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Health And Safety

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Guide to a safe diving holiday:

  • Buy a diving and health insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Listen carefully to all dive briefings given by instructors and dive within safe limits.
  • PADI is the largest diver training organization in the world and all of its professional members work within rigidly defined safety standards.
  • Do not dive under the effects of alcohol, tiredness, substances, sickness, dehydration and some prescription medicines.
  • If you have any doubts about your fitness then discuss it with the dive staff.
  • All dive professionals have first aid training.
  • All boats and diving equipment are regularly serviced.
  • There is an Hyperbaric chamber (or re-compression chamber) at the Semporna navy base.
  • Contact DAN (Divers Alert Network): Malaysia: +605-930 4114 and +61-8-8212 9242 (hotline).

Emergency Contact Numbers:

Sipadanborneo.com:
Semporna Office: +6089782334
Basaron mobile: +60128650131
Aini mobile: +60128385809

DAN Malaysia Emergency: 059304114
DAN Hotline: +61 882129242

DCI/DCS Concerns:
Semporna navy base – Decompression Chamber: +6089785101
Semporna Hospital: +6089781695
Clinic Syed: +6089781811
Dive Physician (Labuan): +60124010598

Lost at sea:
Marine Police Semporna: +6089782020 Ext 2914
Marine Police Sandakan: +6089226395
Semporna Police: +6089781222

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