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Scuba Junkie Hotel & Diving

PO Box 458, Block B, Lot 36 | Semporna Seafront, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Scuba Junkie Hotel & Diving
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flipping awesome 5 days with Scuba Junkies! Everyone was fantastic and the diving was outstanding... turtles, sharks, Jack fish and all the little ones too, plus a turtle hatching. Extra thanks go to Ewan, Dionne, Kat, Ismail, Deano, and Lydia (never underestimate the power of a hair band!). Highly recommend these guys!

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If I had read about the bedbugs before booking, I probably wouldn't have. But I didn't. I just stayed here for a few hours (Dive Lodge in Semporna) before my flight. It was perfectly good for what it is. The AC worked, the bathroom is sketchy but clean. The bed and towels were clean, as well. I really wish the... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Two days of great service and beautiful weather. Particularly good staff members were Nas, peanut and Jason. We weren't there for diving but we tried it and it was great. The divemaster we had was enthusiastic and loved his job. Thanks Nas for making our trip

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As a Malaysian and knowing how irresponsible we are to the environment, I was dead set doing business with Scuba Junkie before I walk in because I heard they clean up trash. If I would have just walked in to enquire about divings they will never get my business. The Semporna Dive Shop person (skinny white guy) seems very uninterested... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Friendly, charming & helpful staff. We really enjoyed our hiking at bohey dulang & snorkeling trip at mantabuan..we stayed in dorm room with separate bathroom. the room was clean & comfort. Strategic location - a few of seafood restaurant, giant market, pharmacy etc are just nearby (walking distance).

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This backpacker's in Semporna is not grand but is very serviceable and good value for money. The stairs are a long climb at the end of a day spent wandering other airports but the staff are great, the room big, the air conditining and hot water works and the wifi is quick, free and reliable. Not the place for an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I had never been diving before but had always been interested in learning! My boyfriend and I had planned on travelling South East Asia for a couple of weeks before he went to China.. So I saw that as the perfect opportunity to go and learn how to dive! I travelled alone to Semporna, but i got in touch with... More 

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Olot, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The backpackers place is clean and very well located if you are gonna dive with the same comapany. Not as fancy as the Mabul Resort, of course, but still decent and nice for a backpackers. We stayed three nights and was ok. The experience with Scuba Junkie depends mostly in who is your instructor. We did two snorkeling trips with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed at the lodge next to the dive shop before heading out for 2 nights on Mabul. Well we regretted it so much because we got no sleep and this ruined the first two days diving at Mabul as we tried to recover. It was an endurance to get through the diving rather than being a relaxing pleasurable experience.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The photos posted are of their Mabul resort - an entirely different island (and different Trip Advisor page)!!! This review is for the backpacker accommodation on Semporna (the mainland if you will). An adequate place to stay if you just want to dive. If you are with someone who doesn't dive, splurge for the Mabul location. Rooms are basic no... More 

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