Snorkel the Best Sites in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP)

Snorkeling Safaris take you to most beautiful sites around the park

Snorkel Safari


  • hotel transfers*
  • boat transfers
  • freshly cooked lunch and refreshments
  • park entry & jetty fees
  • guide / instruction
  • equipment rental
  • lunch plus water, tea & coffee


  • 1 Day


  • from RM 285**

**Subject to 6% Gov. Goods & Service Tax

*   Subject to pre-booking.

* KK city centre only incl. Tg Aru

The Gaya Island Beach House in the TAR Park

Our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre is perfectly located on Gaya Island within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, just 5-10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu City.

We have beautiful coral reefs without the crowds providing swimmers and snorkelers an ideal location for enjoying the tropical underwater world in a safe, comfortable environment.

Snorkeling in Sabah is easy and fun

Just about anybody can participate in the sport of snorkeling regardless of age, skill and physical fitness.

Snorkeling with Downbelow is funSnorkeling is one of the easiest, most fun and most popular ways to see the underwater world and very inexpensive.

It’s often said that “theres nothing to it!” The truth is there are a number of skills to learn which make snorkeling easier and more enjoyable. Our snorkel briefings will teach the basics of mask clearing, kicking techniques and snorkel use through shallow water instruction.

We offer various snorkeling programs catering for the non swimmer, beginner, intermediate and advanced snorkeler. So upon booking please let us know your experience level so that we can tailor your days snorkelling.

We provide professional snorkeling vests which enable snorkelers to float with ease on the surface of the ocean.

Snorkel Safari with Tropical Islands as your Backdrop

After your orientation session hop aboard one of our fast, comfortable and spacious speedboats to embark on Downbelow’s Snorkel Safari.

We offer you the flexibility to visit some of the best snorkel sites in the marine park.

Our qualified snorkel guides will assess the conditions on the day and choose the best islands and location to suit the environment and your comfort level in the water.

After your orientation session you will be spending the day jumping from the boat onto sites otherwise not accessible. If jumping into the water is rather daunting, don’t worry you can use our boat ladder for easy access or you can snorkel the shallow bays if you are nervous about deep water.

Between each session of approximately 45 minutes you will return to our paradise PADI 5 Star Dive & Adventure Centre nestled in a secluded bay on Gaya Island where you will enjoy refreshments and a freshly cooked lunch.

Snorkelers getting a closer look at the beautiful coral reef

At all times you are in safe hands. We pride ourselves on small group instruction ensuring our clients get the very best of attention from the instructor.

Safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and HSE Guidelines.

Our boats are equipped with marine radio, GPS & First Aid kits and our qualified snorkel guides always bring a life ring with them.

Clients are also offered snorkel vests for comfort and floatation, so even non swimmers can join!

All our guides are trained in Emergency First Response.

Ours is an All Inclusive Policy with No Hidden Charges

Happy snorkelers above a coral reef in clear water

Our all inclusive policy with no hidden charges means that you pay one price, which includes everything you will need for a great snorkeling safari.

That’s return transfers from your hotel (KK City Centre only including Tanjung Aru – subject to confirmed bookings), boat transfers, guides, park and jetty fees and activity equipment.

To quench your thirst and hunger pangs a free flow of water, tea and coffee is also included, as is a freshly cooked lunch.


08:00 – Hotel pickup transfer (KK City Centre only including Tg. Aru – subject to confirmed bookings) to the marina for boat registration;
08:30 – Meet Downbelow Staff & Transfer on Boat to Downbelow Dive Station on Gaya Island
09:15 – Snorkel Safari
13:00 – Lunch at our Beach House Dive & Adventure Centre
14:30 – Snorkel Safari (option to relax or go trekking)
16:00 – Boat Transfer to marina
16:30 – Return to Hotel

Book your Snorkel Safari today!

Contact us to check availability or get more information.

Beautiful coralscape in the TAR Park also accessible to snorkelers

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