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Big John Scuba

Jalan Kastalam No. 1 P/S 124, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
+6089785399
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Semporna
Type: Water sports
Description: A small company with a BIG heart.. and passion for customer safety and satisfaction.
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Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Mail conversation was quick, patient and helpful. Mark is a very experienced instructor who goes a very long way to keep his guests happy despite other dive centers mistakes. Dive crew has very sharp eyes and showed us new things each dive. Very happy! Girlfriend took OW and is very pleased with the clarity and pedagogical way the course was... More

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Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It has it's reason to be ranked #1. We traveled there and stay for 4days 3 nights, we went for Discovery Scuba Dive and snorkeling, our instructor, Mark is very experiences, professional and is a good instructor, he brief us through the signal gesture and all possible outcome. We rented a camera from Big John Scuba to take the photo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My girlfriend and I spent a long time researching for our trip to Mabul and Sipadan. We wanted a cheap package that would allow us to have a few days on Mabul with dives, plus a day of diving at Sipadan Island along with generally being well looked after. Big John leapt out through the research with great reviews. We... More

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Tbilisi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you are looking for professional and fun diving instructor, cheap acommodation, delicious food and smiley welcoming faces, big john scuba is THE choice. Main reason for my visit to Mabul was diving at Sipadan, which I did the first day and I had 2 more days and three nights. So after I arrived at Big john's and talked to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Semporna and decided to try to learn to dive, so we trawled around for prices to do the PADI open water. The accommodation and course package at Big John's was by far the best value for money, especially for those on a budget. Our instructor Dendy was fantastic - especially as I was a really bad learner,... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately we never actually made it to BJC and so would like to make clear this review is about the communication I had with Mark regarding a possible stay with them. After trying to find out information on the website and failing miserably (the pages wouldn't load properly which made it impossible to read), I sent BJC a message on... More

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M13UGS, Manager at Big John Scuba, responded to this review

This was the response to Kate's Facebook message that was answered the same day.. and BEFORE the Trip Advisor review. -------- Thank you Kate for your mail... I am sorry that we are/were unable to help you, however I would like to advise that I too am more often than not in areas where the internet access is remote and... More

Hong Kong, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I stayed in Big John on 19-27/2. good accommodation & food, good instructors, nice people.... I finished the OW, AOW courses, have been to Mabul island, Kapalai Island, and last but not least, Sipadan island! 16 dives in 7 days, I feel more than satisfied and happy! I really enjoy diving... fabulous Sipadan...and make so many friends in big john.......... More

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Koudekerk aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

And I mean family you like, not the weird auntie you have to see once a year... We booked our 2 nights in advance by email and were impressed by the quick replies and accommodating service. We had booked 3 days of diving (2 x 3 dives in Mabul/Kapalai and 1 x 3 dives Sipadan) for me and just accommodation... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I've been working for more than five years as a dive professional in different countries, I'm a Master Instructor and I've managed a couple diveshops myself, I did scuba in quite a few exotic places, and I can say I know very well at least two dozen dive-operators from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil, Israel and Egypt's Red Sea. I've also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I found it hard to choose a place in mabul because of all the different reviews, i don't need luxury but i like a clean room and a place that makes me feel comfortable. So I'm writing this to make it easier for you, unless you stay at one of the expensive resorts, the only choice is Big John. The... More

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