Seahorse Sipadan Scuba Lodge
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Travel Blogs from Semporna
... they and their children fall between the cracks as far as what goes for school, medical etc. It is a study of contrasts with relatively rich tourist resorts and simple tin shacks of the gypsies existing side by side.
Off the shores of Mabul you do not have the rich coral reefs but you do have a variety of large fish. The highlights of this snorkel was a 4 foot barracuda and at least a dozen sea turtles, the biggest being about a ...
... chatting to an Australian women whose husband had had to cancel at the last minute, and he happened to have a permit for Sipidan the next day.........it was only going to go to waste, would I like to be 'Rob' for the day and use ...
... all you have
done before, a new perspective on nature, while you still feel oddly comfortable and
safe. Much thanks is due to our instructor, Deano, who was funny and quickly made us feel at ease. We saw an array of species, that were previously only known to us in
in picture format. And giant 80 year old turtles! If I say giant, I mean they
were our size in length (luckily not girth :) )! Now imagine ...
... about the "sea gypsies" was a good intro to the island. They have no home country and don't belong anywhere so they have made Mabul their home. The introduction to plastic has not been a positive one on the island as their traditional method of garbage disposal had been to throw it in the ocean. This works with natural garbage, but not with all the plastic. Efforts are underway at Scuba Junkie to educate them on how to keep garbage out of the ocean. It's sad to ...
... das erste Mal, dass wir auf dieser Reise mit solcher Armut konfrontiert werden. Vielleicht schon eine gute Vorbereitung für Kambodscha? Aber der westliche Tourist vergisst und ignoriert schnell und gerne und alles war wieder perfekt als wir am nächsten Tag nach 45 minütiger Bootsfahrt auf der Insel Mabul ankamen. Schnell schnell kramten wir unser Badezeug und Tauchmaske aus den Rucksack und nach einem Briefing von der Tauchlehrerin ging es ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service