Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:00 AM
Many thanks Dan,
Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:21 PM
If you're to travel a little bit longer, than Sipadan!!!!
Some of the best diving in Asia, and only two flights, a car ride, and a short car ride away! You may not have any lucky getting a permit, or even finding a place to stay on Mabul at such a short notice, but I believe it's the off season, so you never know.
If Sip doesn't doesn't work out, then maybe hop on a flight to Phuket, Thailand, and do some day-trips, or see if you could catch a last-minute liveaboard to the Similans.
Best of luck
Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:15 PM
If you get time/visa, sipadan is amazing. and well worth the trek.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:23 PM
I fancy sipadan but only going to be doing 3 days diving in Malaysia so im guna save sipadan for when i have more time. Im traveling to thailand after Malaysia so just want some were near by to blow the cobwebs off =]
Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:10 PM
"Journalism is what someone else does not want printed, everything else is public relations."
Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:02 PM
I recall there are frequent flights from KL directly to Tioman. We drove from Melaka (south of KL) to the port town and took a ferry over. That journey took ~6 hours. We were happy with the Berjaya resort, but there's plenty of backpacker through boutique hotel options - if you can find them online. We did Berjaya primarily because it was hard to get information about the lodging options ahead of time. We showed up a day early and stayed at a backpacker joint on the north end of the island for a night before walking south to Berjaya.
Edited by gumbyDives, 24 January 2013 - 01:32 PM.