uncle chang is an average place to stay. the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is quite nice. if you plan to dive there, it's nothing to recommend. we did 5 dives with uncle chang and several aweful things happened which were related to poor diving gear and careless instructors.
once a bottle leaked underwater and had to be fixed at 25 meters depth.
then some of the regulators don't work properly and the wetsuits are in a horrible condition.
my friend, a diving amateur ran out of oxygen due to his careless diving buddy, who also was an instructor.
i also ran out of air during my safety stop, but the meter still showed 30 bar. if this happened at 20 meters and not at 5 then this would've been deadly serious.
once, a bottle broke, while still on the boat.
also, the fins are in a poor condition and some sizes are simply missing.
overall, i have to say that this place is totally not recommendable for people that care about safe diving with proper gear and skilled instructors.
uncle chang himself seems like a grumpy chinese guy, who, like many chinese, doesn't care about quality that much. it's all about profit here.
if you wanna risk your health, go for uncle chang.
- Also Known As:
- Uncle Chang`s Sipadan Mabul Dive Hotel Pulau Mabul