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Seaventures Rig Resort
The brains behind the Seaventures Rig Resort retooled an old oil rig into a stylish escape for diving enthusiasts in Malaysia. Stephen Masters Used Under Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 License
The brains behind the Seaventures Rig Resort retooled an old oil rig into a stylish escape for diving enthusiasts in Malaysia. Stephen Masters Used Under Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 License

What better place for avid divers to vacation than a venue completely surrounded by water? The brains behind the Seaventures Rig Resort knew what they were doing when they retooled an old oil rig into a stylish escape for diving enthusiasts. Situated in Sipaden, Borneo, Malaysia, the rig/resort is located in prime dive country. In fact, it's right on top of the Coral Triangle, which is renowned for the nearly 600 species of coral and 2,000 types of coral fish found within its parameters [source: World Wildlife]. Divers actually access the awe-inspiring reefs using the rig's lift [source: McCulloch].

Room packages typically include unlimited reef dives, but guests also can join boat groups to visit additional waters, which are known as some of the world's best for diving. An on-site game room for table tennis and pool, a restaurant and the Rig's own house band (helmed by the versatile dive crew) round out the nightly entertainment. A nearby island is also accessible via boat should you want something different [source: Seaventures Dive].


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