Testimonials

“Great diving course with good instructors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago
I attended two different diving courses with Borneo Dream; Explore Scuba Diving and PADI Scuba Diver. As I didn't have any diving experience prior to attending this course, I didn't quite know what to expect apart from learning the basics of diving and seeing beautiful marine life.

The "explore scuba diving" is a 1 day course which gives you a taste of what diving is and how the basic equipment works. This course starts off by explaining some theory before you jump in to the water fully suited up with the instructor. You start off on very shallow water, and underwater demonstrations are done at chest height water level. This approach yields a more relaxed and safe experience where you get to focus on the basic underwater techniques rather than being submerged e.g. 10 m under water, which could cause panic for beginners. After the the basic practices have been conducted, you go for a leisure dive with the instructor to see beautiful marine life. I enjoyed this course so much that I decided to go for a PADI scuba diver course the following day. This course builds on what was taught at the "discover scuba diving" course, and this started off in the same fashion: All exercises are explained up front, clear demonstrations are given for all exercises and you take as much time as you need to finish each exercise. My instructor have more than 20 years diving experience, and made me feel very comfortable with conducting the new and at times challenging exercises. Unfortunately I didn't have time to get a diver's certificate (PADI Open Water), but the knowledge I've gained so far can be used to finish the certification at a later stage.

The price for the course was at the time around 1100MYR, which for a two day course, including lunch, is fair in my opinion.

May 2016

“Recommend to all travelers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago
My friends and I enjoyed this cooking class during May 2016. They picked us up on time and gave us a little challenge while on the way to destination. We learned local ingredients ,bought food from local market, visited 3D museum, Upside Down House, cooked a 3-course meal and enjoyed our food in a nice and comfy restaurant.

It was a great experience and definitely recommend to all travelers!

Visited May 2016

“Tip top service and awesome staff!”
4 of 5 Stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Was on a business trip in KK when I decided to shop for a scuba mask.

Went to their dive shop in Wisma Merdeka and was greeted by Melissa who is kind enough to entertain my every questions. She recommended a mask that fits perfectly (though I was skeptical at fist as it was smaller than usual).

Subsequently, I opted for 3 dives on Saturday (21.5.2016). Their scuba gears are properly maintained and the boat has all the equipments needed for diving. Ample space to fit all 10 of us on that day. They even have snacks and drinking water on board.

Since I was the only licensed diver (there were PADI open water students as well), I was personally assigned to Abg Basri as my dive master. Thanks to his sharp eyes, we managed to see elusive seahorse and frogfish as well as various marine life.

Though the price is slightly higher than other dive shops in the vicinity, they are indeed well-experienced and friendly bunch of people. Will definitely choose them for my future dives in KK.

May 2016

Borneo Expert Diving”
5 Stars - May 2016
We booked on line and they were very accommodating including separate dive master for my Chinese parents in law, who was very patient and held their hand to do their dive. Our dive master was exceptional and lead us on a hunt for turtles :) beautiful area and well worth coming and saying hello to our new friends. Fin & Maggie

Enjoyed our diving with Borneo Dream
4 Stars - April 2016
Whilst in Kota Kinabalu my wife and I did several dives including my Advanced Open Water. We very much enjoyed diving with the team who provided a chilled out and fun environment in which to dive. The staff were very nice and polite and the organisation prior to arriving in country was first rate to ensure I was well prepared to conduct the course. Special thanks to Eugene, our instructor, Melissa and Jones for their help and support during our stay.

Diving and snorkelling from Gaya Island Resort
5 Stars - April 2016
Great team at Borneo, Melissa was great helping me get organised from the Uk. They do get busy so best to book as far in advance of arrival as possible.
The dive was great although the visibility was unfortunately poor due to the weather out to sea, the equipment they provided was good.

Great dive experience!
5 Stars - May 2016
YuJin & Basil were great dive masters. Six dives over two days and all were safe, fun & filled with marine life. I would definitely rebook with Borneo Dream if I return to Kota Kinabalu.

Great PADI Open Water Course
5 Stars - May 2016
I recently completed the open water course with 3 friends. Our instructor Amir was really calm and explained everything well. We managed to complete the skills fairly quickly so there was plenty of time for having some fun and exploring the beautiful reefs around the island. All the staff on the boat and at the centre were welcoming and helpful which made our 4 day course a very enjoyable experience!

Superb place for learning and experience diving.
5 Stars - May 2016
BDT is a very good and organised company for diving. My 2 friends achieved their Open water certificate with good practice. I had totally 7 dives which I explored the colourful picture of the islands.

Thanks for Joanne, Melissa & Jones for the tailor-made arrangement (we are trouble guys... Haha!) You guys took care of us from the first point where we arrived in KK. We won't have such pleasant journey without your help.

Thanks Andrew for conducting the OW course for my friends. I abstracted their comments as: a responsible, good sense of safety, sincere, passionate, sense of humour coach. (Don't bother with the stubborn student anymore, hoho!). Thanks for bringing a good start for their diving experience.

For me, my special thanks to Amir & Basir. You both are so considerate that I gained a lot of fun and happiness in each dive. Surely I appreciated that you helped me to recognise more different creatures in the sea, thanks for showing me. Basir, thanks for showing me the tortoises. You know there is the first time I observed a creative in a clam mode, very enjoyable. You will in my 1st recommendation list for sure. (Don't miss me)

Great Diving
5 Stars - May 2016
My husband are I are new divers and booked a day of diving with this operator. They were great and supported us really well on the dive. Brought us to some great reefs and we really enjoyed it. Highly recommend booking with these guys.
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