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Smart Divers Resort

Mabul, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia
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Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The room i had was "253" and it was very loud (doesn't bother me as i can sleep in any condition) but in case it would you might tell them you don't want it. The food was better than expected and the DM "ronnie" and "justin" (something similar) were great! They only thing is we traveled in groups and some... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This was our first time diving at this side of the world and staying in such a small island! The whole experience was amazing! The trip to get there is quite long. You first need to get to Tawau. In our case, we took a flight from Kuala Lumpur. Then, they pick you up with a small van. After more... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is my first time to write a review in TripAdvisor. I used to read lots of comments here and I hope that my humble review will encourage people around the world to come to visit Pulau Mabul, Sabah Malaysia. My holiday was actually from 30th Aug till 2nd September to Kota Kinabalu Mountain. Due the the earthquake incident we... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed with here with a large group of friends for 1 week. 5 days of diving with three boat dives per day. We dived 2 days at Sipadan - I could have dived Sipadan for a 3rd day but decided to take photos around Mabul and Kapali. Nitrox diving was and extra 35 RM per tank... More 

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Houston, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I've always wanted to visit Sipadan Island. I've been dying dive Barracuda point, south point, turtle carven, muck diving in Mabul & Kapali. I looked up this place online. So there are many other options to stay in Mabul & Kapali. But i thought it was the best option to stay in Mabul. The prices were good, the rooms looked... More 

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BenLou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had travelled here on our honeymoon. What a fantastic place! People were so friendly, literally anything they could do to help they did. Our gear was carried to and from the boat, our tanks always full. We couldnt say a bad word about any of it really. If there was one downside, and its really picking here, its that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

To me, this is the best place on earth: geat team, always smiling and friendly, good spirit, good food, bungalows are big and clean, the island looks like paradise. The dives in sipadan are the best dives ever, also was the macro diving around Mabul and Kapalai. The dive teams are outstanding and professional. This is high level tourism. I... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I stayed at the SMART Water Bungalows in Mabul Island in May 2014 and had a very good experience. The resort has a great layout and is focused on the diving traveller. The rooms are tired, but generous in size. My only complaint is the air conditioner was a bit lacking on cooling power, and the wifi is terrible. It... More 

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Australia
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32 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Obviously, if you are coming to Mabul Island then you are coming to dive ( Mabul, Sipadan & Kalalai Is).. if not , make sure u bring a few books to read...as there is not much to do.. We stayed in a Chalet, big, clean & comfortable.... be warned it's not a 5 star... make it 2-3 stars.. Food is... More 

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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Stayed for a week, in a standard bungalow, with an all inclusive diving package (3 daily dives, equipment hire not included) and did 2 days diving at Sipadan. Generally the resort is very nice, and convenient for Sipadan (approx. 30min boat). It isn't 'luxury' but is a very pleasant place to stay. I would return. The food was good -... More 

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