Expedition Borneo group certified PADI Open Water!

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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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Ecotourism is fast becoming a popular choice amongst travellers, and our travelling groups are no exception who choose Expedition Borneo to preserve Sabah’s history!

Expedition Borneo is a highly popular 30-day program, which includes the very best attractions of Kota Kinabalu and Sabah, and each adventure activity is focused with some education. When our groups visit Sandakan and the Kinabatangan River, on the east coast of Sabah, the week-long trip involves all operators who also believe and practise ecotourism in their own operations.

In Sandakan, Expedition Borneo groups will tour the Sandakan War Memorial Park to better understand the rich history of Sabah. The park is a protected area and continues to be preserved through people visiting its grounds. The biological diversity of the World Heritage Site, Kinabalu National Park, is also protected and preserved through visitors coming to gain an appreciation of the incredible nature of the vast area in the Crocker Range, such as Poring Hot Springs!

Get more information on our various programs to contribute your adventure to protecting and preserving Sabah, Borneo!

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Participants of our Expedition Borneo program enjoy making a positive difference on their Sabah adventure when visiting Bilit Village for a few days on our wildlife safari program!

During their few nights along the famous Kinabatangan River, the adventurers’ discover the amazing biodiversity of the jungle and river in the Sandakan region of Sabah. Each early morning and late afternoon (after the hottest time of the day!), they will join a river cruise to spot rare and endemic animals, such as orang utan, proboscis monkeys, long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques, crocodiles, and if they are lucky – there’s a chance to witness the elusive Bornean pygmy elephant!

Other activities include tree-planting, which gives a greater sense of appreciation that the rainforest of Borneo needs protecting and preserving to maintain its biodiversity, and in turn supports wildlife population. Several of our Danish adventurers’ will return for a Go PRO internship program at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre to qualify as PADI Divemaster or PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Because they were so inspired by their experience of learning to dive and getting involved in the various conservation programs our island staff team conduct, they return to Bilit Village and Kinabatangan River to visit the tree they planted on their previous visit!

It’s becoming more popular to choose operations with ecotourism policies for the benefits of positive contribution to our natural local environment!

For more information on our Expedition Borneo programs, or any of our other conservation and outreach programs, contact our Sabah Travel Centre who will create a personalised itinerary!

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