Singamata Adventures is a palafito resort built on the sea, and is one of the best options for quality and price for those who don't want or can't afford to go to luxury resorts like Mataking or Pom Pom. It's also a very convenient option because it's just 10 minutes by boat from Semporna, which brings some problems because the coral reef there is torn. The resort is aimed at backpackers, couples and families, with accommodation ranging from dorms for 13 AC per day including meals, to cabins with ensuite for about 40 AC, as well as rooms with a shared bathroom. Interestingly enough, it used to be a fish farm, so it has retained enough big fish in a natural aquarium surrounded by networks and where some fish reach a meter in length. The five-star dive center Padi, and on my visit several Chinese were being certified for an up and coming sport in China. Sadly though, Asian coral reefs are being massively liquidated. The sunset views from the Backpackers canteen are spectacular. Complete guide to diving in Malaysian Borneo http://www.vagamundos.net/2011/pagina.phpid=12009
The Reef Dive Resort on the Mataking island in the Celebes Sea is a 40-minute speedboat ride from Semporna, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. It's a wonderful place for snorkeling and seeing a little of paradise, especially since this resort is the only building on the island, and allows a maximum of 70 people to stay in its Asian-style bungalows. Diving here is the best in the world. In one day you can see everything from dwarf seahorses to pretty good sized sharks, to turtles and all kinds of tropical fish. If you want to see my photos of diving in Borneo, visit http:/ / www.Vagamundos.Net/v4/gallery/album126 Complete Guide to Malaysian Borneo diving in http://www.vagamundos.net/2011/pagina.php?id=12009
Getting to Borneo isn't easy, and once in Borneo, getting to the region of Sabah is even more complicated, at least by land. Luckily there are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia. The dive center and hostel Scuba-Junkie is designed for backpackers with very competitive prices. It's a privilege to dive in Sipadan, one of the top 10 dive sites in the world, declared by Commander Cousteau. For more of my photos of diving in Borneo, check http://www.Vagamundos.Net/v4/gallery/album126 Complete Guide diving in Malaysian Borneo http://www.vagamundos.net/2011/pagina.php?id=12009
The experience of staying on and diving from an old oil rig is amazing, especially if you are in one of the best dive sites in the world, Borneo. You get up early in the morning, eat breakfast, put on your suit and dive tanks and dive in spectacular seas. The number of dives you can do is unlimited, and only half an hour from the platform there are several famous islands like Sipadan, which Cousteau considered one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.