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Q1. What is the best time of year to dive in Semporna?  

The warm waters of Tropical Semporna is ideal for year-round diving. Water temperatures vary from 27° to 29° Celsius. 3mm of diving wetsuit is warm enough.

Q2. Are there sharks on the Semporna Islands? 

Yes, there are sharks in every ocean, and a variety of sharks inhabit Sipadan. What we most commonly encounter are smaller species which pose no threat to divers or snorkellers.

Q3. Can you pick me up from my accommodation?

Complimentary transfers are provided from locations around Semporna town area. Transfers from accommodations away from town 3km above and surrounding suburbs are an additional cost.

Q4. How many people will be in my dive class and dive tour? 

Our maximum ratio of instructor/dive guide to guests is always 1 to 4. 

Q5. What do I need to bring for my dive course?

You will need to bring swimwear, a dive medical certificate if required, and a Malaysian MyKad or passport provided for registration in Tourists Jetty Semporna. 

Q6. Do I need to complete a medical for the Learn To Dive course? 

Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. You will be required to obtain a dive medical certificate if you have a positive response to any of the questions on the Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration.

A positive response to any question indicates that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate, preferably in English or Chinese, which states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training. This medical certificate must be valid within 90 days of course commencement. If you are unsure about a specific medical condition please check with your doctor prior to making your reservation.

Q7. What if I fail my medical? 

Diving is not permitted if you haven’t passed your dive medical but snorkelling doesn’t need any medical conditions. 

Q8. Do certified divers still need medical clearance? 

Irregardless of your certification status; if you have suffered any illness or injury that may affect your diving, if you are currently suffering for any illness or injury, if you are taking any prescription medication and if you have any condition, fact or circumstance that may affect your fitness – you will require a medical certificate. 

Q9. Can I dive with diabetes?  

Yes, but you will require a medical clearance. 

Q10. When can I fly next after diving? 

The recommendation is to allow at least 18 hours after your last dive before flying. 

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