Are You…

  • A diver who is looking for scuba diving trips in Kota Kinabalu.
  • Looking for snorkeling trips in Kota Kinabalu city.
  • Someone who is looking for Kota Kinabalu scuba diving prices.
  • A scuba diving beginner who want to get a PADI dive licence.
  • A licensed diver who wants to upgrade your scuba diving rank.
  • A certified diver who wants to become a scuba diving instructor.


Diverse Borneo provides daily scuba diving and snorkeling trips to popular, well known, world-class islands near Kota Kinabalu city located in KK Marine Park (called as Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park or TARP for short).


As a scuba diving training school and scuba diving instructor development centre, Diverse Borneo provides scuba diving courses from basic one to professional level. We provide scuba diving courses designed for non-divers and beginners while in the same time offers professional courses for serious people who wants to upgrade their rank and career in scuba diving industry.


Scuba Diving Is An Enjoyable Experience


Diverse Borneo adheres strictly to PADI global scuba diving standards whilst maintaining a very high level of safety with small group ratio’s and full serviced safety equipment on board the best dive boats with all the Kota Kinabalu (KK) dive team trained in CPR and basic first aid to ensure your safety.




Diverse Borneo is masterminded by Mark Hedger, our very own in house PADI Course Director, originally from England who holds the highest professional rank in scuba diving around the world and is still actively involved in scuba diving in Kota Kinabalu (KK), Malaysia. Mark has several awards from PADI and one being for the young achiever in scuba diving in a vibrant industry for Asia Pacific and achievements for outstanding customer service. Diverse Borneo are now the leading PADI Dive shop in Kota Kinabalu (KK) and the Malaysia scuba diving market as the place to take your PADI license.


Diverse Borneo’s dive team provides a wealth of experience with the best trained instructors in the city that delivers the PADI education to a consistent level above the rest. We are able to converse in many Asian and European Languages including Malay, English and Chinese. We boast a fully stocked dive equipment shop at our head office and boast the only official MARES equipment supplier and service center in Kota Kinabalu (KK).


We are constantly running environment projects in providing the basis of looking after coral reefs, protecting the marine life and are strong fold for No Fishing in Kota Kinabalu (KK). We have a 100% safety record for decompression sickness and boat accidents and will continue to ensure the highest safety measures whilst scuba diving in Kota Kinabalu (KK) on our custom designed dive boats which are fully insured, registered and licensed, fitted with four stroke Yamaha engines and are maintained to the highest standard and are equipped with emergency assistant plans, medic first aid kits and emergency oxygen to make scuba diving in Malaysia package trouble free.



Diverse Borneo is the only PADI five star instructor development center operating out of Wisma Sabah and Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu and our passion for scuba diving Malaysia shows through our commitment to give our new and existing, honeymooners and the occasional celebrity the chance to scuba dive and enjoy the tropical marine life that lives beneath the waters of Sabah. You can read what our customer says about us in Review page.


Scuba Diving Course In Kota Kinabalu


Diverse Borneo teaches all PADI scuba diving courses from PADI Bubble Maker for kids to PADI Professional Courses and everything in between, including the PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) course designed for scuba diving beginners. In scuba diving activity near Kota Kinabalu, we specializes in programs such as the GoPro challenge to help people be able to maintain the highest standard of scuba in the industry and work towards their goal of becoming a PADI professional scuba diver.


Scuba diving course in Kota Kinabalu provided by Diverse Borneo are:


  • PADI Dive Courses – these are ‘entry level’ scuba diving courses, they are Bubble Maker Course, Master Scuba Diver Course, Rescue Diver course, Scuba Diver course, Open Water Diver course (called as OW), Advanced Open Water course (AOW), Adventure Diver course and finally the Referral course. Read the details about PADI Dive Courses
  • PADI Specialty Diver Courses – the scuba diving courses designed to develop specific skills to become a specialist in certain area in scuba diving industry. These courses are the Wreck Diver course, Deep Diver course, Enriched Air Diver course, Night Diver Course, Peak Performance Buoyancy course, Digital Underwater Photography course, Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course, PADI Project Aware Specialist course, Emergency Oxygen Provider course, Underwater Navigator course, Search And Recovery Course and finally Multilevel Scuba Diving course. Read details about PADI Specialty Diver Courses
  • PADI Professional Diving Courses – Includes Dive Internship Kota Kinabalu, PADI Divemaster course, PADI Instructor Development course to become a certified instructor, PADI Assistant Instructor course, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer course or called as MSDT, finally the PADI Staff Instructor course to teach you how to become a staff instructor in any Instructor Development Centre (IDC). Read details about PADI Professional Diving Courses