Wish You Were Here: An oil rig transformed to dive platform, Celebes Sea, Borneo

by brian lam

DSC 5632 Edit Edit 550x365 Wish You Were Here: An oil rig transformed to dive platform, Celebes Sea, Borneo

The only dive platform in the world transformed from an old oil rig is right here.

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It has an elevator that drops you right into the water. Nearby Sipidan island was ordered vacated by the government 5 years ago to make the island into a national park, where only 120 permits for diving are issued a day. An employee band plays nights, and the hot water heater doesn’t always work. But still, it seems like the kind of place I wish I could visit. [Seaventures, WSJ]