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“Very professional and well organized”

Scuba Junkie Diving
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Semporna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Staff is passionate and professional. The snorkelling / diving trips are definitely highly recommended. They are slightly more expensive than the others, but well worth the cost for the fantastic experience they provided.

We were a bit disappointed with the staff at the adjacent dive lodge, which was not as helpful and friendly.

Thank JasmineDB
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

These guys are the best company I've ever dived with and it's no surprise that their sipadan permits sell out months in advance. They're amazing and so in demand. All their equipment is really well maintained and you know you'll be safe diving with them. The diving staff are really passionate about diving and really make you feel as passionate when listening to their stories. Because of them we saw two really really rare things in the water which was awesome. All their staff are incredibly friendly and really make you feel apart of things. Including watching the English premier league games with them on one of the nights. Scott my dive instructor was really good and really patient with me and did everything to help me through my advanced dives. And he made sure that everything he did / taught me was geared towards ensuring that I got the best out of my sipadan dive the next day. I walked into their office in semporna on my own, a little overwhelmed by the large amount of people who were all heading to mabul that morning. Sam, one of the dive masters came over to me and was really friendly and nice. Throughout the two days I was there Sam always made a point of finding me and asking me how I was doing and how my dives were and advising me. I didn't dive with her and aside from the random conversations during the day didn't really have much to do with her but she was awesome. It was really good to have someone who was interested in meeting new people and making customers feel really welcome. She really made a huge difference in my experience of scuba junkie. Will definitely dive with these guys again and recommend anyone else to dive with scuba junkie and no one else in mabul / sipadan.

1  Thank bhindocha
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is my 3rd time going to Semporna to dive..Last year, we had bad experience with Uncle Chang and decided not staying there forever.

Then, we get a good price diving with Scuba Junkie. After compared with others quotations, we decided to stay at Scuba Junkie. We really enjoys diving with Dive Master (Edger, Nas and Taufiq) and absolutely will come back again next year for Sipadan experiences with more friends.

Guys, if u want to dive with Scuba Junkie, Dive master that i mention above never
disappointing u. Their eyes like eagle when they shows us a smaller creature and beautiful animals down there.

2  Thank tasyha3
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I went to Semporna to do our Open Water Certificate with Scuba Junkie. I called and spoke to David on the Wednesday night and he confirmed that we could do start our course on Friday if we could get to Semporna the next day. He made suggestions on how we could get there and then i was to email him back with details. In the end, we flew to Tawau and Scuba junkie arranged an airport transfer for us. The course was so much fun! After getting the theory over and done with on the first day, the next two were full days of diving off the jetty and around Mabul. As the Mabul beach resort was full, we stayed at the Scuba Junkie dive lodge in Semporna and took a boat over each day, which took about an hour. If I had the choice, I would have preferred to stay at Mabul as it would have given us an extra two hours each day plus we made friends with people staying on the island, however staying in Semporna was fine too. All of the staff at Scuba Junkie are so friendly and helpful and really love that they are doing, so are so happy and cheerful each day. We were spoilt will all of the amazing marine life that we saw on our first 4 dives. Probably not many other places will live up to this place! I have no idea how Scuba Junkie compares on price to other companies as we didn’t look into others, however they genuinely care about the environment and invest quite a lot of time and money in improving the islands. There is nothing dodgy about this company so even if they are more expensive, it is worth paying more for the experience. We loved the experience and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in doing their open water course or for experienced divers. I would recommend new divers to stay an extra could of days after the course and try and book to go to Sipidan island, which is always booked months in advance.

1  Thank Simone W
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Very professionally run. Their Mabul Beach Resort is very good. Diving instructors are very nice and professional. Dive sites are very nice.

Thank Siddhartha_das
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