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Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures - Day Tours

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KK Times Square | Block F, Ground Floor 33-G, 33-1, 33-2, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
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Amazing Diving center

Had grateful learning experience with dive instructor Akiko from Tokyo. Inspired by her deep... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
UrsaKing
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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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Borneo Sabah Turtles, Jungle and Diving

The reaction I got on an orientating email to Downbelow was so friendly and enthusiastic, that I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chiel N
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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 Times Square | Block F, Ground Floor 33-G, 33-1, 33-2, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had grateful learning experience with dive instructor Akiko from Tokyo. Inspired by her deep dedicated explaination and patience throughout the course . Wish to meet sensei again in very soon

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The reaction I got on an orientating email to Downbelow was so friendly and enthusiastic, that I decided immediately to choose them to book my vacation to Borneo. The response time to email is short and the personal touch they give is really nice! Wherever...More

1  Thank Chiel N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally had an amazing time through out the whole diving course especially the last day. The diving instructors are very patient, helpful, and friendly. The food were really nice too. It is a good experience diving with them, very enjoyable. Would recommend it to friends...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time and experience with the instructors here ( akiko and Victor) for my Open Water Diving License. The instructors here are very patient and nice, not forgetting the beautiful underwater scenery at Gaya Island. Indeed a good place for people who plan...More

1  Thank Cheong P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad to have taken my first diving course with down below having instructors such as Victor and akiko who have shown great and commendable attributes throughout the entire course.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the staff here are friendly and the instructors are patient and experienced. Great place and learning environment! Defiantly will come back again and introduce to my friends and family. AKIKO and VICTOR my instructors love you all!!! Hope to see you guys again!!!

1  Thank Yeoh L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The island was breath-taking ! The food was mouth-watering ! The people there were passionate and friendly ! The underwater scenery will blow your mind away ! Such unforgettable memories, much excitement and very enjoyable !

1  Thank William L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, everything from day 1 to the last one was perfect! I didn’t know what to expect from these guys but they are awesome people, professional, funny, helpful, organize... and because of all this we had an amazing time! We will come back again! The...More

1  Thank NATHALIE73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in to see the guys at Downbelow on the island on the off-chance I could get some dives in. I hadn't planned anything in advance. They couldn't have been more helpful. All gear provided, kitted out and just had to get myself on and...More

2  Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Extremely great service by the staff at the company. Provided us with relevant detail and information on tours coming ahead. We were provided with experienced guides through-out our whole experience there. Will definitely recommend the company and services they provide to friends and family. Thank...More

3  Thank muamar K
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cgc9
30 March 2018|
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Response from KKRichard | Property representative |
Hi yes we can be contacted at info@ downbelowadventures. com tq and look forward to hearing from you
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cgc9
30 March 2018|
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Response from TartanWanderer | Reviewed this property |
Hello Carol. Easiest way is to fly with Air Asia (or another carrier but they are cheap). Once you arrive in KK get a Grab taxi - way cheaper than airport taxis to KK centre and stay in a hotel. I can recommend one if needed... More
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Akansha G
6 February 2018|
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Response from KKRichard | Property representative |
Sorry for such a late reply. Indeed the full PADI Open Water Course requires 3/4 days depending on your comfort level. We always allow for 4 days of training. However if you only have 2 days available you can consider the... More
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