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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

READ THIS! - IF YOU TAKE COURSES DONT GO HERE

As a former employee of this place (DM) id like to inform you all that you SHOULD NOT take courses here. CERTS ARE NOT BEING GIVEN. sadly i only found out after a few months of working here when students started to contact me about not recieving certifications.

PLEASE do yourself a favor and choose another place on the island if you wanna go here. this place is a scam where instructors are not being paid and fired when they complain about this, students do not recieve certifications because they have to pay PADI for the paperwork. its all about money here.

some students even got pressured to give the management a lot of extra money or they wouldnt recieve thier certifications!! furthermore the books that should be given to you after your course where never given to students and the equipment could be better.

IF YOU TAKE COURSES, DONT GO HERE

Stayed: April 2018, travelled on business
1  Thank be20480
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

4N/4D stay with 11 dives
3 amaizing dives in Sipadan and 8 around Mabul island
Special thanks to Billy who help me improve my diving skill and teach me how to do bubble circle ;)
and Tom for the night dive, one of the most memorable and thrilling experience in my life
thank you

Stayed: May 2018, travelled solo
Thank FANNY B
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome! We have been there for more than a week
- Billy (the instructor) is the most passionate and patient diver you will ever meet! He will do everything to make you feel safe and comfortable in the water!
- The food is good and healthy, but to be honest, there is not much variety
- the rooms are very nice, much more than you would expect for the little money you pay
- you can spend great evenings here, singing and laughing with the staff! We miss not only the diving but all the great people in the guesthouse
- the toilets could need a renovation, but it’s totally ok, by far not as horrible as some reviews say
- the diving and snorkeling trips are well guided, if you need assistance ask for it and you will be helped! Everything is flexible and they will try to match your wishes as much as possible

We already miss the place (especially Billy) even though we left just 2 days ago!

Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Jon19281
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

My friend and I stayed here for 3 days/nights and did 9 scuba dives each. The people are super friendly and it was some of the best diving I have ever done. Definitely get your permit for Sipadan. The accomodations are very basic, so don't expect any luxury. This island is quite small and poor so the resources are slim. The whole experience was very affordable. Totally worth the money. I loved walking around the island and seeing the kids playing. The sunsets here are stunning. A simple and lovely few days here.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Andrea J
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We had such a lovely 3 days here. Wish we could have stayed longer. All of the staff were sooo nice and the diving was fantastic. We did our open water course with Billy and he was just the best. Such a nice guy! He is extremely passionate and experienced so he made us feel at ease in the water. Mabul is gorgeous and the place has such a chilled atmosphere. We'd definitely like to return for another stay.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank ColmBro
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