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Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort

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Mabul Island, Pulau Mabul Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 12 Speciality lodging in Pulau Mabul
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Full view
Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Street parking
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Snorkelling
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Walk-in shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Malay

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Mabul Island, Pulau Mabul Malaysia
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Simon Y wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our second trip to this fabulous resort was as awesome as our first last summer. We were fortunate enough to get in shortly after the lockdown lifted and left shortly before the lockdown started again. We practically had the place to ourselves and were treated like royalty. We felt like we were part of the Scuba Junkie family and the resort was our home. Every detail from the food, accommodations and lovely staff were perfect. The newly constructed jetty bar was also a magnificent way to end a full day of diving. We also want to mention that Simon aka "The Master of Macro" always took the time to point out even the tiniest of sea creatures and made sure our interests were catered to during each and every dive. I don't know how his aging eyes can spot all those tiny little guys. Did we mention he delivered on his promise to see a Hammerhead? As if seeing a family of Orcas wasn't good enough. Simon certainly made our trip a once in a lifetime experience. Can't wait to come back again soon.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cat W wrote a review Jan 2021
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Scuba Junkie has by far been my best overall scuba diving experience! Although our experience was unique due to the timing we went, I can not say enough about the amazing people who instruct, manage or support! I will always look for scuba junkie to dive with I the future!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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NLY wrote a review Oct 2020
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I had a wonderful time in the months of Jul - Aug during which I made a total of 5 trips to this resort! I had excellent training sessions from their professional but very helpful, patient and friendly instructors. The dive sites around the resort are simply amazing for fun dives. Will definitely return for more once the pandemic lock-down order is lifted.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Scuba Junkie, General Manager at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort
Responded 29 Oct 2020
Hi NLY, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, and for rating us 5 stars, we really appreciate it! We are very happy that you have enjoyed your (several) stays and courses with us, and that you are so happy with our friendly and professional instructors. We can't wait to welcome you back for your 6th stay soon! :) Best wishes The SJ Family
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Breeze262 wrote a review Oct 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia92 contributions78 helpful votes
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We went during the Malaysian RMCO and there were only a handful of guests at the resort. Our trip was supposedly 6D5N which included a day's dive in Sipadan on 26 Sept. It was wonderful because we had the whole place to ourselves (7 of us on the whole island!). The only down side was that visibility was not as clear and there was not much current (not full moon) hence sighting of large marine life wasn't as good. We had Lizzie (non-Sipadan) and Simon (Sipadan) as our dive masters. Lizzie is a great guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our dives with her. Scuba Junkie is strict when it comes to adhering to safety standards and since I only have Open Water, they never took me further than 18m which was perfectly fine for me. The dives at Mabul were fantastic even at shallow depths of 10 - 12m. We already saw bumphead parrot fish and barracudas (mini Sipadan!). The unique thing about Scuba Junkie (Mabul) is that the dive masters will sit down with you to do the dive log - this is of real added value because for novice divers like myself, it is difficult to tell what we see during our dives hence a great way to learn. Scuba Junkie also does a good job in helping the local community (often stateless people on the island) where they would help sell their handicraft & the proceeds go directly to the people. This avoids the locals having to pick the shells/corals and selling these. Our trip was cut short by a night (luckily we finished all our 12 dives) as there was a lockdown order for Semporna effective 29 Sept midnight. Marc (resort mgr) did a great job in arranging for us to get out of the island (we had 40 min to shower & pack up!) and the resort also helped booked our bus ticket from Semporna to KK as we couldn't fly for 18 hours after last dive. Marc also provided us with free welcome drinks because our room was not made up when we first arrived. Overall, a great adventure and a wonderful time with Scuba Junkie Mabul!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Choose the VIP room if you wish but the std deluxe air cond room will suffice (abt same size...
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Response from Scuba Junkie, General Manager at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Hi there, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your diving with Lizzie and Simon, and that you saw many amazing underwater creatures. It was unfortunate that you had to leave one day early due to the sudden government announcement of a TEMCO, but we are glad that we could help make sure that you made it back home safely in time. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes The SJ family
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Hau Wei wrote a review Sep 2020
Subang Jaya, Malaysia3 contributions
Well maintained facilities, diving equipments, and amenities. Professional and proper guidance as shown by all diving guides/instructors. If you're looking for a proper diving experience or getting your license, this is the place to go for.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: if you're travelling with a group of friends, please do consider their dorm rooms
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Response from Scuba Junkie, General Manager at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Hi there, Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we appreciate it! Best wishes, The SJ family
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PRICE RANGE
US$155 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahSemporna DistrictPulau Mabul
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
Does Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Pulau Mabul.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.