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Big John Scuba

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Semporna 91308, Malaysia
+60 89-785 399
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Great introduction and training in the world of diving.

Had a great time doing our Open Water with Big John. Big John himself is an incredibly friendly and... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2015
Rob H
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Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Great experience so happy I come here

My friends have gone to Big Jhon before and do the diving but I only come for the snorkling each... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2015
0807amir86
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Tawau, Malaysia
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A small company with a BIG heart.. and passion for customer safety and satisfaction.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“mabul island” (37 reviews)
“dive master” (34 reviews)
“fun dives” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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+60 89-785 399
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

Had a great time doing our Open Water with Big John. Big John himself is an incredibly friendly and welcoming man and our diving instructors Mark and Tina were nothing short of excellent. Very glad that we chose Big John and plan to go back...More

2  Thank Rob H
Reviewed 4 June 2015

My friends have gone to Big Jhon before and do the diving but I only come for the snorkling each time. This time i try the Discovery Scuba Dive with Mark the instructor from England. I was a bit nervous for the first time try...More

3  Thank 0807amir86
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Big John Scuba has done a good job in organizing diving trips in Mabul and Kapalai island. The dive guides are very polite and serving. There may be many scuba organizers , but I would recommend Big John Scuba because the food is many varities...More

4  Thank Chandra F
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

We took our Open Water and Advanced courses with Big John. We knew absolutely nothing about the procedure, but our instructor Mark was very nice to explain us how we should do in a simple way, and give us advice. He (and the rest of...More

2  Thank Signe B
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

We e-mailed Big John to book a dive trip. We got an answer 30 min after with all the informations we needed plus hostel recommendations for the night before our 1 night trip to Mabul - quick and fulfilling responds by email cannot always be...More

2  Thank Hjalte G
Reviewed 24 May 2015

In March last year, I chose to do my OW with Big John after reading the many positive reviews it had received on TripAdvisor. I'm glad I chose BJ. The whole experience was awesome. The accommodation was basic but I got what I needed. Since...More

3  Thank idris03
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

I have been there for my OW course staying in Mabul and learnt from Mark. It's a wonderful start of my diving. My instructor was professional and responsible, teaching me the basic stuffs patiently and interestingly. The dives were so good for both beginners and...More

2  Thank Alan Y
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I Spent a great few days late April’ 15 down in Semporna and on Mabul Island staying at Big John’s stilted home-stay. From no experience of scuba, I passed my OW. Had a day snorkelling too. Big John Scuba and their manager, Mark (also my...More

7  Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We stayed at Big John Scuba and dived Mabul and Kapalai with them, worth every penny! They extremely friendly, all of them and the cooking is good. Rooms are basic but clean and it's all we asked for. All dive masters are smiling and happy...More

1  Thank Mikaket
Reviewed 28 April 2015

John and Mark were very helpful and flexible. We went to Big John Scuba with our two daughters and the grandparents snorkeling and diving for two days. The lunch buffet was generous. The Chinese grandparents enjoyed the lunch buffet quite a bit. Mark was professional...More

2  Thank Richard D
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