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“Excellent experience.”
Review of Big John Scuba

Big John Scuba
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Semporna
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A small company with a BIG heart.. and passion for customer safety and satisfaction.
Reviewed October 11, 2012

I stayed at the Big John Scuba homestay on Mabul for 5 days over Christmas 2011.
The staff were fantastic & I had a great time learning to dive. The atmosphere is lovely and laid back & we had a delicious BBQ of fresh fish on Christmas Eve & a a party. Great fun, everyone joined in.
Being able to snorkel off the dock is ace.
So much marine life & lots of sites that aren't busy with other divers - unlike other places I could mention.
Great value, great team & a great time. I'm just sorry I didn't get to meet the man himself.
Have pans to return.
Highly recommended.

2  Thank jo_thomson
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Had a blast dive vacation here!! The room is basic, clean and comfortable, obviously not really fancy but fair enough with the money you pay.. With fan, comfortable bed, clean bathroom, spacious dining area, delicious meal which always enough for everybody. Good diving gear, scubapro bcd that we used looks new. what else do you need on a diving trip? :-D

For me, what the best is their staff...really friendly and helpful. They really put their heart on their job. During our stay, our divemaster Osman is really professional and know a lot about the dive sites. We've been to beautiful dive sites and saw many beautiful marine life. other staff named Datuh and King are very funny and helpful! They really make times fly during our stay. It was really fun to hang out with these guy:)

Will definitely stay here again on our next visit! :) keep up the good work guys!

2  Thank Hafiz_Hazmir
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We feel super lucky that we choose to stay @ Big John Scuba. Me and my friends had a great time at Mabul thanks to Big John and his wonderful crew! We stayed for 5 days at the homestay and did some snorkeling and diving. They were very friendly, helpful and professional and made this week a great experience for all of us which we will never forget. The food was very good, location great and my friend had her first diving experience with Big John and found it very positive. Rooms were basic but very nice and the food was good! I will definetely recommend this place to my friends and fellow travellers. If you look for a nice place to stay and dive with a super friendly crew who will do everything in their power to make your stay a great experience, don't hesitate and choose for Big John Scuba! Thanks again for the great time Big John! Kind regards Anna

2  Thank Miek1608
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Extremely positive! Thanks Big John and Big Kim (Big John's son) to have such beautiful day diving. Professional and attentive John puts all of his passion into diving, same for Big Kim! Good equipment, rich fishing and corals ground sand and great atmosphere is what I need to dive, I got all of that with Big John.
Thank you
I really wish you all the best.

Ps. Big Kim, I know you are gonna be a Big pilot, keep following your dream!

Riccardo

7  Thank riccardo_palombi
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Awesome diving spots, very nice people, good instructors, diving gear in good condition, food is ok and rooms are basic.

5  Thank BasWonders
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