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Uncle Chang's Sipadan Mabul Dive Lodge

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rarely make reviews in Tripadvisor, but in this case I feel obliged to. Obliged to warn fellow travelers and thereby preventing such dive operators from operating. Rats: There are rats everywhere, even seen a broad daylight, also inside your room. The management has done nothing from preventing them from coming nor made sure that newly developed rooms are rat...

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Sabah, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My third time here. Awesome except for the first night when I got attacked by bed bugs in the dorm. Came here to do advanced open water and I got a fantastic instructor, Justine. One of the prettiest dive instructors I've the privilege to meet, and also professional, sweet, and super patient!She made sure that our dives are completed safely...

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We've stay 5 days on uncle chang's place. It was really nice. Peoples are really kind ! There is not too much things to do here, but if you want to relax, dive, snorkelling and have good time, you have to be here ! If you want to dive i'll recommend you to ask for JUSTINE, a french diving teacher....

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We made a booking at uncle chan because the lonely planet said is was a nice and cheap place. Well both of them weren't true. It's quitte expensive (75 rm) for te dirty room you get. I dont think they ever clean sheets or pillowcases cause i found earplugs in my pillowcase that weren't mine. No electricity at daytime, no...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having been twice in Uncle Chang's I can not recommend it highly enough. It just oozes friendliness and fun. It is full of charm and the dive guides i had were truly fantastic. Nothing seems to be too much trouble and Uncle chang himself he is so, so warm and welcoming. We will be back

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1Thank susiaustria
Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Mabul Island is very nice. Natives are very friendly. The Lodge was not so nice. Rooms and toilet was terrible. Rats ate our soap. Food not bad but permanently the same. Fans was dirty an horrible noisy. When we paid in advance we ask about full gear (fins and dive masks). They write us the price inculde full gear. When...

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2Thank markos743
Labuan Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Room: Initially my friend and I booked a double fan room, however we upgrade it to standard on arrival because of the toilet location. For double fan room, toilet is attached but it is outside, on the balcony. Our standard room got AC, but not really working. We can hardly feel the cold air even at night. They didn't maintain...

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stayed at Uncle Chang's so I could do my OW Dive course. Fantastic place. All employees were very friendly. We stayed in one of the new huts right out on the water, which had beautiful views overlooking the ocean. I was extremely lucky to have Justine to take me for my OW course, I could not ask for a better...

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

the best place and friendly staff...night live band,tugs,gurol,boy jay and jimin they are awesome...can play many song..malay,chinese,spain...i will come again...love this place... in day time the bandboy be my dive guide and snorkeling ..very awesome...not only bandboy dive guide..they are general workers..everything they can do... im promise i'

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1Thank Khairul I
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place is the worst! Me and my girlfriend are both experienced backpackers. We are used to basic accomodations and are really no people who need luxury. But Uncle Chang was one of the worst experiences I made during my travels so far. Everything is expensive on Mabul, I get that, and if you don´t come for diving I would...

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Address: 91307 Causeway Road, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Uncle Chang`s Sipadan Mabul Dive Hotel Pulau Mabul
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