Learn to Blow Bubbles plus so much more in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
Simply type in “Learn to Dive, Asia” on the internet and you will come up with literally hundreds of pages of options to choose from. Many operators will guarantee you an unforgettable experience, diving the crystal clear waters around Asia, but how many can offer you the very best of both worlds above AND below the surface?
Here at Borneo Dream, we can do just that, having literally become a one-stop-shop for all of your leisure needs in gorgeous Borneo. But first, lets talk scuba diving…. The pulse of the Borneo Dream.
Have you always dreamed of being able to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures on the planet? How about having an awesome feeling of being completely weightless in the water, with just the sound of bubbles in your ears as you glide effortlessly over the top of Malaysia’s coral reefs?
Ready to learn? | Learn to dive in just 3 days with Borneo Dream
Getting your first taste of scuba-diving with Borneo Dream has never been easier and we make it our mission to give you the ultimate in hassle-free pure adrenalin-filled enjoyment. For a newcomer to our incredible underwater world, here is how a typical day of fungoes with us.
Firstly, you are on holiday so relax! Many operators try to get you diving as early in the day as possible in order to maximize the number of divers they can put in the water, but at Borneo Dream, we truly believe in offering quality above the number of tourists we can get on a boat.
Whilst we have 3 amazing boats to choose from, including the one and only rigid inflatable boat (RIB) in Borneo, a super stealthy monohull (affectionately named Elvis) and a super-comfortable catamaran, we limit the number of divers per instructor or guide giving you an incredibly personal experience.
Allowing you plenty of time to enjoy a traditional Malaysian breakfast, we collect you personally from the Jesselton Point Jetty at 0845hrs and transport you straight onto one of our luxury boats for your adventure to begin, where you will be introduced to your guide for the day.
Once all are aboard, we begin our journey out to the magical Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP for short), and whilst doing so, you will get a quick boat briefing by the Dream team.
On board our boats you will find ample supplies of freshwater, juice and biscuits as well as an on-board toilet above our catamaran vessel. You will find that your safety is also our priority at Borneo Dream, which is why all of our guests have personal issue life jackets and all of our boats come with state of the art GPS navigation equipment.
Each boat comes with its own crew who will take all of the hard work of scuba diving for you, setting up your personal equipment, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the glorious Borneo sunshine.
Once arrived your instructors and guides will give you a fun and informative briefing and your adventure begins. Getting into the water, the team will carry out a few skills with you to get you accustomed to the awesome underwater journey you are about to take and then you go for your first dive.
Learn to Blow Bubbles or Learn to Dive with Borneo Dream, Kota Kinabalu
What will you see? Regardless of the time of year, in Borneo, we are blessed with a constant wealth of underwater treasures ready for you to uncover. Want to find Nemo? He’s here., and so is his “girlfriend” Dory. If you are lucky you may also spot any number of our resident sea turtles too!
Once your first dive is done and you are back aboard one of our dreamboats, we will take you for your inclusive lunch on nearby Gaya Island.
We believe in “maxin’ the relaxin” at Borneo Dream so you will have ample time to have a great local lunch and explore the islands. What can be better than experiencing a local Chicken Curry or Fried Noodles under the shelter of those swaying palm tree’s whilst spotting cheeky monkeys playing amongst them?
The afternoon brings more adventure as we move onto a new dive site. After a short briefing, we don our equipment and stride off the back of the boat into the blue.
With no simple skills to do on this dive, it’s just fun, fun, fun as we descend to the reef and explore. Marvel at the sites of schooling barracuda, playful Angel Fish and keep your eye out for elusive eagle ray that is often spotted in the area.
Time always goes fast when you are having fun and before you know it the divemaster brings you to the surface to mark your second ever dive, and quite possibly many more to come. Heck, we will even give you a special certificate when you do your first scuba dive with us!
Over 90% of people who do their first-ever discover scuba dive in the tropics of Asia end up finding a hobby for life and go on to become qualified divers through the PADI system of education.
If time allows on your vacation and you are bitten by the underwater bug, the team at Borneo Dream can turn you into qualified divers in less than 3 days. Imagine going home to announce that you are now a certified Open Water Diver! Anything is possible with the Borneo Dream team.
Offering the very best of both worlds, the team at Borneo Dream also manage a wide array of land-based adventures, including jungle trekking, climbing the famed Mount Kinabalu and even high adrenalin zip-lining from one island to another.
Keep an eye out for our future blogs where we will give you a complete insight into the range of awesome activities available in the heart of Borneo with Borneo Dream.
In the meantime, why not check out our website where we have a unique system of being able to view all of our activities and a super-easy online booking system. We also love to communicate mail-to-mail and face-to-face too. If you’re in town, why not pop into our brand new shiny sales office at Wisma Sabah or drop us an email.
With a personal service that’s second to none, we pride ourselves on giving you the ultimate Borneo experience. Just check out our testimonials on Trip Advisor to see why we are number 1!
Until next time and until we turn your Borneo dream into a Borneo reality….
Billy, Jo and the Dream Team xx