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Borneo Dream Travel & Tours

Borneo Dream Travel & Tours

A 5 Star PADI Center, and one of the premier dive centers in Kota Kinabalu with a focus on 3 qualities: Safety, Quality, and Enjoyment. Backed by their “dream team”, all courses and trips are under the supervision of qualified dive professionals.

Founded in 2007, Borneo Dream is run by a lovely English couple – Joanne & Billy. Jo is a PADI Divemaster and previously had a successful career in Financial Services. Billy is a PADI Instructor, TDI Rebreather Instructor, BSAC Instructor and DSAT Gas Blender Instructor (phew!) and he previously had a career in IT and graphic design. They are also both RYA Advanced Powerboat Skippers.

Borneo Dream (788821-K)  is an authorised PADI 5 Star Dive Resort and licensed Inbound Tour Operator (KPL/LN 5470) based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo – aiming to be the Premier Dive Operator in Kota Kinabalu and preferred Travel Partner for visitors to Sabah who value quality of experience, great service and absolute safety.

Borneo Dream aims to cater for all levels of diving knowledge and experience – from non-divers all the way through to technical diver – and to be your one-stop shop for arranging your perfect holiday in Sabah, Borneo. Whether you be traveling with your family, your partner, a group of friends or on your own Borneo Dream can help create the perfect Borneo Dream holiday in Sabah for you.

Borneo Dream has a very clear focus on three areas: Safety, Quality, and Enjoyment. That’s why they have the best diving and snorkeling day boats in Kota Kinabalu, first class well-maintained dive gear, excellent safety equipment, using only qualified Professionals, small groups per PADI Professional (for dive courses and trips) and instruction can be provided in fluent English, Chinese and Bahasa Malay. These are the things that make Borneo Dream stand out from the competition and ensure that their customers have a great time!


Dive Center




PADI 5 Star Center

Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Mandarin

Number of dive instructors


Number of divemasters


Able to cater to physically challenged

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Airconditioned for conducting courses


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Restaurants Nearby

Within walking distance

Fish ID and training books

Reference materials available to identify that fish you spotted

Dive Retail Store

All stocked up with the latest dive equipment

Number of dive boats

3 (each licensed for 12 passengers)

First aid kit

Located at the dive center 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

In Kota Kinabalu town (20 mins from the island)

Dive courses

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

Specialty courses

Deep • Peak Performance Buoyancy • AWARE • Enriched Air • Multi Level • Boat Diver • Search and Recovery • TDI Rebreather

Diving type

Boat dive, shore dive

Instructor to student ratio (max)


Instructor to discover diver ratio (max)


Dive guide to scuba diver ratio (max)


Dive equipment rental

Available – BCD, regulator, fins, mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, dive computer

NITROX / Enriched Air

Yes, up to 40%

Equipment servicing

For light repairs, and do not extend to overhauls

Underwater camera rental

Available, at a surcharge (RM160)

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Packaged Rates

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

ActivityMin PaxPrice Per Pax
Fun dives
• 2 guided dives
Fun dives
• 3 guided dives
Discover scuba experience
• 2 sessions
Unguided snorkeling trips4RM185
Guided snorkeling trips2RM259

Please note:

  • Activities start at 0800, finishing at 1500
  • Ala-carte lunch is served on the island
  • Includes all necessary equipment (complimentary)
  • Rates are based on Join-In-Tour basis (shared guide, where applicable) and includes jetty fees, Sabah Park conservation fees
  • Rates exclude Sabah park diving permit (RM21/Malaysian, RM53/non-Malaysian), payable per diving day
  • Solo traveler? No problem, just send us an enquiry and we’ll try fit you in a scheduled excursion
CoursesMin. Days RequiredPrice Per Pax
PADI Open Water Course3.5 daysRM1340
PADI Advanced Open Water Course2 daysRM1000
PADI Emergency First Responder1.5 daysRM418
PADI Rescue Diver Course2.5 daysRM948
PADI Enriched Air Specialty1 day (dry course)RM386
PADI Multi Level Diver Specialty1 dayRM503
PADI AWARE Specialty1 day (dry course)RM503
PADI Boat Diver Specialty1 dayRM503
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy1 dayRM503
PADI Deep Diver Specialty2 daysRM842
PADI Divemasterup to 8 weeksRM3174

Please note:

  • Includes course materials, registration fees, instructor fees, Sabah park conservation fees, jetty fees
  • Excludes Sabah Park diving permits (RM21/Malaysian, RM53/non-Malaysian), paid once for the entire course
  • Lunch is included on training days
  • Includes all necessary equipment usage (complimentary)
  • Rates above are based on a minimum of 2 students
  • Solo student? No problem, just send us an enquiry and we’ll try fit you in a scheduled class. Or a surcharge will be imposed. 
Check-In Time :
Day trips starts at 0830hrs. Guests are expected to arrive at the jetty by 0800hrs for registration.
Accepted Payment Methods Onsite :
• Mastercard • VISA • 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 jetty is located at Jesselton Point Jetty. Easiest way to get there is via taxi or Grab Car.
Transfers :
Land transfers to jetty, available at a surcharge.
Important notice :
If you are taking a flight on the following day after your dives, 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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