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Bigfin Divers

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Pantai Merakit | Kampung Mengkabar, Kota Belud 89150, Malaysia
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Just came back from a 4d/3n stay here. What we do love this place was it feels like home, the stay... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jaime K
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Great dive sites,awesome dive instructors

Came back again after our dives in March, this time we went Ellas garden and the Fish bowl. Vis was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
leone5680
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Sabah, Malaysia
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We are the first dive centre in Kota Belud with daily Fun Dives and a full range of PADI dive courses for Introductory to Experienced divers. Based in Kota Belud, Sabah, we offer a close by alternative to the crowded KK marine park. We are in world class dive territory with stunning reefs, wrecks and islands all situated within the coral triangle famous for outstanding marine diversity. Enjoy learning to dive directly off our white sand beach, take a short boat trip to local reefs, submerged pinnacles and picture perfect off shore islands… plus watch out for the seasonal giants that visit annually! We are a small personal dive centre. We dive in small groups lead by experienced qualified instructors to create a safe professional learning experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We dive sites in Kota Belud and Mantanai Island. To book diving please contact us in advance. We are open all year however our dive season runs from February through to September
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Pantai Merakit | Kampung Mengkabar, Kota Belud 89150, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just came back from a 4d/3n stay here. What we do love this place was it feels like home, the stay was comfortable, clean rooms and very quiet apart from being bitten by mosquitoes lol & the weather can be really hot & humid. Nonetheless,...More

Thank Jaime K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came back again after our dives in March, this time we went Ellas garden and the Fish bowl. Vis was excellent! Saw a lot of nudis! One thing about the dive sites, every dive shows you a little bit extra that keeps you coming back...More

Thank leone5680
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful place, feels like home, away from the main path, staff is so friendly, diving is great, equipment well maintained. A very good alternative to popular diving as Semporna, here you find people down to earth, caring about what they do.

Thank Nikolaj K
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Ella M, Owner at Bigfin Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you niko! Such sweet comments, happy to hear we made you feel welcome! Safe tavels 😁

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

The only dive operator in Kota Belud and they live up to their name. We only managed to get two dives in but it was enough to make us want to come back for more! Thanks for showing us a glimpse of what Kota Belud...More

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Ella M, Owner at Bigfin Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for the great review pei! You should come back soon, April-June is our best season for diving! Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We had just a brief 2 dives session for non licensed divers, but even such a brief visit was very well organised. RichieBro greeted us upon arrival, and carefully explained everything especially to my 12 years old son. As our max allowed depth was 12...More

Thank Alexey A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Ella & Apex have a superb Dive Resort in an amazing location. Living in KK and diving regularly in TARP the dive sites which BigFin take Divers to are so much better. I can not recommend more highly this dive shop and company. We were...More

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I stayed at Bigfin Divers with a reasonable sized group of people for a friend's birthday last year and we couldn't have asked for more! The chilled set up on the beach was the perfect getaway making you feel worlds away from civilisation and the...More

Thank Sonny R
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Ella M, Owner at Bigfin Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thanks for the lovely review sonny! Hope we will see you again soon 😊

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Great location- I could see Mt. Kinabalu early in the morning right in front of my room.(bungalow style) Beautiful sunset, beach,very friendly people(Jell-chef and boat driver, Richie-diving instructor and Apex-the owner). Diving was awesome too in between Kota Belud and Mantanani island. We even had...More

Thank Sunny K
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

On holiday to sabah for a few weeks and wanted to do some diving. After diving in the busy marine park in kk, we heard about a quiet place just an hour away with bigfin divers. On arrival it was obvious that all the villages...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

From the inital contact with Ella a month before our arrival she was very understanding and accomodating. Even though the weather wasn't always cooperating I still really enjoyed the few days that we went diving. The dive sites were in relatively close proximity to the...More

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Hello, they have an area where there is possible to put a tent, so the answer would be yes. Enjoy!
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