Borneo diving

2-4 weeks in 

boat on river
Coral reef
Orangutan Borneo
The third biggest island in the world, Borneo is well known for its incredible biodiversity and rugged beauty. The diving opportunities that exist here are incredible, with waters brimming with a huge variety of marine species.


  • Diving or snorkelling amid stunning coral reefs
  • Spotting Orangutans, Sumatran rhinos, and pygmy elephants in luxuriant rainforests
  • Kota Kinabalu’s bustling markets and water front mosque
  • Sleeping in hammocks surrounded by the sounds of the jungle
  • Working on a rewarding project with a longhouse community


All of our expeditions are completely tailored to your needs – if you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas. The world really is your oyster!


  • Experience a very different culture

    Explore the coastal city of Kota Kinabalu. Visit the bustling night markets and try the local food.The varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds of Borneo’s people mean its cuisines are as wide-ranging as they are delicious! Interacting with remote indigenous communities offers a unique opportunity to experience the traditional way of life.

  • Explore the ocean

    Off the coast of the South China Sea, teams can learn to dive amid stunning coral reefs and gain an Open Water certificate in a 5* PADI Dive Centre. Spend time diving in a marine park, which is awash with stunning sea life for you to spot! Depending on your itinerary, teams may also be able to trek through Borneo’s lush rainforests, experiencing the tropical wildlife as they walk.

  • Be part of a global community

    Focusing work on enhancing the environment within rural communities in Sabah will give teams a real sense of achievement. Helping to improve water supply to crops, or expanding the use of community buildings to increase eco-tourism within the area, are just a couple of examples of projects chosen directly by the communities we work with.

  • Learn something important

    Borneo offers an unrivalled opportunity to experience an equatorial rainforest ecology and learn about the environmental issues that affect it, including the problems of plastic waste and the impacts of palm oil production. Meet the endangered Orangutan at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre and spot wildlife on a Kinabatangan River cruise.

What to expect

  • Terrain

    Coastal regions with large tracts of remote jungle and mountain ranges inland. The varied terrain offers a wide range of experiences including diving and wildlife encounters.

  • Culture

    Borneo brings together an astonishing array of cultures and languages. Ancient customs and ceremonies live on in longhouse communities, and age-old traditions of hospitality mean visitors are sure to always be welcomed.

  • Weather

    Hot and humid with a typically tropical climate. Borneo is a year-round destination, but with the driest season generally occurring from May to October, summer is a great time visit.

We’re always happy to talk travel and would love to find out more about your ideas.

Please do call or email us for more information, to organise a first meeting, or even just for a chat. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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