Travel Blogs from Semporna, Malaysia

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what else could go wrong?, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

what else could go wrong?

A travel blog entry by nealinthailand

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Vietnam was an experience for sure but I have to admit that I was glad to get the hell out of town when we finally got on board the jet in Hanoi.  Air Asia has been a great pleasure to deal with during this trip with the flights always being on time ...

Semporna - Gateway to Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna - Gateway to Sipadan

A travel blog entry by willndebs

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After our last breakfast at Uncle Tans we hopped on the boat for the last time and headed off to Semporna. We got a minibus with Leigh & Matt (from South Africa and Zimbabwe) and Matej & Yvana (from the Czech Republic) as they were headed the same way. ...

Learning to dive, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Learning to dive

A travel blog entry by natandcraig

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... on. I swear the van was literally about to die and we were lucky not to have had an accident! We finally arrived in Semporna which is a funny little town. I was SOO glad that I had done my research and we weren't staying there. It was smelly and ...

Jacque custo eat your heart out, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Jacque custo eat your heart out

A travel blog entry by mattandnicole

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... boat, luckily the visibility was fine and headed for the mainland. No directional worries this time, thank goodness. One last night in Semporna, hopefully we can get some more rambutans in, and tomorrow we are off to Tawau to fly out to Johor Bahu and ...

How many sharks?, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

How many sharks?

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

Diving sipadan. Never seen so many sharks and turtles at one ...

Diving at Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Diving at Sipadan

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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Best diving I have ever done in my life here! Semporna is the closest you can get to Sipidan on the mainland. I dived here for 3 days and the night between dives I stayed in a longhouse on the island closest to Sipidan called Mabul. No one can ...

Dive time, Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

Dive time

A travel blog entry by craigandnat

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So, after passing our open water qualification, it was time to go out there and see what the ocean had to offer and it just so happened that right next door to our island was a place that is regarded as one of the top five dive spots in the world.   ...

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. ...

En het werd alleen maar beter..., Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

En het werd alleen maar beter...

A travel blog entry by thaila_frank

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... , van waar we de afgelopen 3 dagen zijn gaan duiken (ja ja het is ons toch nog gelukt een vergunning te krijgen voor Sipadan). Semporna is de gaarste stad die we tot nu toe in Maleisie hebben gezien (maar nog niets vergeleken met Indonesie hoor) en de ...

Words Can't Describe., Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Words Can't Describe.

A travel blog entry by pbweiss

... diving. We flew into Tawau airport from KL and took a mini van bus through thousands of acres of Palm trees until reaching Semporna. We met a nice couple from London and hung out with them for the next few days/nights. Next, we ...

Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna

A travel blog entry by mies

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No chance of a good night's sleep, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

No chance of a good night's sleep

A travel blog entry by annandrewabroad

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Arriving early afternoon we checked in to a long house hotel on the pier of the sea in Semporna. The room came fully airconditioned and looked pretty comfortable, the bathroom was almost an outhouse, a sort of balcony bit behind our room, with open planks ...

Ready for some of the best diving in the world, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Ready for some of the best diving in the world

A travel blog entry by gojoadventures

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... , but it was worth the trip even just for the 3 dives we were able to get in. Sipidan is a 30 minute boat ride from Semporna, which is a 1 hour drive from the Tawau airport.   There's not much to see or do in Semporna nor Tawau other than diving; ...

Learning to dive, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Learning to dive

A travel blog entry by jon_darby

Learning to dive in one of the worlds to five dive ...

Turtle Power, Pulau Sipidan, Malaysia travel blog

Turtle Power

A travel blog entry by squeak_1912

... cheap grotty place so we decided to stay in Semporna in a nice but cheap hotel and do day trips to the islands. We really liked Semporna, a lot of people hated it but I thought it was a bustling (if dirty) town with a nice atmosphere, I was really glad ...

Von fuedliblutten Schnecken und Meistertauchern, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Von fuedliblutten Schnecken und Meistertauchern

A travel blog entry by onthesunnyside

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Wir sitzen hier gerade in einem Internetcafe im dueppigen Klima New Dehlis. Der Ventilator flitzt seine Runden so schnell er kann. Aber nuetzen tut es nicht viel. Ich glaube, mit der Hitze hier ist es das gleiche wie mit dem Verkehrschaos. Besser man ...

Sipadan and Kinabatangan, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan and Kinabatangan

A travel blog entry by dna

... the middle of. Very cool. It's definitly worth the money and hassle of getting over here. We take a boat out every day from Semporna to the different islands. It's usually about an hour to each place, but the first day the weather was so bad that ...

Blowout, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Blowout

A travel blog entry by raymondc

... a wonderful country this is! In Lahad Datu we checked out the hotels recommended in our guide books. We were not impressed by Malaysia Venus Hotel II, described by one book as "the best deal in town" but found the Perdana Hotel across the road more to ...

Dragon Inn, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Dragon Inn

A travel blog entry by raymondc

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... fish and a plate of Chinese vegetables, accompanied by rice, soup and tea. The most interesting place to stay in Semporna is Dragon Inn, a large resort complex built entirely over water. The comfortable air-conditioned room had gaps in the floorboards ...

Sharks and turtles everywhere!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sharks and turtles everywhere!

A travel blog entry by lostsoul

So I came to Semporna to go diving in one of the worlds top ten dive sites. And oh wow I loved it! I definitely recommend it to everyone and I have every intention of returning there at some point before I die. I spent the first day diving around Mabul ...

Mabul Island, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Mabul Island

A travel blog entry by willndebs

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... idea! We decided to have a lazy beach day the next day then do some more snorkeling on our 3rd day before heading back to Semporna. Our beach day was fab - I'm not sure if we were supposed to be using the fancy resort next door's facilities but what ...

Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna

A travel blog entry by willndebs

The sea was really choppy on our way back to Semporna and we managed to get absoloutely soaked. Not preared to sit on a bus all night covered in salt we popped into a guest house when we got there and asked nicely if we could use their showers. Luckily ...

Diving at Mabul - Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Diving at Mabul - Semporna

A travel blog entry by backagain

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They say that the dive sites off the eastern coast of Sabah in Borneo are some of the best in the world , I don't go by what they say. The most famous island Sipadan, a limestone pinnacle that rises 600m from the seabed with a dramatic dropoff into the ...

divers' paradise, Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

divers' paradise

A travel blog entry by csimpson

A bus trip and short hop by plane put us back in Manila where we catch an Air Asia flight to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo for another stamp in the passport! Another quick flight to Tawau sets us up for four days of world-class diving at Sipadan Island. A ...

Diving Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Diving Sipadan

A travel blog entry by fedthegoat

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The best diving in the world. Hundreds of turtles, sharks, coral life, drop offs to 600m. Spending all the surface intervals on the untouched, and well garded, beaches of Sippadan. Made this stop off one to remember. Any diver has to ...

Sungai Kinabatangan River (Uncle Tans) to Semporna, Semporna (Part I), Malaysia travel blog

Sungai Kinabatangan River (Uncle Tans) to Semporna

A travel blog entry by mikedecent

... quite impressed with - until I told them, they have lots of cats because they look after the rats. We then trekked around Semporna until we found a restaurant they were happy with - Oh my word - these girls were more difficult than Hannah. At least ...

Semporna and Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna and Sipadan

A travel blog entry by sarahanddermot

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16th Dec We arrived in Semporna and made our way to the Dragon Inn resort. The resort had all types from luxury accomodation down to 20 bed dorms - which was what  we stayed in! The resort was a floating hotel! We then went to find the office of the ...

Borneo!  And scuba diving amazingness, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo! And scuba diving amazingness

A travel blog entry by teirrac

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... in Borneo.  And then an hour and a half or so drive through Borneo's jungle and palm plantations to the town of Semporna where I was staying.  I was a tired girl. Like the other handful of tourists in town, I was in Semporna for the scuba ...

Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan

A travel blog entry by york_tyke

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Sipadan is a small tropical island of the east coast of Borneo near Semporna. From the surface it's a sandy palm tree'd paradise, below it descends straight down to 700m plus. This was one of Jacque Cousteus favorite dive sites. You used to be able ...

Sharks, Turtles and My PADI!!!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sharks, Turtles and My PADI!!!

A travel blog entry by seanlangwade

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Seporna is a seaside town, with not alot to offer. However when we arrived there was a massive street fetival going on. People dancing everywhere, and we still dont know why. Over the las coule of days i have been trying to get my PADI cert, which meant ...

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