Firstly a MASSIVE thank you to Koanne, Billy and all the team. The fact they were so flexible made my life much easier in organizing one day of DSD Try dives for 10 people, 3 days of leisure diving for 5 people, plus putting 10 people up MT Kibabalu- great effort people!
Having dived all over the world I have to say that Borneo Dream are equal to the most professional dive company I have come across, and superior to most. A seriously great set up with fantastic equipment and instructors/ guides. Of my group if 15, lots hadn't dived before and others were rusty; everyone enjoyed it and many are now planning holidays to do their PADI OW!
I'm not sure how the diving we experienced rates to the usual quality but for those of us that cracked all 3 days, we thought it was awesome. Mixed vis at different sites obviously has some effect but our guides always found interesting stuff to look at, and on 8 dives we saw LOADS of ray, various eels, and heaps of fish including parrot, lion, flat, stone, clown in lots of different habitats, plus: squid, barracuda, and three turtles, including one slowly making his way along the reef a metre away from us. Guess which dive my GoPro failed on?! They also managed the photographer vs non-photographer tension/ priorities very well with noone seemingly upset by different priorities on each dive.
In summary, these guys are great, the TARP is a beautiful area with some fantastic diving, and KK is a cool place if you want a relaxed big-town vibe. If you're thinking of going then do it. But don't ruin it for my next trip back there!
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