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Mabul Island, Pulau Mabul Malaysia
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#1 of 12 Specialty lodging in Pulau Mabul
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
Value
4.3
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Property amenities
Free internet
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Snorkeling
Taxi service
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Walk-in shower
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Malay

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Mabul Island, Pulau Mabul Malaysia
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Tawau Airport35 miSee all flights
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Jared wrote a review Nov 2022
South Lake Tahoe, California42 contributions5 helpful votes
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If you're diving in SE Asia look up Scuba Junkie! They have locations all over. This was an incredible experience, from the staff to the dives it was incredible. They do a lot for the island from beach cleanups, to Turtle 🐢 conservation They cover all the bases. Definitely recommend! We had an amazing time!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GoPlaces38097808833 wrote a review Nov 2022
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This place is amazing! The staff is awesome, the food is incredible and the diving is world class. I literally teared up as I left the island. We will definitely be coming back to Mabul and diving with Scuba Junkie. They do a lot for the island from beach cleanups to Turtle conservation, this place is magical.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Felicity T wrote a review Nov 2022
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We stayed for a 4 day diving package. The staff and management were amazing and exceptionally well organised. We had a few different guides all of whom were professional and great at spotting some amazing macro life. Sipidan was a very special treat as was the chance to get onto the island. The food at Mabul was great, perfect for divers and a well stocked bar for post dive tipple. Accommodation was amazing with some stunning touches of luxury: bed, art, hammock. The managers were amazing at responding to any questions and went above and beyond to help make our stay so special. We transferred to SJ Sangalaki from Mabul and was also worth the 2 day transfer. Fantastic set up, great organisation and fabulous diving! Highly recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mahendra Tribhuvan Sura wrote a review Oct 2022
Hyderabad, India19 contributions14 helpful votes
I was at the scuba Junkie resort in April 2022. Their dive operation is a well oiled machine everything works like clock work and the guests are well taken care of. Amazing dive guide who know the dive sites like the back of their hand. Special thanks to Ericky who spotted the hammerheads for us and Glay for putting me though my paces and completing my deep dive specialty course. Had some great conversation with other dive guides especially Khai Smiley. The resort is beautiful and the food is great! A nice bar as well. Look forward to visiting again. This is certainly the best choice to go with if you plan to dive Sipadan and Mabul.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dominique D wrote a review Oct 2022
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Perfect dive operation. Everything from booking to scheduling to the boats and of course to the dives was a great set up. Some of the gear isn’t the newest but it’s well maintained. Wear socks with your fins. All the staff and the DMs were very friendly, competent, well trained and helpful. The rooms are simple but enough, I stayed at a dorm and in a fan room. Both were good, the dorm wasn’t to crowded, there was a lot of shelf space, which makes keeping your stuff very easy. Food was good too, considering you’re on a remote island and they have to keep it simple, it is excellent. Special shout out to our DM Simon, who worked hard to make the best experience for us and fully exceeded expectations! The diving in Mabul and in Sipadan is off the charts. Mabul has amazing macro and great night dives. Sipadan has excellent reef live, turtles, beautiful corals, reef sharks and we we’re lucky to see a hammer head and a leopard shark. As a plus they take care of the environment and have a good relationship with the village. You get a great value for the price. If you want to go to Sipadan, dive with scuba junkie.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Elton L wrote a review Oct 2022
Hong Kong, China35 contributions4 helpful votes
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One of the best dive resorts I have ever been. From the moment I email them to the moment I arrived, it was a seamless journey that makes a perfect start of my long overdue dive trip at this paradise. Staff are friendly, funny, caring and most importantly also having a good time themselves. Which makes the entire experience so much more enjoyable and make this resort a true divers’ paradise. Rooms are clean, eco friendly, and the little patio for the AC and VIP rooms was a very nice touch. Now onto the important stuff, diving. On a scale 1-10, it’s a 50. From the jetty master, to the resort host, to the captain and of course the dive masters. I cannot thank them enough for my amazing time there. Truly professional, great communication with the divers. Safety always come first while making sure all guests will have a great time and the best chance to see why we are here for. There will be no other dive shop I would go when I dive Sipadan. Everything in here is very well thought out and planned, as a guest you may not notice how much hard work these guys have put into, but you can tell it takes a lot of effort to make our dives being so smooth and awesome every single day! Special shout out to Simon, Wan, Qadir for the amazing dives and the amazing help from the jetty staff team led by AG!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Bring your own water bottle, shower gel and toothbrush.
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timotheleroy wrote a review Oct 2022
Courbevoie, France7 contributions3 helpful votes
I want to give a fair review and not undervalue the experience as the company has a great eco friendly and down to earth vision which is worth encouraging in this climate. I hope this will push SJ to get better and continue thriving. We went there to pass our advanced PADI open water certification and dive to Sipadan. Good experience overall: the diving was great, but some setbacks on a few points, notably: - the food was really subpar, which we confirmed by travelling to other parts of Malaysia - the accommodation (chalet) wasn’t super clean, plus it was visibly run down - the fins, masks, wetsuits, BCDs we rented were really worn out (holes, etc) - we had one dive with a guide who was not communicating anything, couldn’t keep the group together, and was not great at spotting things - the classes were just in front of the jetty rather than in various diving sites On the other side, we had a fantastic time with the staff there, especially Simon who was really knowledgeable, entertaining and professional. The diving in Sipadan (6 dives) was really exceptional and this was definitely worth it.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Go visit the bar upstairs! It’s spacious and nice.
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Fei S wrote a review Oct 2022
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I recently did an Open Water Dive Course with Scuba Junkie Mabul. Can I just say, the experience is second to none, from professionalism, organisation to joy. Nothing is too much trouble for these guys. Specifically, I’d like to make mention of a few awesome people from their team: Mark “Bugsy” Booth - my instructor. Thank you Mark, the best diving instructor in the world! 🥰 Thank you for being so patient with me. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you! Your work brings so much joy to people, and yet all is done with the utmost professionalism and safety being the priority. Keep doing what you are doing. You are amazing. 🤩 Simon - the Sipadan guru. Thank you for taking us out to the Sipadan island. Loved every bit of it, especially the experience looking for sharks! Your experience and engagement style gave confidence to divers. Sipadan is exceptional, and you are a treasure of the island. The love you have for the island and the marine life is inspiring. 🏝 Wan - thank you for being a calm, collected and fun dive master. I felt very safe and was able to follow your lead all through the island. 🤿 Azmil - thank you for looking after us while we were there - introducing us to the life of the people of Mabul, sharing your love for the island, and introducing night diving! What an experience. 🤩 Alvin - thank you for the night dive! Underwater world is clearly your second home. You knew where all the cool creatures live at night. You promised Harlequin shrimp, and you delivered that and more! 🌙 All the staff at the resort and the canteen - every morning we were greeted with friendly smiles who made us feel like home. All the amazing friends we made on the island - it was an experience that money can’t buy. I was very burnt out from work, and this was exactly what I needed. Leaving the island was a mixed feeling, but I will be back to do my Advance diving course soon. 🤓 To the Scuba Junkie team - thank you. The professionalism and love for the underwater world of your entire team shone through from day 1. Keep up the great work. You can feel very proud of your team. Lots of love, Fei Sim
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Vicky W wrote a review Sep 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We had the most amazing experience learning how to dive with Scuba Junkie. We completed the 3 day open water qualification. Our instructor was called Praydaily, he was very patient and calm and made us feel at ease the whole time. He made sure that every dive we saw interesting and new things and always put safety first. I couldn’t recommend Scuba Junkie more - they are extremely professional and care about the locals. The accommodation was nice and the resort is well set up with spaces to relax and socialIse with other guests. The staff are all amazing and very friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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red_barbarian wrote a review Sep 2022
Boulder, Colorado4 contributions15 helpful votes
We dove with Scuba Junkies after diving with another local dive operator. I have 20 years experience in diving and hold instructor certifications for 3 dive agencies. this operator worked with us to provide service outside thier normal way of doing things. they did it with a smile. Each group in our boat never exceeded 3 divers per DM. They treated the beginners on-board with the same courtesy they offered the experienced customers. They clearly understood they were in the service industry and performed at a very high standard. Dives typically ran 60-70 minutes and ran close to NDL's but always left about 2 minutes before sending me into deco. The DM actively listened to our likes, and our feedback about running slightly longer surface intervals too insure we could get better NDL's on the follow on dives. I have seen many worse dive operators, but few better.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$59 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahSemporna DistrictPulau Mabul
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the center of Pulau Mabul.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.