Scuba Diving Kota Kinabalu

We offer scuba diving Kota Kinabalu trips to the best dive sites in TARP and west coast Sabah. Our PADI 5 STAR IDC Centre is based on Gaya Island within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Only 5-8 minutes ride from the mainland aboard our spacious, powerful dive boats.

  • Scuba dive the best dive sites in TARP
  • The best attention through small group scuba diving
  • Fully inclusive with hotel pick up & drop off
  • Excellent island based facilities & dive equipment

Providing a very special experience, with a resort like feel. Downbelow's Beach House is a fun place to spend the day enjoy the tropical surroundings and chat about all the wonderful creatures you will have spotted. If you are not a qualified diver, don’t worry, you won’t miss out! Join us for a TRY DIVE or Discover Scuba Diving Program. 

All images are are shot on location by our Managing Director – PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann.

Scuba Diving Kota Kinabalu

Scuba diving Kota Kinabalu offers the flexibility to dive for a day or multiple days and you will not see the same dive site twice – unless you want to of course.

Enjoy Three Guided Boat Dives per Day.

We conduct three boat dives per 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.

Discover more about the  DIVE SITES & SCUBA DIVING TARP.

 Non Diving Friends & Family Welcome

For non diving spouses, family members and friends there are also plenty of activities to keep you entertained in paradise.  Since all our dive sites are so close to our beach house Dive Centre, everyone enjoys surface intervals together. In the afternoon snorkelers, under the fully guided program, can often join their companion on the dive boat as the afternoon dive is also snorkeler friendly!

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. All our PADI Instructors & Divemasters are in member teaching status. All our guides are trained in Emergency First Response.

All Inclusive Prices!

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 scuba diving day out.

Hotel transfers (KK City), boat transfers, freshly cooked lunch and refreshments, park entry & jetty fees, guide/instruction, equipment rental, lunch, 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.
Important Information

Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety.

Liability Forms

Clients will be asked to complete PADI standard liability forms at the mainland departure jetty and dive centre. Parent or guardian must sign for participants under 18 years of age.


Qualified divers must show proof of certification.