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Address: Jalan Kastalam No. 1 P/S 124, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Phone Number: +6089785399
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Description: A small company with a BIG heart.. and passion for customer safety and...
A small company with a BIG heart.. and passion for customer safety and satisfaction.
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Relaxed and profesional

I did my open water course with BJS and it was perfect. Mark is true profesional who is patient, calm and makes you feel safe underwater. We enjoyed the course so much so we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Martin M
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

I did my open water course with BJS and it was perfect. Mark is true profesional who is patient, calm and makes you feel safe underwater. We enjoyed the course so much so we decided to stay few more days to do some fun dives on nearby islands and it was just unforgetable. Strongly recommanded!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stayed at Big John for a week and did 12 dives at Mabul Island and 6 at Sipadan. Overall the diving was very good and the guides also extremely capable and helpful. Rooms are small and average, but this seems normal for Malaysia. The food was delicious and very helpful, but exactly the same every day so it did... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Just had a great time in Mabul diving with Big John Scuba. Mabul is pretty rustic and has a character and a good variety of dive-sites close by. I had great service before going and also when I was there from Mark who really helped arrange everything. From getting to Semporna from the airport, to getting to Mabul and also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Big John Scuba is the best place to take it easy and dive in a very relaxed way!Osman the DM is amazing, I really enjoyed diving with him. The equipment is in good condition and everything is checked carefully. If you are the kind of person that needs to know exactly which fish you just saw maybe its not the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Big John Scuba is a professional, organised, customer orientated operation. First off, the diving itself was awesome! Conditions were clear and calm. You don't see loads of colourful corals at every site but the marine life was very diverse. I saw many different animals that I had never seen before and the dive masters were very helpful in pointing things... More 

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South Korea
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I went with my wife and three daughters age 12, 12 and 3. We had a really great time. The location is just beautiful, and the coral reefs are amazing. The staff at the homestay were great, friendly and hospitable. Especially the drive instructor Mark, who was a really devoted teacher, and ensured that our older kids really learned their... More 

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Just spend a few days out in Mabul Island with BIG John Scuba. Had a fantastic time while getting our advanced diving course done. We had great fun doing our dives and felt 100% safe with the dive instructor Mark. He was extremely professional at all times and made sure everyone knew and understood exactly what was involved in each... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Spent 20 days in the begining of December 2014 on Mabul. went from never diving before to getting a rescue diver certificate. Credit goes to my instructor Mark who takes his job seriously and proffesionally but has a good laugh at the same time. Ideal place to learn to dive or Improve on any existing courses. Great food aswell cooked... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As it was pointed to me by my trusted instructor, a year to the day exactly from when I first took my very first tentative DSD dive as a first time scuba diver on December 12th 2013 during my family bonding holiday & on December 12th 2014 together with my son,Aidan, sitting for my IE ( Instructor Exam) . He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Went for a short stay and to get my padi license with another friend. Mark was the best instructor I could have asked for, goofy all the times but he makes sure we are taken care of every step of the way. The rooms were extremely basic, but most of the guest go there just for diving and snorkeling, so... More 

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