Hi Jo & Richard,
Hope you are well and getting good weather for diving.
Richard-Thank you diving with us and showing us the numerous mating nudis, here a shot of my favourite.
Scuba Diving Packages. 3 Days of Diving & Photography in TARP
Our Adventure Training season this year kicked off in style with an invitation to join the Captains Cocktail Party onboard HMS Bulwark that was stationed at KK Sabah Port for 10 days.
The Royal Navy’s Adventure Training Program was organized and conducted by Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures.
It consisted of SCUBA Diving, Trekking, Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Dingy Sailing and Deep Sea Fishing.
Throughout the 10 day program approximately 90 British Royal Navy & Royal Marines took part in the various Adventure Training Activities.
Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center and Adventure Center on Gaya island is perfectly suited to Adventure Training and Team Building Events.
Located just 8 minutes by speedboat from Kota Kinabalu City, we have primary rainforest that meets reef, ideal for Scuba Diving, Trekking, Snorkeling, Camping, Sea Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Dingy Sailing and Beach BBQ’s with copious amounts if cold beer at the end of the day :)
Please look out for more posts on this Adventure Training Event as it continues.
For more information on Adventure Training and Corporate Events please see our dedicated webpages or contact our International Events Organizers Richard or Joanne (pictured above).
Congratulations to 5 Singapore Army Soldiers who recently completed their PADI Open Water Course with Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures on Gaya Island – Kota Kinabalu.
Also joining them were their friends who, as already qualified Divers, enjoyed some leisure diving from our Beach House Dive Center.
Their instructors Calvin and Strike also had the help of Tanja who is currently a the end of her 6 month professional internship with Downbelow !
Our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center & Adventure Center on Gaya Island is the perfect venue for groups, individuals, friends and families to take part in SCUBA Courses and Professional Scuba Diving Internships.
The PADI Open Water Course takes 3 to 4 days to complete (8.00 am till 4.00 pm daily) and courses offered by Downbelow are all inclusive with no hidden charges !
Scuba Diving with Downbelow and PADI Courses.
I am sometimes asked “Why should we choose to dive with Downbelow” or “Why should we dive PADI” i thought i’d take 5 minutes to put a few responses on the world wide web for all to see :)
We pride ourself on an exceptional level of service and safety, we adhere to PADI Standards and Procedures at all times and follow British HSE Diving for Work Guidelines.
This means that you pay one price which includes: return transfers from your hotel (KK City including Tanjung Aru & Sutera Harbour), boat transfers, park and jetty fees, equipment, refreshments – free flow water / tea / coffee, freshly cooked lunch and 3 guided boat dives are all included / or the course of your choice (depending on package).
SMALL Group Diving
We limit the amount of people we bring to our dive center everyday and do not overcrowd, this allows us to give personal attention to new divers and experienced divers alike.
We are island based – located less than 10 minutes by speedboat from central Kota Kinabalu. Nestled on Gaya Island – “Where Rain-forest meets Reef” we are surrounded by tropical ocean and virgin jungles.
All dive sites are just minutes from our paradise location so we return to the dive center after every dive which means non diving family and friends can also come along for the day.
Offering exceptional products and services with World Wide Recognition. PADI system of education is the World lead in Diver Training.
Offering brands such as Suunto, Atomic Aquatics, BARE Wetsuits, Sherwood, AKONA, Unidive and Dive Rite and more ……
Speaking Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakau, French and of course English :)
37ft and 32ft Dive Boats providing the fastest access to dive sites from Kota Kinabalu. Bauer Compressors and NITROX Station. Excellent quality and well maintained equipment.
Plus we have a fun staff team …. please take a look at our GUESTBOOK to see what people say about us.
My partner and I have just returned from Malaysia and we would just like to say a big thank you to Dive Downbelow! We had a fantastic time at Kapalai, managing 19 dives over 4 full days and 2 half days! We got to dive Sipadan 6 times over 1 full day and half a day! The combination of macro diving around Kapalai and Mabul and the big pelagic fishes at Sipadan was truly amazing!
The whole booking process and experience with Dive Downbelow was extremely easy and was by far the cheapest operator around!
Communication was excellent throughout. Everything went smoothly from the airport pick up, boat transfers and final transfer to the hotel in Tawau! We were even lucky enough to get the water chalet closest to the dive centre at Kapalai. I can’t highly recommend Dive Downbelow enough and will be recommending Dive Downbelow to family and friends and personally for future trips!
Thank you very much!
Rise Chang and So Chun Mak
Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort – Sabah
Thanks for your patience!
Well, I dove 2 times in Sipadan and it was just amazing!!!
Marine environment is different from Kapalai and Mabul, eh? I also liked diving in Kapalai and Mabul especially when I saw a big frog fish which I can only find small one here in Indonesia.
So as Joanna said to me the other day, no regret!!
Say hi to Joanna for me please!
Take care gerry!
She liked Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort
Hi Joanne & Richard,
Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic stay at Kapalai Resort and the diving at Sipadan was something else.
The atmosphere and service at the water village was excellent-everything we had dreamed of and more.
We had 4 dives at Sipadan-all were eye openers.Memories we will never forget.
Our whole holiday was just perfect.
Thanks again for all your assistance in our planning and for your professional,very hospitable diving experience whilst in KK.It was Great.
Til we are in KK again,
Kevin & Carol
Sipadan Kapalai Resort Trip