Most Accomodating Staffs
I was at first hesitant booking my accomodations and trips with BGS, but then I decided to since I have 9 days of free before my dive starts with Scuba Junkie. I said why not? Norhaida, whom I've met thru fb only is very friendly and accomodating. She arrange everything for me, from airport pick-up/drop-off Tawau at a friendly price.
The Backpackers Inn is clean and everyday is being cleaned. No foul smell is allowed to store in the fridge or within the room or lobby, that's for me a good thing. And thou, I stayed in a dormitory, we have our own toilets, cabinets for personal stuffs and beddings. The price per night is quite good with free breakfast.
Norhaida also arrange a 2-day for me, 1. an Island hopping to the Tun Sakaran Marine Park, where we went to the following Islands: Bodgaya - where you'll meet the sea gypsies, isn't it great for an experience?!, Bohey Dulang - where we trekk up to 600m and see the beautiful overlooking of Tun Sakaran Marine Park. That was quite a struggle for me since I just had my knee acl reconstruction a few years ago but it feels walk in the park when the guides are very helpful, they attended to my needs and all other guests too. After, We had our lunch at Pulau Mantabuan. Then, enjoyed snorkeling around the prestine water. At Sibuan our last stop, Aimee, one of the guides and I went to pick up trashes all over the Island brought by other tourists. I think educating the guests of the proper waste disposal is a good thing. You are not only bringing joy to the guest but also helping the environment and bringing impact to the marine conservation effort. 2. It's SCUBA Diving Time- we went to Mataking and Pompom, 3 dives in a day for a lower price. Our guide Deniah is very efficient in her job. She managed to correct my buoyancy and made feel comfortable after the 1st dive. She encourages me alot that I can do well underwater because I was too concerned of kicking corals or my buddy. After the first dive, I felt refreshed and ready to take the 2nd and 3rd dive. We also had our surface interval on a Island where take lots of photos. I love the staffs, they were very passionate of what they do. They always do an extra mile to make their guests happy, content and relax. After returning to the town, we went for a dinner with them - and thats beyond their work time already. Too nice people and very friendly.
Norhaida also did alot of extra mile for me, of my 9days stay, just 2days tour since I have already made my dive bookings with scuba junkie. Nor, on my first few days, walked me around the town. Show me the market, where I can buy stuffs or withdraw money if I needed to. She showed me around Dragon Inn where I can buy souvenier for a good price. Where to eat if I feel eating the Filipino food. Even after my 2day tour with them, she brought me to the Bukit Tengkorak and thats outside her work time. People are very accomodating.
The staffs in BGS are very accomodating and fun to be with.
I will definitely go back and have all my biokings with them from tours, airport pick-up and drop off and accomodations.
Solo travel - 20 Apr 2017