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Address: Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 89-785 399
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Awesome Location, Inspiring Instruction,Memorable Dives

Big John's staff were flexible and willing to take the time, to help me create an individual package, set my trip’s activities and logistics with no hassle. Big John’s staff also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian H
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big John's staff were flexible and willing to take the time, to help me create an individual package, set my trip’s activities and logistics with no hassle. Big John’s staff also adjusted my itinerary for me after missing my connection in KUL. The refresher course with my instructor Mark, inspired me to take the Advanced Open Training with him. He... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time. In 3 days I was able to get my PADI. Mark is a great dive instructor and focuses on the things you have most difficulties with. Also the facilities were good. Good food, nice beds and no worries because everything was included.

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Thank Natalie K
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Me and my girlfriend spent 4D/3N with Big John Scuba. We loved Mabul and accommodation was great! Clean and comfortable rooms, really good food all day long. And diving.. it was amazing! Mabul muck-diving is great! Sipadan dive sites are awesome! I personally loved both. My girlfriend did her OW there and she was impressed by Mark (instructor) - he's... More 

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1 Thank Luka K
Ho Chi Minh City
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend spent 4nights and 5 days at Big John Scuba. The staff and Mark were incredibly helpful in the weeks running up to our holiday. They arranged transport, accommodation, on and off the island and allowed a great deal of flexibility in exactly how much diving we were going to do, allowing us to decide last min.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Had a great time doing my rescue diver course with Tina at Big John. Between mastering the art of throwing a buoy and towing pretend-dead divers, we still had time for a lot of beer and some yoga on the deck! The accommodation was comfortable, food was delicious and staff were always helpful. Probably the most fun course I've ever... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Me and my two friends stayed on Mabul Island with BJ Scuba for 2 days 1 night and we absolutely loved it. Mark, one of the dive instructors, is a great guy who took great care of us (we had beers, played cards and talked about everything). The other staff is also very friendly and helpful with anything needed. A... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Completed my open water diver certification with big john scuba and Mark booth was my instructor.. Lively place, good food and nice people around for service. Big john scuba have their office in semporna from where you get picked up for a 45min boat ride to Mabul islands. The lodge in mabul is built over the beach extention and very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We were planning our 3 weeks trip to Malaysia about a year in advance and also wanted to do our PADI Open Water Course (OWC). I searched the internet and various companies offer the same packages, but this one really stands out! From the first moment, Mark was really helpful and clear in communication which is great, because you often... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

After 2 years , returned to my diving home town for my AOW course, Big John Scuba is getting more awesome with it's recent new home on Mabul Island, great job guys, the bed is so good to sleep on after a day of diving. Keep up the good job. I'll be back!

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2 Thank Tan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Back to the place I missed most since my first visit on 2009 for my OW and immediately its felt home to me. Then it was six years after my last visit to Big John Scuba, did my AOW with a LEGIT & COOL instructor named Mark Booth, gratefully. Surprisingly Mark is still with Big John Scuba when I began... More 

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