Scuba Junkie Covid-19 Procedures

Your safety is always our priority, not only underwater but also at the surface and in our Mabul Beach Resort. Since Scuba Junkie Sipadan could open our doors again at the end of May, we have put thorough safety and SOPs in place to provide a safe environment for you, our guests, staff and local community in Mabul to fight the spread of Covid -19.

To ensure you have a memorable, safe and smooth holiday with Scuba Junkie, the following safety measures have been implemented and are in accordance with the guidelines from the Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM) and Malaysia National Security Council (MKN).

Record Details

  • You are required to fill in a health declaration form before checking – in to our Mabul Beach Resort.
  • Your body temperature will be checked before entering the Semporna office and daily at our Mabul Beach Resort before entering the common areas.
  • You are required to inform the management immediately if you develop any Covid-19 signs or symptoms during your stay.
  • Every guest, staff, supplier, vendor or service supplier is recorded, and the data is kept for 6 months.

Wearing of Face Masks

  • You must wear a face mask at all times when outside your room.
  • You are only allowed to take it off to eat and drink and when changing into diving equipment.

Washing your Hands

  • You must wash their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in all public areas of the resort.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • Common areas are cleaned and sanitized every morning before opening and every night after closing, as well as after every meal time.
  • Guest rooms are not cleaned during the stay. If you stay longer than 4 days, you can request to change to a new room, availability provided.


  • Only in-house guests are allowed in the restaurant.
  • Guests are assigned seats in the restaurant during their stay.
  • Guests can choose between a variety of delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals are served when the guests arrive at the designated seats.


  • Bar stools are placed 1m apart.
  • Sofas are spread out with 1m between them.
  • Guests are encouraged to use the same sofa during their stay.

Public Toilets

  • All communal toilets are locked. Guests need to use the bathroom in their rooms


  • Markings at the reception indicate 1m distances between guests to wait for their turn.

Diving Operation

  • Social distancing of 1m is mandatory on the je]y, the boat, the dive shop and while teaching courses.
  • Only every third locker will be used for personal guest equipment to ensure enough distance.

On the boat

  • You will be assigned a seat that you must use during the diving day. Your personal equipment can be kept below or on top of the seat.
  • Masks should be worn as long as possible before the dive and put on quickly after the dive.
  • The same guide/instructor is assigned to the guests for the whole stay, if possible.

During diving courses

  • A 1m distance has to be kept between instructor and students, and the students amongst each other.
  • During briefings, masks always have to be worn.
  • Masks should be worn as long as possible before the dive and put on quickly after the dive.
  • The classrooms have limited capacity and are cleaned and sanitized after each session.

Cleaning of diving equipment

  • Dive gear is disinfected in a chlorine solution for 1 min, then rinsed with fresh water and hung up to dry (as suggested by Dive Alert Network (DAN)).
  • The guest keeps the set of rental equipment during the entire stay.
  • Own gear can be rinsed with fresh water only, if stored at least one meter away from other divers’ equipment.
  • Dunk tanks can only be used if the gear has been disinfected before.

As a safeguard for other guests, our staff and the local community, we from Scuba Junkie urge you to comply with these guidelines. Our dedicated staff has been trained to follow and conduct these measures to make sure your holiday is just as enjoyable and amazing as you have imagined it, even during these extraordinary times!

Thank you very much for your support. Let’s fight Covid -19 together and keep diving!
For details on the SOP measure, please refer to the PDF document.
Your Scuba Junkie Team

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