Scuba Junkie
Scuba Junkie
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Scuba Junkie Sipadan is a 5 star PADI IDC centre offering PADI courses, day trips & diving packages around Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai and the Tun Sakaran Marine Park. With a team of multi-lingual staff and over 12 years experience operating in the area, we provide safe, fun and environmentally responsible trips for divers & snorkelers of all ages & abilities.
Semporna, Malaysia
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4.5 of 5 bubbles385 reviews
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VGeorge
Chennai (Madras), India17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I would like to convey my thanks to the entire Scuba Junkie Team for an excellent diving experience.

As I arrived at the resort my first engagement was with Ms. Tadeja her amenable nature and welcoming attitudes was most appreciated. Importantly, the skill sets she acquainted us with were unique .
I believe she is an asset to Scuba Junkie. I thank Tadeja for her assistance.
I had a problem with my dive computer. The helpful role of Marc and Peggy will always remain. Not far away behind the scenes was Irene complimenting guest interactions. The dining hall food and service was always up to the mark. The ladies, in spite of the Ramzan fasting, were always hard working and cheerful. Not last but least was Lillian at the Semporna offices, as we arrived and at departure her helpful and positive attitudes will stand out. Overall Scuba Junkie's safety and ecofriendly standards are commendable.
Best Regards
George
Written March 25, 2024
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micosenna
San Francisco, CA13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Great dive operation, the best I’ve seen. Staff were excellent. I want to mention Andy, our Dive Master for taking such good care of us. We had the most memorable dives! Andy was able to troubleshoot a few issues during my dives with ease. I hope you get to dive with Andy you won’t regret it! Truly an experience! Another Dive Master named Mal..I can never say thank you for finding my phone in 15-20ft of water. Like how did you do it? I gave up but you kept going! They have several boats, always prompt and they make sure you have everything you need. 5 stars for dive operations and anticipating our needs. Michael and Lucas, thank you for your time and patience. They also helped with my partners equipment repair, so useful to have this in their resort. I knocked the stars to 4 bc of the food. As much as they try their best, perhaps needing a refresh on their menu. (We stayed 9 days and we’ve had about every chicken dish imaginable) my favorite part of the resort is the jetty area. So relaxing after the dive. There is no WiFi on the resort, no tv, they do have a bar area / gathering room above the dining hall where we all gathered in the evening. Staff in general all were great and so helpful. Small dive group ratio, lunch included in Sipadan. Truly amazing diving on the island!
Written August 22, 2023
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rowenas2ne
Godalming, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We had 3 days snorkelling with Scuba Junkies from Mabul island we covered Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan on the last day.
Very well run slick operation with getting equipment etc.
Our first guide - Kai on our first snorkel was the best he was so passionate, friendly and enthusiastic about snorkelling and the sea. He freedived down to take photos our videos for our friend. Other guides on the other 2 days were ok but didn’t really guide us and spot stuff out.
Written June 13, 2023
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kent s
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
1) Instructor for 3 days course is a nightmare. The instructor is very rude, unprofessional & immature like talking hash word & sarcastic like F word & show middle finger, he is lazy, look like he is on drug which is hard understand what he is talking & mumbling during training section such as the BCD function is to bla...bla...bla...ok?

Even during the theory class, he is sleeping all the time. Very very lazy guy but say he must be "TEGAS" (Serious) due to 3days course is very compressed.

My idea here is to learn & have fun with new experience of diving & get away from stressful workplace & city but instead, he makes me more stressful, angry, unhappy & demotivated.

Pay lot of money to get demotivated & un-fun experience & created a nightmare on scuba diving.

2) Front desk service & boat driver & conductor is good & friendly.

3) HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED to look for Scuba Junkie service.

4) Sempona to Mabul Island full of trash. As a Malaysian, very "memalukan" (Embarrassed)
Written April 11, 2023
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Terri C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Exceptionally well-run dive shop and resort. Simon made our dives extra special with his enthusiasm, knowledge and diving pointers.
Written September 6, 2022
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mohzan h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Great , from initial booking at the office at Sempurna town to the speed boat ride to Mabul & Sipadan to the Resort stay , the food and of course the snorkeling and diving. Great services from all . Do book early , esp during high season , you need Sabah Park permit to go to Sipadan.
Written September 1, 2022
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MoragMcCrorie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
This is a great dive centre. The organisation is excellent from start to finish and the resort is very well run. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the DMs go out of their way to give you the best day's diving they can. They know the dive sites extremely well and really think about how to plan a day according to tides and conditions to maximise your chances of seeing things. There is a genuine enthusiasm for showing people life beneath the sea which comes across in all they do. Thanks to everyone for a great trip, especially all the dive guides Simon, Khai L, Afat and Penny. Look forward to seeing you next time!
Written January 3, 2021
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Lady Tobeng
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
Super cool staff even from the office in Semporna all the way to the island. Took the Discover Scuba and Snorkeling packages, and the dive master Along, and snorkeling guide Affad (forgive me if I get your name spelling wrong) were very friendly and accomodating. Highly recommend those who want to try scuba diving for their first time.
Just a heads up; once you go for the dives here in Mabul and Sipadan island, you will need to lower the bench mark for your next dives as this place is sooo beautiful.
Written September 5, 2020
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Mister G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
I did my divemaster with Scuba Junkie and it was a great experience from start to finish. Of course diving was amazing. The instructors, Diana, Peggy, Kai and Lizzie were magic. Dive guides, Kai ☺, Kai legend, Afat and AG all have eyes everywhere and were a pleasure to dive with. Marc and Penny manage the resort super professionally and were great to deal with. Uli and the maintenance crew were fun and I can't wait to get back when the jetty bar is finished. Bar staff Musa and general do everything Adz were great. Bar was fun and lively. They made me welcome from the start. I'm a junkie for life.
Written August 21, 2020
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Harriet S
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
I went to Mabul with a group of friends (7 in total). I wasn’t sure what to expect, however I left exceptionally impressed. Still in the RMCO stage of Covid-19, the staff were great at ensuring SOPs were in place whilst we could still have a fantastic time.

The food was fulfilling and was different every day for every meal. The bar was well stocked. The rooms were spacious, clean and had excellent aircon. Most importantly I felt safe at all times on the island and underwater.

A HUGE shoutout to Marc who was managing the place just beautifully and to Kai Smiley, Simon and Kai Pumpkin who I had the pleasure of diving with and felt extremely safe and also to Uli who helped us spot some hammerheads! We felt like we were in great hands throughout every dive. Their knowledge of the dive sites was exceptional, they didn’t skip a thing regarding safety procedures and had great humour. Truly impressed. I’ve been to many centres across Asia, Europe and the Carribean and never come across such a well run centre.

We will be back. Thank you. You are all doing such a fabulous job!
Written August 16, 2020
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