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PADI Dive Centre Manukan Island

/PADI Dive Centre Manukan Island
PADI Dive Centre Manukan Island 2017-11-21T06:50:47+00:00

We are a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Centre on Manukan Island Resort

Based within the beach resort of Manukan Island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP). Our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre offers daily scuba diving, snorkelling safaris & sea kayaking. Our Manukan island resort dive centre is one of two PADI dive centres in Kota Kinabalu Sabah owned and operated by Downbelow.

Manukan Island Resort is the perfect destination for beach and island lovers. Located 10 minutes speedboat ride from the Kota Kinabalu mainland.  We offer exclusive Stay & Scuba Dive, Stay & Learn to Scuba Dive and Stay & Snorkel Safari packages. We also offer daily dive packages for non residents and walk-in clients – subject to availability.

Our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre is situated at the resort swimming pool area. We use the swimming pool for our confined water training dives. The beach is right next door with direct access to the house reef. The 49 dive sites within the state national Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park are just minutes away from us and accessed via our purpose built dive boats.

You will see from our marine biology pages that we have spent many years photographing and studying the creatures that inhabit Sabah’s surrounding waters. We love to share this knowledge and explain a little of how this marvelous ecosystem works. When you choose to dive with us, we don’t just guide you. You embark on an adventure and you’ll see some of the most amazing underwater creatures.

Scuba Diving & Snorkelling the Best Dive Sites in TARP !

PADI Dive Centre Manukan Island

We offer scuba diving and snorkelling trips to all the best dive sites in TARP & west coast Sabah.  The fun, however, does not stop here as we love to explore, so our dive team regularly journeys farther afield to locations such as Pulau Tiga, Usukan Bay Wrecks, Tuaran, Mayne Rock and Deluar Shoals.

Downbelow’s international staff are highly skilled with many years of experience in their field and we pride ourselves on an exceptional level of service and safety. Our diver-to-dive-guide ratios are very low, ensuring that new divers a well looked after and experienced divers can enjoy the dive to the full.

When you scuba dive and snorkel with us at all times you are in safe hands. We pride ourselves on small group instruction ensuring our clients get the very best of attention from the instructor. Safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and HSE Guidelines. Our boats are equipped with marine radio, GPS & First Aid kits and our qualified snorkel guides always bring a life ring with them. All our guides are trained in Emergency First Response.

We Offer a Full Range of PADI Programs & Courses from Beginner to Professional Levels

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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Our newly established accommodation based in KK Times Square offers twin or family rooms with private bathrooms or a unique style of dormitory room with communal bathrooms. The expedition style lodge is ideal for those people wishing to combine basic clean and secure comfort at an affordable price.

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We offer tailor-made tours, trips and holidays to suit your budget and wish-list. Designed for the independent traveller, family or group wishing to organize time and cost effective trips within Sabah, Borneo. Our high level of repeat business and pride in what we do testify to our success.

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Based at our HQ in KK Times Square, we are the largest Dive Shop in Sabah. Offering known brands such as SUUNTO, Dive Rite, MARES, BARE, Rip Curl, GoPRO Hero, Igloo and much more.

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Based at our HQ in KK Times Square, we are the largest Dive Shop in Sabah. Offering known brands such as SUUNTO, Dive Rite, MARES, BARE, Rip Curl, GoPRO Hero, Igloo and much more.

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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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