The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program consists of three parts: a knowledge briefing, a confined water dive in shallow water and an open water scuba dive to our ‘house reef’. An afternoon boat dive for those people that successfully complete the discover scuba diving program is also included within this program. The knowledge briefing segment covers basic safety information. We use an easy to understand PADI illustrated flip chart, so even if English is not your first language you can easily understand the concepts. The confined water dive is conducted in water shallow enough to stand and allows participants to practice basic scuba skills and become comfortable in the water before progressing to deeper water. Under the direct supervision of our PADI Instructor beginner divers experience the underwater world safely having no prior experience.
After trying the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, many new divers may decide to repeat the experience. If not immediately, then on other occasions or in different areas. Others will choose to pursue certification by enrolling in a PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver course. During this one day Discover Scuba Diving program enjoy a 3rd dive with one of our PADI instructors to a maximum depth of 12m. Instead of the 3rd dive, you can opt to enjoy a fully guided snorkelling session from the boat at no extra charge instead.
Your Safety is Our Priority!
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.
All Inclusive Rates!
We run daily picks ups from Kota Kinabalu City to our dive centre. Our all inclusive price means that you pay one price which includes everything you’ll need for a great day out. That’s return transfers from your hotel (KK City Centre only including Tanjung Aru – subject to confirmed bookings), boat transfers, park and jetty fees, activity equipment, refreshments – free flow water / tea / coffee and freshly cooked lunch. All programs last for the full day and our return boat transfer to the mainland is at 16:00. If you would like to leave earlier this is classified as a private transfer and the cost is RM110.00 per boat.
Itinerary at a Glance
- 08:15 – Hotel pickup (KK city centre & Tg Aru) transfer to marina (07:15 pick up for outside KK City)
- 08:30 – Meet Downbelow staff & transfer on boat to Downbelow Dive & Adventure Centre on Gaya Island
- 09:30 – Dive & equipment briefing
- 10:30 – Confined water dive
- 12:00 – Open water dive / 13:00 – Lunch.
- 14:00 – 3rd dive or fully guided snorkelling
- 16:00 – Boat transfer to marina / 16:30 – Return to hotel (KK City)
Hotel transfers (KK City), boat transfers, freshly cooked lunch and refreshments, park entry & jetty fees, guide/instruction, 3 dive sessions, learning materials, certification fees, equipment rental, plus water, tea & coffee.
Alcoholic or carbonated beverages, items not explicitly stated
Change of clothes, sun lotion, sun cream, towel, personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat, personal medication.