Big John Scuba

Big John Scuba is a small dive hotel longhouse with a BIG passion for Diving/Snorkelling and customer satisfaction located on Mabul island.

Big John Scuba offers simple en-suite rooms and daily diving trips to Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan.

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Big John ScubaSipadan Island. Our homestay... Your homestay.

A very comfortable and modern establishment, all rooms with aircon, private bathrooms, hot water showering as standard, solid wood flooring, LED lighting. 12 rooms on the first (ground) deck offering accommodation in twin bedded / family (double+single). Some rooms with patio door opening onto a huge decking, some rooms with private balcony at the rear. We have 2 upper deck VIP rooms with queen beds and an amazing view over the sea, fabulous sunsets, moon and star gazing.

We have a larger VIP family room on the first (ground level) deck offering private balcony, sliding patio doors - Queen bed and single bed. Also, an upper deck VIP family suite with spiral staircase access, offering King sized bed plus single bed.

We use island pumped water for general washing in bathrooms, we collect rainwater and bring fresh water from the mainland to run through the showers in your room.


To ensure that you have great fun and a safe time with our friendly and professional staff, whether you are relaxing, snorkelling, fun diving or taking a PADI course.

BIG JOHN Scuba, on Mabul Island, features accommodation facility and dive resort. We have 12 standard aircon rooms with twin/double beds, attached bathroom, hot water showering. 2 upper deck VIP aircon rooms allocated with queen beds, attached bathroom, hot water showering. 1 ground floor deck VIP family room with queen bed + single bed, attached bathroom, hot water showering. 1 upper deck VIP family suite with king sized bed + single bed, attached bathroom, hot water showering. We do not own fan room accommodation nor dormitory beds but we can offer basic fan room packages with a neighbouring homestay, please contact us for latest prices and promotional prices.

We offer guided fun dives with our PADI certified Divemasters with many years and 1,000's of dives in these waters. PADI Dive Courses are available from beginner DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) to Divemaster with our experienced PADI diving instructors; courses available in English and Chinese.

Scuba Dive with Big John In the beautiful Mabul, Sipadan and Kapalai islands

We can offer DiveMaster guided fun dives including equipment rental.

We frequently visit 12-15 dive-sites around Mabul and Kapalai, we will try our best to give you a different dive each time within your package if you are multi-diving over a number of days. Dive schedule times/sites/groups are often decided on the day dependent on the levels of divers, tide, current and weather conditions.

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