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Scuba Diving Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu

Scuba diving Sutera Harbour Kota KinabaluFancy some 5 Star PADI Resort Diving then why not consider Scuba Diving Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The Sutera Harbour Resort consists of three main areas. The 5 Star Pacific Sutera Hotel, Magellan Sutera Resort and Sutera Harbour Marina where you will find our quality boats.

Borneo Dream are the ONLY Official and Authorised Dive Centre at Sutera Harbour Resort Kota Kinabalu guaranteeing you a perfect experience. Our staff is fully trained and insured, our equipment is always well maintained and properly service by trained and experience staff. Our boats are full service at the correct intervals by the local agent and the crew is licensed and insured to operate.

We are the only official Dive Centre, Scuba Diving Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu

Whether you are looking for some simple leisure diving as a certified PADI Open Water Diver Course Kota Kinabalu, scuba diving sutera harbour Kota Kinabaludiver, wishing have a go with a PADI Discover Scuba Diving ‘DSD’ or fancy learning with World famous PADI Open Water Diver Course I’m sure we can help. At Borneo Dream we aim to please so whether you are wishing to learn or relax we can certain help make your vacation in Sabah one to remember. Choosing the right location dive whether it be learning or just for fun is trick, this is why we are only an email or phone call away. So next time you think about diving in Sabah please remember Scuba Diving Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu – you will not be disapointed.

As the Official dive operator for Scuba Diving Sutera Harbour Resort Kota Kinabalu we are also able to offer you very favourable rates to stay at one of the two hotels. Whilst staying at the resort you have full access to the following key benefits.

The below is accessible throughout The Magellan Sutera Resort, The Pacific Sutera Hotel and Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club:-

  • 27-Hole Graham Marsh Designed Championship Golf Course with Day & Night Golf
  • 41-Bay two tiered covered driving range
  • 104 Berth marina
  • Covered/Outdoor Tennis Courts, Badminton Courts and Squash Courts
  • 12 Lane Ten Pin Bowling Centre and Billiard Room
  • Not for getting Borneo Dream for Scuba Diving Sutera Harbour Resort Kota Kinabalu, your official and authorised PADI 5 Start Dive Resort.
  • 2 Kiddies Clubs
  • 2 Fitness Centres, Mandara Spa, Dive Centre and Body Sense
  • 100 Seater Movie Theatre cum Auditorium and Blue Lagoon KTV Lounge
  • Olympic sized Swimming Pool, Kid’s Pool, Fun Pool and 2 Landscape Pools
  • 16 Restaurants and Bars
  • Extensive Watersports
  • Did I mention we are the Authorised and Official Dive Centre? Scuba Diving Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu

Much of our business is teaching people to scuba diver and most of this from referrals from past and present customers. Our feed back and history on sites such as Tripadvisor speaks volumes. Scuba diving Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu is a perfect way to unwind and know you are in safe hands. So, what are you waiting for please contact us today 🙂

Mira & Benjamin Love Their Try Dive with Borneo Dream :-)

Mira and Benjamin with the Borneo Dream CrewPADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

We recently had Mira (from Korea) and her husband Benjamin (from France) join us for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park during their holiday in Kota . Here’s a photo Mira kindly shared with us. Mira also shared the following feedback about her first ever go at scuba diving with the Borneo Dream crew – thanks for sharing Mira

Try Dive in Kota Kinabalu

Try Dive in Kota Kinabalu

“Hello, I’m Mira, a Korean. My husband (Benjamin, French) and I did Scuba Diving with PADI on January 22nd, 2014. The weather was not so good; it was raining and windy, but we were fine in the water. I was so scared because I could only see 30cm in front of me. And also I’m not used to breathing with just my mouth…But thanks to Ian (instructor), a very nice gentle man, I could get comfortable with everything. Obviously he had to put in effort … Sorry again Ian. Also I can’t say how kind you were with me and I will never forget it… Thanks a million. If Ian didn’t encourage me I wouldn’t have seen the sea turtle, the color-changing fish, the Nemo-clown fish, and the variety of other sea life. It was AMAZING!

I highly recommend you guys to do this activity with PADI, Borneo dream. Also the staff there was super nice! The other crew Luke, Gene, boat driver- You guys were awesome! Thanks again for everything. With PADI I felt very comfortable because they always checked everyone’s life vest, they prepared fresh water, candy, and also biscuits and each person got a big towel.
What else… We sent our height, weight and shoe size before we were in Kota Kinabalu, so PADI prepared our diving suit and flippers. We ate a nice lunch at some island. The food there was nice too. Anyway I recommend you to go with PADI, and you will never regret it!!”

If you’d like to join the Borneo Dream team for scuba diving or snorkeling during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah just contact the Dream Team at [email protected]

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PADI Discover Scuba | Discover Sabah diving today!

PADI Discover Scuba Diving | Try Sabah diving today

We recently had Jun Sang Shin, Min Woo Shin and his mother Jeong Nam Shin join us for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving. They had travelled from Korea for their first holiday to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. They stayed at the Sutera Harbour Resort and dived with us via

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

the Sutera Harbour Dive Centre. His mother had just got back from climbing Mount Kinabalu but this did not stop her from enjoying her first ever Try Dive with her sons in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. She particularly liked having our handsome PADI Instructor Richard looking after her. They had lots of fun, despite the tropical rain, and they now can’t wait until their next scuba diving experience!

Starting dive two of your Try Dive :-)

Starting dive two of your Try Dive 🙂

On the same day we were also joined by Sharon and Ian from England, and Noel and Ray from Hong Kong. They all were trying scuba diving too via the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience, a one day Try Dive involving a skill session and two fun dives to maximum 12 metres in the tropical waters of TARP, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. They were joining us from the 5* Gaya Island Resort located on Pulau Gaya. Borneo Dream runs the PADI 5 Star Dive Facility for Gaya Island Resort meaning the guests could board our boats from the Resort Jetty and enjoy a high quality diving experience in small groups per PADI Instructor.


Try Dive with Borneo Dream

Try Dive with Borneo Dream

If you fancy having a go at scuba diving during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah whether you be staying at Sutera Harbour Resort, Gaya Island Resort or staying in central Kota Kinabalu then look no further than Borneo Dream :-). For further information, or making a diving booking, just contact the Borneo Dream Team at [email protected]

Fancy a Try Dive in the Tropical Waters of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah?

Try Dive in Kota KInabalu

Try Dive in Kota KInabalu

One of the common questions we get asked by our non-diver friends is, “Do you need to be certified to dive?”. The answer is yes, and no. To be able to join leisure diving trips (anywhere in the world) you would need to be certified by a professional diving association like the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, or simply known as PADI. However, there is also a special program offered by PADI that allow you to experience the underwater world as a non-certified diver, a Try Dive experience. This comes in handy for people who want might only want to have a “look see” to see if it’s a sport they might enjoy (most likely yes 😉 and maybe would like to further their interest in (get certified).


PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience, or PADI DSD, is a one day try dive. The PADI Discover Diving Experience involves a short briefing about diving, a confined skills session and with Borneo Dream 2 ocean dives – one shore dive in the morning, and one dive in the afternoon in the tropical waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Each skill will be thoroughly explained and demonstrated to you (you get a chance to practice them too!). Your PADI dive instructor will be right there with you to make sure you are comfortable with one skill before you go on to the next!


Become a Scuba Diver!

Join the world of diving!

At the end of the PADI try dive program, each participant will receive a certificate of participation (for you to show off to your friends ;). This certification also credits towards the first internationally recognised certification to dive in an open sea environment – the PADI Open Water Diver Course (if taken within the same holiday with the same PADI Dive Centre). Whether or not you decide to further your diving, you still go back with an experience of a lifetime and a whole new view to the underwater world!


If you would like to know more about the PADI DSD program, just send us an email and we would be more than happy to send you more information!

Try dive at the Pool – Borneo Dream, Kota Kinabalu

We had Daria and Rowan join us this weekend with dad Mark for their first time to try scuba diving.  We had a few hours in the pool on the first day doing some underwater acrobatics and playing with the torpedo followed by a day out on the boat the following day.  In the pool Daria nearly mastered making bubble rings whilst Rowan had heaps of fun doing underwater head stands.  On our boat dive we were lucky enough to see a turtle 🙂 along with lots of other marine life including a moray eel, a sting ray and heaps of reef fish.


Enjoy some photos below of our day at the pool.

For more information on how your children can learn to dive whether it be a Bubble Maker or Seal Team, for ages 8 and upwards, or  a Try Dive or Junior Open Water for ages 10 and upwards, contact us at Borneo Dream