Monthly Archives: January 2016

//January

Everest Summitter & Mountaineer Ravi Chandran visits Downbelow!

Mountaineer Ravi Chandran, from West Malaysia, could very well be the most inspiring person to have visited our Downbelow empire!

Sharing his incredible experiences, particularly climbing ‪‎Mount Everest (several times!), has moved us all to chase our own dreams as he has done!

On January 15th-16th, Ravi completed the ‪‎Mount Kinabalu climb to the Lows Peak summit, as well as the Lows Peak ‎via Ferrata climbing activity, though this is peanuts for him really! He spent the afternoon with our head office team sharing his incredible experiences, particularly climbing ‪‎Mount Everest (several times!), which has moved us all to chase our own dreams as he has done! A real honour to have Ravi visit us in‪ ‎Kota Kinabalu Times Square, and knowing that he will be returning in a few months; we’re doing all we can to convince him to experience SCUBA with us, and conquer the underwater world!

Get in touch with our travel experts to achieve your dreams on one of our adventure travel programs to explore our beautiful ‘Land Below The Wind’!

Everest Summitter & Mountaineer Ravi Chandran visits Downbelow!2018-02-03T00:58:33+08:00

Downbelow in-house staff development!

Downbelow’s in-house staff development offers both our dedicated team members and our guests consistent and professional training to internationally renowned standards!

Romi personally deals with clients on a daily basis, and will be able to act effectively in any emergency situation to assist our clients

PADI professional diver Oliver, teaches one of our tourist driver/guide Romi the Emergency First Response (EFR) course. Romi personally deals with clients on a daily basis, and will be able to act effectively in any emergency situation to assist our clients during any land transportation under our programs to visit the various attractions around Kota Kinabalu and Sabah!

Get more details about our safety training, conducted at either our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre or our HQ classroom facilities, when you contact our travel experts.

Downbelow in-house staff development!2018-02-03T00:58:33+08:00

Climb Mount Kinabalu on Downbelow promo!

Climb Mount Kinabalu on our Downbelow promotional programs, choose either the 2D1N or 3D2N – either way both programs are at the same price…and there’s no single supplement surcharge too!

Independent travellers of Sabah need not worry about paying extra for their program, because there’s no single supplement surcharge – so just book today and climb the following day!

Downbelow’s travel experts are including many convenient perks, such as return shared transfers between Kota Kinabalu and Kinabalu National Park, a nights’ accommodation at the Laban Rata Rest House, as well as a nights’ accommodation at the Poring Hot Springs the night before your climb.
Don’t worry about getting back to Kinabalu National Park the following day to meet you experienced mountain guide, because we’re also including transfers from the Poring Hot Springs.
Independent travellers of Sabah need not worry about paying extra for their program, because there’s no single supplement surcharge – so just book today and climb the following day!

Get more information when you contact our travel experts about this new promotional offer to conquer Mount Kinabalu. And do get in touch soon because our promotional offer is only during selected dates! Maybe even add extra fun, such as via Ferrata!

Climb Mount Kinabalu on Downbelow promo!2016-12-02T22:02:33+08:00

Most exotic marine life found in Sabah!

Sabah is known for some of her most exotic marine life, such as the pajama cardinalfish!

Many certified divers enjoy the thrill of spotting a rare find as these shy creatures!

Many certified divers enjoy the thrill of spotting a rare find as these shy creatures, and they will when dive conditions suit the animal. All our PADI professionals can do is develop their own knowledge in marine biology, which will serve to develop their leadership abilities too!

Join our daily leisure dive program anytime, which we conduct every single day of the year! Contact our Downbelow travel experts who will be more than happy to assist in creating a personalised itinerary for you.

Most exotic marine life found in Sabah!2018-02-03T00:58:33+08:00

PADI Instructors ‘people skills’!

PADI Instructors need ‘people skills’ for their students to successfully complete their dive qualification!

All students, thrive on encouragement to excel and achieve their goals…and it’s such an effortless duty for a PADI professional to offer their support!

PADI Specialty Instructor Timmy offers his students ‘high fives’ as their positive reinforcement when they master a skill of any PADI course or program, whether it’s the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program to the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)! All students, thrive on encouragement to excel and achieve their goals…and it’s such an effortless duty for a PADI professional to offer their support!

Find out what PADI dive certifications our team can conduct at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre when you contact our travel consultants, and look forward to the guaranteed praise for your SCUBA success!

PADI Instructors ‘people skills’!2016-01-23T03:46:24+08:00

Proboscis spotted near Downbelow’s PADI Dive Centre!

A proboscis monkey was spotted next to our Downbelow premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre – it’s rare, but it does happen!

They will usually stay near mangrove areas, and on Gaya Island there happens to be a bay of healthy mangroves just next door to our beach house!

These old world primates can be spotted in a few different places around our ‘Land Below The Wind’ of Sabah, such as the Klias River and the Kinabatangan River. They will usually stay near mangrove areas, and on Gaya Island there happens to be a bay of healthy mangroves just next door to our beach house, and where our PADI professionals guide by kayak those guests of ours who are experiencing the multi-activity program!

Get in touch with out Downbelow travel experts for an itinerary to witness the endemic Borneo animal during your Sabah adventure!

Proboscis spotted near Downbelow’s PADI Dive Centre!2016-01-23T03:31:40+08:00

Family experience SCUBA and kayaking with Downbelow!

Lindsay Walker and family experience SCUBA and kayaking with Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures’ premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!

After mum’s ‘Try Dive’ morning session, the whole family want to visit again for another Sabah adventure to SCUBA together!

PADI professional Oliver guided the charismatic family of five to the mangrove bays around the corner from our Gaya Island beach house to spot wildlife, such as macaques, lizards and hornbills! Mum, Lindsay, also participated on the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program in the morning with one of our dedicated PADI Instructors. After her ‘Try Dive’ morning session, the whole family want to visit again for another Sabah adventure to SCUBA together!

Find out what other supervised island fun we can offer young families to explore Kota Kinabalu, Sabah!

Family experience SCUBA and kayaking with Downbelow!2016-01-21T04:24:37+08:00

Downbelow operates thanks to dedicated staff!

Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures operates thanks to dedicated staff, but it operates really well when the team is a happy one!

We pride ourselves on the camaraderie found amongst our members of staff, it’s so obvious!

We pride ourselves on the camaraderie found amongst our members of staff, it’s so obvious that even our guests comment, particular those who visit our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre! Boat captain Cody is always happy working in paradise Gaya Island, he enjoys the ‘elbow grease’ of cleaning our speedboats and contribute to maintaining the professional Downbelow image!

For more information on how our operations facilities is maintained through our high standard in safety, contact our Downbelow HQ in Kota Kinabalu Times Square!

Downbelow operates thanks to dedicated staff!2018-02-03T00:58:33+08:00

Downbelow crew remove ‘Ghost Net’ in TARP!

A crew of Project AWARE divers from Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures’ premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre remove another ‘Ghost Net’ in TARP!

These conservation efforts will continue for any future net removals to come, without hesitation!

Any marine conservation conducted by our operations is fully sponsored, financially and with all logistics to make the dive a success. Any fishing nets found are documented to report the damage to the reef for Sabah Parks to continue their efforts to enforce environmental laws. It’s been more than 150+ illegally discarded fishing nets that have been removed by an organized crew of professional divers and those in training, and these conservation efforts will continue for any future net removals to come, without hesitation!

Come in to our Downbelow travel centre to discuss a collaboration to help protect and preserve our local environment in Kota Kinabalu!

Downbelow crew remove ‘Ghost Net’ in TARP!2016-01-21T01:54:13+08:00

Downbelow travel centre: Superb communication!

Categorising meetings of Downbelow’s travel centre: Superb communication!

Arranging convenient itineraries is just what makes an average holiday unforgettable!

Experts on travelling around Sabah for her beautiful and exotic attractions, these ladies are really informed on what makes the perfect Borneo adventure. Each week a meeting is held at our mainland head office to update one another on any changes on tours we offer. We specialise in tailored holidays – what one guest prefers is different to another guest. Arranging convenient itineraries is just what makes an average holiday unforgettable!

Get in touch with our experts, who are passionate about travelling around our ‘Land Below The Wind’!

Downbelow travel centre: Superb communication!2018-02-03T00:58:33+08:00