Borneo Underwater

Sabah, Borneo

On Request

Close  Borneo’s tropical islands are known for sea turtles and a profusion of marine life in clear waters.

Borneo Underwater

This is an ultimate diving holiday in Borneo. We have designed this tour for adventure travellers who would like to dive in more than one destination; this includes Lankayan dive resort that is the best in Sabah and Mabul dive resort in Sipadan. The tour includes a brief introduction to Borneo’s wildlife. Your stay is in luxury accommodation and touring is done by expert resident naturalists.


We Love
  • Rainforest Experience. In Poring, you will take the jungle trail leading up to the treetop canopy walkways, suspended 41 meters above the forest floor
  • Diving Experience. Lankayan Island is situated within the Sea Turtle Corridor. Most dives sites   are just minutes away by boat from jetty
  • Diving Semporna/Mabul. In addition to diving courses it offers unlimited dives in the house-reef right in front of the resort
  • Jungle Experience. Stay at an eco lodge. You may see Borneo’s pygmy elephants, orang utans, proboscis monkeys and eight species of hornbills
Need to Know
  • Your international airfare is not included. We can book your international and domestic flights.
  • The tour cost does not include camera/video fee. 
  • Danum Valley: Please bring along swimwear, binocular, towels, sun block lotion, personal toiletries, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, torchlight, hat, leech sock, walking shoes & raincoat.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

The Review

Begin with a comprehensive tour of Kinabalu National Park where you will trek through the forest to learn about the endemic flora and take the canopy walk to witness from the treetops. Later, drive to Sandakan offering a great experience of the real Borneo. At Sandakan, you will visit the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre where you will witness the feeding of orang utans and learn how they are trained to survive in the wild.

Next, transfer to Lankayan diving resort (Sabah diving) situated within the Sea Turtle Corridor; most commonly Green and   Hawksbill Turtle. Divers have over 32 dive sites including 2 wrecks there is an abundant of fish. You can also see gigantic and harmless whale sharks between March and May.

Take a short break from diving and indulge yourself in nature exploration at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in the Danum Valley, reputed to be one of the best places for viewing Borneo's wildlife. These include Benteng Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Bornean Gibbon, and Leaf Monkey. The Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey are also found here in the wild.

Continue to Sipadan, your next diving destination in the Celebes Sea. The name of Sipadan is simply legendary in diving circles, conjuring images of patrolling hammerhead   sharks, millions of techno-coloured reef fish.  It is  considered one of the five top diving destinations in the world. Your booking will be confirmed at the Mabul Water Bungalows, an exclusive floating dive-resort built on the shallow sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs.

Max your Awim
If you are looking for a holiday with a difference then combine your Borneo adventure with the sophistication of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.  This unique combination provides a memorable experience of lush rainforests, unique wildlife, stunning beaches and vibrant cities.

And More...

Time your visit to coincide with the Borneo Cultural Festival, held every July in the small city of Sibu in Sarawak. This 10-day festival is packed with traditional music, celebrations, contests, and even a beauty pageant. It is a great place to learn about Sarawak's indigenous music and culture.

The Borneo International Kite Festival has become one of the most pleasant festivals in Borneo.  Hundreds of people gather in late September or early October to fly colourful and intriguing kites, some of which so complex that it require handling teams. The festival is held at the Old Bintulu Airport in Bintulu, Sarawak.

Alternatively, travel to the secret Labuan Island, once known as the "Pearl of the South China Sea". Today, it serves as an excellent stopover for travellers crossing between Brunei and Sabah. Time your stay to visit the Borneo Arts Festival usually held in the month of August.

Walk down its undeveloped beaches most of which, aside from weekends, are usually void of people. For divers, the nearby Pulau Layang-Layang is considered a top diving destination in Southeast Asia. A three-star dive resort offers diving along the wall which drops to a depth of 2000 meters. Hammerhead sharks, tuna, and big-eye trevallies frequent the wall.

One More Thing
We make no extra charge for minor changes to hotels, or hotel add-ons to the beginning or at the end of the existing itinerary. If you wish to customise this itinerary then please let us know your interests.

Getting There

A number of direct international airlines fly to Borneo’s two main airports; Kuching in Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. The two major airlines; Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia also operate domestic flights linking tourist destinations of interest. This has made getting around Sabah a lot easier and cheaper. With a little preplanning you can find a flight that will rival the local bus prices.

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