Learn to Dive in Sabah, Borneo with Downbelow’s PADI dive courses to suit every need

Learn to dive or continue your SCUBA diving training with PADI dive courses in Kota Kinabalu, taught at Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre. We pride ourself on providing professional, well-structured and enjoyable programs to all that want to learn to dive.

Offering PADI courses for the absolute beginner through to the professional diver. High staff to student ratios ensures students learn to dive at their own pace in the knowledge that they are in the very best of hands.

Save time in the classroom and complete your academics before you join us to learn to dive in Sabah, Borneo. You can complete almost all of our PADI dive course academics via our eLearning portal. With Downbelows PADI eLearning you can register online NOW with us and begin your SCUBA diving adventures immediately, leaving the fun part for your holiday.

All PADI SCUBA diving programs & courses require you to be medically Fit To Dive. Please see our Are you fit to dive? page for more learn to dive information.

At Downbelow safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and follow British HSE guidelines. Our staff team are of international standard with courses available in various languages including English, Malay and Chinese.

PADI Skin Diver Course

PADI Skin Diver Course

From RM400 per person

Ease into the underwater world; explore from above.
Learn to dive first steps - Discover Scuba Diving Course

Discover SCUBA

From RM365 per person

Never dived before? Dive today with Discover SCUBA.
PADI Kids Bubblemaker

Kids Bubblemaker

From RM400 per person

The Bubblemaker program is for kids aged 8 and above.
PADI Review & Refresh - To brush up on your knowledge before getting back in the water

Review & Refresh

From RM400 per person

Didn’t get wet in a while? Jog your memory on Gaya island.
Scuba Divers Course

Scuba Diver Course

From RM995 per person

A pre-entry level course for vacationers or infrequent divers.
PADI Open Water Diver Course

Open Water Course

From RM1,330 per person

Get qualified in 3-4 days at our island-based dive station.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with Downbelow

Advanced Open Water

From RM1,030 per person

Upgrade your SCUBA skills with our 2 day course.
PADI Digital Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography

From RM690 per person

Learn how to take great digital photos while diving.
PADI Enrich Air Nitrox

Enriched Air Nitrox EANx

RM690 per person

Our 1-day course will teach you how to extend your bottom time.
PADI Speciality Courses with Downbelow

Speciality Courses

From RM550 per person

Prepare for wreck, deep diving & improve your buoyancy skills
AWARE Shark Conservation Speciality Course

Shark Conservation Speciality

RM200 per person

Learn more about this apex predator and help them survive
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Course

Reef Conservation Speciality

RM200 per person

Increase your understanding of the ocean’s coral reef systems
PADI Emergency First Responder with Downbelow

Emergency 1st Response

From RM420 per person

A rescue qualification to benefit your diving and your life.
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Emergency Oxygen Provider

RM400 per person

Learn how & when to use emergency oxygen
PADI Rescue Diver with Downbelow

Rescue Diver

From RM1,250 per person

Prevent problems and and manage dive emergencies.
PADI Master Scuba Diver with Downbelow

Master SCUBA Diver

Free (For a limited period)

Join the best of the best in recreational SCUBA diving.
PADI Scuba Divemaster with Downbelow


From US$1,058 per person

Become a divemaster and lead divers with confidence
PADI Go Pro Instructor Development Course Instructor

IDC Instructor Development

From US$1,840 per person

A step towards teaching others how to dive the proper way
Becoming a Professional Diver with Downbelow and PADI Go Pro Courses

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