What dive destinations are there in Sabah?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 @ 08:00 Dive Kota Kinabalu, Diving Sabah, News

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What dive destinations  you are looking for is important to our Sabah Travel Centre’s when creating your adventure itinerary – just know that there are plenty of incredible spots in Sabah!

Travel expert Jane, organises a daily leisure diving package for our clients from New Zealand to explore the reefs of the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park under the supervision of the PADI professionals based at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre.

Having just experienced a scuba diving adventure at Layang Layang Island, they couldn’t get enough of the incredible tropical scuba diving in Sabah; so upon their return to Kota Kinabalu, they dropped by our HQ to book a few days of our recreational diving program for certified divers.

They are inspired to continue their diver education since logging more and more dives during their diving holiday in Sabah, and they invested in a Suunto Zoop dive computer each to consider the first professional level in the PADI system of diver education: PADI Divemaster!

Get more details on Go PRO internship programs combined with a dive holiday in Sabah when you get in touch with our advisors!

Luxury diving holiday: Only in Sabah with Dive Downbelow!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 @ 08:00 Advanced Open Water Course, Diving Kota Kinabalu, Diving Sabah, News

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For many visitors to Borneo, their perfect idea of a luxury diving holiday would be only in Sabah, and with Dive Downbelow!

Sabah Travel Centre expert Joey has created a superb luxury dive package for our two clients, Ramon and Suzanne from Holland.

Any diver will tell you (even if they’ve never been!) the diving on the east coast of Sabah is some of the worlds’ best diving destinations that must be experienced if visiting Sabah!

Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort will be greeting the lovely couple to their paradise in the Celebes Sea, but before they do depart Kota Kinabalu for their next epic dive adventure, Joey has suggested for them to qualify as PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park!

There will be some amazing reefs with incredible critters and pelagics they won’t want to miss when diving the world-famous Sipadan Island, and our island staff team of PADI Instructors possess the experience to prepare them for the local dive techniques practised in Sabah.

For more information on luxury dive travel in Kota Kinabalu and Sabah, contact our HQ to create a suitable package! Why not make it a ‘hat trick’? A scuba diving course, luxury dive travel and Sabah’s toughest challenge: climbing Mount Kinabalu!

Experience amazing scuba diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park!

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 @ 11:37 Dive Sites, Diving Sabah, News

friendly turtle at TARP Borneo

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is a protected marine park made up of 5 islands and our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre is located on Gaya Island, the largest of the five, and only 8 minutes by fast speedboat from mainland Kota Kinabalu.

Our dive operation conducts 3 dives everyday, and every single day of the year! Shore dives, jetty dives and boat dives are offered and dozens of reefs to explore, which is why we cater to our clients a variety of leisure diving packages to receive the best scuba diving experience with us!

Our daily dive packages are tailored based on our clients’ needs, such as accommodation preferences. A great value for money promotion is on offer for budget accommodation and learning the sport of scuba diving for clients who are not divers yet.

Contact any of our friendly and experienced Head Office staff based in KK Times Square to discuss a suitable scuba diving package for you to discover the amazing underwater world of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park!

Girl Power Professional Scuba Diving Interns in Sabah, Borneo

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 @ 11:30 Diving Sabah, News, Professional Diving Internships

New addition Liz on the left, with Sara behind, Leanne right and resident PADI Course Director Richard not looking worried at all

Girl Power currently rules the scuba diving roost at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island in Sabah, Borneo with no less than 3 professional lady scuba diving interns.

Resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann is taking charge of their diver education and is keeping a close watch on the lasses who he describes as “mischievous”.

Newest addition to the sisterhood is Liz Street, originally from Malaysia, but joining us from where she lives in the UK.

She’s in it for the long run here in Sabah, Borneo with a 3 month internship.

Liz starts off with the PADI Rescue Diver course and will go all the way to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor during our next PADI IDC, staying on for 5 Speciality Instructor level courses to finish off as a PADI MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer).

Learn PADI Open Water Scuba Diving in Sabah, Borneo

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 @ 09:46 Courses, Diving Sabah, News

Experience Underwater Magic with Downbelow while diving Sabah, Borneo

Diving Sabah, Borneo is an excellent choice for scuba divers looking to make the most of a dive holiday.

Before enjoying Sabah’s dives and underwater treasures however, a scuba diving certification is required.

PADI – Professional Association of Diving Instructors – is the world’s largest diver training organisation body in the world having certified over 20 million divers since being founded in 1966.

Downbelow is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah where you can learn to scuba dive, do try dives or even earn your scuba instructor certificate through our popular Instructor Development Course (IDC) and Professional Diving Internships.

Our Sabah operations offer a full range of PADI scuba diver courses, from Discover Scuba Diving for beginners, PADI Bubblemaker for kids and our professional range of courses for those who want to teach scuba diving for a living.

All our courses are conducted at the our beach house dive centre, which is located a mere 10 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu on the tropical Gaya island, Sabah.

We are also active Project AWARE participants and marine conservation is at the core of our company.

Find out more about how to learn to dive in Sabah with Downbelow: have a look at our recreational dive courses, professional dive courses, facilities and equipment & safety pages outlining our dive operations in Sabah, Borneo.

Contact us, because if you’re diving Sabah, you should Dive Downbelow.

Double Discount on Kapalai & Lankayan until 15 Dec 2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011 @ 10:00 Diving Borneo, Diving Sabah, News, Promotions

Diving at Sipadan Kapalai Dive ResortArguably amongst the best diving resorts in South East Asia, Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort and Lankayan Island Dive Resort are well popular amongst divers visiting Sabah, Borneo.

For stays until 15 December 2011, Downbelow is giving double discount on the fabulous Kapalai Dive Resort and Lankayan Island Dive Resort near the world-famous Sipadan Island.

Both Lankayan Island Dive Resort and Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort are covered by Downbelow’s Price Promise.

What this means is when you book with Downbelow you automatically get a 7% discount from our published rates.

But there’s more! For the next month, to sweeten the deal, if you book with us and stay at either of the resorts from now until 15 December 2011, we will give you an additional 10% discount.

That’s outstanding value!

Click through to the Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort page or the Lankayan Island Dive Resort page to see what these fabulous destinations have to offer. The links will open in a new window.

In the meatime, email us or contact us by any other means to take advantage of this special offer.

Don’t delay, go diving in Sipadan, Kapalai or Lankayan today!

 

Email us now to book!

 

Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

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!

Shark Diving in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Monday, August 8th, 2011 @ 13:13 Diving Sabah, News, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

No, they didn't watch an episode of Glee, look closely - it's the sign for SHARKS!Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo: Downbelow’s office staff was at the Beach House last weekend for the Project AWARE event, and also managed a shark dive.

The blacktip reef sharks are so regularly spotted in Kota Kinabalu’s TAR Park, that it’s possible to schedule a shark dive with us with pretty decent odds of spotting one or two.

On this dive the office staff were treated to the sighting of 2 rather large blacktip reef sharks at the usual spot.

The sighting of the large sharks caused a bit of an adrenaline rush for our office girls, in spite of knowing that blacktips are timid and rarely pose a risk to humans.

Our resident PADI Course Director Richard regularly spot the blacktips and is collecting data on them.  He’s spotted over 15 individuals over the last few years.

Their increase in numbers is a great excuse to dive for TAR Park divers and for shark diving in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.

Passing a Rescue Diver Course in Sabah, Borneo

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 @ 09:00 Courses, Diving Sabah, IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

Sabah, Borneo: We had a good group of candidates pass their Rescue Diver Course at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaga island in Sabah, Borneo this month.Rescue Divers top left to right Jeff, Jessica and Paul, with left to right Roy, Dewi and Katy in the front.

Congratulations to our guests Dewi and Katie on successfully completing their PADI Rescue diver course.

Downbelow’s local intern Jeff was also on the Rescue Diver Course as part of his training program with us.

He too passed, and we’re well proud of him, because we see good things coming in the future.

International Divemaster Paul and local intern & Divemater Jessica, also sat in on the PADI Rescue Course to gain additional experience in preparation for the PADI IDC Instructor Development Course coming up in September for which both have enrolled.

Click on the links for more details about the PADI course we offer, as well as the GoPro courses or specifically our next PADI Instructor Development Course IDC in Sabah, Borneo.

 

Video of Frogfish Walking & Swimming Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Sunday, July 24th, 2011 @ 14:31 Diving Sabah, News, TAR Park Froggies

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah: A couple of days ago we introduced the small, but very interesting frogfish, Custard, to you.

See her in action below, with video of the frogfish swimming and walking!

So Custard is the little froggie that’s hanging out over at Adik reef in the TAR Park, which is 10 minutes off shore from Kota Kinabalu here in Sabah.

You can read the blog that introduced her here, or check out the video clip below, also available on our YouTube video channel:

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!

Downbelow’s Video Clips of Diving in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 @ 15:39 Diving Kota Kinabalu, Diving Sabah, News

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah: If you’re not subscribed to our YouTube channel yet, now’s a good time, because a steady stream of diving in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah clips will be going online.

We have a stash of footage taken over recent years, but with all the action going on in the TAR Park here in Kota Kinabalu recently, Richard is getting in the water with his video camera more often.

Also, Elvis is getting up to speed with the equipment, so soon we’ll have not just awesome photos coming up from our TAR Park diving, but also video to go with it, which will have you drooling at the diving here in Sabah.

Here’s a little taster; a little compilation of some serene diving scene from the TAR Park and other sites in Sabah. Enjoy!

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!
Learn to Dive with PADI Scuba diving courses for divers visiting Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Borneo.
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