Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)
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Day 0 – Transit
Was up early for my 8:30am bus to Semporna. Could definately feel my muscles aching from the walk. Wasnt to bad up and down the mountain but definately feeling stiff today. Thankfully though the knee is not feeling to tender.
Was offered a taxi (ne extra for the phone call) by the overnight receptionist at the …
Clare_and_will stayed here on Sep 17, 2011 during their trip titled: No Reservations.
Semporna is a hole of a place. But people do not come hear to view the town, they come to dive, and so did we. We have two days diving, one at Mabul and one at Sipidan Island.
The diving at Mabul is good. We see frog fish, crocodile fish, scorpion fish, mandarin fish, harlequin ghost pipe fish among others. On the lobster wall dive we see …
Click on pictures to enlarge - will help with "critters". All underwater pictures and the 3 pictures of Sipdan are courtesy of Mathew Lee.
Arrived in Kota Kinabalu and after a little difficulty (taxi driver did not know where our hostel was) arrived at Masada Backpackers which is very clean, comfortable, friendly with great breakfasts …
Another one of the "things we had to do whilst we're away" was to dive in Borneo, as our friend Dave had highly recommended it. But until we actually decided to try and organise it we didn't realise how exciting it was going to be. We had done a lot of research, checking out costs, seasons, recent sitings etc for all of Borneo's recommended diving …
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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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