Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Centre – Gaya Island
Our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Centre fondly known as “The Beach House” on Gaya Island is perfect for those people looking for an all inclusive package. We include KK city land transfers, lunch, refreshments, required euipment plus your chosen fully guided activity or PADI course.
The island provides a very special experience, it is a fun place to spend the day where our guests can enjoy our tropical paradise. We are the only operator at this location so our surroundings are non crowded. Surface intervals between activities are taken on the beach house veranda so even if your family or group are taking part in different activities you will still be together during the breaks. Basic washrooms and fresh water non-heated showers are available. We serve a freshly cooked local lunch of rice, a meat dish, vegetables and fruit, vegetarian & vegan options are available.
About Gaya Island
At 15km², Pulau Gaya, or Gaya Island in English, is the largest of the 5 islands and home to a local stilt village on the eastern shore nearest to the city. It remains un-spoiled and is not on the main tourist route.
Walking trails criss-cross the island, meandering through virgin, tropical rain forests. Gaya Island is surrounded by ocean, abundant with diverse and fascinating marine life & wildlife. We have sheltered reefs with year round dive access.
Pool vs Confined Open Water ?
Confined water training for skill practice and introduction to scuba diving takes place immediately in front of the dive centre, which boasts a natural confined open water lagoon. Open water dive sites start literally a giant stride away from our jetty, with the rest a few minutes away by boat.