Travel safe with Downbelow’s international standards!

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Parents and guardians can be rest assured that their children travel safe with Downbelow’s international standards!

For a 1-day program, International School Nan Jing from China witnessed the coral reef of TAR marine park through our Snorkel Safari program, and also tried the worlds’ longest island-to-island zipline! And there are still plenty of adventure activities to explore around Sabah for our travelling groups, such as white water rafting on Padas River! Many of our group clients are from schools and universities, because the reputation of safety at our Downbelow operations is stellar, and that’s the most important aspect when organising activities for children and young adults.

For more information on specialised group programs, our Downbelow Travel Centre experts have years of experience to create an itinerary to provide a unique Borneo experience!

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At Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures, a very special event took place – Boy Scouts Singapore Troop learn SCUBA for the first time at our Gaya Island beach house!

While learning to scuba dive during the day on our PADI Open Water Diver course, the 12 Boy Scouts enjoyed camping overnight at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre too. Camping where their many island activities will be conducted means they make the most of their time to complete as many new skills as they can for merit badges (and they completed many!), such as a beach clean with our island staff team of PADI professionals to learn about marine conservation. Some will enjoy snorkelling, as will their 4 Boy Scout leaders (also their adult chaperones on their trip), and everyone will have the chance to experience the worlds’ longest island-to-island zipline!

Most important with group travel is safety, especially when the group participants are young. Contact our experienced Downbelow Travel Centre experts on an itinerary suitable for a group of younger travellers to experience Sabah, Borneo.

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For the 4th year in a row, we’ve experienced a ‘Seasfire’ at Gaya Island again!

The Seasfire organisation from Mont Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur is a crew of adventure enthusiasts who specifically visit Sabah and Kota Kinabalu to experience scuba diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park under the supervision of our operations. Schools and universities, such as those students in Seasfire, frequently visit our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre to experience diving for the first time or continue their dive adventure. But also other adventure activities that can only be found in Sabah, Borneo!

Contact our Downbelow Travel Centre for a personalised itinerary to learn SCUBA and other Sabah adventure travels!

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Travelling in a large group proves it’s safe to travel together…even safer with Downbelow!

Kath Giles contacted our Downbelow Travel Centre for a day of rest and relaxation for her group of 20 adventurers’ who have toured all over Sabah, Borneo. For the last activity before their next travel destination, our travel experts arranged for the group to explore the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park on our multi-activity program. This includes a variety of activities: snorkelling, kayaking, jungle trekking, and some preferred to snorkel every session, whereas other participants tried all 3! Safety is always the highest priority, so an experienced PADI guide is always nearby during all in-water activities.

Get in touch with our Sabah Travel Centre to create a program for your group travel with the very best adventure activities in Sabah!

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Salt Trails adventure for Expedition Borneo is the safest ‘Bear Grylls’-esque experience for our 10 Danes!

For 4 days and 3 nights, our 4th group from Denmark this year experience the last of the adventure activities on their 1-month program that our Downbelow Travel Centre experts personalised for them.  Before groups visit Sabah, they are prepared with a set of frequently asked questions to offer answers to any general questions, such as ‘Will I be travelling alone?’ Teamwork is essential to many of the activities especially river crossings of the Crocker Range Salt trails route, and it would defeat the purpose to even participate – so, no, travelling independently is not the goal on our Expedition Borneo program!

For more information on group travel, get in touch with our experts who have years of experience arranging unique adventures in Sabah, Borneo!

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The adventurers’ of Expedition Borneo are ‘thrilled’ with Padas River – the adrenalin of white water rafting its rapids was intense!

Padas River is located in Beaufort, and where our group of 10 participants experience one of the most awesome adventure activities in Sabah! Rated at an International River Difficulty Level III/IV, the group are accompanied by experienced guides, because navigating the river needs expert and skilled maneuvering. This 1-day program, tailored by our Downbelow Travel Centre, is just one of the many adventure activities the group experience in Sabah – they will also be touring the Kinabatangan River for a wildlife safari, jungle trek the Salt Trails, learn SCUBA on the PADI Open Water Diver course and climb the iconic Mount Kinabalu!

Contact our travel experts for more details on a personalised program to explore Sabah for your group travel!

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At Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures, Expedition Borneo group D certified as PADI Open Water Divers under the care and supervision of our experienced PADI Instructor team!

The group of 10 will be continuing their travels around Sabah on our 1-month program, in which they will learn about the natural biodiversity, culture and people of Sabah. Adventure activities, such as climbing Mount Kinabalu and visiting the Sandakan region for a wildlife safari, will broaden their travel experience and witness conservation efforts in our ‘Land Below The Wind’.

Contact us, and our travel experts will create a personalised itinerary to suit a group of any size to explore Kota Kinabalu and Sabah!

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Downbelow’s highly successful Expedition Borneo program will experience the new via Ferrata now the Timpohon trail is open!

Since September 1st, Mount Kinabalu has opened its trail as far as Laban Rata to Sabah visitors, and it’s been an awesome ‘comeback’ for the iconic national landmark! Recent group from Denmark, with 10 participants, arrived in Kota Kinabalu at the perfect time to climb to the 3,272.7m plateau in our 2D1N standard climbing program with ‘via Ferrata teaser’. On the morning of their second day, the 10 adventurers’ will descend a basic, 50-metre, via Ferrata route for an extra adrenalin thrill! Climbing Mount Kinabalu is one of their many adventure activities while they explore Sabah in their 1-month itinerary, and visiting the World Heritage Site is one of the most special experiences!

Contact us for more information on programs our travel experts can create to suit your travelling groups’ interests.

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Corporate trips are great team-building activities, such as the group of 22 from Shanghai, China, who are colleagues learning to SCUBA in Sabah with our dive operations!

The 22 colleagues work together at Xi Shen International Legal Department in Shanghai, and they chose Sabah and Downbelow as their travel destination for their corporate trip. Adventure activities our Sabah Travel Centre experts felt the group would really enjoy the most is island fun at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre and a day trip to visit Klias River to spot proboscis monkeys and fireflies!

Lots of pre-travel preparation advice through e-mail and phone correspondence gave our group all they needed to know about Sabah, Borneo, before they left China for Kota Kinabalu.

Contact us with preferences of your own Sabah adventure for our travel experts to create a program to suit your travelling group!

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At Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures’ premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, we’re always ‘keeping it real safe’ for group travel!

Large groups of adventurers’ from schools and universities, from all the world, visit our Gaya Island beach house for adventure travel to learn more about Sabah, Borneo.

Camps International UK is one of our largest groups (numbering in the hundreds!) and they are also very young (pre-teen ages), which means our operations have a lot of responsibility to supervise their adventure activities. One of their activities is the opportunity to qualify as PADI Open Water Divers, and they also experience other island fun, such as snorkelling, kayaking and jungle trekking too!

Contact us at our Downbelow HQ for our experts to create a suitable itinerary for your group to see the very best of Kota Kinabalu and Sabah!

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