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archer9

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ADVICE NEEDED for Sipadan LOB
« on: 15 May 14, 12:14 »
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  • Hi, I'm trying to go on the 4D3N or 5D4N MV Celebes LOB at Sipadan. Problem is, I can't seem to get the flight timings to work with the LOB transfer schedule. Has anyone done this LOB before and if so, what flights do you take to get to Tawau?

    It's difficult because I have to arrive by 10:30am in order to catch the transfer to the boat. On the way back, the flight has to be 2:30pm or later because the transfer from the boat doesn't reach Tawau before then.

    Last time, they had a direct flight from SG to Tawau but no more already. So any ideas how to do this trip WITHOUT spending more than 1 night overnight somewhere? Thanks!!
    Liveaboards scheduled this year: Similan & Surin Islands (Mar), Komodos (Aug), Raja Ampat (Nov). Lemme know if you're headed to the same areas.

    npallasi

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    Re: ADVICE NEEDED for Sipadan LOB
    « Reply #1 on: 15 May 14, 13:04 »
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  • Have you taken into consideration the 18-24 hours no-flight time? Just asking.

    archer9

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    Re: ADVICE NEEDED for Sipadan LOB
    « Reply #2 on: 15 May 14, 13:36 »
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  • Fair point. I'm hoping to just spend 1 night after the LOB in Tawau. But the main problem is the flight out to Tawau. No idea how to get there with either a) spending 2 nights in Tawau/ Semporna or b) forking out lots more $$ to go the SG - KL - Tawau route.

    How do people usually get from SG (or JB) to Tawau for the Celebes LOB?
    Liveaboards scheduled this year: Similan & Surin Islands (Mar), Komodos (Aug), Raja Ampat (Nov). Lemme know if you're headed to the same areas.

    woobc

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    Re: ADVICE NEEDED for Sipadan LOB
    « Reply #3 on: 15 May 14, 13:51 »
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  • Have you tried asking the operator ? usually they would know which are the best connections

    archer9

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    Re: ADVICE NEEDED for Sipadan LOB
    « Reply #4 on: 15 May 14, 14:07 »
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  • Yes, asked already. They don't really have any particular suggestions for getting from SG to Tawau. Hoping fellow divers can help!
    Liveaboards scheduled this year: Similan & Surin Islands (Mar), Komodos (Aug), Raja Ampat (Nov). Lemme know if you're headed to the same areas.

    bighead

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    Re: ADVICE NEEDED for Sipadan LOB
    « Reply #5 on: 15 May 14, 14:31 »
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  • maybe Senai - Tawau ?

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    Re: ADVICE NEEDED for Sipadan LOB
    « Reply #6 on: 15 May 14, 15:49 »
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  • Yeah, I checked Senai but the problem is that it doesn't fly every day. In order to catch the morning transfer from Tawau to the boat (they only do one transfer per day), I have to overnight for 2 nights instead of just 1. -_-; There's got to be a better way to get to Sipadan right...?
    Liveaboards scheduled this year: Similan & Surin Islands (Mar), Komodos (Aug), Raja Ampat (Nov). Lemme know if you're headed to the same areas.

    schushoes

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    Re: ADVICE NEEDED for Sipadan LOB
    « Reply #7 on: 15 May 14, 21:05 »
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  • JB airport has a Airasia direct flight to Tawau by the way...
    U can consider that...
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    Ddivex

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    Re: ADVICE NEEDED for Sipadan LOB
    « Reply #8 on: 18 May 14, 00:22 »
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  • stay 1 night in tawau. that solve the problem. no flights connecting from sg reach there early.
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    Deadman

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    Re: ADVICE NEEDED for Sipadan LOB
    « Reply #9 on: 21 May 14, 10:07 »
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  • U can take a flight to kk from sg. Stay one night thr around tanjong aru area. A lot budget hotel thr usually suit for transit. Next day early flight 7smtg to tawau. Coz from airport to semporna jetty will need around 1hr journey.

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