Budget Hotel Package

Low-cost accommodation with daily scuba diving, snorkeling & trekking

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Budget Stay & Dive Package Includes

This package includes the following and more:

  • Budget accommodation;
  • Daily Scuba Diving, or
  • Snorkeling & Trekking;
  • 3Nights / 2Days Diving: From RM 788.00 pp – more price details; (subject to 6% Government Goods & Service Tax)

Budget Accommodation

Downbelow Dive & Stay Budget AccommodationThis holiday package includes dormitory style accommodation in a very clean and friendly lodge, centrally located in the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Eateries, shops and evening entertainment are all walking distance from the lodge. As is our daily meeting point for our island activities.


  • Dormitory style accommodation (option to upgrade to private room based on 2 x Bunked Beds in room);
  • Shared bathroom & hot water showers;
  • Personal lockers in the room;
  • Communal lounge with satellite TV;
  • Mini kitchenette with microwave, toaster & refrigerator in the pantry area;
  • 24-hour reception & CCTV security system;
  • Chargeable IDD telephone, WIFI access & laundry service;

Package also includes unlimited drinking water, tea and coffee with light breakfast at the pantry area.

Coralscapes abound for divers in the TAR Park off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Daily Scuba Diving

All dive sites are within a a few minutes from our dive centre on Gaya island, and surface intervals and the lunch break are based here.

You will have time enjoy the primary rain-forest that surrounds our dive station, and perhaps spot some of wildlife inhabiting the island.

Diving includes:

  • 3 guided boat dives per day for qualified divers;
  • non qualified/beginner divers can join the Discover Scuba Diving Program on the 1st morning, and boat diving with a qualified divemaster/instructor for the remaining afternoon and days;
  • return transfers to the jetty and our dive Center on Gaya Island (8 minutes by boat);
  • Equipment rental, jetty and park fees;
  • freshly cooked lunch;
  • free flow tea / coffee / water and refreshments;

Or, for non divers, Snorkeling & Jungle Trekking

Prices are based on Scuba Divers. However if Scuba diving doesn’t appeal to you, then join the snorkelling and trekking programs instead and pay the Non Diver (ND) price.

Experience the TAR Park with Downbelow

Snorkeling & Trekking includes:

  • guided snorkeling and trekking for beginners and more experienced guests. Our guides will show you the best spots, keep you safe and point out interests fauna and flora both on land and underwater.
  • equipment rental including specialized snorkel vests for non swimmers;
  • return transfers to the jetty and our dive Center on Gaya Island (8 minutes by boat);
  • Equipment rental, jetty and park fees;
  • freshly cooked lunch;
  • free flow tea / coffee / water and refreshments;

5 Night PADI Open Water Course & Accommodation Promotion – enquire for price details!

4 Day PADI Open Water Course + 5 nights accommodation plus daily light breakfast

Includes: a dorm bed, return transfers from lodge, return boat transfers to Gaya Island, required PADI Materials (yours to keep), PADI Qualification and Registration Fees, park and jetty fees, equipment (except dive computer) refreshments – free flow water / tea / coffee, freshly cooked lunch.

Price stated is valid until 31st December 2015. No single supplement. No peak season surcharge.

Beautiful coralscape in the TAR Park also accessible to snorkelers

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