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Kapalai or Mabul For house snorkeling ?

Discussion in 'Malaysia & Singapore' started by blix, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. blix

    blix New

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Cronulla
    Hi All,

    Am booking a holiday and am trying to work out Kapalai or Mabul for best resort snorkelling.

    I will be diving as well but my wife only snorkels, I have read good things about Kapalai resort house reef but have also read very good things about Mabul water bungalows (obviously very expensive).

    I haven't been able to source much info specifically in regards to the depth of water and suitability for snorkelling!

    Any input would be great!
  2. The Wolf

    The Wolf Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Brunei
    Mabul by a mile.

    Kapalai is fine but you will get bored going around in circles around the resort after 1-2 days.
  3. blix

    blix New

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Cronulla
    Just noticed that Scuba Junkie actually does 4 off scuba dives on Sipadan days!

    Do any of the resorts or scuba companies do this as well ???
  4. bracko

    bracko Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: sydney, Australia
    I think most do 4 dives. They all try and maximise their time on the island. Scuba junkie is a backpacker style resort though. as in there will be back packers there and a lot of people waft in and out every 3 or so days. In saying that there were a few "long stayers" like me. so you never know.

    I loved my time there (10 days) on my own but it was hard to meet new people every few days when all i wanted to do was have a beer with someone and shoot the breeze. the dive school is good as well, most of the instructors I wouldn't hesitate in handing over my beloved if she so choose to do a course.
  5. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Paris, France
    IMO best house reef snorkeling on Mabul would be Paradise 2 off Borneo Divers' pier.
    Note that many Sipadan spots are first class for snorkeling like for instance Hanging gardens, Coral garden or even right off the main boat landing beach.

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