Half Day Island Trip
Our PADI 5 STAR CDC Dive Centre is based within the beach resort of Manukan Island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP), just 10 minutes boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu City. Our Half Day Island Trip includes transfers from your KK City or KK port location and return boat transfers to Manukan island.
Manukan Island Resort is the perfect destination for beach and island lovers. Our guests can enjoy the resorts’s private facilities comprising of a restaurant, beach bar, swimming pool between activities and choose to join is for scuba diving and snorkelling safaris. All food and beverages at the resort are at the guests expense and there is a variety to choose from.
Snorkelling the islands offshore Kota Kinabalu are best experienced by boat. Snorkelling is an enjoyable experience and of the easiest and most popular ways to explore the beautiful underwater world. Just about anyone can have a go at snorkelling. The Half Day Island Trip offer various snorkelling program catered for the non-swimmer, beginner, intermediate and advanced snorkelers.
Upon booking, kindly advise your experience level so that we can tailor your snorkelling days. We provide professional snorkelling vests which enable snorkelers to float with ease on the surface of the ocean.
Enjoy Some of the Best Coral Sites
Scuba Diving for Qualified Divers
Scuba diving the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP) is perfect for scuba divers looking for a relaxing day of scuba diving along the vibrant coral reef.
We conduct two boat dives for our Half Day Island Trip program and we dive inside and offshore of the marine park to 49 dive sites accessible to us, so there is plenty to choose from. Our Dive Guides will choose the best dive sites depending on the sea and weather conditions, plus individual diver ability on the day. 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. Our company’s foundation is based on the simple fact that we adore marine life. Our professional staff team are highly qualified with many years of experience in their field and pride themselves on an exceptional level of service and safety.
Our diver-to-dive-guide ratios are very low, ensuring that new divers are well looked after and experienced divers can enjoy the dive to the full.
Scuba Diving for Beginners
If you have never tried scuba diving before, or do not hold a recognised scuba diving qualification you can take part in the Discover Scuba Diver program consisting a knowledge briefing, pool dive and open water dive.
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 pool 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 open water. Under the direct supervision of our PADI Instructor beginner divers experience the underwater world safely having no prior experience.
Get away from the crowds. Usually we are the only dive boat on the dive site.
Coral Reefs on Your Doorstep
Coral reefs within the park offer some great experiences for beginners and experienced water enthusiasts alike. You need to be with experienced guides who know where to take you. You also need to access the coral reefs by boat to see the healthiest of coral. Coral reefs accessed from the shoreline tend to be in poor health due to tides, wind and over-use. Check out our Dive Sites & Scuba Diving TARP for more information.
Stunning Coral Reefs of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
Your Safety is Our Priority
At all times you are in safe hands. We take our responsibility as a travel agent & service provider very seriously and have a number of verifications in place to ensure that we are offering quality locations to our clients and describing them honestly.
0815 hrs : KK city or KK port pick up and transfer to marina
0830 hrs : Meet Downbelow staff and transfer on boat to Manukan Island. Briefing.
0915 hrs : Guided Activity (first session)
1015 hrs : Coffee break (own arrangement)
1100 hrs : Guided Activity (second session)
1230 hrs : Lunch (own arrangement & cost)
1300 hrs : Transfer to mainland and KK city or KK port drop off
• Return Land & Boat Transfers from KK City / KK Port
• Two Scuba Dives from a Boat, or Discover Scuba Diving (1x Pool Dive plus 1 x Open Water Dive) OR Two Snorkel Trips from a Boat, Activity Fully Guided by PADI Professional
• Required Activity Equipment
• All Jetty & Diving Permit Fees
• Food & Drinks
• Other items not explicitly stated
• Restaurants Are Casual, Some Cash For Food And Drinks (Credit Card Maching Can Be Down Sometimes)
• Beach Wear
• Lightweight Clothing
• Swim Wear
• Insect Repellent
• Flip-Flops Or Walking Shoes If You Want To Go Trekking
• Sun Glasses
• A Big Smile!
Divers must show proof of qualification, non divers must ensure they are “Fit To Scuba Dive” refer to our dedicated fitness page. Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety.