Try Dive – Discover Scuba Diving DSD – Scuba Diving Lessons for Beginners – An ideal day trip to the TARP Islands offshore Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo.

Try Dive -Discover Scuba Diving DSD - Scuba Diving Lessons for Beginners, TARP Islands Kota Kinabalu

It could not be easier to try Scuba Diving and within the same few hours see the beauty of the underwater world in a safe, warm paradise location.

Just take a look at some of our recent guests, pictured left with their Divemaster Cyril, they all chose to take their first breaths underwater with us, gaining our “Dived and Survived with Downbelow” stamp.

Our Island based PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in the The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is ideally suited to beginner divers providing shallow, sandy confined water environments which slope to slightly deeper coral reef habitats.

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program introduces people to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner.

Under the guidance of a PADI professional, new divers learn basic safety concepts, put on equipment and swim around underwater in a closely supervised environment.

Our half day program competes before lunch time so you can spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing on the tropical beaches, snorkeling, trekking or sea kayaking.

Alternatively we can take you on an additional pleasure dive to a maximum depth of 12m with and instructor in the afternoon as part of the full day program.

You don’t have to book the afternoon dive, “try before you buy” if you get the dive bug you can decide on the day.

Daily Program

08:00 – 08:20 Hotel pickup (KK city centre only including Tg Aru – subjected to confirmed bookings)  transfer to Jesselton Point Jetty
08:30 Meet Downbelow Staff and Transfer to Downbelow’s The Beach House – Gaya Island
08:45 Registration & Equipment Selection
09:00 Dive Theory, Equipment Orientation and Dive Briefing
Confined Water Dive & Skill Practice
Open Water Scuba Dive
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Optional Scuba Dive or Relax on the Beach or go Trekking.
16:00 Boat Transfer to marina
16:15 Return to Hotel


Try Dive -Discover Scuba Diving DSD – Scuba Diving Lessons for Beginners, TARP Islands Kota Kinabalu