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Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures - Day Tours

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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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My friend and I joined 1 day scuba diving class with Downbelow as first time divers. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anniec1130
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I decided to take up my open water course with downbelow after reading the reviews in trip advisor... read more

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Raz Y
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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
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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 1 week ago

My friend and I joined 1 day scuba diving class with Downbelow as first time divers. The experience was okay; the water was quite blurry/sandy. We were able to see some fish under the sea, but again, it was blurry..(not sure it was just the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to take up my open water course with downbelow after reading the reviews in trip advisor. My husband too took up a refresher course with downbelow. Jane was prompt in replying our emails. She is very professionaland patient in replying to all our...More

2  Thank Raz Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 13 of us booked to climb Mt. Kinabalu at the start of 2018 and we used Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures to do this. They were excellent in all areas. Email communication was quick and helpful leading up to the trip. For...More

1  Thank Surfer4life_ID
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great friendly and patient instructors for beginner snorkelling and scuba diving. Had lots of fun learning to scuba dive. All equipment provided by company. The single toilet (maintained by the island rather than the company) however left a lot to be desired; be sure to...More

1  Thank yasheer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top class service. I would highly recommend this operator. We had a perfect day of snorkeling & scuba diving.

1  Thank bngfoodgalore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience with Downbelow! Top service from this tour operator, from pick up, mountain guide, hut, meals and driver Highly recommended!

1  Thank EuropeLover88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ours activities: snorkeling, diving , visiting cave , river, hot spring and Kinabalu I just want to say a big thank you for everything you did for us Jane an immence thank you for your professionalism, your patience and your kindness without you and downbelow...More

3  Thank houriaras
KKRichard, Manager at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Houriaras hope you are well and settled back at your home. The office still can’t stop talking about how lucky you were when you encountered a herd of elephant swimming across the river during your river cruise in Kinabatangan River, Sandakan! We always say...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for a 3 day Open Water Cert; which due to unforeseen circumstances could not obtain!. However, highly recommend Downbelow for their highly organized, attention to detail and safe approach to dive training. Had Big and Small Alex as my instructors . They tried their...More

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KKRichard, Manager at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi spunkeymonkey78, thank you for your review. West coast Sabah was experiencing a huge typhoon tail storm during your visit here, which was unusual and absolutely out of our control, as Borneo is sunny with calm sea's in general throughout the year. They don’t call...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a senior guy with 44 years of diving of experience mostly in the Pacific Rim. First time to Malaysia on a 5 day scuba diving holiday with my non-diving wife from South Korea. The team at Downbelow are a solid professional team focused on...More

1  Thank pconley1973
KKRichard, Manager at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, pconley1973, thank you for choosing Borneo as your first destination in Malaysia! It was such a pleasure to accommodate you and your lovely wife. Our after-hour hotline is definitely to cater for those who are in the strain of time or just had a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My three boys and i spent four days on Manuka island learning how to dive, followed by a day on Gaya for some fun diving. Chris from downbelow was our instructor and guide throughout the period. The PADI training is quite intense with its combined...More

1  Thank globe_trotter_hr
KKRichard, Manager at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi globe_trotter_hr, first of all, congratulations on the family certification for PADI Open Water! Families nowadays love developing similar interest and hobby, and they travel for that purpose. We couldn’t be any happier when we read that your trip here with us was your sons...More

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Glenn R
3 January 2018|
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Response from KKRichard | Property representative |
Sorry for the late response but thankfully you contacted us directly and we have already organised and conducted your trip :) TQ for joining us
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Mradul R
25 December 2017|
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Response from Meena B | Reviewed this property |
The best way to compare these rates is by contacting the tour operators directly. There will be slight differences in the rates - ultimately you have to choose the one that can tailor the packages based on your budget. There... More
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Zein E O
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Response from chloebridlexxx | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure what will be available, but when I was at Gaya Island we did scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking with a bit of waste collecting, and trekking in the rainforest in search of monkeys— ironically they were all at... More
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