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Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort Questions & Answers

Madison, Wisconsin

Going to Borneo last week of September. Is it worth going to Mabul if you cannot get a permit for Sipadan?

Also, three in our group need to get Open Water certification while I get Advanced. Is it much better getting certified off Mabul than in KK?

1 month ago Answer

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Singapore, Singapore
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Hi there. Go to Mabul yes, but if you did not pre-book your Sipadan permit it IS possible to still dive in Sipadan by getting a permit on the spot.

Unfortunately, Scuba Junkie is not the best option to provide a Sipadan permit for walk ins because they ARE a popular dive shop *however* they do not have more permits than other dive operators. Hence, the number of divers:permit ratio is not the best - I booked my dives with them 2 months in advance.

From talking with locals, these dive operators were able to provide Sipadan diving permits for walk ins:

- Seaventures Dive Rig (needs a minimum number of days diving with them)

- Borneo Speedy Dive

Hope this helps.

1 month ago
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Mabul and kapalai have wonderful diving!! KK can be good but I've found it's hit and miss depending on weather conditions and currents. It's just a question of pricing and available funds after that.

My good friend Mel works for Scuba junkie on mabul. Ask for him, he's the best and tell him Gen sent you

1 month ago
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