Downbelow’s 5* Dive Centre have easy access to seagrass!

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For the avid marine biologist, a popular study is of seagrass, which Downbelow’s premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in TAR marine park have easy access to!

Seagrass grows in the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park where we are located, and where our group of students from the University of South Wales conduct their visual census surveys.

One of their various scientific diving practices is to record seagrass population, for which the students of USW conduct every year; making their studies an invaluable contribution to the statistics of the environmental health in our local area.

Seagrass is an incredibly important ecosystem that we need to protect because it’s food for lots of marine life, such as dugongs and sea turtles, and it’s a natural habitat for many, many juveniles!

Our Sabah Travel Centre specialise in personalising the perfect program to integrate a uniquely educational program through the adventures to experience in Kota Kinabalu and Sabah! We choose only environmentally-responsible operators for our clients to experience the very best attractions, such as climbing Mount Kinabalu, which is situated in the World Heritage Site Kinabalu National Park!

For more information on the many activities you and/or your group can participate in to learn more about the natural biodiversity to be found in Sabah, get in touch!

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‘Culture vultures’ will adore our paradise in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, for the incredibly rich traditions of the ethnic communities!

Several participants of our Expedition Borneo groups’ this year, still craving for more fun, decide to visit an exciting attraction nearby Kota Kinabalu, which caters to guests with the multi-activity fun that can be found.

To discover the exciting attraction, the group need to be transferred via a maskeshift raft/boat, and once arriving at their destination, there is a long list of activities available for our adventurers’ to try out (and which they did). Some are as follows: blowpipe practise (after a skilled demonstration, of course) with supervision for health and safety, traditional batik painting, body boarding the South China Sea surf along the white sandy beaches of the pristine 8km beach, and lots more! The group of 10 also made some time for relaxing in hammocks that are already set up for use at the beach too!

The activities offer them a glimpse of the rich history of Borneo, and there are other land day trips in and around Kota Kinabalu to experience; for example, the Monsopiad Cultural Village. Even Mount Kinabalu is only a 2-hour drive from the city centre. Not many travel destinations can boast a World Heritage UNESCO designated site so close to their capital state!

For more information on the various programs our Sabah Travel Centre can create, contact our HQ, and discuss a suitable itinerary for a 1-day trip or 1-month for groups of any size!

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