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Awards & Publications 2017-11-29T23:57:22+00:00

Awards & Publications

Over the years Downbelow has worked hard to make the underwater world better known whilst at the same time promoting its conservation.In the course of this labour of love, our effort has been acknowledged by various publications and awards.

Our travel centre has been awarded year on year since 2008 the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

We are frequently nominated PADI Dive Centre of the Month and have won various awards for our world class PADI Instructor Development  Courses. Our Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann has been awarded the highest declaration of instructor training for the fourth year running. There are less than 100 Platinum PADI Course Directors in the world.

Industry Awards

PADI Platinum Course Director
Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Publications

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  • Day Trips

    Day Trips (17)

    Whether you are an adrenaline seeking enthusiast or wanting a more relaxed day trip from Kota Kinabalu, we have a number of exciting programs for you to experience.
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  • Island Day Trips

    Island Day Trips (9)

    Our island based PADI 5 Star Dive & Adventure centre offers some great Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking, Trekking & Island Hoping day trips from Kota Kinabalu.
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  • Mountain Package

    Mountain Package (10)

    We offer a range of climbing packages to the summit of Mount Kinabalu at 4,093m ASL. Based within the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • PADI Diving Courses

    PADI Diving Courses (6)

    We offer the full range of PADI Scuba Diving Courses from beginner to all PADI GoPro professional levels at our PADI 5 Star IDC Centre.
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  • Promotion

    Promotion (30)

    We love Promotions and we are always coming up with value for money exciting packages.
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  • Scuba Diving

    Scuba Diving (9)

    Scuba Diving in Sabah is outstanding and we have a number of dive destinations to suit your budget and objective!
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Testimonials

It doesn’t get any better than Downbelow!
They planned our entire 2 week stay in Borneo, we didn’t have to lift a finger. We saw everything you can imagine; Pygmy Elephants, Orang Utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Crocodiles, Horn bills!They know all the best local spots and really take care of you which is so important when traveling somewhere new!
Tamsin & Phil, Independent Travellers
One stop shop for marine and wildlife adventure
I spent a month with Dive DownBelow studying to be a PADI Open Water Instructor. Great location (near markets, shops and cafes), professional staff and a fun experience all round.
Carl Charter, GoPro Intern
A very memorable holiday!
The whole Dive Downbelow team is great and this was a huge contributor to us having a very memorable holiday with you. Thank you for your help all through the trip, and also thank you to Tim who was very professional, patient and made our diving course so enjoyable and successful.
Dmitry & Helen, Independent Travellers

Our Commitment to Conservation!

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During the past 15 years the company has established itself as a leading conservation and education provider locally and on the international platform. At Downbelow we are committed to responsible tourism. We design experiences and provide courses that foster appreciation, awareness and conservation of our environment and development of local people. In the course of this labour of love, our effort has been acknowledged by various publications and awards. To date, Ghost Net Removals, Underwater and Beach Clean Ups, Coral for Life, Tree for Life & Project Aware remain a large focus of our day to day life Downbelow!

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What Makes Downbelow Different ?

  • Full Service Island Based PADI 5 STAR IDC Centre – Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
  • Own and Operate Our Adventure Lodge Accommodation – KK Times Square
  • Fully Comprehensive Quality Control Standards and Procedures
  • Resident Platinum PADI Course Director – In House and Full Time
  • Gained International Awards for Excellence, Education and Experiences
  • Awarded the PADI Green Star Award for Environmental Practices to Reduce our Environmental Footprint
  • Hassle FREE – airport to airport service all under one company.
  • Dedicated experienced travel consultant for planning your trip, during your trip and post trip support.

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