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Underwater camera rental in Kota Kinabalu

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Take home memories – Why not rent an underwater camera for your next snorkelling or diving trip? Rent our exclusive Nikon W300 or the super duper GoPro Hero 11 with housing. They are 16 and 27 megapixels, respectively, and can dive to depths of 30 metres (Nikon) and 40 metres (GoPro). With a few minutes of tuition, you can get some great underwater images to remember your trip.

Please note – The camera can only be rented on a Borneo Dream scuba diving or snorkelling trip/tour/course.

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Underwater Camera Rental Nikon W300 or GoPro Hero 11 with Underwater Housing in Kota Kinabalu

Want to remember your trip to Kota Kinabalu? Why not consider an Underwater Camera Rental? At Borneo Dream, we offer two types of Underwater Camera Rentals. The first underwater Camera rental we offer is a digital still camera (GoPro Hero 11 with underwater housing rated to 40m). And our final offering in the underwater camera rental is the Nikon W300 Action Camera, rated at 30m. Both cameras can be rented on any of our Daily Diving or Snorkeling Trips in Kota Kinabalu at MYR 150.00 per camera per day trip – 24 hours advance notice.

If you would like to enhance your underwater photography skills, check out our PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course, which is suitable for scuba divers and snorkelers and can be completed in a day as part of a Borneo Dream trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

Option 1 – Underwater Camera Rental GoPro Hero 11 with Underwater Housing

The world’s most versatile camera goes to 11. Get incredible highlight videos sent to your phone automatically with the Hero 11 Black. Its new, larger image sensor captures more of the scene with higher image quality, letting you instantly share vertical shots to social media. HyperSmooth 5.0 features AutoBoost and Horizon Lock built-in, ensuring your smoothest, most stunning shots yet. New Night Effects let you get creative after dark, and 10-bit colour brings all your videos to life. All this and more make Hero 11 Black the most powerful GoPro yet.

Product Specification | GoPro Hero 11 with 40m housing and Handler/Float.

  • Dimensions: 71.8 W x 50.8 H x 33.6 D (mm)
  • Weight (Camera w/mounting fingers + Embedded Battery): 154g
  • Battery: Removable 1720mAh Enduro Battery
  • Rugged + Waterproof: 10m (33ft) – 40m With housing supplied.
  • System Processor: GP2
  • Image Sensor: 1/1.9″ CMOS
  • Video/Max Video Res: 5.3K: 8:7 (5312×4648), 5.3K: 4:3 (5312×3984) & 5.3K: 16:9 (5312×2988)
  • Photo Megapixels (MP) + Pixel Dims: 27.13MP (5568×4872)
  • Time Lapse: Includes TimeWarp, Star Trails, Light Painting and more.
  • Audio Features: 3-mics, 3.5mm Audio Mic Input with Media Mod for HERO11 Black, RAW Audio Capture (.wav Format)
  • Rear Display Size: 2.27″ Touch LCD
  • Front Display Size: 1.4″ Color LCD

Option 2 – Underwater Camera Rental Nikon W300

The Nikon W300 is a superb development in hand-held action cameras and takes some stunning shots both above and below the waterline. It can capture and store full broadcast-quality video at 30 frames per second to 16MP photos. It can also do time-lapse and burst photos. This is a superb underwater camera rental package with some great features.

Specification

  • 16MP 1/2.3 BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Waterproof to 100′, Shockproof to 7.9′
  • UHD 4K/30p Video Recording
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, GPS
  • ISO 6400, Shooting Up to 7 fps
  • Built-In LED Light
  • Smart Portrait Mode, Glamour Retouch

Nikon W300 or GoPro Hero, 11 with underwater housing Camera Rental Packages, can be rented with any of our Borneo Dream Daily Diving or Snorkeling Trips here in Kota Kinabalu.

IMPORTANT – Your images and videos will be uploaded to a Google Drive Shared Folder. No editing or relation will take place. The entire contents of the camera’s SD card, good or bad, will be uploaded. Once the upload is complete, we will share a link with you via email. The images will then be available for download by you and your friends for the next ten days. After which, the folder will be deleted.

3 reviews for Underwater camera rental in Kota Kinabalu

  1. English

    INTAN FAZREEN (verified owner)

    The camera work well, my trip with instructor amer was so much fun and whoever the beginner should take the course with borneo dream.

  2. English

    John Miller, AU

    Thanks Borneo Dreamers…

    You have caused me to go out and buy my own Gopro Camera after renting one for you on my last dive trip to KK. Thank you very much… 🙂

  3. English

    Zu Lee, CH

    Many thanks Borneo Dream for rental and the great instruction from your team on the use of. It’s great thing to use plus you get keep the SD card afterwards, which I now have in my Samsung S5 – Thanks!

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Kota Kinabalu Diving

  • Do I need a scuba review or a refresher?

    We often get asked, Can I have a scuba refresher? or Do I need a scuba review? The simple answer is it is up to you and your abilities. There is a massive difference between a diver who has not dived for 2 years and had logged 75 dives to a diver who completed his diving course 2 years ago and has not dived since. I’m sure many of you would now be quoting me section from various diving agency manuals and instructor guides, telling anyone who has not dived for 6 months should take a refresher or scuba review.

    Well, this is great advice. But that is all it is. At Borneo Dream, we have seen literally thousands of divers, new and old, since we began in 2006. And what I would say is this: If you are very comfortable in the water, you are in control of your own destiny, such as ascents and descents, with no assistance, and you are able to control your position in the water, buoyancy. Then we are happy to take you leisure diving in Kota Kinabalu.

    It is worth noting that on leisure diving or fun dive trips, your guide, whether it be a Divemaster or Instructor. They are there for the group as a guide, not your personal assistant. He is there to keep the group safe and show them items of interest in the water.

  • Can I fly after diving or climb a mountain?

    Flying after diving or going to Mount Kinabalu Park can be risky, and you need to know and understand this. Anytime you have been scuba diving, you should not go above 300 metres above sea level until you have met the following requirements:

    • A minimum of 12-hour surface interval was recommended for the single no-decompression dive.
    • A minimum of 18-hour surface interval for multi-day repetitive diving.
    • Substantially longer than 18 hours after diving involving compulsory decompression or using heliox and trimix.

    Further information can be found on the Divers Alert Network site or DAN – Please click here.

  • Is it easy to get from the city centre to Jesselton Point Jetty?

    Most watersports trips depart from Jesselton Point Jetty (https://g.page/JesseltonPoint) in central Kota Kinabalu. If you are staying at a city centre hotel or guest house you will often find it far quicker to walk to Jesselton Point. If you are staying at hotels or resorts such as Shangri-La Rasa Ria or Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa then I would certainly grab a taxi.

  • Will we still go diving if it is raining?

    The quick answer is “yes”. Sabah has a tropical climate and as part of this, we will typically have some tropical rain later in the day on most days. This rain is warm, often a welcome relief and for most activities does not stop play. Specifically for our scuba diving and snorkeling activities from Kota Kinabalu:-

    • It is still safe to snorkel and dive when it’s raining.
    • You won’t get cold if it rains as the sea temperature, for most of the year, is a toasty 28C – 30C. We also provide all our divers and snorkeling customers with 3mm tropical wet suits for thermal protection.
    • The tropical marine life will still be there to see as you enjoy your scuba diving or snorkeling activity.

    Whilst Sabah’s tropical climate means there’s a good chance it will rain at some point during your holiday, it’s this climate that also supports the rainforest, and it’s inhabitants, found here. Most days in Sabah, especially during the Dry Season, start off with blue sky, sunshine and a calm breeze with a chance of rain typically later in the day, evening or night time. As long as you come on holiday prepared for a hot, humid and sometimes wet tropical climate you will have a great time! Find to more about Sabah, and Sabah’s climate, on Sabah Tourism’s web site.

  • Where can I see whale sharks in Borneo?

    The whale shark is considered the largest fish in the world and is often on the bucket list of divers for their dream sightings on a dive. The whale shark inhabits tropical and warm-temperate seas and we are lucky to have a Whale Shark migration season on the west and east coast of Sabah, Borneo although possible sightings are quite small in number. If you don’t get to see a Whale Shark during your holiday to Borneo, don’t worry. The tropical waters off Sabah are located in the Coral Triangle making them home to an amazing variety of marine life waiting to be seen. The following are locations in Sabah offer the chance to see Whale Sharks during the Whale Shark migration season (if luck is on your side):-

    Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Kota Kinabalu

    Whale sharks come to feed on the plankton during the cooler months typically between November and February. Most years we have had a handful of Whale Shark sightings during a Borneo Dream snorkeling and scuba diving trip within the Marine Park.

    Lankayan Island, accessible by boat via Sandakan

    Whale shark sightings on Lankayan Island off the east coast of Sabah, Borneo are far from guaranteed. The whale shark season runs from March-May, when the sharks are migrating through the Sulu Sea, often passing close to the island to feed near the drop-offs.

    Layang Layang, accessible by flight via Kota Kinabalu

    Layang Layang is an atoll located 300 kilometres north-west of Kota Kinabalu. The island offers world-class diving along its drop-offs with regular sightings of pelagics in its waters. The diving season at Layang Layan is from

    March to August and divers, of they are lucky, may also encounter whale sharks during their migration season.

    For guaranteed sightings of Whale Sharks, we recommend you visit more famous locations in the world-renowned for Whale Shark sightings such as Ningaloo Reef in Australia. Find out more about the distribution of Whale Sharks.

  • Where can I dive in Borneo?

    In Borneo most of the scuba diving locations are to be found in Sabah, northern Borneo. Sabah is home to a range of popular diving locations including the following:-

    • For World famous dive locations choose Sipadan or Layang Layang. Both offer diving along drop offs, sightings of pelagics and regularly feature in the top diving locations in the World.
    • Muck diving at Mabul – Mabul may not have the stunning reef diving offered by neighbouring Sipadan, but it is compensated by offering some really cool muck diving being home a wide variety of unusual critters including nudibranchs, mandarinfish, frogfish and lots more.
    • The most accessible diving is offered at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park – the Marine Park is easy to visit from Kota Kinabalu and offers calm, sheltered coral reef dive sites suitable for beginners as well as offering chilled out diving for more experienced divers.
    • For idyllic island resort diving check out Lankayan Island or Pulau Mataking. Both have just one Resort located offering a secluded stay, white sand beaches and diving along the reefs fringing the island. 

    If you are into wreck diving then check out the wrecks located in the waters near Labuan – the American Wreck, Australian Wreck, Cement Wreck and the Blue Water Wreck. Dive Centre(s) in Brunei typically offer diving trips to the wrecks.

Best Snorkeling in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

  • Is it easy to get from the city centre to Jesselton Point Jetty?

    Most watersports trips depart from Jesselton Point Jetty (https://g.page/JesseltonPoint) in central Kota Kinabalu. If you are staying at a city centre hotel or guest house you will often find it far quicker to walk to Jesselton Point. If you are staying at hotels or resorts such as Shangri-La Rasa Ria or Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa then I would certainly grab a taxi.

  • Will we still go snorkeling if it is raining?

    The quick answer is “yes”. Sabah has a tropical climate and as part of this, we will typically have some tropical rain later in the day on most days. This rain is warm, often a welcome relief and for most activities does not stop play. Specifically for our snorkeling activities from Kota Kinabalu:-

    • It is still safe to snorkel when it’s raining.
    • You won’t get cold if it rains as the sea temperature, for most of the year, is a toasty 28C – 30C. We also provide all our snorkeling customers with 3mm tropical wet suits for thermal protection.
    • The tropical marine life will still be there to see as you enjoy your snorkeling activity.

    Whilst Sabah’s tropical climate means there’s a good chance it will rain at some point during your holiday, it’s this climate that also supports the rainforest, and it’s inhabitants, found here. Most days in Sabah, especially during the Dry Season, start off with blue sky, sunshine and a calm breeze with a chance of rain typically later in the day, evening or night time. As long as you come on holiday prepared for a hot, humid and sometimes wet tropical climate you will have a great time!

  • What is the best time to snorkel in Malaysia?

    Malaysia is split across two landmasses, Penisular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak), and the best season for snorkeling differs across these locations. 

    Peninsular Malaysia has an annual monsoon season (from April to October in the southwest, and October to February in the northeast) so you’d avoid these times if snorkeling is on your ‘to-do list’ for your holiday. 

    Sabah, Northern Borneo is known as the ‘Land Below the Wind’ a phrase used by seafarers in the past to describe all the lands located below the typhoon belt, so free from climatic disturbances and typhoons. This makes Sabah a 365 days a year location for holidays with snorkeling offered all year round, albeit the months at the start of the Dry Season (April – June) usually offer the calmest, driest weather perfect for snorkeling.

  • Which is the best island for snorkeling in Sabah?

    In terms of ease of access and affordability, the best islands for snorkelling at in Sabah are located within Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. The Marine Park which is located in front of Kota Kinabalu is home to five islands – Sapi, Gaya, Mamutik, Manukan and Sulug – and each of them is fringed by coral reefs. The three islands with beaches open to the public offer snorkeling from the beach in a cordoned-off area, although the best snorkeling in the Marine Park is to be had from a boat along with coral reef sites away from the busy beaches.

    For that perfect island getaway experience, you should check out Lankayan Island located in the Sulu Sea accessible via Sandakan on the east coast of Sabah. Lankayan offers world-class snorkeling right from the shore and with just one Resort located on the island, you will feel like you have the white sandy beach and fringing coral reefs almost to yourself. The shallow waters are typically beautifully clear offering easy sightings of turtles, rays, and a range of tropical fish life from the beach.

    The dream for non-divers visiting Sabah is to go snorkeling at world-famous Sipadan. However this it not that easy to do as only a selection of Resorts / Operators will allocate Sipadan permits to snorkelers (most allocate them to diving guests only). One Resort who takes snorkelers to Sipadan is Mataking Reef Island Resort (subject to permit allocation).

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