Oil Rig Hotel and Scuba Dive Centre
A bit unique is one way to describe this!
'Live Aboard' usually refers to a "Dive Charter Boat' taking divers off shore for premium diving. Yes this is a new variant, stationary live aboard!
This metal monstrosity was once commissioned as an exploration jack up rig in the oil and gas industry and now revamped as the Seaventures Dive Rig. A unique dive resort and the only one of its kind in the world, Seaventures still maintains the allure and spirit of a working rig yet the rooms are made more comfortable, great food and diving world class.
It truly is a novelty alternative to any dive resort and best of all it is situated in one of the diving industry’s renowned dive destinations commonly ranked as being one of the world’s best.
Seaventures is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort based about 26km south from the nearest port of Semporna in Sabah, Malaysia, about 0.7km from Mabul Island which is renowned for great macro and muck diving, 5km from Kapalai Island with its sunken wrecks and artificial reefs and about 9km north of Sipadan Island which is ranked as one of the best diving destinations in the world.
A trademark feature on the Rig is the famed elevator that lowers divers directly into the best house reef in the area right under the Rig. Gone are the days of lugging your gear and giant stride entries – just walk on and let yourself be lowered into the water and slide right off into your dive. The lift is also the main platform for our famous Rig Jump – a favourite feat for all guests to try at least once while they are here. Are you game?
Non divers welcome. There is a games room, bar and live music. Rooms range from multishare bunks to very comfortable twins and doubles.