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“Scuba Junkie Sucks!!!”

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Scuba Junkie Backpackers
Hong Kong
1 review
“Scuba Junkie Sucks!!!”
Reviewed April 14, 2009

A friend of mine booked this trip and I was too busy working to get involved. I soon found out once arriving and furthermore, on the first dive that I was in the wrong place. The dive masters are extremely controlling (if they're really even dive masters) and if you aren't looking for someone to hold your hand and treat you like a four-year-old, then don't choose them.
Scuba Junkie on Mabul is a very 'commercial' place and again, for people who've never been scuba diving before. The rooms are a little nicer than you'll find elsewhere on the island but personally, I don't think that's what it's all about.

If you want a local and a family feel, I found another place called 'Homestay' which was awesome. The only thing I regret is that I found them after spending my time and money in the first place with scuba junkie!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 21, 2008

We chose Scuba-Junkie not just for accommodation but also as our dive shop. They were excellent from A to Z, with the only bar in Semporna and great dive masters. The rooms, though a bit pricey for a backpacker's place, was clean and decent. The workers were friendly and helpful (especially in directing you places to eat). All in all, they were better dive masters than in providing accommodation, but the overall experience was great!

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
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Property: Scuba Junkie Backpackers
Address: Scuba Junkie Backpackers PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
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Ranked #17 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Semporna
Number of rooms: 21

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