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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I did the 4D3N package at SJ and I loved every minute of it! I paid about 2400 rm and it was well worth every penny. Safety was number one always. All the gear was in good condition. Staff were great, especially the local guides. They were always helpful, friendly and open for a good laugh! Thanks especially to Bensar,...

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Veracruz, Mexico
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at Mabul Beach resort. I was staying in the dorm, which was big with space for everybody, 2 bathrooms, and lots of fans. I liked the food and their policy not to serve seafood. The bar upstairs is nice too. They organize beach clean ups, so you can give something back! Now the diving, 3...

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UK
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very professional outfit throughout. Booking was straightforward and all my questions and emails were answered promptly. Of course, Mabul, Sipidan and the other nearby islands are fantastic locations for snorkelling - I certainly wasn't disappointed with that. Sipidan in particular is teeming with life. Sharks, turtles, jacks, napoleons and large aggressive triggerfish (yes - I got attacked by one on...

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I've been in Scuba Junkie in Aug 2016 with some friends, expecting a paradise island. However we immediately discovered that there is basically no beach and that the bungalows are beside a village of locals in terrible conditions, undermining our overall experience in various ways. Scuba is clearly terrific for diving experts as the excursions are amazing and you get...

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3Thank Francesco C
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for five days in June with my friend and we loved it. The staff at scuba junkies are professional, friendly, knowledgeable and great fun. I would certainly come back again. we especially enjoyed the optional talk about the preservation of sea turtles. Cat Cassidy was our guide for the day in Sipidan island and we were in...

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Thank HelgsHere
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My partner and I are mad-keen divers and we had an awesome time with Scuba Junkie. The dive shop handled equipment preparation and returns efficiently, general safety standards were high and the quality of hire gear was more than acceptable. I was also very impressed by the professionalism and environmental responsibility of our dive guides. Briefings were succinct but did...

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4Thank BoyFromOzz
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We booked the Sipadan package at the Mabul Beach Resort which consisted of 13 dives (four of which were in Sipadan; 4 in and around Mabul, 2 in Kapalai). Additionally we also did 2 more dives in Kapalai. The muck diving in Mabul was really good (look out for tiny shrimp varieties). Especially recommend the Seaventures site for diving. Sipadan...

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1Thank SreeAndGaya
Oakland, California
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Positive: Very professional and knowledgeable dive masters and boat captains, friendly staff, well organized, fantastic diving (Sipadan is a must), runs a turtle hatchery program, hosts a paid internship program for Malays to acquire their DM cert and then work, clean and comfortable dorm living space, good food, fans in the dorms, nicely kept grounds, welcoming communal areas and atmosphere,...

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my experience with scuba junkies. I stayed for 4 nights in the dormitory. Due to a cancelled flight, i had to rearrange my dates at the last minute, and they were extremely helpful and accomodating. It was pretty warm in there but the fans were ok. The food was overall good but gets a little repetitive. When...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I did not have the chance to stay in this resort but I did 4 days total 12 dives with them. All the dive masters I encounter were all very professional. The diving schedule was well organized from the start to finish each day. Even if you stay in Semporna , you should still choose scuba junkie for their well...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort

Address: Mabul Island, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Price Range: $39 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“Ask for a room away from the bar if you want to sleep early”
 of 5 bubbles 592jacquesw, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Fan Ensuite Rooms are good value”
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“choose air conditioning because of the humidity! only two VIP rooms are available, so book and confirm early”
 of 5 bubbles JKD, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bungalows are all surrounded by a beautiful jungle-garden”
 of 5 bubbles Tamara1797, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pick a lower bunk bed if you are staying in the dorm! :)”
 of 5 bubbles Jasuu, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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