Groups Photos

Schools and universities from all over the world visit Kota Kinabalu and Sabah, to learn more about the amazing natural beauty to be found in Borneo, through a variety of educational adventure activities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

Many university groups have chosen to visit us for our expertise in marine field trips as part of their Bachelor & Masters Degrees. We have many years of experience in this field where we work together with the professors and lecturers of the educational facility and teach students the skills required for marine science.

Other schools and universities have other interests for their studies ranging from eco-tourism to marine conservation which will contribute to their overall grades at college or university. Other groups will be focused on just having lots of fun & expanding their comfort zones! But whatever the objective of their group travel, our programs will incorporate the importance of ecotourism within our operations for the benefit of our natural local environment!

Groups 2016

Kings School 2016

Kings School Explore Borneo October 2016

Fun & Educational Field Trip!
Kings School Explore Borneo October 2016

An all-boys group of young students from Kings School, Australia visits Sabah, Borneo for an educational & historical adventure with Downbelow!

Expedition Borneo October 2015

Expedition Borneo October 2016

Ready for the Expedition!
Expedition Borneo October 2016

Adventure DK Team October will have an awesome adventure for 30 days in Sabah, Borneo!

Adventure Group Api Api August 2016

Adventure Group Api Api August 2016

Explore the Underwater World with Downbelow!
Adventure Group Api-Api August 2016

The last (but not least!) Camps International group arrives at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre to learn to dive and also enjoy island activities in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park!

Adventure Group Bangau August 2016

Dive with marine life!
Adventure Group Bangau August 2016

The 14th group from Camps International, Bangau (Stork in Malay) enjoys 4 days of camping in paradise!

Adventure Group Dusun & Keruak August 2016

Get ready for Scuba!
Adventure Group Dusun & Keruak August 2016

Images of Camps International groups Dusun (ethnic group in Sabah) & Keruak (Waterhen in Malay) having a blast in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park!

Adventure Group Kadazan & Rungus August 2016

Live the Island Life in TARP!
Adventure Group Kadazan & Rungus August 2016

Group Kadazan & Rungus (ethnic groups in Sabah) enjoy 4 days of camping at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre for island fun and have an opportunity to earn a PADI Open Water certificate!

Adventure Group Bayau August 2016

Enjoying the tropics!
Adventure Group Bayau August 2016

Representing the iconic Proboscis Monkeys, group Bayau experiences the best of Sabah in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park!

Adventure Group Tokeh July 2016

Certified PADI Divers!
Adventure Group Tokeh July 2016

The ‘Geckos’ explore the tropical waters of TARP with Dive Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!

Adventure Group Tuhau July 2016

Scuba diving and more on Gaya Island!
Adventure Group Tuhau July 2016

Check out all the fun activities that Camps International Group Tuhau (local delicacy in Sabah) had in this awesome album!

Adventure Group Hinava July 2016

Awesome learning environment!
Adventure Group Hinava July 2016

Camps International group Hinava goes diving with Downbelow!

Adventure Group Bajau & Bambu July 2016

Discovering the underwater world!
Adventure Group Bajau & Bambu July 2016

Team Bajau (ethnic group in Sabah) & Bambu (Bamboo in Malay) goes snorkelling, sea kayaking, and scuba diving in the tropics!

Adventure Group Kiulu & Imbak July 2016

Island activities at Downbelow!
Adventure Group Kiulu & Imbak July 2016

Photos of the exciting 4 days adventure of group Kiulu & Imbak on Gaya Island!

Adventure Group Padas July 2016

Dive with Downbelow!
Adventure Group Padas July 2016

Camps International 2016 has arrived! Group Padas (name of a river in Sabah) will camp for 4 days at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island where they will enjoy snorkelling, jungle trekking, sea kayaking and diving.

Adventure DK Group 3 2016

Expedition Borneo May 2016

The Journey Begins!
Expedition Borneo May 2016

Adventure DK Group 3 will spend a whole month travelling all over Sabah for their Wild Borneo Expedition!

UMS April 2016

University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS) April 2016

Study & dive!
University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS) April 2016

University of Malaysia Sabah students’ educational trip to Downbelow to learn Marine Science and of course – Scuba Diving!

Adventure DK Group 2 2016

Expedition Borneo March 2016

30 day expedition in Borneo!
Expedition Borneo March 2016

Young Danish adventurers will spend 30 days exploring the best of Sabah with Downbelow. See their journey here!

SeaFire at Downbelow

Seafire Returns to Downbelow

Ocean & Wildlife adventure with Downbelow!
Seafire Returns to Downbelow

The fun kids return to Downbelow for some scuba fun!

University of South Wales

University of South Wales Field Trip 2016

Studying the tropical environment!
University of South Wales Field Trip 2016

The University of South Wales visits our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre for their annual tropical ecology field trip with Downbelow!

Adventure DK Group 1 2016

Expedition Borneo February 2016

Expedition Borneo February 2016

The first Adventure DK group of 2016 arrives in Sabah and are ready for the expedition!

Groups 2015

AMCTM Trade Show Visits Downbelow

AMCTM Trade Show Visits Downbelow

Snorkel, Kayak & Trek at Downbelow!
AMCTM Trade Show Visits Downbelow

AMCTM Trade Show Reps visits Downbelow to experience our Multi Activity Day program!

Scouts on Scuba at Downbelow

Scouts on Scuba at Downbelow

First ever Boys Scouts at Downbelow!
Scouts on Scuba at Downbelow

Downbelow welcomes Boy Scouts all the way from Singapore to our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre to experience scuba & earn merit badges!

SeaFire October 2015

SeaFire Group October 2015

Scuba Diving & More with SeaFire!
SeaFire Group October 2015

The crazy SeaFire group from Mont Kiara International School Kuala Lumpur visits TARP, Sabah to enjoy SCUBA & see exciting marine life!

Adventure DK 2015 Group 4

Expedition Borneo September 2015

Exploring Sabah for 30 Days!
Expedition Borneo September 2015

Adventure DK Group September 2015 is here for their 30-day expedition in Sabah, Borneo!

Camps International 2015 Group Epal & Orang Utan

Adventure Group Epal & Orang Utan August 2015

Fun activities awaits at Dive Downbelow!
Adventure Group Epal & Orang Utan August 2015

The final Camps International group goes Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Sea Kayaking & Jungle Trekking at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park!

Camps International 2015 Group Epal & Orang Utan

Adventure Group Burung & Ikan August 2015

Enjoying the tropical environment!
Adventure Group Burung & Ikan August 2015

Camps International group goes Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Sea Kayaking & Jungle Trekking at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park!

Camps International 2015 Group 8 Anggur

Adventure Group Anggur August 2015

Dive Adventure with Downbelow!
Adventure Group Anggur August 2015

Camps International groups learn to dive, snorkel, kayak & jungle trekking at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!

Camps International 2015 Group 7 Monyet

Adventure Group Monyet July 2015

Scuba & more in TARP!
Adventure Group Monyet July 2015

Camps International groups learn to dive, snorkel, kayak & jungle trekking at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!

Camps International 2015 Group 6 Tarsier

Adventure Group Tarsier July 2015

4 Days in Paradise!
Adventure Group Tarsier July 2015

Camps International groups learn to dive, snorkel, kayak & jungle trekking at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!

Camps International 2015 Group 5 Mangga

Adventure Group Mangga July 2015

Island Experience at TARP!
Adventure Group Mangga July 2015

Camps International groups learn to dive, go snorkelling, sea kayaking & jungle trekking at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!

Adventure Group Penyu July 2015

Camping at Downbelow!
Adventure Group Penyu July 2015

Camps International groups learn to dive, go snorkelling, sea kayaking & jungle trekking at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!

Camps International 2015 Group 3 Nanas

Adventure Group Nanas July 2015

Become PADI Open Water Divers!
Adventure Group Nanas July 2015

Camps International groups learn to dive, go snorkelling, sea kayaking & jungle trekking at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!

Adventure Group Tembikai July 2015

Adventure Group Tembikai July 2015

Camps International groups spends 4 days to learn Scuba Diving, go snorkelling, sea kayaking & jungle trekking at Downbelow!

Camps International 2015 Group 1 Pisang

Adventure Group Pisang July 2015

SCUBA & more in a Tropical Paradise!
Adventure Group Pisang July 2015

Camps International groups spends 4 days to learn Scuba Diving, go snorkelling, sea kayaking & jungle trekking at Downbelow!

Cardiff University Field Trip June 2015

Cardiff University Tropical Ecology Field Trip June 2015

Educational Field Trip!
Cardiff University Tropical Ecology Field Trip June 2015

Once again, we welcome students from the University of Cardiff in the UK to our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre for their tropical ecology field trip!

Expedition Borneo May 2015

Expedition Borneo May 2015

Experiencing the best of Sabah!
Expedition Borneo May 2015

Adventure DK returns to Downbelow for their 30 day Expedition Borneo program!

Expedition Borneo March/April 2015

Expedition Borneo April 2015

30 Day of Non-Stop Adventure!
Expedition Borneo April 2015

Adventure DK group returns to Downbelow to experience the 30 day Expedition Borneo program!

University of South Wales 2015

University of South Wales Field Trip 2015

Educational Fun at Downbelow
University of South Wales FieldTrip 2015

Once again, we welcome students from the University of South Wales UK to our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre for their field trip!

University of Malaysia Sabah March 2015

University of Malaysia Sabah Visits Downbelow 2015

Learn to Dive at Downbelow!
University of Malaysia Sabah Visits Downbelow 2015

Another group of awesome students from the University of Malaysia Sabah visits Downbelow for an educational & fun experience!

Politeknik Sandakan Marine Tourism

Politeknik Sandakan Discovers Marine Tourism 2015

Studying Marine Tourism at TARP!
Politeknik Sandakan Discovers Marine Tourism 2015

Discover Scuba & Snorkeling in TARP with our 30 friends from the Sandakan Politeknik!

Expedition Borneo March 2015

Expedition Borneo March 2015

Young Adventurers Explore Sabah!
Expedition Borneo March 2015

Adventure DK group from Denmark returns to Downbelow for their 30 Day Expedition Borneo program!

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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

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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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