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Dive Downbelow Beach House

Diving center Scuba tour agency

One of the Top rateds in Kota Kinabalu


Gaya island Base Camp Gaya Island, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia




+60 12-866 1935

Rating on Google Maps

4.90 (44 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Sunday: 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Monday: 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 am to 4 pm

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  • 4/5 Андрей �. 5 years ago on Google • 40 reviews
    Great place and great team. Their office on Gaya Island is well equipped and provides excellent lunches. In our three dives, unfortunately, we didn’t see anything good, but it’s always a roulette. Among the minuses I can note: 1. Outdated equipment. The first stage of my constant regulator was leaking some air. 2. When making a non-cash payment, you must provide your plastic card details by writing them down on a piece of paper, including the CVV code on the back. A week and a half later, about $1000 was withdrawn from our card fraudulently. There is no evidence that it was Downbelow employees who used the card data, but one way or another, the existing payment method creates a risk for this
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Josh L. 7 years ago on Google • 12 reviews
    It's awesome and you should be here. It's my great experience in completing the OPEN WATER DIVER (Scuba Diving) course. I am glad to going deep into the blue and now, I'm an officially certified diver. Never try never know, you should try diving not by you own but in safe and correct method. It's a WOW.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jamie G. 11 years ago on Google • 12 reviews
    We had decided on going with Dive Down Below after posting a message on the Tripadvisor Forum. There were a fair few companies offering similar services and we were not familiar with the area so went with the advice. I am happy to say that the advice was brilliant. All the staff from the get go were polite, friendly and helpful to our needs. I'd never been diving before and was really looking forward to it. My wife and I signed up to do the Open Water and Advanced at the Gaya Island sight. This was one thing that made it unique to the rest of the dive centres in KK. They have a Island setup which means you can get out to the dive sites in a matter of minutes, rather than travelling from the mainland and it taking longer to get out there. More time in the water is always better. The area around Gaya Island was extensive in selection and abundant in sea life. We were a little bit unlucky because with the weather, the last few days of our dive were reduced to 2-6 meters visibility. Overall the diving was good. Our instructors Tim-Tam and Bob! were brilliant. Very knowledge and helpful, they really did make learning to dive enjoyable and educational. I would certainly recommended using Dive Down Below. We will most certainly be using them again!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Herman S. 9 months ago on Google • 125 reviews
    Professional, friendly and entertaining staff, and a delicious vegetarian lunch...

  • 5/5 CY 7 years ago on Google • 3 reviews
    The beach house here is indeed a great facility for any newbies in scuba diving. The deep stretch of the beach inwards slows down the waves, creating a perfect place for wonderful learning experience. The reef here is well protected and can be easily accessed just by walking down into the water from the beach. The beach house is built in a way where it does not take away much of the forest here in the island. The trash washed over the beach are picked regularly and recycled so that the environment is conserved. Again, I can see the great effort in conservation.

  • 5/5 Tang Chung N. 6 years ago on Google • 3 reviews
    Conscientious instructors made diving FUN! The instructors and staffs were professional dedication and knowledgeable My instructor was especially stricter. He requested us to repeat the skill that we did it wrong, until we truly master it. I respected him because that's how a responsible instructor should do. Plus their sense of humor, they were very easy to approach and be friends. I saw how much passion and efforts they put into their work. They get happiness from what they are doing.

  • 5/5 Pippa L. 10 years ago on Google • 3 reviews
    Excellent facilities - from our initial welcome from Timmy to saying our goodbyes after three days diving - we enjoyed it all. Tea coffee water and biscuits available all day and hot chicken and rice for lunch. Plenty of fruit as well. The diving was excellent, the service incredible and nothing was too much trouble. I will return!!

  • 5/5 él 7 years ago on Google
    It was a fun-amazing experience! Downbelow provide great hospitality as well as the friendly staffs. Very satisfied with what they offer and it is the perfect place to go for a dive and diving license! Highly recommended!

  • 5/5 Marcellus D. 7 years ago on Google
    Amazing! simply amazing! great staff, great instructor, wonderful place, magnificent view over the water and underwater and there's even a turtle! underwater of course... Come and join them! there's tons of activities they provide. i would go again and again.

  • 5/5 Wayne Cheng W. 7 years ago on Google
    I had experienced the wonderful diving in Downbelow during my Open Water Diving Course! Great service, humor and professional instructors and professional equipments. And I'm definitely going back to take my PADI Advanced Open Water Diving!

  • 5/5 Jason L. 7 years ago on Google
    I joined an Open water PADI diving course in this Dive Downbelow company and they provide good service, super friendly mentor and it is a great place to learn more about diving ! I am in love with the service they gave me and i hope i can get my Advance PADI diver license here soon ! Worth a try ! no regrets.

  • 5/5 karl k. 7 years ago on Google • 1 review
    Time well spent with them throughout the 4-day-course. All of the staff are very friendly and kind. Not to mention how awesome during the learning time and the fun dives as well. They were great and unforgettable experiences, I can't wait to share this to my family and friends. Right now i am a certified PADI open water diver and thanks to Downbelow!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Abbey C. 10 years ago on Google • 2 reviews
    Two friends and I have just spent a fantastic 4 days with Downbelow, and I can't recommend them highly enough. We took part in the PADI Open Water Diver course, which was brilliant. Our instructor (Victor) made us feel immediately at ease. His instruction was always clear and thorough, we never felt rushed, and the whole experience was just really great fun, while always feeling safe. All the staff at Downbelow are friendly, welcoming, and so enthusiastic about diving - it was a pleasure to be involved. It was also excellent value for money - it included daily transfer to and from our hotel, lunch each day, as well as the course itself (5 confined dives, 4 open water dives, learning materials). If this wasn't enough, the location is also absolutely stunning - Gaya Island is a paradise, which offers hikes etc. too if you're so inclined, but we spent all of our time in the water admiring the aquatic life! Overall it was a brilliant few days, which passed all too quickly! Downbelow is obviously a fantastically run operation and I hope we can return again the future. Thanks Downbelow!

  • 5/5 Nuratiqah I. 7 years ago on Google • 2 reviews
    Had an awesome and amazing time here. The beach view is mesmerizing and so peaceful. The staffs and instructors are awesome and very welcoming. I would never forget the underwater views of the coral reefs and the fishes. Looking forward to have some fun dives here!

  • 5/5 Eufthlyn N. 7 years ago on Google • 1 review
    Awesome diving course and awesome people at Dive Downbelow ! My friends and I had a wonderful padi open water course with their coach and they are really helpful through out the lesson. Give them a try and I bet you will love them too and also the beautiful underwater world !

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