Having climbed Mount Kinabalu at the weekend Tim Bolton (image left and below) joined Downbelow Marine & Wildlife for a 3 Dive Package in TARP and rented one of our Canon A640 10 megapixel cameras with Canon U/W housing (which we’ve since discontinued in favour of the G12 setup, which is for rent instead) – all functions are fully controllable and included within the cost is image download to CDROM.
Tim dived with Richard for the day. Richard is a professional underwater photographer and took his camera along just incase the already present Whalesharks passed by.
Richard was happy to share some tips with Tim, they didn’t see any Whalesharks but saw Turtles Hawksbill and Green Turtles, Cat Shark, Cuttlefish, Lionfish, Nudibranchs, Moray Eel, Seahorses, Barracuda and numerous schooling fishes.
Tims Mum Doris also came along for the day trip and spent the day snorkeling and trekking from our Paradise Island Beach House.
Duncan was her snorkel guide for morning and took Doris to some pristine coral reef which they had all to themselves, they saw numerous clownfish, tropical reef fish and a flying gurnard.
In the afternoon JC, our resident wildlife expert took Doris trekking through the primary rain-forest that surrounds our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island.
They took the Padas Point route, fondly known as the Spirit Forest Trail which follows the coastal path along the southern side side of the Gaya Island providing stunning views across the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.
Downbelow’s eagle-eyed guide spotted an endemic Bornean Angle-headed Lizard, Orchids, Horseshoe Bats and many more insects and reptiles.
The Beach House at Gaya Island offers so much for marine and wildlife lover.
Should you wish to join us at our tropical island paradise – just 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu please email us, for a quick response.