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Yes people, I was in Mabul Island, Semporna, Sabah! Flew in via Tawau before taking a bus to the jetty town of Semporna. The bus took about 1.5 hours depending on traffic. It was all green, never in my life seeing a flat green, filled with Palm plantations. Definitely a breathtaking view. I didn’t sleep a bit. Talk about being excited eh? 😀
When I arrived at the jetty, it was already high tide thus the boat ride took about 55 minutes to Seaventures Dive Rig. It should take 25 minutes if it is low tide. I am usually prone to seasickness, so I took my usual novomin. Turned out the sea was perfectly fine!
Yeahh people, I stayed at Seaventures Dive Rig. The only Dive Rig in the world. Where you can just jump of the deck and dive! Plus point is that, it is just 500 metres away from Mabul Island. Yes babyehhhh, the it Mabul Island!
It was not particularly cheap to stay on the dive rig but it was definitely money well spent. I had a twin sharing room with A/C and ensuite toilet!
From this deck, you can just jump into the sea and swim!
It looks like any oil rig except this has no heavy machinery attached to it. My room was 4th floor, and the only way to go up in the staircase. But it all paid off when you see the view from above. Stellar!
Don’t worry about food as they have buffet bbq every single night with amazing arrays of fresh seafood and fish. Oh the Fish! oh those buttery flesh! *drooling*
And not forgetting the awesome band that plays music all night long. Enjoy a drink or two before dancing with you typsy diver friends under the moonlight, with the breeze from the Sulu Sea. 🙂
I had to depart early to catch the Sabah Regatta Lepa Lepa at Semporna. So, below photo was taken at 6 am in the morning! Look how high the sun was! And how excited I was, truth be told, I was the first guy down the lift to the boat. 😛
Just to show you how clear the water is at the dive rig and Mabul Island. Blue! I saw huge fish at night swimming nearby the Seaventures Dives Rig!
It was a great experience to finally stepped my foot on the amazing sea of Sulu and nearby Mabul Island. Definitely an unforgotable experience! I am missing you early morning sunrise. 🙁
More stories on my recent adventure in Sabah (Tawau – Semporna -Sandakan) for the Sabah Regatta Lepa Lepa! Till then, keep on travelling peeps! 😀
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