PADI IDC Course Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, one of Malaysia’s largest states and located on the island of Borneo.



To join a PADI Instructor Development IDC Course in Kota Kinabalu, is to join a PADI IDC Course in a perfectly suited location.

You have all the benefits of city life, Island-based Instructor development training and diving, all within 10 minutes of each other.

On a PADI IDC Course in Kota Kinabalu you can therefore balance the hard work and dedication you will invest on the Instructor Development Course with relaxation and modern facilities in the city.

Downbelow’s dive shop is the same location as our classrooms in KK Times Square, which is especially handy when you need an extra bit of dive gear for your PADI Instructor Development Course IDC in Kota Kinabalu.

The PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island is a mere 10 minutes away by boat, so after a day of getting your hands dirty wet, you can return to the comfort of city life, which has a host of restaurants. Meals can cost as low as US$3 each.


And a PADI Instructor Development Course IDC anywhere wouldn’t be complete without a few watering holes, where you can discuss the challenges and triumphs of your diving day over a quiet drink, a game of pool or some dancing.

Kota Kinabalu has a variety of nightlife to suit your style, ideal for celebrating after successfully completing your PADI Instructor Development Course in Kota Kinabalu.

If you fancy shopping during your PADI Instructor Development Course in Kota Kinabalu, the city caters to you too.  Malls and markets provide the opportunity to shop for bargains, essentials, brands and luxuries.



Unlike many other popular holiday destinations around the region, Kota Kinabalu is still off the beaten-track and, despite development, is not overrun by tourists. This means that you can complete your PADI Instructor Development Course IDC in Kota Kinabalu without being harassed as a tourist.



That said, with many major hub cities within a short flight distance away, Kota Kinabalu is easy to reach. Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila, Jakarta, Macau and Hong Kong are all within a direct flight, with low cost carrier options and around 2 – 3 hours away.

The cost of living, and public transport including taxis, are relatively cheap too. With a favourable currency exchange rate it makes it very affordable to complete your PADI Instructor Development Course in Kota Kinabalu.

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