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Address: Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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+60 12-838 1630
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Diverse Borneo is a PADI 5star instructor development center operating in...

Diverse Borneo is a PADI 5star instructor development center operating in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park off Kota Kinabalu. We specialize in scuba diving activities, teach PADI scuba diving courses, snorkeling, nature tours, mountain climbing and specialized personal trips all over Sabah.

Whilst underwater we adhere strictly to PADI world global scuba diving standards whilst maintaining a very high level of safety with small group ratio’s and full serviced safety equipment on board the best dive boats with all the dive team trained in CPR and basic first aid to ensure your safety. Diverse Borneo’s dive team provides a wealth of experience with the best trained instructors in the city that delivers the PADI education to a consistent level above the rest.

Above water we provide fully serviced vans with guides that offer tours to all of Sabah’s eco-tourism hot spots such as Mt Kinabalu, Poring Hot Springs, Cultural Village, River Cruises, Tip of Borneo and Sepilok amongst many others.

Our aim is to provide top quality diving and tours for affordable prices.

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Enjoyable dive

Well organised, equipment decent, DMs are good and decent dive spots. Didn't get to see anything amazing this time round tho ;( would recommend!

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well organised, equipment decent, DMs are good and decent dive spots. Didn't get to see anything amazing this time round tho ;( would recommend!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The coach Jason is really nice and takes care of us! Even I don't have lots experience of diving can enjoy the undersea world!

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hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this review

Hello 佩藍林 Greetings from Diverse Borneo and thank you for your review. Jason is a good guy and very enthusiastic about scuba diving Which I am glad you were part of that. Hope to see you again soon. Happy Diving Mark Hedger PADI Course Director More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well I have to say my 2 days with 6 dives were awsome. Price as that's because everyone shops around lol they had the best value for money in the dive packages, the equipment was spot on with no issues. The staff were awsome and friendly would do anything to help or make your trip that much better the manger... More 

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hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this review

Hi Jamie Greetings from Diverse Borneo. I am happy you had an awesome time with the crew and I and thank you for your very kind words. Hopefully you do get back for more scuba and your partner can take the next step and get certified as a PADI open water diver where we will be more than happy to... More 

Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well organised diving, experienced and friendly staff. Equipment in perfect condition. Absolutely satisfied.

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hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this review

Hi Weidenhofer Greetings from Diverse Borneo, thank you for your kind review and I am glad we made you satisfied with your scuba diving trip. Hope to see you again soon. Happy Diving Mark Hedger PADI Course Director More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Choose this dive center because they answered quick and with interest, while a couple of other ones sent me a standard email with a long list of useless information. Mark contacted me personally as well, so everything was clear. On-site, everything, was on time, boats good and equipment well maintained.

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hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this review

Hello Martin Greetings from Diverse Borneo. I am very happy for your review and glad that we made your diving day one to remember. Thank you for diving with us in the marine park. Hope to see you again in the future. Happy Diving Mark Hedger PADI Course Director More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My missus and I did the full day dive package! For 270RM each we got 3 dives, equipment hire and lunch! On top of all that was included, the diving was brilliant and our master (Barry) was a brilliant guy!

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hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this review

Hi Shannon H Greetings from Diverse Borneo and thank you for your kind review. We always try to offer great service with the best prices to accommodate everyone, glad you were apart of both. Hope to see you again in the future. Happy Diving Mark Hedger PADI Course Director More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a good diving instructor, ask for Alwi. We had a great time learning under him.

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hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this review

Hi Ross C Greetings from Diverse Borneo. Thank you for your review of our instructor Alwee. He certainly adds a bit of character to our dive team. He was trained with Diverse Borneo as a PADI Instructor and has been with us for almost four years. Hopefully next time you can come back and dive with us and Alwee again.... More 

Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did 3 dives near Gaya Island. The equipment we were given was a bit old - the BCD slightly leaked, but nevertheless we proceeded with the dive. We were disappointed with our diving guide (Yao). He didn't pay enough attention to us, being to focus with himself. While diving on a low visibility (2-3metres) we got lost 2 times,... More 

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hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this review

Hi Bartek R Greetings from Diverse Borneo. Thank you for your kind review. Sorry to hear you had some 'bit old' equipment. After your dive trip in mid February I was able to sort through 50 sets of dive equipment and get them all serviced by the end of February. In the future please do let your dive guide know... More 

Kota, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I booked a 15 dive package with Diverse Borneo for my 2 weeks stay in Kota Kinabalu and I had a phantastic 5 dive days with them. The entire team was wonderful: I had so much fun diving with the two DMs Yefta and Yau both in and out of the water. Air quality was really good, the rest of... More 

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hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this review

Hi DivingDirk Greetings from Diverse Borneo. Thank you for your kind review and we are glad you enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed your 15 dives. Halid, Yao and Yefta send their regards and hopefully you can dive with us again when your back to Kota Kinabalu next time. Happy Diving Mark Hedger PADI Course Director More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We just came back from an all day snorkelling trip. Starting around 9am, we snorkelled at two different spots before having lunch, whereafter we snorkelled at one last spot. Our last location was amazingly beautiful. Our guide, Yafta, was humorous, attentive, spoke fluent english and really entertained us. Thank you for the experience, Diverse Borneo!

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hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this review

Hello. Greetings from Diverse Borneo. We are very happy that you enjoyed our guided snorkeling trip in Kota Kinabalu marine park. Yefta is one of a kind! Happy Snorkeling Mark Hedger PADI Course Director More 

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