Testimonials

Leisure dives at TARP
We came across Borneo Dream after looking through reviews in Tripadvisor. Melissa handled our email inquires meticulously even before we landed in KK while Joanne took time to explain further at the shop which is located centrally in KK town. The dive boat was big and comfortable, comes equipped with a toilet, drinking water and fresh water for rinsing of equipment etc. Rental equipment consists mainly of Mares Rover range. Do let them know your weight/height/shoe size in advance so they can prepare the right size for you. My favorite part of the boat would be the step ladder which makes it really easy to stand on and remove our fins before climbing back on the boat. Although visibility isn't the greatest at this time of the year, Andrew our instruction/DM shows us some amazing stuff underwater. I would definitely recommend this shop to anyone looking to visit TARP. On a side note, there were a couple of Open Water divers with us during this trip and we noticed that they too were well taken care of by their instructor. They were even taught some basic navigation skills using a compass which we didn't learn during our OW certification.

Visited March 2016

First Time Divers
We booked a snorkelling day with a guide which was not our original plan. We intended to snorkel but to do so on our own. I have to say we gained so much by having the guide. He spotted things we would never have seen and added immensely to the enjoyment of the day.
We also booked the Discover Scuba diving day and that turned out to be with Basir, the same guide. My wife had hurt slightly pulled her shoulder so he made sure that the time she was having to support the tank etc out of the water was minimised.
We had 2 dives. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Just over 35 minutes for the first one. It would have been longer but my air was just getting to the end of the safe level so Basir took us up.
In the afternoon we dived for around 45 minutes. He made sure that I didn't waste any air this time to maximise the dive.
The safety briefing was comprehensive. He made sure we ran through all of the basics in a safe environment and got us to practice clearing the mask etc till he was happy we could deal with it smoothly before moving on to the actual dive.
A good experience. A good company and an excellent guide.
well recommended. Bear in mind whilst we are comfortable in the water we were complete novices at diving. Basir made it fun and safe.

Visited February 2016

PADI Open Water Diver Course
Right from the beginning of organising this trip Melissa was organised and helpful. Amir was a great dive instructor and the whole team on board and in the office were amazing. It was so good that we went back after the diving and Joanne organised a trek, zip lining and snorkelling day trip with Andrew.

These guys are professional and great at what they do. We've made some great friends and will definitely be back to see them again sometime!
Visited March 2016

PADI Open Water Diver Course
Excellent course / Very good organisation. Special thanks to Basir, teaching us very well and he was very kind and patient.
Visited March 2016

In Creditable Diving Experience
My wife and I went diving today with the amazing team at Borneo Dream. Our divemaster Eugene was fun yet extremely professional and had a great relationship with the captain. Although the visibility wasn't stellar (not much can be done about this) he made the most of our day and exploring this beautiful area of Borneo. On the way back he spotted two giant manta rays surfacing which I have no idea how he was able to see. Highly highly recommended!

PADI Open Water Diver Course
The team were really good fun, always making us laugh. Amir, our instructor, was brilliant. He made sure we grasped the skills for the AOW and then took us for a fab guided tour of the reef afterwards, cracking time to point out interesting species. The atmosphere on the boat was brilliant. We came back buzzing from the weekend.

Tour Guides very knowledgeable and concerned with wildlife conservation.

Great staff, with a passionate attitude towards diving.

From the moment I was picked up from the airport to when I was dropped off the next day, the trip was a real delight. It was structured so you don't have to worry about anything, but flexible depending on what people want to do. It's a great bargain considering the care and passion that they bring. Rudy, our guide, was so informative and made everything fun and interesting. I rarely post reviews but this was such a good trip that I had to comment.

Staff was very nice and caring. I did email a lot and you answered every time and I was messing with my payment and you corrected that also....
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