Created with Sketch. Mengkabar Bay, Kota Belud, Sabah

BigFin Divers

BigFin Divers

Looking to dive off the beaten path? BigFin is a rustic resort tucked away from the crowds where you can appreciate the natural beauty of Borneo both above and below the surface.

Apek and Ella, are the first to offer diving services in Kota Belud, creating their own homely dive resort which appeals to the adventurous social traveler who is looking for a place away from the crowds where they can appreciate the natural beauty of Borneo both above and below the surface.

Being the only operator in the area, diving with BigFin means you get the whole dive sites to yourself. Expect a personalized service where you can experience the underwater world undisturbed. Day trips and overnight full board packages are available, from camping to an ensuite fan chalet.

Look no further than BigFin if you are looking for a tranquil place to truly chill in a nature lover’s paradise.

Type

Dive Resort / Dive Center

Affiliation

PADI

Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Mandarin

Number of dive instructors

3

Number of divemasters

2

Able to cater to physically challenged

Sorry, not at the moment

Fan rooms

Choose a chalet or a tent

Sundeck lounge

None. But what about a private beach?

Fish ID and training books

Reference materials available to identify that fish you spotted

Wi-Fi (Limited coverage)

Stay connected, and it’s free!

Restaurant

Full board meals

Bar

Carbonated and alcoholic beverages to quench that thirst

Equipment charging station

Keep your devices juiced up

Games

Board games, playing cards, to keep the fun going

Lounge / TV room

Watch a movie or your favorite sitcom perhaps?

First aid kit

Located at the dive center, resort reception and in all boats

Emergency oxygen

Located at the dive centre and all boats

VHF radio

Located at the dive centre and in all boats

Clinic nearby

At Kota Belud town

Dive courses

Discover scuba • Scuba Diver • Open Water • Advanced Open Water • Rescue Diver • Divemaster • Instructor

Specialty courses

Deep • Peak Performance Buoyancy • Photography

Diving type

Boat dive

Instructor to student ratio (max)

1:4

Instructor to discover diver ratio (max)

1:4

Dive guide to scuba diver ratio (max)

1:6

Dive equipment rental

Complimentary with packages

NITROX / Enriched Air

70:30 – Available at a surcharge of RM20 per tank

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Packaged Rates

The prices below are for references only. We will quote you the best available rates

Packaged rates below are based on room sharing type and for certified divers only

 Min. PaxPrice Per Diver
3days/2nights
• Private ensuite double
• 6 dives
2RM 920
3days/2nights
• Camping
• 6 dives
1RM 800
4days/3nights
• Private ensuite double
• 9 dives
2RM 1350
4days/3nights
• Camping
• 9 dives
1RM 1170

Please note:

  • All packages include return boat transfers, full board meals, and lodging
  • Diving excursions include dive guide services, complimentary dive gear usage (excluding dive computer)
  • Solo diver wishing to take the private ensuite rooms are subject to single supplement surcharge
  • Should there be only 1 diver on a particular day, there will be an extra surcharge of RM30 per dive
  • Price excludes mandatory tourism tax of RM10/room/night for non-Malaysians, payable upon check-in
 Min. PaxPrice Per Diver

COURSE+STAY

PADI Open Water
• 4days/3nights
• Private ensuite double
2RM 1520
PADI Open Water
• 4days/3nights
• Camping
1RM 1340
PADI Advanced Open Water
• 3days/2nights
• Private ensuite double
2RM 1230
PADI Advanced Open Water
• 3days/2nights
• Camping
1RM 1110

COURSE ONLY

PADI Open Water1RM 1100
PADI Advanced Open Water1RM 950
PADI EFR+Rescue1RM 1400
PADI Deep Specialty1RM 900
PADI Photography Speciality1RM 900
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy1RM 900
PADI Divemaster1RM 3500

Please note:

  • Course+Stay packages include return boat transfers, full board meals, and lodging
  • Courses include course materials, instructor fees, dive equipment usage
  • Solo diver wishing to take the private ensuite rooms are subject to single supplement surcharge
  • Price excludes mandatory tourism tax of RM10/room/night for non-Malaysians, payable upon check-in
 Min. PaxPrice Per Diver
Discover scuba experience
• 1 dive
2RM 200
Kota Belud
• 2 morning dives
2RM 250
Kota Belud
• 3 day dives
2RM 320
Night dives
• 1 dive
2RM 150
Fun day trip to Mantanani
• 2 dives
4RM 300
Fun day trip to Mantanani
• 3 dives
4RM 370

Please note:

  • Activities start at 0815, finishing around 1600
  • Includes refreshments onboard the boat, and complimentary dive equipment usage (excluding dive computer)
  • Dive sites are determined on the day, dependent on weather conditions, currents, and diver’s ability
  • Solo traveler? No problem, just send us an enquiry and we’ll try fit you in a scheduled excursion
  • If there’s no scheduled excursion, a single supplement surcharge of RM30/dive will be applied 
Check-In Time :
1200hrs (day trips will start at 0815hrs)
Check-Out Time :
0900hrs (day trips will end around 1600hrs)
Accepted Payment Methods Onsite :
• Cash
Booking & Payment Terms :
A 30% non-refundable deposit is required for booking confirmation, balance must be paid 30 days before scheduled check-in date. There will be no refunds on unutilised dives/services included in the package.
Cancellation Policy :
• Initial deposit of 30% is non-refundable
• 50% of full payment will be forfeited for cancellations made 15-30 days before the scheduled trip
• 75% of full payment will be forfeited for cancellations made 8-14 days before the scheduled trip
• No refunds for no-show or cancellations within 7 days of scheduled trip
Force Majure :
We will not be liable in whole or in part by any cause beyond our control due to fire, flood, weather, strikes or other labour disputes, shortage of materials, transportation difficulties, accident, war, riot, acts of God, or change of laws.
How To Get There :
The main meeting point is at Dragon Pearl Resort (Kg Mengkabar). Best way to get there is either drive or take a taxi or Grab Car from Kota Kinabalu. IF you are driving, you may park your car at Dragon Peal Resort’s guest carpark at ~RM15.
Transfers :
• Land transfers from Kota Kinabalu to Dragon Pearl Resort – Availale, at a surcharge of RM120/taxi/way
• From Dragon Pearl Resort to BigFin Divers – included in the package and day trips
Important notice :
If you are taking a flight on your departure day and have been scuba diving the previous day, it is highly recommended to book the afternoon flight after 1500hrs to ensure sufficient surface interval before flights.
Don’t forget to bring :
Dive certification card, dive logbook, passport/ID, spare cash for personal spend, and a smile 🙂

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