Didn't stay at Billabong but went diving with them (we wanted less basic accommodation). From what I've seen the accommodation is basic but the food (which I got at lunch when diving all day) was good (better than where we were staying!)
The dive instructors are enthusiastic and friendly. There is a new bloke in charge of the diving and i suspect the place will go from strength to strength. Unfortunatly he does not manage the rooms which i think is a mistake on the owners part. The staff who do manage the rooms (basically just one woman behind a desk) was unhelpful, rude and unwelcoming and actually made me feel like she was doing me a favour by allowing me to dive there (and spend several hundred pounds!). By rights, she should have had nothing to do with me as i was not staying there but it appears she feels she rules the place. It's a shame.
Someone else on here said that the DM's were inexperienced, some are, but they are all friendly and some are very experienced..... same as anywhere!
If you are diving try and get out to seaventure, lobster wall and eel garden especially. Sipidan goes without saying.
- Also Known As:
- Billabong Scuba Hotel Pulau Mabul