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Big John Scuba

Jalan Kastalam No. 1 P/S 124, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
+6089785399
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Semporna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Description: A small company with a BIG heart.. and passion for customer safety and satisfaction.
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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was impressed with the organisation of my dives, accommodation and transfers to and from Mabul. When I did have a problem with one piece of SCUBA equipment, this was immediately addressed. They also organised my permit for diving in Sipadan. I really enjoyed diving with this company, and would use it again.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Myself and a couple of mates stayed in Big Johns Mabul for a few days to take our PADI and dive Sipadan. Mark did a great job organising the program to fit to our tight schedule. The training was first rate and we felt very well prepared by the time we hit Sipadan, which was the highlight of our time... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The office communication and staff was quite helpful. They booked a Sipadan trip for us with other diving company called. Borneo Unlimited. We wired money a week in advance and there were no issues with reserving our permits or our booking, so they are definitely trustworthy, when it comes to bookings and money. The Sipadan dive with Borneo Unlimited was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I took our Advance Open Water course with Big John Scuba. We got in touch with Big John's team the night we arrived and were already invited to join for dinner/beer. Our experience overall was great. The staff is extremely friendly and giving which really made our stay enjoyable and relaxing. The equipment is new and well... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The rooms may be basic, but the experience you get at Big John's is strictly one of being in a big, extended family. I did five days snorkeling the beautiful waters around Mabul and Kapalai. I was traveling solo but never felt alone here. Everything was well-organized, with a variety of sites to dive or snorkel, always accompanied, so safety... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Fantastic vacation with the best guides to keep you safe as well as having a good time. They took us to places where all I wanted to do was bop underwater to feel the splendour of it. And the guides will always be there to meet your needs and answer your questions. Mostly everything is provided and the services are... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

we completed our OW at Big John mabul in 4 days 3 night (17-20/5/14). our instructor, john goh is very experiences, professional and is a good instructor. We rented a GoPro camera from Big John Scuba to take the photo underwater. The room is basic but have everything you need. For sure that we will be back for Advance Open... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We did two day trips with them: Mabul-Kapalai, and Bohey Dulang-Pulai Sibuan, and it was a lovely experience! All the guides were helpful and friendly, and we were accompanied all the time during our Discovery Scuba Diving and snorkeling (one-to-one). When I chose to go into the water a little later after everyone else, a staff member insisted on accompanying... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I stayed and dove with Big John in the end of March. I stayed with them 4 nights and did 2 mabul dive, 1 kapalai and 3 Sipadan dives. All just fun dives. I can not give this company more then 1/5 even though they were friendly, the two things that I find most important they didn't do good at... More

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nvt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Big John, where to start? Lets say it has been a trip of extreems: positive and negative! We only decided last week to head down to Semporna to see if we can arrange some diving. Upon arrival we took the first day to shop around for some diving packages, and after some asking around we ended up @ Big John,... More

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