The only place in the world where you can experience living – and diving – off a decommissioned oil rig
Just off the northeastern tip of Borneo lies a cluster of islands known for its diving, and that’s where you’ll find Seaventures, the only place in the world where you can experience living and diving off a decommissioned oil rig.
Without the need to pile into the sea, this over-water hotel was constructed without harming marine life or the ecosystem. The oil rig’s location off Mabul Island, close to Sipadan, is home to over 500 species of reef-building corals, as well as hawksbill turtles, whitetip sharks and barracuda.
But what Mabul is really known for is its macro-diving, where you can spot the little guys: ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorses, bobtail squid and more. When you’re done, your cosy room is waiting for you back on the rig.
Now, with Sabah reopening its tourist spots in view of the RMCO, the dive resort is welcoming visitors from around Malaysia once again, with new safety procedures in place. For more information, visit their website or check out their Facebook for updates.
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