UPDATED JUNE 2018
In light of the unfortunate events in the outlining areas, we would like to remind all our guests that Seaventures Dive Rig has been and will continue to remain a safe diving establishment. We have taken measures to ensure the safety of all our guests and have since enhanced our night shift perimeter surveillance with staff on hand 24 hours. We have CCTV in full operation throughout the Rig each day and we are conveniently located directly in front of the police post on Mabul Island to which we have immediate contact via various means.
The platform sits above 6 large pillars and remains at a height of 8 to 10 meters above sea level depending on tide with restricted access to outsiders via only two means – the elevator and rear gate. The Rig’s elevator is always raised at night and the rear gate always locked. The rear staircase is in the process of being mobile so it too will be raised at night ensuring the Rig is completely inaccessible to all outsiders. The Navy, Maritime Department and Polis frequently patrol the area daily and all the resorts in our community are closely working together with the help of authorities to improve the current situation and ensure the safety of all our guests and surrounding environment.
The Rig is also patrolled daily by ESSCOM’s commanders who are located on the Rig itself. Their presence is to monitor, protect and ensure safety on the rig and the areas nearby. A curfew has also been imposed to areas from Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Semporna, Kunak and Tawau. As such, boat night diving is currently not available until further notice. The curfew will be until further notice.
For more recent update please visit Sabah Tourism Board website