Sipadan, situated on the east cost of Sabah has been on every diver’s “must-do” list since receiving the thumbs up from Jacques Cousteau. If you are crazy about diving as much as possible without long boat rides in between your forays breathing under water, then liveaboards are the best option for you. So it made sense to add MV Celebes Explorer to our repertoire. The best part of the deal is that your Sipadan permits are guaranteed!
Diving Sipadan from the only liveaboard in the area alongside other divers who were boated in from surrounding resorts gave a clear picture of the advantages and disadvantages of cruising Sipadan aboard MV Celebes Explorer. Gavin Macaulay eagerly took up the challenge to experience it first-hand.
Find out whether boat trips lasting seconds rather than minutes actually can make a difference to your diving holiday. Do the service, food and accommodation measure up to resorts in the area – and does that even matter if diving is your top priority?
Read the full trip report to see for yourself: