Every year we hold a conservation week on the rig. Here we focus all of our activity, for both guests and staff on conserving the marine environment. This year, we wanted to do more with our local community partners and we invited the Mabul Community Market (Mabul is our closest island neighbor) on to the rig to share their locally-made, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products – many of which are recycled from rubbish – with our guests. Lily Tubil is [...]
We love it when our Rig divers share their photos and videos with us. Special thanks to our friends from Bahrain who stayed for a week with us and went the extra mile to share this trailer with us. We look forward to the completed movie! . Special thanks to @hasanjanahi_sealife, @eyado2 and friends ??
Dear Valued Guests and Agents, The Malaysian Government recently announced the implementation of the Sales & Services Tax (SST) that will take effect on 1st September 2018. This tax will be imposed on the hospitality industry therefore it is with much regret that all packages and services sold from the 1st September henceforth will be subject to 6% Sales & Service Tax. In the meantime, you may obtain further information on SST from the Royal Malaysian Custom Department website at https://mysst.customs.gov.my/ Thank [...]
My scuba diving adventure started when I first went to Mexico and completed my AOW and Rescue courses, and, not quite ready to go home, I came to Sabah where I did my Divemaster course. Shortly after, it followed by the PADI Instructor course.
Regular visitors to the rig will often look into the distance and see communities of people who live on the sandbanks around the rig. Commonly known as ‘sea gypsies’, or ‘Bajau Laut’, these communities are found living in stilt huts and boats, known as ‘lepa lepa’, right across the Celebes Sea (and within Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Myanmar – although many are deemed to be stateless). Around the are there are estimated to be approximately 3000 Bajau Laut, and [...]