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Borneo Full Day Try Dive (2 Dives) for Beginners

1. Borneo Full Day Try Dive (2 Dives) for Beginners

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!

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What people are saying about Kinabalu Park

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 48 reviews

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.

We had a great day. It was perfect sunny day and we saw the turtle twice in our diving session. Instructor was knowledgeable and fun with.

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