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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 January 2015

As a Malaysian and knowing how irresponsible we are to the environment, I was dead set doing business with Scuba Junkie before I walk in because I heard they clean up trash. If I would have just walked in to enquire about divings they will never get my business. The Semporna Dive Shop person (skinny white guy) seems very uninterested...

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6Thank YLeeKL
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Friendly, charming & helpful staff. We really enjoyed our hiking at bohey dulang & snorkeling trip at mantabuan..we stayed in dorm room with separate bathroom. the room was clean & comfort. Strategic location - a few of seafood restaurant, giant market, pharmacy etc are just nearby (walking distance).

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1Thank NORSYAHIDA M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2014

This backpacker's in Semporna is not grand but is very serviceable and good value for money. The stairs are a long climb at the end of a day spent wandering other airports but the staff are great, the room big, the air conditining and hot water works and the wifi is quick, free and reliable. Not the place for an...

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1Thank jjukes4
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

I had never been diving before but had always been interested in learning! My boyfriend and I had planned on travelling South East Asia for a couple of weeks before he went to China.. So I saw that as the perfect opportunity to go and learn how to dive! I travelled alone to Semporna, but i got in touch with...

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1Thank Hayley M
Olot, Spain
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The backpackers place is clean and very well located if you are gonna dive with the same comapany. Not as fancy as the Mabul Resort, of course, but still decent and nice for a backpackers. We stayed three nights and was ok. The experience with Scuba Junkie depends mostly in who is your instructor. We did two snorkeling trips with...

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2Thank Nuria P
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the lodge next to the dive shop before heading out for 2 nights on Mabul. Well we regretted it so much because we got no sleep and this ruined the first two days diving at Mabul as we tried to recover. It was an endurance to get through the diving rather than being a relaxing pleasurable experience....

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4Thank Argaussie
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 25 May 2014

The photos posted are of their Mabul resort - an entirely different island (and different Trip Advisor page)!!! This review is for the backpacker accommodation on Semporna (the mainland if you will). An adequate place to stay if you just want to dive. If you are with someone who doesn't dive, splurge for the Mabul location. Rooms are basic no...

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2Thank Stephen S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We did three fun dives with Scuba Junkie at Mataking Island and had a great experience. It was our first fun dives after we got certified and our dive instructor, Ashleigh, was very professional and took very good care of us. Good equipment, friendly staff and people on the boat. We did not book in advance so we were told...

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1Thank AgathaOZ59
Helsinki
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I tried to book a stay at Scuba Junkies' Mabul resort, but as it was fully booked, had to settle for the Semporna hostel (eventually I did manage to get a bed from Mabul for one night, but more of that in a separate review). First of all; the photos you see here are NOT from Semporna, they are from...

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Thank Losviages
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Ideal base for either diving/snorkelling or a one-nighter before/after Mabul. The WiFi could have been stronger but place was very clean, spacious, good showers and great restaurant. Found beer expensive but staff VERY helpful and approachable, especially with sorting onward travel. I want to thank SJ for keeping the BACKPACKER ETHOS strong and offering very good value and clean accommodation...

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Address: Lot 36 PO Box 458, Block B | Semporna Seafront, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Scuba Junkie Hotel And Diving
Scuba Junkie Hotel & Diving Semporna, Sabah
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“rooms away from the reception tend to be quieter.”
mr4lfredchan, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Bottom floor rooms are the quickest to get out of, for early morning dives”
danieldM123RO, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Semporna: Dorm Mabul: Room w. fan or ac”
Julian469, 31 Jul 2013 | Read review
“The dorm is a great place to make friends but not as good if you are a natural mosquitor magnet like myself. Try to go with friends or find someone to share a private room with fan or aircon and ensuite bathroom.”
piggydreamer, 12 Jul 2013 | Read review
“There is no swimming pool. It wont let me change that.”
ambcha12, 20 Dec 2012 | Read review
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