My name is John, 'Big John' to my friends and fellow divers!
My dive shop is in Semporna, just 30 km away from the famous Sipadan Island. I have been diving these waters since 1996 and have made thousands of dives here.
For the past few years my small company has grown slowly but surely; having spent most of the company's existence sharing accommodation facilities on Mabul without much scope for improvement or noticeable growth, 2015 was a wonderful year in terms of turnover for us.
We bought another 2 boats, the fleet stood at 5; we made plans for our own homestay and after many long hours, total dedication and commitment from my team, dedicated support from all our staff and indeed our customers new and old... early January 2016 my dream was realised and we finally opened our new homestay on Mabul - Paradise Inn.
Our homestay... Your homestay.
A very comfortable and modern establishment, all rooms with aircon, private bathrooms, hot water showering 6pm to 7pm as standard, solid wood flooring, LED lighting.
12 standard rooms on the first (ground) deck offering accommodation in Twin (2 x single) bedded / Double (1 x Queen bed) Family 3 persons (1 x queen bed + 1 x single bed).
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 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, offering King sized bed plus 1 single bed.
In November 2016 we added another 6 Deluxe Family 3 person rooms with larger bathrooms, 3 upper deck with private balcony and 3 lower deck.
We use island pumped water for general washing in bathrooms and toilet flushing, we collect rainwater and bring in fresh water from the mainland to run through the showers in your room.
NOTE: that the freshwater (hot) showering in your private bathroom is restricted due to the limited resources: 6pm to 7pm
3 open showers on the huge decking for general use for when you've just stepped off the boat or exited the water from your confined waterskills sessions.
We're rated on TripAdvisor!!
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, our office is situated in Semporna (Sabah, Borneo) just past the Dragon Inn Hotel;
On Mabul Island , our accommodation facility and dive centre.
We have 12 standard aircon rooms with twin/double beds, family 3 person rooms all with 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.
6 larger VIP family rooms, 3 upper deck and 3 lower deck, attached bathroom, hot water showering.
Electricity in all rooms available approx 23 hours per day.
Sorry but we do not own fan room accommodation nor dormitory beds but we may be able to offer basic fan room packages with a privately owned homestay, please contact us for latest prices and promotional prices.
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We offer guided fun dives with our PADI certified Divemasters with many years and 1,000's of dives in these waters.
PADI diving courses available from beginner DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) to Divemaster with our experienced PADI Diving Instructors; courses available in English and Chinese.