ...

Dive training, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Dive training

A travel blog entry by craigandnat

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After four days of getting back to nature it was time to head to the coast where would be learning to dive. However, getting there was easier said than done. We had decided to break the journey by staying one night in a place called Lahad Datu.  We ...

Crazy about Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Crazy about Sipadan

A travel blog entry by ania23

... up in a few days...I stayed a few days longer...again! Now I did mention that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do in Semporna, right? There isnt even a beach...so while everyone dove during the day, I hung out at the dive shop...with Ewak the dog! ...

Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna

A travel blog entry by chrisandem

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... to get a lift to the main road about half an hour away. When we got the to main road we flagged down a bus that was heading to Semporna and jumped on. The journey was the same as before, just oil plantations as far as the eye could see so it was not good. ...

Sepilok orang utan sanctuary, Sandankan, Malaysia travel blog

Sepilok orang utan sanctuary

A travel blog entry by elainevickers

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After our boat ride yesterday morning we drove to Sandankan on the east coast of Borneo, an incredibly uninspiring town without any beauty as far as we could see. This morning we drove to the orang-utan sanctuary at Sepilok. It wasn't the same as ...

Diving Turtle Tomb, Sipadan Island, Malaysia travel blog

Diving Turtle Tomb

A travel blog entry by therhodesies

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Day 4 - Sipadan - Turtle Tomb With a little gently encouragement I had managed to arrange three out of the four days to be at Sipadan. Today was to be a little different however as along with two other divers; Anneka and ...

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