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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Sammy captured his turtle experience on video - will up date as soon as we get decent reception.
Some of our fellow tourists dress differently to us when swimming. Most of the Chinese and Korean tourists can not swim - yep, that's right, come to a island famous for its snorkeling and diving and not able to swim. There is a group of four we have been watching that have taken two days to learn how ...
... to be attacked by a trigger fish. The trigger fish is probably about the size of a plate and possesses some pointy teeth. Both Sammy and the guide were completly fine but the guide did have to fend off the attacker with his pointing stick a few times. Although the fish is not big enough to do any harm it was still an interesting experience. Apparently they (the trigger fish) are attracted by the ...
... we headed over to the reception centre for a presentation on the turtles before supper. It consisted of a short video of how the turtle hatchery works and some information on how the evening would work. We then went for supper which was another buffet similar to lunch. Again it was just ok but again it was all that was available. After supper was done the waiting began. The way the evening activities worked is that everyone assembled in the reception area once supper was done ...
... travellers associated with Hari Raya started to work in my favour. Rather than taking the typical several hours for the minivans to fill up (they won't leave unless full, ie 14 passengers in 12 seats), the minivan that my initial driver had pointed me towards barely took an hour. With my 15 new companions jammed around me, I was on the road again with time to spare...and best of all the minivan dropped me directly to the airport on his way ...
... to Dave who was very informative especially in matters to due with the planet. Dave was my snorkelling guide. B dived with Tony and Sheyne was their instructor. Boarded the boat and off we went. Our fist stop was Kapili, black Ray channel. K saw... 4 hawksbill turtles - Dave got very excited about this as the most he has ever seen in one snorkelling/diving trip is 3. They are on the highly endangered species list. Apparently they are also very toxic as they feed off the coral. ...