Bob's PADI Open Water Scuba Diving students ready for their first session

Sabah, Borneo: Downbelow is the most popular scuba diver training centre and the only PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre that can offer what we do in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

We are the only PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre located on Gaya island, which is just 8 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu city, offering you a holiday from holiday and a resort-like environment.

Our dive centre is right on the beach in a quiet bay, affording our guests the opportunity to experience Sabah’s lovely nature surrounding our centre – the most beautiful place from where to learn to scuba dive.

Our resident PADI Course Director is always on hand to ensure the highest training and safety standards are adhered to. Our guests enjoy training by instructors who are highly trained and experienced themselves.

We dive from any of our 4 fast, speed-boats, capable of reaching any of the TAR Park’s 40+ dive sites in mere minutes.

Intervals between dives are spent at the dive centre on Gaya island, where you enjoy a hot, freshly cooked lunch before chilling on the beach, strolling along well-established trails through the tropical Sabah jungle or just hanging out on the dive centre’s front deck.

This paradise location is also so comfortable and well-equipped, that it doubles as a classroom for our PADI Open Water Scuba Diver and most of our  other PADI courses.

Confined water skills training takes place just a few steps from the beach, in the natural, calm lagoon that fronts our dive centre and is the perfect environment in which to learn how to scuba dive.

When your diving is done and you look to other Sabah activities, Downbelow’s travel centre can offer an integrated tour experience and discounted packages.

If you want to learn how to dive in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, choose the dive centre that more people choose – dive with Downbelow.

Contact us to do your PADI Open Water course or visit our offices in KK Times Square in Kota Kinabalu and learn how to scuba dive in Sabah.