When I learned we are going to visit some beaches at our Kota Kinabalu trip, I got so giddy. I am one of those who is so in love with the sun, sea, and sand. On our second day at Kota Kinabalu, we visited a couple beaches that are popular in the place. I thought we were gonna settle down into one of the beaches we went to for a swim and do that sea walking thing in our itinerary. Little did I know we were on our way to another adventure that I can now cross out in my bucket list, walk under the sea/ helmet-diving/ sea walking!
Yes, that is me on my way down the sea! An alien Earthlingorgeous! LOL!
This is where this under-the-sea magic happened, the Borneo Reef World, the largest reef activity pontoon in Asia and is equally modern as the ones operated at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
It measures 37.5m Length by 24.5m Width by 11.8m Height and is built with high marine grade rust-proof aluminium
. The 2 level pontoon include our unique Underwater Observatory, carpeted walkways, sunbathing deck, freshwater showers, shaded seating areas, children’s pool and comfortable dining area. It also houses the 5 sea level platforms to launch the various water activities.
That’s me in the middle. I looks so uncomfy! LOL!
I’m so glad to have found a friend in the trip that is as scared as I am when in comes to snorkeling, Marj Pineda-Uy Hey, the water below us is 15 meters deep and I can’t swim. Even if we have life vest on and there are so many friends in there to save us if ever. I still can’t psyche myself to go far from the deck because I might not be able to come back and I start panicking! That will be a scary scenery and very embarrassing!
I was able to move 5 feet away from the deck! But no further! That’s an achievement already!
This was the equipment we used to go underwater!
I can cross this one out on my bucketlist, walking under the sea. Geez it was not even on my list before to be honest with you all!
The Borneo Reef Closes operation at 2:30PM and opens at 5:30am everyday.
Going there you need to contact the local tour operators or Sabah Tourism Board. From there the will assign your service boat going to the pontoon and book your activities for you. We were taken to the pontoon by a private speedboat, like a boss, haha! Thanks Tourism Malaysia, Sabah Tourism Board for this lovely experience!
Photo credits: All photos in this post are courtesy of Raffy Pedrajita of Philippine Travel Blog, Iris Camille Acosta of Pinay Ads, John Michael Bueno of Kumagcow, and the rest were mine. You may use the photos in this post with permission to the owners. Thank you!
How about you, have you been in an underwater adventure before?
Stay gorgeous everyone!