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Our House Reef and PADI Rig Diver Specialty Course

Seaventures Dive Rig by Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia

Seaventures dive rig has been in its current location by Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia for over 20 years. In that time, it has developed into an amazing dive site with an abundance of marine life to be seen. The vast area both underneath and outside the footprint of Seaventures Dive Rig has become home to many species of fish and reef creatures.

The unique House Reef at Seaventures Dive Rig

The site is a mixture of flat natural reef, man-made artificial structures, and sandy bottom at a depth of between 12-16 meters. Free unlimited house reef diving (with a buddy) is included with all dive packages and a large portion of guests make use of this option.

The first thing that strikes you when jump off the lift and start descending down towards the bottom is the abundance of fish life that greets you. Schools of batfish, fusiliers, bannerfish, and snapper are all around. Once you reach the bottom and start to explore you can’t get very far without seeing crocodile fish, scorpionfish, and nudibranchs of all types.

The variety of things that can be found are immense: Starting with our resident giant grouper, to huge moray eels and the occasional sleeping turtle. We even had a whale shark cruising by not so long ago! But the real treasure of our house reef is the macro and super macro critters. It’s not unusual to find flamboyant cuttlefish, harlequin shrimp, painted frogfish, and ribbon eels. If you have the eyes for it, there might also be hairy shrimp, pygmy squid, and cuttlefish, and an abundance of beautiful but tiny nudibranchs and flatworms.

Become a Certified Rig Diver Today! PADI Rig Diver Specialty Course

As you can imagine lots of these things aren’t easy to find if you’re not used to searching for them and that is where our expert guides come in who can be hired to help you. Also, to make diving off a Rig easier, it is also recommended to take our very own PADI Rig Diver Specialty Course. In 2 dives, you will learn skills and techniques for diving safely from and under oil rigs anywhere in the world. Our team of experienced Instructors will teach you safe entries and exits, enhanced navigation skills, care for the environment, and some of the unique and globe-trotting history of Seaventures Dive Rig.