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Big John Scuba

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Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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3D2N Sipadan package: 100% recommend

We stayed with Big John Scuba for 3D2N in June 2018 (wish we could have stayed longer!). Reasons... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amparo G
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Great personalised experience

I booked a 3N/4D package, I ended booking an additional night and day ! That should be enough to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben D
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Thailand
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A small company with a BIG heart.. and passion for customer safety and satisfaction.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“mabul island” (42 reviews)
“dive master” (35 reviews)
“fun dives” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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"mabul island"
in 42 reviews
"dive master"
in 35 reviews
"fun dives"
in 17 reviews
"open water"
in 16 reviews
"great instructor"
in 11 reviews
"rice"
in 10 reviews
"local community"
in 7 reviews
"stay overnight"
in 3 reviews
"private bathroom"
in 3 reviews
"food was great"
in 7 reviews
"dive sites"
in 14 reviews
"sea life"
in 7 reviews
"tea and coffee"
in 3 reviews
"seafood"
in 6 reviews
"two days"
in 9 reviews
"rescue diver"
in 6 reviews
"my girlfriend"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed with Big John Scuba for 3D2N in June 2018 (wish we could have stayed longer!). Reasons why you should go for Big John Scuba (BJS): 1. John, the owner, is a very kind and generous man. He doesn't only hire lots of local...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a 3N/4D package, I ended booking an additional night and day ! That should be enough to say how good my trip was, shouldn't it ? First, the management of my booking has been amazingly well handled by Mark, we agreed on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been so fortunate to have visited so many magical places, and Mabul Island and Big John's is certainly one of those we will never, ever forget. The whole experience was amazing. Yes, there are 'posher' places on Mabul to stay at but I...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Hey, I booked a 3d2n package with BigJohn. This includes transport from and to Semporna. Also I had 3 dives per day and on the second day I was at Sipidan (the other two days at mabul island). So in total I did 5 AOW...More

2  Thank WLong L
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Where to start? We had many great experiences with Big John Scuba! We hadn´t booked anything before arriving to Mabul Island, so we went around the whole island checking out different places such as Scuba Junkies, Villabong, Paradise Lodge, etc.. we weren´t sold on any...More

1  Thank Salomé T
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

I would highly recommend these guys if you are looking to dive in the Semporna area. I started communicating with Tina and Mark months before our arrival via email - they were very professional, and so helpful in booking our dives, accommodations, transport and most...More

1  Thank clinesmiths
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

I did my Advance Open Water with BJ in Mabul island. Everything was perfect, specially my instructor Mark who is very patiente and professional, making the learning easy and funny. The accommodation was also very good, and the whole BJ team is nice and kind....More

3  Thank Carolina M
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

Did not plan to start with diving during my vacation in Malaysia but finally I made the Open Water and Advance with Big John scuba and it was amazing experience, hope ill have chance to come back again. PS: Mark and Tina are the best...More

1  Thank Jan H
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

We booked out Advanced open water and sipadan diving trip with Big John Scuba. from the very first email sent to finishing the week off diving at sipadan the whole experience was amazing. Mark and Tina our dive instructors and main contacts were really friendly,...More

1  Thank Dotsie2118
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Amazing stay. Good scuba dive. As well the staff as the equipment was good. The buffet was amazing. !

1  Thank Frank v
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