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Apr 23, 2005 - Semporna - world class dive site

The islands around Semporna are well known diving sites. Ex Sippadan island which is classified as a world-class diving site. Well, I'm done diving, but I snorkeled, and I snorkeled with about 20 turtles every day. Big, heavy, curious, clumsy animals who would sometimes choose to come close just to see what kind of strange creature you where and others times their eyes just failed due to age, and they would bump into you as a mistake. Oh, well, when I didn't snorkel with the turtles, I could follow the divers for a while as usual. The...

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Dec 15, 2004 - Scuba Junkies

After departing the amazing resort at Mabul we went back to the Semporna on the mainland and booked into a cheap hostel for the night. Once again, with cold showers and squat toilets. There's not much to do in Semporna, I suppose the only reason tourists go there is as a gateway to the islands just off the coast. We had a look around the town whilst being stared at by the locals and stumbled on a dive shop run by a couple of western guys. We were unable to pass up another amazing deal for diving to some of the other, less explored islands...

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