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Borneo Full Day Try Dive (2 Dives) for Beginners

Activity provider: Borneo Dream

Borneo Full Day Try Dive (2 Dives) for Beginners

Activity provider: Borneo Dream

From US$ 94.77 per person

Always wanted to try scuba diving? Then take the plunge with a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience in the tropical waters and exotic sea life off the Borneo coast. Enjoy 2 dives along stunning coral reefs in a relaxed and informative atmosphere.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Enjoy 2 leisure dives (down to about 40 feet, or 12 meters) along gorgeous coral reefs as part of your PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience
  • Relax on boat transfers on the best diving boats in Kota Kinabalu
  • Have a personlized experience with a small group and friendly instructor
  • Experience an amazing range of marine life, including exotic corals and even the "Nemo" clown fish
  • Enjoy lunch on an island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park
  • Feel secure with a full range of safety equipment
Full description
Dive into the South China Sea! The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is the perfect way for non-divers or beginning divers to enjoy the wonders of scuba. Enjoy the clear, clean water and surround yourself with the beauty of a tropical underwater world is a great way to enjoy a try dive and experience the beauty of the tropical underwater world in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. This tour includes a 1-day introduction to scuba diving. It will include two dives, the second of which will go to a maximum of about 40 feet (12 meters). You will dive in sheltered bays and gorgeous coral reefs in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park (TARP) near Kota Kinabalu. The Park includes 5 islands and plenty of crystal blue waters, perfect for new divers to test out their scuba skills. Plus, the state of Sabah is located in the Coral Triangle, meaning you will come across a wide, incredibly diverse range of corals and tropical marine life while underwater. Keep a look-out for charming fish like clown fish (the popular “Nemo”). If you’re really lucky, you just may catch a glimpse of a turtle! A typical itinerary for the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience looks like: - 9:00 h: Meet a member of the Borneo Dream team at the entrance to Jesselton Point Jetty (under the archway). The team member will escorts you to your boat, which will depart from Jesselton Point and continue on to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park. - 10:00h: Complete PADI forms and enjoy a short scuba diving education session delivered by your PADI Instructor. - 10:30h: Time to get wet! Complete a confined water skills session and enjoy your first dive of the day, conducted in a shallow, protected bay at one of the Islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park. - 12:00h - 13:30h: Take a break on land and lunch. Enjoy a relaxed lunch on either Pulau Mamutik or Pulau Sapi. - 13:30h: Briefing for your second dive. Put on your dive gear and enjoy a second leisure dive with your PADI Instructor. Dive along a coral reef to a maximum of around 40 feet (12 meters). - 15:00h: Depart for Jesselton Point - 15:30h: Arrive at Jesselton Point The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is just that: a true experience. This tour is dedicated to providing high quality, safe, educational, exciting, and fun diving experiences. Plus, small groups ensure personalized attention. Scuba gear, a towel, and refreshments are all included. All you need to do is show up ready to get wet!
  • Information session and confined open water skills session (as per PADI standards)
  • 2 dives (up to a maximum of 12 meters)
  • Qualified instuctor
  • Boat transfers
  • Instruction in small groups
  • High-quality diving gear
  • Refreshments (water, biscuits, and sweets)
  • Lunch
  • Conservation and jetty fees
  • Hotel pickup
  • Private instructor (available at extra charge)
  • Sabah Parks diving permit (RM 50 for non-Malaysian and RM 20 for Malaysian)
Not suitable for
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Boats depart from Jesselton Point Jetty in central Kota Kinabalu. The Jetty is a short stroll, or very quick taxi ride, from most hotels in central Kota Kinabalu. Your tour team will meet at 9:00h at the entrance to the Jetty (under the archway, next to the British red telephone box). They will be holding a "Borneo Dream" sign and wearing Borneo Dream shirts.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • There are pre-requisites for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving course:
  • You must be 10 years or older.
  • You must be comfortable in the water and have basic swimming skills.
  • You should be in good overall health to dive, particularly in terms of your respiratory and circulatory systems. You will be asked to self-certify before starting your PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience.
  • You will need to complete the required PADI forms.
  • Please note that, in compliance with recognized diving safety standards, you must have a minimum of 18 hours free after diving before flying on a plane.
Customer reviews

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It was my first dive, but I was relieved because the instructor taught me very carefully. It was easy to understand when we met, and it was easy to understand because we exchanged several emails until the day. The sea was very beautiful and sea turtles could be seen. The instructor wrote letters on a small plate in the sea to explain the fish and gave a signal when I found a rare fish, so it was more fun. Lunch was so good.

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October 29, 2019

The tour is awesome!

The tour guide is professional and also the place they brought us to is fairly amazing! Id definitely come back again

June 24, 2017

February 5, 2022


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