Daytrips are available from Kota Kinabalu (KK) all year around as follows:
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, just off KK:
2 dives - US$ 67 per diver
3 dives - US$ 79 per diver
Snorkelling day tour in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
US$ 31 per person (US$ 16 for child below 12 years)
Please note that for all our diving in Kota Kinabalu you pay only a 15% deposit upon booking, and then pay the balance on your arrival.
Boats run every day, meet at the dive centre in Wisma Sabah Mall, KK at 08:15 hrs, return to Jesselton Point Jetty 16:30
Daytrip prices normally include: lunch on one of the islands, drinking water, dives, rental scuba equipment (own equipment discount: US$ 12), weights and weight-belts, tanks, professionally qualified divemaster (for diving daytrips), Sabah Park entrance and conservation fees, Jesselton jetty fees, and taxes.
Prices exclude (mandatory, unless customer provides own): none.
Optional extras: dive computer, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
The day starts by meeting at Wisma Sabah at 08:15 am followed by the short walk to Jesselton Point Jetty. The boat departs around 8:45 am for the short cruise out to the islands to the first dive site of the day. After your dive equipment has been set up, it is time for the dive (around 9:30 am) which usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour.
After your surface interval, dive 2 takes place at around 11:45 am and then it is time for lunch. At this time (around 1:00 pm) you will visit one of the islands for a light lunch at one of the simple beach restaurants. You will have time to relax, enjoy the sun and stroll on the beach. If you are doing 3 dives, your 3rd dive will take place following lunch around 2:30 pm. Afterwards the dive the boat starts to cruise back to Jesselton Point arriving around 4:30 pm.
We work with a daytrip provider that is a highly professional outfit and a trusted name in scuba diving in Sabah. They are an award-winning PADI 5 star IDC Centre and have a large international staff, all of whom are trained in primary and secondary first aid. They operate daily diving and snorkelling trips all around the 5 islands that comprise the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
The park comprises 5 amazing islands, including Gaya and Sapi islands. This famous area has been a marine park for more than 40 years, and its marine life is carefully monitored and protected by Sabah Parks. As a result this area is home to thousands of schooling fish, pristine coral reefs, unusual critters such as seahorses, frogfish and octopus as well as turtles, blacktip reef sharks and rays. This park is ideal for all types of divers, from beginners to the most experienced of divemasters.
All boats (taking up to 12 guests and with twin 115 HP engines) are fully licensed and insured with Sabah parks, and have life jackets, life rings, emergency O2 and GPS system.
You might enjoy viewing our Malaysia video library which shows some of the marine life you will encounter when diving in Malaysia, plus action from many of the resorts that we offer here.
Note: these scuba day trips listed above are available to qualified divers only. If you have non diving partner who would like to get a taste of Kota Kinabalu and its underwater world then we can also organize introductory dives and courses.