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Dive The World

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Address: Pulau Sipadan 91307, Malaysia
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+60 16-830 8290

Sipadan diving experts. We are a diving travel agency with local expertise...

Sipadan diving experts. We are a diving travel agency with local expertise in Sabah. All you need to choose and book your Sipadan resorts or liveaboard at prices no more, and sometimes less, than booking direct with the operators. Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Lankayan and Layang Layang dive resorts. Plus Sepilok and PADI dive courses in Kota Kinabalu.

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Sipidan Liveaboard - Celebes Explorer

Just heading home after a week of diving - 3 days of which we spent with Celebes Explorer. Had read the reviews and went with some low expectations but booked anyway to secure... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Sam B
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Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Big thanks to Vic from Dive the world who made our trip to maylasia happen. We were traveling with our 5 month old baby and he was very patient with all the questions back and forth over emails and really helped us select the best resort for our needs. We were definitely glad to be able to dive sipidan islands!!... More 

Thank Naeko598
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A lot of marine life. Many sharks and turtles. Full of group fishes such as Jack fishes, Baracudas, Bat fishes, Napoleon fishes and Bump head parrot fishes. I will definitely recommend this place.

Thank Insu Jason P
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Just heading home after a week of diving - 3 days of which we spent with Celebes Explorer. Had read the reviews and went with some low expectations but booked anyway to secure the daily coveted Sipidan diving spots. Dive the World were great in helping arrange and book the trip - all went smoothly and Vic was very helpful.... More 

1 Thank Sam B
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Thanks Sam B. Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience of Sipadan on the Celebes Explorer. Am pleased you went with low expectations of the 'luxury' level of the boat! I can point to your review next time we have a customer who didn't read the details sufficiently and is upset with the standard of the liveaboard. :) More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

All the marine life you could wish to see and more! We loved it will definitely be back! The island is beautiful very safe barracuda point is amazing, viability wasn't great when we were there but what can you do. It was still awesome diving.

1 Thank Kieran P
Takoma Park, Maryland
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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I don't want to penalize Dive the world here - they were helpful and straightforward in booking the Celebes Explorer. So I've given them 4 stars. And Sipadan diving is great. But I would give the Celebes Explorer 1 star if it were listed. It's a terrible boat, with the worst equipment I have ever seen, lousy food and lackluster... More 

6 Thank CreekmoreWorld
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Yep that's the Celebes Explorer. Keeps getting business because people love the frequency of diving Sipadan that it delivers. But it is a bit of a stinker. We make that abundantly clear in all our descriptions. We are a little compromised in selling it but as long as people know what to expect, plenty of people come away happy with... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

It was a fantastic trip turtle heaven sharks on every dive shipwrecks for good lots of different structure in the water the oil rig was unique to dive around good people that work there always bending over backwards to help you always greet you with a smile made me feel like family

Thank Bruce O
Moscow, Russia
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

We booked liveabord on Celebes Explorer in Malaysia (Sipadan). The boat is in decrepit condition , but the main bad thing is that the staff are absolutely indifferent and did not work - the boat is very dirty ( rooms, linens smell, garbage on the floor). During our trip they only watched TV whole day! Only cook and dive- master... More 

4 Thank Tatiana L
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Glad the diving was amazing. As we often repeat on Tripadvisor the Celebes Explorer is a strange one. Some people are very happy with it as a choice, others come off it with nothing but complaints. In fact this is the opening line of our description it "MV Celebes Explorer is the only Malaysian liveaboard operating in the Sipadan area.... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I booked a full week trip on MV Celebes Explorer through Adventure Journey World Travel (BORNEO) Sdn. Bhd. which is the operator of the only liveaboard boat permitted to dive Sipadan non-stop. I have checked with Dive the World and they quoted the same price as the operator. You may want to try the operator for a last minute deal... More 

9 Thank Richie C
Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I booked three days of diving and paid 300 dollars deposit, just 2 weeks before we left to go to Thailand, their cancellation policy is 60 days... We had to cancel 2 of the 3 days, due to them booking us a deep dive we were not yet qualified for. They refused to refund any of the money, they refused... More 

6 Thank DJ Crazy Legs H
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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We booked our tavel plans through Dive the World as we were having a hard time contacting the resort directly. They are quick to reply to emails, arranged the rooms and transportation perfectly, and send us links for easy payments in different currencies according to our preference. Many thanks to PIP, great working with you! PS: knowing about the resorts... More 

Thank renslo1
divetheworldwithus, Manager at Dive The World, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. Couldn't have written a better one ourselves! More 

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