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Uncle Chang's Sipadan Mabul Dive Lodge

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife had a wonderful time at Uncle Chang. We stayed at the accommodation for one week and got to enjoy the experience of scuba diving. During my stay I was taking the beginner's open water and was amazed how professional the dive instructor was. My dive instructor is from France and her name is Justine. She was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my husband had an amazing time on Mabul Island, diving in the Sipidan with Uncle Chang. Yes, the accommodation is rustic but its the best price you'll find, and the reef is still the same reef and dive sites. They were very considerate to our vegetarian needs and cooked us special food. The staff could have been a...

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1Thank Ktwoolf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well I read all the horrible reviews and took me months to decide to go there. Conclusion: I am glad I did and I am definitely going back someday!! Let me give you some details Room condition: the dormitory is clean and very simple.(no lockers tho). If you are a backpacker you will have no problem with it. The only...

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Thank T9547UNsandras
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, this a nice place for diving . If u choose for stay better do not stay here! I'm staying here for 3night for my diving trip with my friends. Electricity supply only from 530pm - 8am. Others time no electricity supply. About room. We book the new chalet when we stay. What we expected the room it was nice...

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Thank casey m
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I rarely make reviews in Tripadvisor, but in this case I feel obliged to. Obliged to warn fellow travelers and thereby preventing such dive operators from operating. Rats: There are rats everywhere, even seen a broad daylight, also inside your room. The management has done nothing from preventing them from coming nor made sure that newly developed rooms are rat...

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Thank Martin_Larsen
Sabah, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My third time here. Awesome except for the first night when I got attacked by bed bugs in the dorm. Came here to do advanced open water and I got a fantastic instructor, Justine. One of the prettiest dive instructors I've the privilege to meet, and also professional, sweet, and super patient!She made sure that our dives are completed safely...

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Thank leone5680
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We've stay 5 days on uncle chang's place. It was really nice. Peoples are really kind ! There is not too much things to do here, but if you want to relax, dive, snorkelling and have good time, you have to be here ! If you want to dive i'll recommend you to ask for JUSTINE, a french diving teacher....

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Thank Ben C
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We made a booking at uncle chan because the lonely planet said is was a nice and cheap place. Well both of them weren't true. It's quitte expensive (75 rm) for te dirty room you get. I dont think they ever clean sheets or pillowcases cause i found earplugs in my pillowcase that weren't mine. No electricity at daytime, no...

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2Thank Renske-oo
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Having been twice in Uncle Chang's I can not recommend it highly enough. It just oozes friendliness and fun. It is full of charm and the dive guides i had were truly fantastic. Nothing seems to be too much trouble and Uncle chang himself he is so, so warm and welcoming. We will be back

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Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Mabul Island is very nice. Natives are very friendly. The Lodge was not so nice. Rooms and toilet was terrible. Rats ate our soap. Food not bad but permanently the same. Fans was dirty an horrible noisy. When we paid in advance we ask about full gear (fins and dive masks). They write us the price inculde full gear. When...

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Address: 91307 Causeway Road, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Uncle Chang`s Sipadan Mabul Dive Hotel Pulau Mabul
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