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Address: Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Phone Number: +6089785399
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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BJS exceeded my expectations because......

The moment I landed In Tawau everything was taken care of. I was picked up at the airport , taken to the office to finalise paperwork and then dropped to where I was staying in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Siún M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The moment I landed In Tawau everything was taken care of. I was picked up at the airport , taken to the office to finalise paperwork and then dropped to where I was staying in Semporna. A short while later Tina and Mark (two instructors) came and knocked on my door and invited me to join them for dinner. This... More 

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2 Thank Siún M
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We went as a group of 4 . 2 of us did OW and 2 of us did AOW over three days. We picked Bog John because of reviews from Trip Advisor, and I am so glad we did. Scuba We did our course with Mark and he was phenomenal! Mark was very experienced and knowledgeable. I learned so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Summary: I did my open-water certification (OWC) at Big John Scuba (BJS), it was a 3D3N trip with Mark Booth as my instructor and had the most amazing time of my life. We did it in Semporna and more specifically on Mabul Island. Planning and Preparation: BJS corresponded in English (but can correspond in various languages) promptly, informatively and reliably.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

spent the day with lovely people. Big John’s were fantastic, flexible and accommodating. Provided great food and had professional instructor. Highly recommended

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We loved all ! good team with smile and efficient service, great instructor (he made our 10y/o daughter to love diving), charming place with great view, tailor made day tour around island, and the big heart of Big John (the boss). Very good time for relax and passed our AOW certification. And for sure - to be recommended if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Big John is not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. I did my AOW on a 2D1N trip with Mark as my instructor and had an amazing time and am so glad I spent the little bit extra to learn here. Firstly all the communication was excellent leading up to the trip which was a big plus... More 

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2 Thank HaydenP88
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

... And it was brilliant. Mark was my instructor and he was very good. Patient and very knowledgeable. We did the dives in Mabul, which was brilliant. They were a little more expensive than other dive shops in semporna but they were worth the extra. The staff were all really cool, the accommodation on mabul island was very good (much... More 

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2 Thank Prahlad D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Did my OW and AOW just in 4 days. Had a lot of fun and Mark was a great instructor. Want to come back again because the dive sites are stunning. Perfect place to do your OW and AOW because there is usually only your group (4-8 people) at one spot. Food and accomodation are pleasant (all types of veggies... More 

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2 Thank Mari M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Came for lessons all's I got was a great time Mark is a great instructor, and patient as a budist monk, and that's surprising for a boy from Essex. Lodging is good lots of choice. To much good food. Put on 4 kg while still doing 3 dives a day. The staff are awesome helpful try to do everything for... More 

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3 Thank Doug S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I was following diving friends and booked the snorkel 3D2N. Then I met Mark the diving instructor and he talked me into trying my Open Water. Although I was scared and panicking Mark has been brilliant and help me through each steps. I've exceeded my own expectations and had a great time on my last fun dive (if not my... More 

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