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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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Scuba & snorkel

Been here for 3 days, what can I say? All the staff are very welcoming & within few moments, now friends. If anyone wants to dive/snorkel within miles from this place, please try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Been here for 3 days, what can I say? All the staff are very welcoming & within few moments, now friends. If anyone wants to dive/snorkel within miles from this place, please try this place " BIG JOHN SCUBA". Have now made good friends & will come back, not only for the fore mentioned but passion to the local people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My friend and I got PADI certified last week with Mark as our instructor, who was absolutely amazing. Under water, he was so calming and professional and gave us each the one on one attention we needed to really grasp the skills. We felt comfortable with him, and he also made the dives and the whole experience fun. Everyone else... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Two of us did our PADI course with Big John and it was absolutely incredible! Mark was an amazing instructor and a ton of fun, the rest of the boys working at Big John's were always very helpful and entertaining! Mark showed us around Mabul island and was so helpful in coordinating our transport to and from semporna itself- as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Me and my girlfriend stayed with Big John for 5days for our diving course. Mark is a very experienced instructor who he is very patient to new divers and gave useful feedback after every single dive. He looked after us very well on the island ( show us where to get beers on the 1st day). Accommodation was good, food... More 

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Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

First time in Mabul/Sipadan in May 2015 for an AOW. Pluses: personalized service, very professional dive center & instructor. Mark provided fantastic training/feedback with a very no-nonsense approach. Team was friendly, welcoming and looked after you. Accommodation was good, food as well. Would definitely come back for further training. Minuses: unfortunately Big John doesn't at this point have permits for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I stayed at Big John's for two nights and had the most perfect snorkelling vacation imaginable. Mark took care of everything from the pick up/drop off at Tawau airport to any concerns about accommodation, etc. He was attentive to every guests' needs and questions. The staff was amazing as well, super friendly and helpful at all times. Mabul is the... More 

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Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had a great time doing our Open Water with Big John. Big John himself is an incredibly friendly and welcoming man and our diving instructors Mark and Tina were nothing short of excellent. Very glad that we chose Big John and plan to go back for our Advanced Open Water soon.

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Tawau, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My friends have gone to Big Jhon before and do the diving but I only come for the snorkling each time. This time i try the Discovery Scuba Dive with Mark the instructor from England. I was a bit nervous for the first time try because i dint know what to expect. Mark explained it slowly and asked everytime if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Big John Scuba has done a good job in organizing diving trips in Mabul and Kapalai island. The dive guides are very polite and serving. There may be many scuba organizers , but I would recommend Big John Scuba because the food is many varities and delicious and Big John is not stingy on food or seafood. Thanks to all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We took our Open Water and Advanced courses with Big John. We knew absolutely nothing about the procedure, but our instructor Mark was very nice to explain us how we should do in a simple way, and give us advice. He (and the rest of the employees) were very helpfull and friendly and it made it easy for us to... More 

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Address: Jalan Kastalam No. 1 P/S 124, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Phone Number: +6089785399
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Semporna District  >  Semporna

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