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Full-Day Snorkeling Adventure from Kota Kinabalu

1. Full-Day Snorkeling Adventure from Kota Kinabalu

Spend the day snorkeling at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, part of the Coral Triangle of Sabah in the South China Sea. Recognised as having the greatest biodiversity of any waters in the world, the Coral Triangle offers a vast range of marine life, including many colorful reef fish. You will sail by fully equipped catamaran to the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman, where you will take 2 different guided snorkeling adventures around the coral gardens. An a la carte lunch will be served during the day at an island café, while refreshments will be available on board the well-equipped catamaran throughout. The exact snorkel locations will be selected on the day of your tour, dependent on sea conditions, as well as your level of experience. For more confident snorkelers, a trip to a remote coral reef will be organized, where you can snorkel directly off the boat. Less experienced snorkelers can relax with the help of a PADI professional guide, who will snorkel with you from tranquil beaches, and help you spot and identify the diverse marine life. See if you can spot an elusive green or hawksbill turtle. And look out for the shy clownfish, fondly known as "Nemo!"

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Borneo 3-Dive Scuba Diving Day Trip in Kota Kinabalu

2. Borneo 3-Dive Scuba Diving Day Trip in Kota Kinabalu

Plunge into the waters of the South China Sea with an exciting 3-dive diving tour in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. If you are a certified diver looking to take a trip like none other, this adventure is for you. Enjoy diving off the coast of Borneo into the tropical, sea life-filled waters of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park. The Park, only a short boat ride from central Kota Kinabalu, consists of five islands and a plethora of colorful coral reefs teeming with sea life (including those cute little clown fish, the “Nemo” fish). You will dive between 16 feet and 98 feet (5 meters – 30 meters), ensuring that you will see all sorts of different plant and sea creature life. This is a relaxed tour with a wide selection of dive sites, so it can be tailored to the individual needs of the group. Whether you are an experienced diver, have not gone diving in a while, or are a new diver, your guide will do everything to make sure you have the time of your life. Sabah is located in the Coral Triangle. This stunning area is celebrated for having the greatest biodiversity of any waters in the world. An incredibly diverse range of corals and tropical marine life awaits you off the coast of Borneo, everything from tiny, bright-colored fish to a range of vibrant corals to Green and Hawksbill Turtles. Make sure you are prepared to have your eyes filled with tropical wonders. This tour is dedicated to providing personalized, high quality, safe, educational, exciting, and fun diving experiences. Your boat is one of the best diving boats in Kota Kinabalu and is well-stocked with a full range of safety equipment on board. Plus, small groups ensure personalized attention. The South China Sea is calling for you. Answer it as soon as you can! A typical itinerary for your diving tour looks like: - 9:00h: Meet a member of the Borneo Dream team at the entrance to Jesselton Point Jetty (under the archway). Our team member escorts you to our boat and the boat departs from Jesselton Point, boat transfer to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park - 10:00h: Briefing for first dive. Put on your dive gear and perform buddy checks. Start of the first dive! - 11:00h - Surface interval. Chill out on the sun deck of our catamaran. - 12:00h: Start second dive of the day! - 13:00h: Take a break on land and lunch. Enjoy a relaxed lunch on an island. - 14:30h: Start of the third dive! - 15:00h: Depart for Jesselton Point - 15:30h - 16:00h: Arrive at Jesselton Point

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What people are saying about Kota Kinabalu

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 87 reviews

Fantastic snorkeling guide

Service (i.e. snorkeling guide Esther) was fantastic. Bubbly, attentive and really helpful. She was really into teaching us the correct snorkeling method, despite us not asking her to do so. Visibility was just OK, but it is not within their control. Food was just meh, but the portion is big, which is a plus :) Boat was clean! which is superb. Life vest a bit on the old and dirty looking side, but no nasty smell unlike some other boats (other companies) we have been on, which is great! Email communication and instructions were very clear. Would i recommend this to others? yes!

Started the day with joint attendance and information. We were told what was going to happen and we were taught how to snorkel. We stopped 3 times for snorkeling. In the middle of the day it was lunch at an island cafe. The guides were keen on how we were doing and were happy to give us tips and advice. They seemed genuinely happy about their work, which spreads to the group. Thanks for a wonderful day on the water!

It was a very meaningful time. There were many different fish and numerous coral reefs. The guide was kind and the lessons were great. If you visit again, I will definitely do it again.

The tour was well planned, the boat in good condition. Everything was well organized. No further monetary payments were requested. Gladly given tips

It was nice to see various fish and corals. Lunch was too poor.