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A small company with a BIG heart.. and passion for customer safety and satisfaction.
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 1 week ago via mobile

John is a very special individual and owner because of his personality and how he cares about his customers. I was totally blown away by how he made sure I was looked after by his diving staff as I am a newly certified diver, still...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 408CG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was told it is not worth for beginners to dive in Sempona. But I would say I really enjoyed doing OW in Mabul Island and there is no regrate at all for me to choose Big John. The instructors are experienced, professional and helpful....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank leyangx
AdminMARK, Manager at Big John Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You Leyang for your review. It was a pleasure to have you with us for a few days and to help you reach your OW certification. Now you know what we're all about and where we are, don't be a stranger, come back for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited big john scuba on Mabul island with my dad. Even though I asked urgently, they organized perfect itenery so that we can have safe trip. Instructors (Tina &Mark) were very nice with warm-heart. We had total 4 divings including 1 refresh diving and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sjleea1
AdminMARK, Manager at Big John Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Michael and Dr.Lee for your review. We are so glad that you had a great time with us and look forward to you coming back for some more diving, fun, diving, fun and maybe this time you'll get to Sipadan. Best regards Mark,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always wanted to achieve my dream of getting qualified and diving Sipadan. Mark Booth, helped me achieve this dream and I can not thank him enough, He is a highly skilled, professional, amazing diver, His knowledge of diving as well as the many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank HelenW3410
AdminMARK, Manager at Big John Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Helen.. thank you Marc. We are happy that we fulfilled your dream to not just get to Sipadan but to comfortably complete your OW and then AOW with us. Sure,.. times were frustrating, tough and challenging..,. A few tears on the way,.. fears...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been diving in Thailand and Vietnam, but nothing compares to diving in Malaysia! The aquatic life was booming! I saw a total of 12 giant sea turtles during my three dives. Throughout the day the atmosphere was wonderful, the staff kept asking me...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ben0around
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After extensive research, our family chose to go out diving and snorkeling with Big John Scuba and we couldn't have been more pleased. Guides were with us the entire time in the water and we felt very safe and well cared for. The water was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GeraldBP
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Big Scuba John was an awesome experience. Very professional with everything associated with diving, no exceptions. They run a tight scuba operation. We had dive masters Mark, Tina, Roy and Patrick. We quickly related with Mark and Tina. Mark is like a surgeon underwater. If...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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AdminMARK, Manager at Big John Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2019

Thank you Rob and Alley for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in most parts and happy to hear that you appreciated the personal touch for your guides dives. Sorry that you were disturbed by some of our staff playing their...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Did my OW with Mark and Tina, they are great and knowledgeable instructors that did their best with the teachings to ensure maximum safety for their students. Mabul is a small island, we hang out a few nights in nearby bar for some beers. Generally...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ENeoh
AdminMARK, Manager at Big John Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2019

Thankyou Neoh for your kind review, we are happy to have helped you reach your Openwater certification as well as your Advanced Openwater and then getting you to Sipadan. It was fun teaching you and great memories have been created with the aid of the...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We stayed 4d/3n here for our AOW course and Sipadan day trip. Mark & Tina are excellet and proffessional instructors. We had an enjoyable time throughout the course. Room is clean and comfortable.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank weichuanliau
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband where there for one week. And it was the best decision. I made my advance diver there with the experienced Instructor Mark. Also the Rest of the Team was awesome. Big than you from our side. We just felt really comfortable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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