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After another late rise,I blame the comforts of couch surfing, we got some lunch and watched another film waiting for a night bus to semporna.

We got to the bus station around 7pm and had been told not to pay more than 75rinngit to get to semporna. Amazingly the tour stated a price which was half of what we expected to pay.Bonus. So we accepted and got on another one of those buses designed for the borrowers.


We arrived in the shithole that is Semporna at around 4.30am and got a taxi basically round the corner and he was trying to charge us 8quid for it.Cheeky twat. He kept saying 20ringgit each.I was saying to him are you a taxi or a fucking bus.And we finally got him down but it was still a rip off. I hate being taken advantage of when im knackered.

We intended on looking around a few dive shops and book an open water course,but I was so tired I didn’t want to make any decision whilst I was so tired so we checked into a hotel and slept before heading back when I was more alert.I didn’t fell comfortable handing over large sums of money whilst so tired.

When we awoke we decided on going with Uncle changs who came recommended to me,we were going to do our Open water course and after arguing about the price we decided on two dives at Sipidan ( arguably the worlds best dive site). A stupid thing to argue about really. We got it all for 600quid which in my opinion was a bargain.

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