We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big John Scuba

#2 of 15 things to do in Semporna Features Animals
Semporna 91308, Malaysia
+60 89-785 399
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great Experience

Tina, Mark and all staff here are great people. We did our OW here, had very good experience with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michichi Z
,
Toronto
Great experience!

Awesome floating huts,very cosy and comfortable. All the staff was very kind and helpful. Good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joan L
Read all 228 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A small company with a BIG heart.. and passion for customer safety and satisfaction.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mabul island” (35 reviews)
“mark” (113 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Semporna 91308, Malaysia
CONTACT
Website
+60 89-785 399
Write a Review
Reviews (228)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 228 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tina, Mark and all staff here are great people. We did our OW here, had very good experience with Big John Scuba. Special thanks to our lovely instructor, Tina. She is very good and patient explaining everything until you fully understand. We will come back...More

1  Thank Michichi Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome floating huts,very cosy and comfortable. All the staff was very kind and helpful. Good quality diving equipment. Special thanks to Mark, the instructor, who is very professional and has wide knowledge. Totally recomended!

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I received my Advanced Open Water (AOW) certification with Big John and can't say enough positive things about the experience. Starting from the breezy initial booking, the folks at Big John folks were an absolute pleasure. Payment was smooth and correspondence was quick and thoughtful....More

1  Thank Daryl W
Reviewed 25 April 2017

After several pleasant exchanges of emails with Mark, it was confirmed that i'll make my booking and pay to do my diving. As soon as i arrived, it was very different from the amicable emails we had exchange previously. Instead, Big john wasn't the happy...More

1  Thank theogreat0192
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Scuba was always a fascination without experience for me. I was watching it on films, documentaries and imagined it over and over again. Luckily that stage is over and now I am sold and completely convinced. I enjoyed the nature, the serenity of a small...More

1  Thank Andras P
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The place is great! Rooms clean with AC. Private toilet and shower. the food was great! Chicken, Fish, vegetables always tasty. BUT!!! The Open water course whas the best....oh noo! Not the best ...Best was the instructor! Mark! I did not meet for long time...More

1  Thank asahkedar
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The whole trip has been perfectly organized, we spent fews days at big john mabul and we would highly recommend everyone to do so, clean and very confortable room with ac and private bathroom, super safe, food was as nice as it could be there,...More

1  Thank SamyLast
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I been there for 5 days, I did my OWC and AOW. Mark is very very good teacher, he explain really well and if you don't understnd, he will tey to find another way to explain you. He has good patience, especially I was his...More

1  Thank GiroQC
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice guys, I instructor per beginner underwater. At night we were provided a guitar to sing with other groups and staff Surprise birthday cake Very clean rooms and good food Recommend 100%

1  Thank tdutreui
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If wanting to do a course these guys are very good, Mark and Tina put me through my rescue diver course and was happy I chose them! Was well taught, very small group of us and good fun, learned a lot and was a great...More

1  Thank luke f
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Fat Mother Semporna
73 reviews
.32 km away
Scuba Junkie Restaurant
132 reviews
.26 km away
Restoran bismillah
36 reviews
.57 km away
Restoran Al-Nafisah
11 reviews
.62 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sipadan National Park
274 reviews
40.38 km away
Bike and Tours
56 reviews
69.74 km away
Tower of Heaven
20 reviews
72.90 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Big John Scuba staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit