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Scuba Jeff

Mabul's party place

Photo of Scuba Jeff, Mabul Island. , Semporna And Sipadan Island

What we say: 3 stars

If you're fussy about where you sleep, keep looking. The rooms at Scuba Jeff's are very basic with communal bathrooms you would not want to walk into barefoot, but it's the cheap prices and party atmosphere that make this a favourite with backpackers. During the day the open-air dining hall is the same as any other dive resort with buffet-style meals (and the occasional seafood barbecue) and sun-bathing guests, but after dark it becomes Mabul's party place, with acoustic jam sessions and a steady flow of Filipino rum from the bar. Scuba Jeff's parties hard but also takes diving serious with fun dives around Mabul (100 ringgit per dive or 3 for 250 ringgit), PADI courses and underwater photography lessons. WiFi is available from 18:00 till 06:00 when the electricity is on. Prices are as low as it gets, but it's worth emailing them about discounted multi-day diving packages.

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Contact details:

Mabul Island.  T: (19) 535 5229 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 65 ringgit 65 ringgit 70 ringgit for non-divers
Dbl fan share b'room 80 ringgit 80 ringgit 90 ringgit for non-divers

Added to Travelfish on: 8th February, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 9th February, 2013

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Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at
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