I felt sad to say goodbye to everyone when I was leaving the rig when I felt I had known the crew for a long time even though I just spent only four days.

I booked this trip back in Mar 2020, after waiting for 3 years, I had the chance to travel to Sabah. Sandy from the tour office was extremely helpful and provided detailed information about the trip. I booked the 4D3N package for my open water course. The rig is very close to Mabul Island. A lot of people dive at Sipadan which requires an advanced permit. It is a very special experience to stay at the rig. I have to take the lift to the platform. I was touched when everyone in the crew came out and greeted the arriving guests.

The place has everything. It is like a small community. It has a nice dining area, gaming room, bar, etc. The previous helipad is now sundeck which is excellent for sunset. The rig provides boat transport to Mabul Island in the afternoon. Food changes every day and the communal dining area is good for meeting other travelers.All instructors there are friendly and fun. My instructor Nick showed us around the rig. It was a packed schedule to learn so many skills in a short time but he was patient and explained the details. I was able to dive and see the reefs and turtles around Mabul Island. I felt accomplished when I got the course passed and it was hard to say bye when I was leaving.