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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... day we saw a gigantic two meter garoupa and some very rare creatures that our dive mastered was bragging about. We also saw a sea horse, huge moray eel, and lots of really cool fish. The visibility is incredible.
We stayed at a dive resort on a island called Mabul. The resort is nice but right next lives a small community of fisherman that are displaced "sea gypsies" who do not have an official nationality. They most likely ...
... Initially I signed up for 3 dives, but subsequently added another 3 for the following day!!
Saw all sorts - giant green turtles, beautiful fish, tiny nudibranches, anemone with clown fish, flamboyant cuttlefish (rare apparently).
The place we were staying at also ran dive trips and 2 of the dive masters were professional underwater photographers. One of them showed us a film he was putting together which featured the macro life in the ocean ...
... others all came up it was clear what an amazing dive I had missed out on, great for Emma though as she saw 3 large devil rays and a school of 32 huge eagle rays! A lot of food once again followed and there was 2 more dives at Siamil where they saw lots of cool macro stuff including flamboyant cuttle fish and octopus'. While they dived I snorkelled which was ok but nothing compares to diving now especially when I know the stuff they had seen and ...
... along the wall and on the reef. All the hype about Sipadan was right it really is an incredible place like no other place we have ever seen. In the year we have been away it's one of the first times I've been truly gob smacked, it was like something from a film or as it is frequently described "like a piece of art". What sets it apart from any temple, city or world wonder for me is that it's all Mother Natures work there's nothing man made about ...
... fish. After the dive we once again returned to the island to check in to our dorm which in keeping with the standards of everything else at scuba junkies was really good. Then it was lunch time, once again it was all you can eat and like everything else it was bloody good! We went for our third and final dive of the day around Mabul once again a pretty cool dive seeing plenty of weird shrimps, colourful Nudibranchs and even a huge ...