We use cookies to personalise content for you and to analyse our traffic. Find out more how we use cookies. Accept Cookies

"Over 19 years making dreams come true for divers... just like you"

Contact us now at ask@dive-the-world.com
Liveaboard Search
Start dateEnd date
Website home>Scuba Day Trips>Malaysia>Kota Kinabalu Daytrip Diving

Kota Kinabalu Diving Packages

Daily Dive Trips to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Click on an image to enlarge

Daily dive trips are available from Kota Kinabalu (KK) all year around as follows:

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, just off KK:
2 dives - US$ 66 per diver
3 dives - US$ 76 per diver

Snorkelling day tour in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
US$ 30 per person (US$ 14 for child below 12 years)

Please note that for all our scuba 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

Dive trip prices normally include: lunch on one of the islands, drinking water, dives, rental scuba equipment (own equipment discount: US$ 11), weights and weight-belts, tanks, professionally qualified divemaster (for diving day trips), Sabah Park entrance and conservation fees, Jesselton jetty fees, and taxes.
Scuba Review: If you have not dived for a while then we offer a FREE skills refresher programme at the start of your first dive with us.
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. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How your day unfolds:

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 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.

What makes this Kota Kinabalu dive trip unique?

We work with Scuba Junkie, 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 Dive Centre (PADI S-24863) and have a large international staff, all of whom are trained in primary and secondary first aid. – your safety is their priority! 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.

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 from Kota Kinabalu 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. We can also arrange courses to instructor level.

Your Additional Needs: through our partners we can also help you with hotel bookings and travel & diving insurance.

Why is Dive The World the best way for you to book your holiday?

  • We are the best price you will find. Dive The World's Lowest Price Guarantee - If you can book the same package elsewhere online, at the same time, then we will beat that price.
  • Free dive insurance for first time customers - you are covered for diving accidents on your trip.
  • Book now, pay later - You book, we hold the spaces and you confirm with a payment later.
  • Only pay when you are ready - We won't demand your credit card right away. You pay only when you are comfortable.
  • 24 hour cancellation window - After confirmation you have 24 hours to book flights. Any problems you can cancel.
  • Loyalty Bonuses:
    - Once you complete a simple QA form, as a returning guest, you are entitled to a 5% discount in any of our worldwide destinations!
    - Make 5 dive bookings with us and receive 10% off the price of your 5th booking from Dive The World's Gold Range.
    - Free booking amendments.
  • Refer a friend - recommend us to your friends and claim a discount voucher of up to US$ 100.
  • Quick personal communications with our independent agents - we will get back to you right away with full details of our recommendations based on our experience.
  • Charitable donations - By booking with Dive The World you are helping us to contribute to our chosen charities that help protect the marine environment.
  • You have a bigger choice - we match your requirements against hundreds of options before making the recommendations that suit you.
  • You're not being used to fill our boats - Your satisfaction is our priority. We want you to get what you expect at the best price. Also if things go wrong with the operator they will want to keep us happy more than a customer they will never see again. So we will represent you.
  • See our Terms & Conditions including Cancellation Policy page for more details on these benefits.

Return to the top of the page


... Not having to worry about making separate bookings for hotel and diving was great. Everything went smoothly when we got to both the SCUBA shop and the hotel. The advice I got when I had questions about the different options was accurate and quick ... -- , China.  [More customer reviews]