We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website!

Our business is growing and so is our website.We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website.

Visit us at our new web address www.downbelowadventures.com.

We wanted to make the latest website faster, easier to navigate and more user-friendly with plenty of information.
We hope that you enjoy our new website and that you find it easy to navigate and pleasant to use.

 

Rip Curl brand arrives at Downbelow’s KK Dive Shop!

Friday, October 16th, 2015 @ 08:00 Dive Shop, News

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The stylish and highly anticipated Rip Curl brand arrives at Downbelow’s KK Dive Shop!

Rip Curl is a favourite brand amongst many of our own staff team, particularly the professional divers of our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in TAR marine park. No doubt they will be rushing to check out the variety of hats, rashguards, wetsuits, neoprene jackets, bags, swimwear and countless other products our KK Dive Shop Manager Karen has ordered. Keep updated with our Dive Shop activities, because the range of items will change from time to time, so there’s bound to be something new you haven’t seen.

Visit our Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop, located on the Ground Floor of Block F in the KK Times Square complex, to check out our Rip Curl line!

Dive Shop/Sabah Travel Centre ready for more!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 @ 11:12 Dive Shop, News, Sabah Travel Centre

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Our Downbelow KK Dive Shop and Sabah Travel Centre are ready to offer clients more travel to see beautiful Sabah, ‘Land Below The Wind’!

It’s been a little more than a month since the first day of the ‘Big Move’ from our previous HQ to our new premises, and we couldn’t be happier!

The ground floor, which is predominantly our Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop, is a brightly-lit space with our products being displayed in a variety of methods. New products are still on the way, so there’s still plenty to arrive, which will surprise even us!

Towards the back of the ground floor, a few of our travel experts are always available from 9am to 6pm for a consultation on, for example, a scuba diving package to visit Sipadan Mabul Island Resort SMART; discovering endemic Borneo wildlife at Danum Valley’s Borneo Rainforest Lodge, or via river cruise from the Kinabatangan River in Sandakan; and so much more! For a more in-depth discussion to make your Sabah holiday truly epic, upstairs is our Sabah Travel Centre hub for a bit more privacy – maybe you’re planning a surprise marriage proposal underwater on our popular 1-day PADI Discover Scuba Diving program!

It’s only been a month and already it feels like home, and we’re still not done evolving into the agency of adventure that you want and need when you’re touring Borneo, so come in every once in a while to see what changes we’ve made.

For more information on the services of our Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop and Sabah Travel Centre, contact our HQ.

Downbelow: Moves to Block F in KK Times Square!

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 @ 08:00 Dive Shop, News, Sabah Travel Centre

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Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures now moved to Block F in Kota Kinabalu Times Square, and it’s been a great frenzy of excitement!

To assist in our mammoth project of physically moving, we’ve offered employment for the few ‘moving days’ to a group of 10 Mount Kinabalu mountain guides. They are currently in search of employment until the summit trail of the mountain is deemed safe after extensive repairs are conducted, which can be continued until September this year.

They were also the first to stay in our brand new accommodation facilities, which is on the 2nd floor of our new HQ!

This was a great opportunity for our Sabah Travel Centre and KK Dive Shop staff, as well as some our island staff team, to get to know the mountain guides who have supervised many of our own clients’ health and safety in the past for Mt Kinabalu climbs.

We are most excited to be able to provide all the convenience our clients visiting Kota Kinabalu and Sabah would need, and especially for our travelling groups, such as schools and universities field trips, or participants on our Expedition Borneo program and our Go PRO interns!

Get more information on the development of our company, and how our facilities can benefit your travels in Sabah for the perfect holiday in Borneo!

Downbelow moves up for clients visiting Sabah!

Monday, June 29th, 2015 @ 08:00 Dive Shop, News, Sabah Travel Centre

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In order for us to maintain our clients happiness when visiting Sabah, Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures moves up in the exciting tourism industry!

It’s such satisfaction when our efforts are recognised by our clients, which is what spurs us on to develop our business and our company is expanding to great heights!

For over a month, our new premises is transformed from the construction site of rubble that it was, into professional and brightly-lit spaces for our Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop and Sabah Travel Centre. The most exciting addition to our company is an adventure lodge, which its main purpose is to accommodate our large groups of schools and universities in between their visits to our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre and the incredible attractions of Sabah.

We’re really looking forward to settling in and getting groups on our Expedition Borneo program to overnight in between their adventure activities, such as climbing Mount Kinabalu and visiting the Kinabatangan River for a wildlife safari! This is a really unique feature: all facilities – accommodation, travel centre, dive shop and eatery – all under one roof!

Get more details when you contact our Kota Kinabalu HQ, where our experts will be more than happy to arrange your travels in Sabah, Borneo!

Suunto dive team visit Downbelow’s operations!

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 @ 08:00 Dive Shop, News

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It’s very exciting to welcome the Suunto dive team to visit our Downbelow operations, at both our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre and the Dive Shop based at our Kota Kinabalu HQ!

Downbelow’s Managing Director and resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann, discusses with Suunto representatives Timo from Finland, as well as LC and Shia from Kuala Lumpur about the popularity of Suunto amongst our local scuba diving community in Kota Kinabalu and Sabah.

Even more exciting topics of discussion are the future dive products Suunto are planning and the ways to promote them, as well as the presence of the highly reputable brand in our new premises! The space of our current retail space is recognised as the largest Dive Shop in Malaysia, and that record will be broken soon (by none other than ourselves!) with the opening of our new HQ very soon!

Many of our professional scuba diving internship candidates, enrolling to qualify as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors, invest in the Suunto dive brand from our shop to ensure they meet the standards of diver safety for their student divers, as well as for themselves. And they will find any Suunto product reliable throughout their professional dive training on our award-winning PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), and for many years to come in their instructional careers too!

For more information on the Suunto dive brand products we stock at our KK Dive Shop, contact our experienced and helpful Supervisor Karen!

The new Downbelow is breaking through!

Monday, May 11th, 2015 @ 08:00 Dive Shop, News, Sabah Travel Centre

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The new Downbelow is breaking through…on its new premises!

Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures’ new and improved Sabah Travel Centre and Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop is physically starting to shape into our vision.

We simply can’t wait to start filling the place with our own unique and colourful character that is just so…Downbelow!

The hole in the wall is just the beginning; a few of our island staff team took a few hours to hammer the wall down completely, and now it opens up our travel centre that much more…on the first floor, that is!

Oh, yes! Downbelow’s Kota Kinabalu HQ will be more than the ONE floor of offices, which our current premises is at the moment. So, there’s a…’kitten out of the bag’ for you all! There’s going be 2 floors…at least!

Get more information about the Big ‘Downbelow’ Bang when you follow our facebook and twitter updates, on which we are very active on! Very active – as in, on a daily, hourly basis!

Downbelow are expanding…and all under ONE roof!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 @ 08:00 Dive Shop, News

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We’re so excited to announce, that Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures are expanding, and the entire ‘umbrella’ of our operations will be all under ONE roof!

Managing Director Richard Swann (also our resident Platinum PADI Course Director) delivers an exciting presentation on our new offices in Kota Kinabalu to the senior staff and management of all our departments!

These plans have been years in the making, and everyone is on board with plenty of ideas to make our work above and beyond the amazing experience that it has afforded our dedicated staff team.

For the next month or so, our social media platforms will be almost inundated with news and updates of the progress of our new office base. For now, we don’t want to spoilt the surprise by letting the ‘cat out of the bag’, but our facilities will include more than just expanding our Sabah Travel Centre offices and Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop!

For more information on Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures programs we offer visitors to Sabah, contact our travel experts to create a memorable Borneo adventure suited to you!

Don’t forget your one-of-a-kind adventure in Sabah!

Monday, April 27th, 2015 @ 13:45 Dive Shop, News

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Invest in a good quality camera, so you don’t forget your one-of-a-kind adventure in Sabah!

Walk-in guests at our Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop are always curious about our range of GoPro cameras, of which our Supervisor Karen offers the very best, value-for-money, suggestion for which model suits what adventure activity.

For example, the GoPro Hero4 Black edition can record footage with minimal light available, such as the last few kilometres climbing Mount Kinabalu from the Laban Rata plateau to the Lows Peak summit in the early hours of the morning! Karen can demonstrate how to set its ‘night mode’ feature so our climbing guests can capture the beautiful stars in the clear night sky. For those climbers who reach the summit early, while waiting for the sunrise a time lapse of the breaking dawn offers spectacular footage – and looks really professional too!

Karen is also really adept at what GoPro accessory suits which activity best also; whether you’re joining river cruises along the Kinabatangan River for a wildlife safari, or learning to scuba dive at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, there’s an accessory to complete your GoPro experience!

Get in touch with Karen for more details on our GoPro range of camera models and accessories, or get more information from your Sabah Travel Centre expert when you discuss a personalised itinerary!

GST is upon us, but our KK Dive Shop is ready!

Monday, April 6th, 2015 @ 08:00 Dive Shop, News

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Now GST is upon us, but our KK Dive Shop is more than ready with the thorough preparation they’ve had in the past several weeks!

Supervisor Karen attended to ‘waves’ of walk-in clients who came in to take advantage of our GST-free products up until April 1st!

Because of the increased popularity during that time, Karen is eager to order more to keep our stock healthy. She’s also been researching some additional items that would benefit our clients on their various travels in Kota Kinabalu and Sabah. It’s always one of the most exciting ‘happenings’ in our Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop, as well as our Sabah Travel Centre, when Karen’s orders are delivered to our HQ. The reason being that our staff get the opportunity to understand the features of new items to benefit them with their product knowledge and assist our walk-in guests where our Dive Shop Supervisor Karen might need assistance from time to time.

Many of our clients are recreational divers, and they are inspired to progress their diver education to become professional on our Go PRO internship programs to qualify as PADI Divemaster or PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI).

Get more details on the products of our KK Dive Shop and the value-for-money packages we offer our Go PRO internship candidates!

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