Author Topic: Wanna go Sipadan..Anyone with good packages to offer?  (Read 6755 times)

gerard_patrick

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is it considered cheap to dive with billabong scuba? Would it mean that a diver need to pay;
RM70(for room with no shower) + RM 360 (3 dives is Sipadan) = RM 430 per day? RM860 for 2 days? Is that considered cheap ? I am not sure...pls advise. I like the concept but I definitely would not want to spend if its too high. I would like to go to Sipadan as well.

normally i will email chok for the package price, tell him ur plan, and he will get back to you.
He will also tell you when u can dive at Sipadan Island itself. All dives via Billabong is best with Boat dives, very lousy house reef. if u want a good house reef, try SWV!
I think at MIDE you can get good packages, at least much cheaper than ADEX
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normally i will email chok for the package price, tell him ur plan, and he will get back to you.
He will also tell you when u can dive at Sipadan Island itself. All dives via Billabong is best with Boat dives, very lousy house reef. if u want a good house reef, try SWV!
I think at MIDE you can get good packages, at least much cheaper than ADEX

Ok thanks...MIDE is in early July yes?? Hopefully I can swing by and check out the prices....
Will still need kakis to join though  :-[
Going solo for a dive trip like real sad ....

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Just wonder if this planning is ok for a newbie....

1. Fly via Kuala Lumpur to Tawau.... SG-KL= S$44, KL-TW= RM240, Oneway = RM350
2. Take the pick-up service to Semprona - RM150/trip
3. Accommodation (say Sipandan Inn @ RM90/night) = 7x90 = RM$630
4. Join a local DC Package (say Scubaonline Combo 5D) = RM1820
5. Full Set Rental (app RM60/day) = 5x60 = RM300
5. Take the pick-up service to Tawau - RM150/trip
6. Fly via Kuala Lumpur to Sg.... , TW-KL= RM250, KL-SG= RM110 , Oneway = RM350

So for a couple, the basic cost will be RM7570 app S$3100 (Cheaper this way???)

Theoretically, this seems to be cheapest way to plan for a trip.... but there sure are many things that I might have overlooked and missed out.... hope fellow seniors can give me some hints and pointers.

**Ops... am planning for a 15Sep to 21Sep trip to Sipadan***
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Just wonder if this planning is ok for a newbie....

1. Fly via Kuala Lumpur to Tawau.... SG-KL= S$44, KL-TW= RM240, Oneway = RM350
2. Take the pick-up service to Semprona - RM150/trip
3. Accommodation (say Sipandan Inn @ RM90/night) = 7x90 = RM$630
4. Join a local DC Package (say Scubaonline Combo 5D) = RM1820
5. Full Set Rental (app RM60/day) = 5x60 = RM300
5. Take the pick-up service to Tawau - RM150/trip
6. Fly via Kuala Lumpur to Sg.... , TW-KL= RM250, KL-SG= RM110 , Oneway = RM350

So for a couple, the basic cost will be RM7570 app S$3100 (Cheaper this way???)

Theoretically, this seems to be cheapest way to plan for a trip.... but there sure are many things that I might have overlooked and missed out.... hope fellow seniors can give me some hints and pointers.

**Ops... am planning for a 15Sep to 21Sep trip to Sipadan***

Pay a bit more and stay at mabul/kapalai. more likely to be able to get sipadan permits than using land based dive companies.

For comparison. http://www.makosubaquatics.com/destination/pulau-sipadan
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Just wonder if this planning is ok for a newbie....

1. Fly via Kuala Lumpur to Tawau.... SG-KL= S$44, KL-TW= RM240, Oneway = RM350
2. Take the pick-up service to Semprona - RM150/trip
3. Accommodation (say Sipandan Inn @ RM90/night) = 7x90 = RM$630
4. Join a local DC Package (say Scubaonline Combo 5D) = RM1820
5. Full Set Rental (app RM60/day) = 5x60 = RM300
5. Take the pick-up service to Tawau - RM150/trip
6. Fly via Kuala Lumpur to Sg.... , TW-KL= RM250, KL-SG= RM110 , Oneway = RM350

So for a couple, the basic cost will be RM7570 app S$3100 (Cheaper this way???)

Theoretically, this seems to be cheapest way to plan for a trip.... but there sure are many things that I might have overlooked and missed out.... hope fellow seniors can give me some hints and pointers.

**Ops... am planning for a 15Sep to 21Sep trip to Sipadan***

You try check with this DC. Cheap and good review. http://www.sipadanadventures.com/

SmallFish

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Pay a bit more and stay at mabul/kapalai. more likely to be able to get sipadan permits than using land based dive companies.

For comparison. http://www.makosubaquatics.com/destination/pulau-sipadan

You try check with this DC. Cheap and good review. http://www.sipadanadventures.com/

Thanks for the sugguestions.... will consider kapalai package....  ;)

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sipadan water village - some DMs got bad blood with the sabah park officials
last time refused entry