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Uncle Chang's Sipadan Mabul Dive Lodge

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Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

We had a great time at uncle changs, because of the excellent diving only. The service we received was worse than terrible. I booked open water padi and sipadan 3 months in advance. On arrival, we were given sipadan permits for the wrong day (one day later than we had asked for). Uncle changs could not change the date, and...

4Thank fayeth1989
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

I chose to stay and dive with Uncle Changs because of the excellent reviews it received and it seemed like a better "budget" option than some of the other places on Mabul. Communication on booking via email was excellent and payments at the Semporna office and boat transfers ran smoothly. We stayed in the basic fan room with en suite...

Thank LP1ECP
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Plus point: -Experienced diving instructor. -Good place to relax and chill before you scuba dive. -Open sea view. -meals included (tastes ok). Minus point: -Bad conditioned life vest. The boatman ignored requests for a better one because they simply ran out of better life vest. -Dirty toilet with very low fresh water pressure. -quite expansive considering the food, shelter and...

Thank Shaunccs
Skudai, Malaysia
Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

The food was terrible and insufficient for all customers. The room have a noticed inform us take care of our electronic device, but the problem is our door can't be locked. Beside that, our room is still under renovation. I can't imagine the only restaurant here don't have any fans. We felling hot while taking our breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1Thank Jackson C
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Had a great stay at Uncle Changs, for location and cost you can't beat this place. The dive instructors are also very good. The food got a bit dull after a few days however you can't really complain as it is so cheap.

Thank Kael_87
Ipoh, Malaysia
Reviewed 20 June 2013

I am considering lucky to have an ant free room but our friend got attacked by ants on her bed! She requested to change room and they told her they are full house where by the registration board written that they are not. We paid for holiday, and the food that they serve is worse than any budget stay that...

4Thank ChrisCHP
Laurel, Maryland
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Uncle Chan's is an illegal operator working on Mabul Island! - All the home-stays are also illegal. They do NOT have a licence and have total disregard for wildlife regulations put in place for the conservation of marine life. A money-making company with so little disregard for safety it is un-nerving. I stayed at Uncle Chan's Mabul 'Resort' and did...

6Thank Weary W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Diving in Mabul, Kapalai and....SIPADAN was mind blowing. Uncle Chang (UC) has 3 dives a day and we never missed any dive outing. Overall, we made our booking many months in advance for the accomodation as well as Sipadan permits. Our aircon room had a double bed and ensuite toilet. The price per pax per night was RM100 and includes...

Thank average22
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We have spent an amazing full day to Sipadan while all the uncle Chang's staff was taking care of our 2 young kids (3 and 1 years old).... Such an amazing experience!! Amazing people, always smiling!! Our kids enjoined so much, especially the 3 years old was very sad to leave at the end of the day... Even if we...

2Thank Fra1579
Amed, Indonesia
Reviewed 25 May 2013

I havent read all the reviews in details, but I guess my impression will somehow reflect what had already been said. We (my boyfirend and I) spent 4 days and 4 nights at Uncle chang in april 2013 (and we booked in advance), and I have to say, that our first day hadnt been good. And If it was not...

Thank julkim_13

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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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