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Address: PO Box 458 - Block B, Lot 36 | Semporna Seafront, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 89 785372
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The only way to see Sipidan

From the welcome in Semporna, to the transfers to Mabul Island, and the feats of logistical gnastics they perform every day getting upwards of six boats off and away to 3 - 4... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

From the welcome in Semporna, to the transfers to Mabul Island, and the feats of logistical gnastics they perform every day getting upwards of six boats off and away to 3 - 4 dives and island daytrips a day, this is a very slick and professional outfit. We enjoyed the daytrips best, with Sipidan and Siamil Islands being the highlights.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Upon checking in at the dive shop I was very warmly welcomed and given a thorough briefing for the next day. The front staff are all westerners. The day of my snorkelling they were well prepared and directed me to the proper boat. The staff members and guides on the boat introduced themselves. My guide was Nas - a hilarious,... More 

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

You pay more for SJ than some other outfits who run from Mabul but they are organized and quality. If you are diving Mabul and/or Sipidan on a budget i would find a cheaper place to stay but dive with SJ over cheaper outfits who are not as safe.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I did my advanced open water course here and stayed on the Mabul Resort. Overall, people were great. The dive masters and resort staff were very friendly and helpful. However, their equipment is poorly maintained. They allot equipment to use on the first day of stay, and it is kept aside till the end of your stay. Not so in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Diving with Scuba Junkie and staying on the island of Mabul was a brilliant. I really could not fault them. So organised and polite. The dive masters were great and so knowledgeable. The equipment was perfect and the staff really do look after you. Easy diving with Scuba Junkie!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just finishes doing my Open Water Course at Scuba Junkie. Wonderful experience, the entire staff was incredibly kind and helpful, I did not meet one staff member who didn't have a smile on his/her face. I had e-mailed them twice before coming without making a reservation, and still I literally just stopped by the office after arriving by bus from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is my second visit to Mabul and third to Semporna diving. The SJ resort is romantic and quiet but It is definitely geared for the adventure diver. We dive 3-4 x per day everyday with optional evening dives. The diving is diverse with many invertebrate muck dives but also diving with Rays and the unsurpassable sipadan wall dives where... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We booked a 7day/6night stay with Scuba Junkie via the office in KK. After our registration we were efficiently organised onto the boat for transfer to Mabul. Upon arrival in Mabul we were greeted by the smiling Lydia and our bags were taken to reception for us. Everything went very smoothly and once we'd gotten our kit from the jetty... More 

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Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

For me it´s hard to understand all the wonderful ratings for Scuba Junkie. Maybe it´s due to the fact, that many diving novices rate the dive sites and have little room for comparison? Well, I am an experienced diver who has seen around 50 different dive operations around the world and this is the one with the worst equipment. I... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

From the start we only booked the "Discover Scubadiving" at first and planned to stay at Mabul only 2 nights.. But we fell in love with everything on this island so we ended up staying a week and took our Open Water certificate and did a "fundive" to! The staff and their fantastic friendly ways and professionality to run everything... More 

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