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“Mt Kinabalu climb”

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures - Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 84 Tours in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Under the umbrella of Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures is Downbelow PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Centre. The Downbelow Travel Centre, an Official Tour & Travel operator for Sabah based in KK Times Square. Our Downbelow Adventure Lodge, an expedition style lodge catering for group & independent adventure travel and the largest scuba diving & adventure shop. Our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre is a slice of paradise, nestled in a quiet bay on Gaya Island in the TAR Park just 8 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu city. We are the only operator at this location so you will enjoy your activity without the crowds. Our highly qualified team of friendly professional instructors & instructor trainers are managed by our resident PADI Course Director (CD), the highest rating in recreational diving.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We used Downbelow M&W Adventures to book our climb up Mt Kinabalu.
All emails and enquiries were dealt with quickly and efficiently, as were our booking and payments etc.
The trip up the mountain was a huge challenge, but with great rewards of personal achievement!!!
We have never done this before, so it was very rewarding!!!!
The accommodation at Pendant Hut was quite good (remembering where you are??!!)
Showers with warm water were good, the beds clean (liners provided in sleeping bags) and snack and breakfast provided, before and after the climb to the summit, were good.
For dinner on the first night, it's necessary to go to Laban Rata guesthouse for that.
The fellows that run Pendant Hut are very helpful and friendly.
My husband and myself, although our package included 'Walk the torq' option, we didn't take that option. We 'listened to our bodies' and opted out??!!
We left that for the younger, more fit climbers!!! Ha! ha!
Our guide Henry was quiet, but was very helpful to us both and looked out for our safety very well. Thank you Henry!
Thanks to Alice for our on line communications!
And thank you to Sarah who kept in touch, even calling our guide (because our phones weren't on??!!!) and organising our transport back to KK!!!
And thanks to our lovely driver!!!!

1  Thank gilliganandmrshowell
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

The place is simply lovely, great located on the island. The staff is simply lovely and super efficient, first in the office to organize everything. and on the island the team is just awesome! Entertaining but always professional, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful. The atmosphere is relaxed besides a fixed schedule and everybody coming to the island feel comfortable and really enjoy the experience!
Who wants to have a full service package with no worries while being in safe hands with the local divemaster and instructors: thats the place to go!

1  Thank SCarinaS
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This tour was a 2 hour our trip from KK and we had a private transfer to the river. The trip was was spoilt by being not in a comfortable car but a duel cabbed ute. It was a long ride and very bumpy. We really had expected a better transport for this long drive. Joanne was nice and gave a great welcome. Very casual atmosphere as only 5 of us on the tour.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

The dive masters are knowledgeable, the provided lunch is delicious, and great customer service. I did my AOW/nitrox course with this dive shop and they are professional with that island flare. Always willing to help with any questions i had and very patient. They are also able to accomodate large groups taking dive courses.

1  Thank NashvilleS
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

WHAT A PLACE!! Fantastic staff, facilities, oh and lets not forget the diving! Having spent 2 incredible weeks with the Dive Down Below team, we cannot thank them enough for everything they have done to make our field course a great success! Thoroughly enjoyable learning new dive skills and investigating the impressive marine life surrounding Gaya. Furthermore, great to work with staff who demonstrate such passion for marine conservation and to come away with some unforgettable memories and a bunch of very satisfied students !!

Professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff who couldn't have done more for us. Very relaxed atmosphere helped with the learning experience for first time divers. We cannot fault the place!

Exceptional service provided meant great value for money! Would recommend Dive Down below to anyone from beginners to diving veterans!

Thanks again Richard, Joanne and the rest of the team from everyone at Cardiff University.

1  Thank Michael R
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