Archive for September, 2009

Try Dive -Discover Scuba Diving DSD – Scuba Diving Lessons for Beginners, TARP Islands Kota Kinabalu

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 @ 21:54 News

Try Dive – Discover Scuba Diving DSD – Scuba Diving Lessons for Beginners – An ideal day trip to the TARP Islands offshore Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo.

Try Dive -Discover Scuba Diving DSD - Scuba Diving Lessons for Beginners, TARP Islands Kota Kinabalu

It could not be easier to try Scuba Diving and within the same few hours see the beauty of the underwater world in a safe, warm paradise location.

Just take a look at some of our recent guests, pictured left with their Divemaster Cyril, they all chose to take their first breaths underwater with us, gaining our “Dived and Survived with Downbelow” stamp.

Our Island based PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in the The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is ideally suited to beginner divers providing shallow, sandy confined water environments which slope to slightly deeper coral reef habitats.

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program introduces people to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner.

Under the guidance of a PADI professional, new divers learn basic safety concepts, put on equipment and swim around underwater in a closely supervised environment.

Our half day program competes before lunch time so you can spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing on the tropical beaches, snorkeling, trekking or sea kayaking.

Alternatively we can take you on an additional pleasure dive to a maximum depth of 12m with and instructor in the afternoon as part of the full day program.

You don’t have to book the afternoon dive, “try before you buy” if you get the dive bug you can decide on the day.

Daily Program

08:00 – 08:20 Hotel pickup (KK city centre only including Tg Aru – subjected to confirmed bookings)  transfer to Jesselton Point Jetty
08:30 Meet Downbelow Staff and Transfer to Downbelow’s The Beach House – Gaya Island
08:45 Registration & Equipment Selection
09:00 Dive Theory, Equipment Orientation and Dive Briefing
Confined Water Dive & Skill Practice
Open Water Scuba Dive
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Optional Scuba Dive or Relax on the Beach or go Trekking.
16:00 Boat Transfer to marina
16:15 Return to Hotel

 

Try Dive -Discover Scuba Diving DSD – Scuba Diving Lessons for Beginners, TARP Islands Kota Kinabalu

International Clean Up Event – Gaya Island, TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 @ 21:54 News, Project AWARE
International Clean Up Event – Gaya Island, TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Big thanks goes out to supporters and participants who took part in our annual International Clean Up Event today at our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development and Adventure Centre on Gaya Island in the Tunku Abdul Park (TARP) Kota Kinabalu.

Hosted by us, Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures Sdn Bhd, and supported by Sabah Parks and Sabah Tourism.

Twenty Eight volunteers offered their valuable time cleaning up the already beautiful Gaya Island in Tunku Abdul Park (TAR Park), Kota Kinabalu.

Blessed with many tropical bays and mangroves the daily litter bought in by tides accumulates in these secluded beauty spots.

Although Sabah Parks daily pick littler from the beaches in front of our Dive Center some of the more seculded beaches are much harder to reach.

Armed with littler bags, snorkeling equipment and speedboats our volunteers cleaned it all up !!!

International Clean Up Event – Gaya Island, TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

249KG of plastic, styrofoam, flip flops and other debris was collected from our beaches and shorelines before seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and other marine-life can get entangled or eat it.

Remember “Prevent plastic pollution, save the oceans” !!

Sabah Parks kindly waived the park fee for all volunteers and contributed staff, clean up equipment and a speedboat whilst, we – Dive Downbelow – provided logistics, speedboats, a delicious beach BBQ, refreshments and staff.

The day was as always FREE of charge to everyone who kindly donated their time.

Thankyou to all that took part !!

Together with Sabah Parks we run these events 2 / 3 times annually.

More images from the event can be seen on our Facebook, here you can also see what we all get up to over here in Paradise !

Please contact us should you wish to come and spend the day on Gaya Island, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Trekking, Sea Kayaking or just relaxing.

International Clean Up Event – Gaya Island, TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo
Downbelow is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre Our international staff provide personal, premier service at our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development (IDC) Dive Centre, where we pride ourselves on small group tuition with extremely high safety standards & procedures.

Do visit us at our Dive Shop & Travel Centre where we offer free wireless Internet and refreshments.

Tel: +6 012 866 1935
Email: dive@divedownbelow.com

Visit our Facebook page to see what we get up to over here in paradise!

International Clean Up Event – Gaya Island, TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Daily Scuba Diving to the Best Dive Sites on West Coast, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 @ 19:14 News
Daily Scuba Diving to the Best Dive Sites on West Coast Sabah. Kota Kinabalu

Base yourself on Gaya Island with us and visit some of the best Scuba Diving dive sites on the West Coast Sabah.

Our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre provides a very special experience, with a resort like feel it is a fun place to spend the day, enjoying the tropical surroundings and chatting about all the wonderful creatures you will have spotted.

We’re only 10 minutes speedboat ride from the mainland of Kota Kinabalu so less time is wasted on boat trips leaving more time for Scuba Diving !

Our International staff team are highly skilled with many years of experience in their field, we pride ourselves on an exceptional level of service and safety.

We have an ALL INCLUSIVE POLICY with NO HIDDEN EXTRA CHARGES.

This means that you pay one price which includes: return transfers from your hotel – subject to confirmed bookings and availability, (KK City including Tanjung Aru & Sutera Harbour), boat transfers, park and jetty fees, equipment (except dive computer) refreshments – free flow water / tea / coffee, freshly cooked lunch and 3 guided boat dives are all included. If you bring your own equipment we offer 5% discount from the prices below.

Daily Scuba Diving to the Best Dive Sites on West Coast Sabah. Kota Kinabalu

SCUBA Diving Kota Kinabalu Daily Dive Package from RM 340 per person ALL Inclusive.

Diving here in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is very good, our guests are always very surprised to see such a variety of Marine Life and healthy corals. The park offers some great diving for beginners and experienced divers alike, lots of hard and soft coral, great macro life, schools of tropical fish and many prized critters.

TARP Dive Sites, Offshore Dive Sites and The Wrecks !!

Our Daily Diving Program is an all inclusive day out.  We offer day trips and multiple day trips, night dives and sunset dives, costs are as follows:

We have 37ft, 35ft and 32ft dive boats which are very spacious and comfortable to dive from, we have a great variety of dives sites just minutes from our island dive center.

We limit the number of divers on the boat and try to keep people with similar levels of experience on the same boat. Our staff to client ratio is very high so we can accommodate all levels of divers with their own Divemasters.  We offer NITROX and dive computer rentals.

Daily Scuba Diving to the Best Dive Sites on West Coast Sabah. Kota Kinabalu

Daily Itinerary for TARP

08:00 – 08:15 Hotel pickup (KK city centre only including Tg Aru – subjected to confirmed bookings)  transfer to marina
08:30 Meet Downbelow Staff & Transfer on Boat to Downbelow Dive Station on Gaya Island
Welcome Briefing
09:00 Registration & Payment. Equipment Selection.
09:30 Dive Briefing
09:45 1st Boat Dive
Return to Dive Center for Tea / Coffee / Fruit & Biscuits
11:30 Dive Briefing
11:45 2nd Boat Dive
13:00 Lunch at Dive Center
14:00 Dive Briefing
14:15 3rd Boat Dive
16:00 Boat Transfer to marina
16:30 Return to Hotel

Please contact us should you wish to come and spend the day on Gaya Island, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Trekking, Sea Kayaking or just relaxing.

Downbelow is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre Our international staff provide personal, premier service at our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development (IDC) Dive Centre, where we pride ourselves on small group tuition with extremely high safety standards & procedures.

Do visit us at our Dive Shop & Travel Centre where we offer free wireless Internet and refreshments.

Tel: +6 012 866 1935
Email: dive@divedownbelow.com

Visit our Facebook page to see what we get up to over here in paradise!

Fish Trap Rescue on Sea Kayaks, Tunku Adbul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 @ 19:13 News, Project AWARE

Fish Trap Rescue on Sea Kayaks, Tunku Adbul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Whilst taking some guests on their Guided Snorkeling Program at our nearby snorkel & scuba dive site “Turtle House” Kenny, one of our Snorkel Guides found a Fish Trap.

Disturbed by his find he reported back to the dive center and once all our guests had left for the day the crew led by Kenny, set about retrieving the trap and freeing the fish inside.

Fish traps are a destructive and illegal fishing method that wastefully catch many reef fish that are too small to be eaten or inedible.

The trap will also damage the reef in the process, in addition many fishermen loose the trap altogether leaving the menace permanently abandoned and continuing to trap fish.

Fish Trap Rescue on Sea Kayaks, Tunku Adbul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

The fish trap was in shallow enough water to retrieve whilst snorkeling so they paddled out on our Sea Kayaks and successfully safely destroyed the fish trap and set free the fish inside with no casualties.

More images from the event can be seen on our Facebook page, here you can also see what we all get up to over here in Paradise !

Downbelow is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre Our international staff provide personal, premier service at our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development (IDC) Dive Centre, where we pride ourselves on small group tuition with extremely high safety standards & procedures.

Do visit us at our Dive Shop & Travel Centre where we offer free wireless Internet and refreshments.

Tel: +6 012 866 1935
Email: dive@divedownbelow.com

Visit our Facebook page to see what we get up to over here in paradise!

 

Fish Trap Rescue on Sea Kayaks, Tunku Adbul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Celebrations on Gaya Island, TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 @ 19:11 News

Make your special day even more special and celebrate on a beautiful Tropical Island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, just offshore Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia Borneo.

Bday-1

Our guests Tim and Valerie (pictured left) decided to spice up their birthday celebrations by spending the day with us at our Paradise Beach House Dive and Adventure Centre on Gaya Island.

They joined us for fully guided snorkeling and trekking enjoyed a birthday song from the entire crew.

They saw a Turtle, Clownfish, Bats and much more ….

More images from the day can be seen on our Facebook , here you can also see what we all get up to over here in Paradise !

Should you wish to join us for one or more days during your trip to Sabah, whether as a celebration or day trip please contact us.

We scuba dive the very best of dive sites on the West Coast Sabah, conduct PADI Scuba Diving Courses from beginner to Instructor and beyond, Daily Snorkeling & Trekking to most beautiful parts of the islands and Sea Kayak to some of the prettiest beaches and lagoons.

Delicious BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY, CELEBRATION cakes can be ordered by email or telephone !!!!

PADI_IDC

Our international staff team provide premier 5 Star service which it to be expected from a 5 Star Instructor Training Centre.

We pride ourselves on very small group tuition & guiding providing a very personal service.

We have extremely high safety standards and procedures and follow British HSE Guidelines. 

We have a Dive Shop & Travel Centre located on the KK mainland, please feel free to drop in, we offer free wireless internet, tea,coffee and biscuits !!!

TEL: +6 012 866 1935
www.divedownbelow.com

PADI Open Water Course for Adventurous Training – TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia, Borneo

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 @ 06:29 Groups & Schools, News

PADI Open Water Course for Adventurous Training - TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia, Borneo

The PADI Open Water Course formed the perfect basis for this years Military Adventure Training.

Hosted by us at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures on Gaya Island, TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

This June and July we were very pleased to welcome back our old friends from the British Army – 7 Flight and Workshops for a 7N/6D Adventure Training Program.

Joining us for their PADI Open Water Courses and White Water Rafting, great fun was had by all !!

As always there was never a dull moment !!!

To see more images from the adventurous training, take a look at our Adventure Training & Team Building photo library.

PADI Open Water Course for Adventurous Training - TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia, Borneo

It was our pleasure to organize and conduct the training for the Flight & Workshops for the 4th consecutive year and look forward to the next time !

Based on Gaya Island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park our facilities are ideally suited to Adventurous Training and Team building. We are surrounded by primary rain forest and tropical ocean.

Year round Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Trekking and Sea Kayaking are all available from our PADI 5 STar IDC Dive Centre just minutes from the city of Kota Kinabalu and overlooked by Mt Kinabalu.

For more information on Adventure Training and Corporate Events please see our dedicated webpages or contact us.

Downbelow is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre Our international staff provide personal, premier service at our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development (IDC) Dive Centre, where we pride ourselves on small group tuition with extremely high safety standards & procedures.

Do visit us at our Dive Shop & Travel Centre where we offer free wireless Internet and refreshments.

Tel: +6 012 866 1935
Email: dive@divedownbelow.com

Visit our Facebook page to see what we get up to over here in paradise!

 

PADI Open Water Course for Adventurous Training – TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia, Borneo

Result of a professional and fun course: One Happy Diver

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 @ 14:34 Guestbook

Dear James,

Just wanted to thank you for your lovely teaching during my PADI course. It was very professional and fun throughout… and the result: one happy diver.

Best,

Beliz

Beliz (left), with Divemaster James (centre) and Peter (right)

 

Result of a professional and fun course: One Happy Diver

Learn to Dive with PADI Scuba diving courses for divers visiting Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Borneo.
Copyright 2017 All Rights Reserved By Downbelow. Unless otherwise stated all text, web & graphic design and photography is by Richard and Joanne

- DIVEDOWNBELOW.COM SITEMAP -
Powered by Wordpress