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Underwater camera rental in Kota Kinabalu

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Take home memories – Why not rent a underwater camera with your next snorkeling or diving trip. Rent our exclusive Nikon W300 or the super dooper Canon G16 complete with housing. They are 12 and 16 mega pixel respectively and are capable of diving to depths of 40 metres. With a few minutes of tuition you can get some great underwater images to remember your trip by.

Underwater Camera Rental Nikon W300 or Canon G16 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 2 types of Underwater Camera Rental. The first underwater Camera rental we offer is a digital still camera (Canon G16 with underwater housing rated to 40m). And our final offering in the underwater camera rental is the Nikon W300 Action Camera rated to 30m. Both cameras can be rented on any of our Daily Diving or Snorkeling Trip 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 then 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 Canon G16 with Underwater Housing

The Canon G16 with Underwater Housing is a really nice digital compact stills camera and with a 12MP (4000×3000 Px) capability it can take some lovely shots. This underwater camera rental package comes with the ability to ‘Manually White Balance’ the camera so that your shots are the right colours. The underwater camera rental package has 32Gb SD Memory Card so there is plenty of space.

At the end of the day, WE will open the housing and transfer your shots to Google Photos or DropBox. During this process, we will tidy up your shots and only upload the cool ones 🙂 Once all editing is done and upload is complete we will send you a link to your photos allowing you to share with friends or download.

Specification

  • Sensor Resolution 12.1 Megapixel
  • Digital Zoom 4 x
  • Image Processor DIGIC 6
  • System TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty 9
  • AE/AF Control Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Face Detection Details Face Detection AF/AE, Face Detection Self-timer, Smile Shutter, Wink Self-timer, Face ID
  • Digital Video Format H.264, MOV
  • Image Recording Format JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080

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 has the ability to 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 Canon G16 with underwater housing Camera Rental Packages can be rented with any of or Borneo Dream Daily Diving or Snorkeling Trips here in Kota Kinabalu.

3 reviews for Underwater camera rental in Kota Kinabalu

  1. 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. 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. 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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Best Snorkeling in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Kota Kinabalu Diving

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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