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Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort

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Mabul Island, Pulau Mabul Malaysia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 12 Specialty lodging in Pulau Mabul
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Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Free breakfast
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Diving
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Street parking
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Snorkeling
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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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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Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport1173 miSee all flights
Tawau Airport35 miSee all flights
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NLY wrote a review Oct 9
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I had a wonderful time in the months of Jul - Aug during which I made a total of 5 trips to this resort! I had excellent training sessions from their professional but very helpful, patient and friendly instructors. The dive sites around the resort are simply amazing for fun dives. Will definitely return for more once the pandemic lock-down order is lifted.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Breeze262 wrote a review Oct 4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia92 contributions78 helpful votes
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We went during the Malaysian RMCO and there were only a handful of guests at the resort. Our trip was supposedly 6D5N which included a day's dive in Sipadan on 26 Sept. It was wonderful because we had the whole place to ourselves (7 of us on the whole island!). The only down side was that visibility was not as clear and there was not much current (not full moon) hence sighting of large marine life wasn't as good. We had Lizzie (non-Sipadan) and Simon (Sipadan) as our dive masters. Lizzie is a great guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our dives with her. Scuba Junkie is strict when it comes to adhering to safety standards and since I only have Open Water, they never took me further than 18m which was perfectly fine for me. The dives at Mabul were fantastic even at shallow depths of 10 - 12m. We already saw bumphead parrot fish and barracudas (mini Sipadan!). The unique thing about Scuba Junkie (Mabul) is that the dive masters will sit down with you to do the dive log - this is of real added value because for novice divers like myself, it is difficult to tell what we see during our dives hence a great way to learn. Scuba Junkie also does a good job in helping the local community (often stateless people on the island) where they would help sell their handicraft & the proceeds go directly to the people. This avoids the locals having to pick the shells/corals and selling these. Our trip was cut short by a night (luckily we finished all our 12 dives) as there was a lockdown order for Semporna effective 29 Sept midnight. Marc (resort mgr) did a great job in arranging for us to get out of the island (we had 40 min to shower & pack up!) and the resort also helped booked our bus ticket from Semporna to KK as we couldn't fly for 18 hours after last dive. Marc also provided us with free welcome drinks because our room was not made up when we first arrived. Overall, a great adventure and a wonderful time with Scuba Junkie Mabul!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Choose the VIP room if you wish but the std deluxe air cond room will suffice (abt same size...
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Response from Scuba Junkie, General Manager at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your diving with Lizzie and Simon, and that you saw many amazing underwater creatures. It was unfortunate that you had to leave one day early due to the sudden government announcement of a TEMCO, but we are glad that we could help make sure that you made it back home safely in time. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes The SJ family
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Hau Wei wrote a review Sep 2020
Subang Jaya, Malaysia3 contributions
Well maintained facilities, diving equipments, and amenities. Professional and proper guidance as shown by all diving guides/instructors. If you're looking for a proper diving experience or getting your license, this is the place to go for.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: if you're travelling with a group of friends, please do consider their dorm rooms
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Response from Scuba Junkie, General Manager at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there, Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we appreciate it! Best wishes, The SJ family
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Richmond M wrote a review Sep 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina104 contributions12 helpful votes
My wife and I just spent 11 days diving with SCUBA Junkies in Sipidan. We both have over 200 dives and have Scuba dove in much of the world including most of the Caribbean, Egypt, Maldives, and Indonesia. This was our first trip to Sipidan even though we live in Malaysia. The resort itself is clean, functional, and set up to maximize the diving experience. The bungalows are plenty big for two people and your dive stuff. The bathroom was large. The air conditioning was ice cold. The hot water for the showers was piping hot. The common area where we ate was excellent as well. Plenty of room to spread out if you choose. But it also is easy to sit together as a dive group at a single table if you wish. The upstairs bar is huge as well. It's a great place to relax in the evening before of after dinner. The resort isn't fancy...but it is well maintained and clean. There is everything you need for a dive vacation. What I loved most was the dive operation itself. SCUBA Junkies strikes a really difficult balance between being efficient and over bearing. I have been on some dive resorts where I felt like I was at diving boot camp. I have been to other dive resorts that were a disorganized mess. SCUBA Junkies strikes a great balance between the two. It is efficient and organized, but I never felt hurried or rushed. That is the sign of a well run operation on land. The diving was just incredible. There are large critters to see at Sipidan. If you love the macro....Mabul is your paradise. The dive guides were just phenomenal. Not only are they great guides, they are great instructors as well. I watched some certification classes being run and it gave me confidence that the divers being trained at SJ were going to know what they were doing once they were on theior own. Even if you have over 200 dives like I do, the guides will help you work on skills if you ask. Deploying a SMB on a reel has always been difficult for me. I asked on the first day if I could get some help. And every person we dove with spent time with me on the safety stops working on deployment. By the end of the trip...I was the SMB Boss!! We dove with Simon (10,000+ dives and a legitimate dive master) for most of our dives. I asked him to help my wife on some things. By the end of our time she too was a SCUBA Boss!! We also dove with all three Kais. You will see what I mean when you get there:) Seriously.....this is just a great place to dive, learn, relax, and see some amazing things under the water. SJ takes care of all your transportation needs. All you have to do is ask! We will DEFINITELY be back later this year. Thanks SCUBA Junkies!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi guys, Thank you for taking your time to write such a lovely review - we really do appreciate it :) We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much, including the "incredible diving, phenomenal dive masters and organised dive operation". Welcome to the Scuba Junkie family, we hope to see you again soon! :) Best wishes The SJ family
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Stephanie M wrote a review Sep 2020
Malaysia8 contributions1 helpful vote
We dived with Scuba Junkie for 5 days. My group of 9 friends, were a combination of licensed divers and newbies. Some of us also came to take the Advanced OWD with Scuba Junkie. Course-wise, the instructors were great, very helpful, thorough and professional but always knew how to make the experience fun. Once done with our courses, we did dives around Mabul and Sipadan. Perhaps due to there being less tourists, we were able to do 2 days of diving in Sipadan which was mind-blowing! The dive masters made sure to give us proper briefings before we started and then we went off to the famous dive sites like Barracuda Point, South Point and Drop Off. They always did their best to show us interesting things while keeping us safe, making the best of our dives - most of our dives were at least 50 minutes. In terms of COVID precautions, we had our temperatures checked upon arrival and all equipment assigned The resort as an accommodation was really comfortable and beautiful. We stayed in a few private rooms, almost like a chalet and each room was air-conditioned with a some lounge chairs and a hammock in front. My only issue was that my room's shower head had very low water pressure, but this didnt seem to be the case for the other rooms. Meals and lessons were done in their restaurant or bar which was also a great place to hang out. The jetty itself was another great hang out point, we often went there for the amazing Mabul sunsets and sunrise. If you're planning to dive around Mabul, I highly recommend this place, especially now that they are offering discounts and it being much easier to visit Sipadan with less tourists!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Bar closes at midnight so if you want an early night's sleep, request for a room further from...
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Stephanie, Thank you for your review, we are happy that you would rate us with 5 stars! :) Glad to know that you enjoyed the world class diving at Sipadan with our "helpful, professional and fun instructors". We will be sure to pass on your message to the team. We hope you guys can make it back here in the future for another great visit! Best wishes The SJ family
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PRICE RANGE
$155 - $161 (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.
Is parking available at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
Does Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle 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.