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Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures - Day Tours

#1 of 78 Tours in Kota Kinabalu Features Animals
| KK Time Square, Block F, Ground Floor 33-G, 33-1, 33-2, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
+60 12-866 1935
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Great diving and great people

Excellent 2 day fun diving with Downbelow Dive Centre. Organising the dives and pick-up was easy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Fantastic diving experience

It was my first time diving. My instructor was very professional and patient with me. It was... read more

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Under the umbrella of Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures is Downbelow PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Centre. The Downbelow Travel Centre, an Official Tour & Travel operator for Sabah based in KK Times Square. Our Downbelow Adventure Lodge, an expedition style lodge catering for group & independent adventure travel and the largest scuba diving & adventure shop. Our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre is a slice of paradise, nestled in a quiet bay on Gaya Island in the TAR Park just 8 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu city. We are the only operator at this location so you will enjoy your activity without the crowds. Our highly qualified team of friendly professional instructors & instructor trainers are managed by our resident PADI Course Director (CD), the highest rating in recreational diving.
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| KK Time Square, Block F, Ground Floor 33-G, 33-1, 33-2, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
+60 12-866 1935

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent 2 day fun diving with Downbelow Dive Centre. Organising the dives and pick-up was easy. The staff at the centre were all very friendly and extremely professional. All 6 dives were well planned and the dive-masters were amazing. I would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was my first time diving. My instructor was very professional and patient with me. It was amazing to be able to witness the beauty of the ocean with my eyes and we got to see a sea turtle (which I heard is very rare)....More

1  Thank rebeccay2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best and well organised snorkeling trips, highly recommended! 4 islands in one day with fab guides. With 2 children I was nervous about snorkeling in open water with them but I didn't need to be. All the staff were knowledgeable and we...More

2  Thank MrsD32
Reviewed 6 days ago

Couldn't be more positive about the whole experience, it's a truly 5-star service in a down to earth relaxed environment. Staff couldn't be more helpful & informative, we just wish we had longer with them all. The location is perfect for those flying into KK...More

1  Thank Manta-Mark31
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi All, We recently went to Borneo for our honeymoon and we asked Downbelow to organise our climb of Mount Kinabalu. Downbelow were fantastic, they provided detailed documentation, demonstrated a clear understanding of what we needed and responded to our emails quickly. What made communication...More

2  Thank James P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took open water diver course few weeks ago, the course is amazing, the instructor is funny and experienced, the staff there is friendly, its amazing to take the course in Downbelow!!

2  Thank HO K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Downbelow provided fantastic service. I ended up doing a three-day fun dive, and ended up going back on my last day in Kota Kinabalu for the "pick three" excursion. I did snorkeling in a reef near shore that was gorgeous and teeming with wildlife (including...More

2  Thank Dylan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sabah is definitely a diving paradise. But it is even more fulfilling as I took my PADI Open water dive course with DOWNBELOW. They have their "office" underwater. I get really motivated and can feel their true passion in diving. It is not a job...More

2  Thank xin yi t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The instructors are so nice and funny. They are so patient. They give clear instructions and teach step by step. The views of the island and under the sea are awsome. Free water and Coffee are provided in the island. Also, the food provided for...More

2  Thank kw c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the day snorkeling experience as part of our honeymoon and we had the best time! Absolutely stunning, and the opportunity to see so many different things (my favourite was definitely the clown fish!) so well looked after and an...More

2  Thank zbone2017
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Hi has anyone done the turtle island and rainforest tours with this company and would you recommend the overall standard of the tours, guides and experience? They certainly seem very good at responding to emails so would just like to an idea of people's personal experience of the tours itself. Most reviews on TripAdvisor seem to be for diving. Thank you
24 January 2017|
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Response from KKRichard | Property representative |
Hi ZRAD10, Thank you very much for taking the time to get other travellers feedback. There are numerous reviews about our land tours. Although we are on the world stage for professional diver training our travel centre... More
Hi guys My wife and I are experienced divers with all our kit BSAC sports divers We are arriving in Kota Kinabalu in 2 days In the new year we will want to do some diving,white water rafting river tours and go to the orangutang reserve How much is your diving? 2 dives a day are usually enough for us it can be three if we are out for the day We are coming from Thailand been there two weeks (from U.K.) And we are just planning out our 3 weeks in Borneo Apart from you guys for diving could you point us at some non ripoff awesome trips to cover the above and anything else we missed Climbing mountains is not for us Cooking courses and local restaurants with wonderful food is also on the list I hope I am not asking to much but it would really help and I find the brotherhood of divers the most helpful So thank you bro :-) Regards Richard and trish
27 December 2016|
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Response from KKRichard | Property representative |
Hi everyone - you are right about the brotherhood of divers Richard, lots of nice feedback and comments from Kelly H & Rickfilms - thank you :) We actually specialise in tailor-made travel so i have put together a suggested... More
Hello we are a family of 5 adults traveling with a 2 year old child, wondering if there are any suitable land activities or tours not too intense for our group to enjoy during Jan 27 or 28? Thanks!
22 December 2016|
Response from KKRichard | Property representative |
Hi - thanks for your message. There is so much to offer in Sabah and we specialise in tailor-made travel so if you email us and tell us what you are interested to experience we will give you some suggestions. We look forward... More