Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBorneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)
We stayed in one of the dorm rooms and it was really nice and cleaned daily. We did some diving through them also. The divemaster, Haefiz, was good but they messed up the days we were supposed to dive and we ended up going diving, waking at 6am, after arriving at 1 am the night before diving after a full days travelling. Taliking to others they had messed up quite a few trips and reservations of other people also, so the management seem to be very dis-organised.
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... of macro life while I just sat on a bean bag in the bar taking de-congestion tablets and sniffing a Vicks sinus stick. The following day we was diving at Siamil island an hour from Mabul and the last island before the Philippines. The island was absolutely beautiful, bigger than Sipadan but almost like a post card pure white sand and turquoise blue sea with nothing on it but a army look out with huge machine gun and a small barracks hidden ...
... with all of our dive equipment and a few minutes after getting off the boat we was straight back on it to go to do our first dive. Our DiveMaster was an Irish woman called Cat who was actually deaf but still managed full conversations with us just by lip reading! And she was really nice and also very passionate about her job. Our first dive was around Mabul island and mainly a dive for spotting macro life (super small stuff but rare and ...
... coastal town that acts as a gateway to the islands in this region. Philippines also has many islands off their coast and the division between the countries lies between the islands. The kidnappers are coming from Philippines, kidnapping tourists and workers from the Malaysian coastal areas for ransom demands. My self-rationalisation has been that - everyone kidnapped so far has been Asian and when the victim isn't a worker, then its a tourist that has been ...
... office and Gonzalo appeared behind me. What a coincidence and perfect timing! We bought our tickets to KK (RM 34 per person) and since the ferry´s departure was scheduled for 13.00 we decided to have a quick lunch in one of the local restaurants across the street.
We spent the whole journey from Labuan to KK by speaking with Sean and Zuzka so we didn´t even notice that we were about to land at the ferry terminal of KK. It was 3 hours, though! While we were determined ...
... huge green turtles that the guide said were all around 100 years old! I believe her anyway as they were massive, each with a shell of approx. 1.3m in diameter out of which their big heads and flippers protruded. We nearly ran into the first 2 as they perched on the wreck of a dive boat chilling out without a care in the world while we battled against the current to get a good view! Amazing creatures! We also saw some more clown fish! Great start and it's only day one! Tomorrow we ...