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Aquabase Kuching - Sarawak- Malaysia Hot

 
Location : Malaysia - Kuching Sarawak - See the map Aquabase Kuching - Sarawak- Malaysia

Address : c/o Damai Puri Resort & Spa, Teluk Penyuk Santubong, 93762 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Phone : +60(0)82-846-080
Website : http://www.aquabase-kuching.com
Email : info@aquabase-kuching.com
Languages spoken : English  •  Japanese
Diving agencies : PADI
Courses offered : Dive intro / try dives  •  Open water / beginners course  •  Advanced course  •  Rescue course  •  Divemaster / dive leader  •  Wreck specialty  •  Deep specialty  •  Naturalist specialty
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Safety equipment available : O2 medical kit  •  Medical kits in boat  •  Medical trained staff  •  DAN affiliation
Dive centers services : Own boat  •  Kids friendly  •  Own vehicles  •  Own air compressor  •  Bar / Pub  •  Pool for training  •  Offer accommodation alone  •  Kayaks  •  Restaurant  •  TV & movies  •  Internet access  •  Underwater photography/video  •  Equipment gear rentals
Type of tank provided : Aluminium 12-13 Lts
Typical tank fill : 200 bar
Price for 1 dive including equipment and staff/guide : 80 to 99 USD
Price for 1 dive excluding equipment but with staff/guide : 60 to 79 USD
Note: Prices are given for 1 dive to get a price level comparison. However, many dive centers propose ONLY package for 2 or more dives. So we have divided the total price by the number of dives to obtain the price level for 1 dive.
Time to go to the nearest hospital : Less than 30 minutes
Name of the nearest airport city : Kuching Sarawak, KCH
Average time to reach this airport : 30 to 60 minutes
Level required : Beginner accepted

Description for the dive shop Aquabase Kuching - Sarawak- Malaysia

Welcome to the new diving destination, Kuching, Sarawak of Malaysia. Although there had been a lot of demands for Kuching, in fact, diving scene was not expanded since no diving operator existed against its superb underwater.
We, AQUABASE simply called “A.BASE”, are the first and only fully equipped Dive Base associated with PADI in Kuching offering introductory dives, daily diving trip and snorkeling excursion during the season as well as renting scuba gear for beginner to professional. We also believe that sea cultivation as diving spots is one of our crucial tasks to be here. Locating and Operating at the relaxing hideaway resort, Damai Puri Resort & Spa where it is situated about 40min drive away from downtown Kuching. Realizing, when entering into Damai area on the way, that you will be greeted and welcomed by the land of borneo with trees and shrubs. And heading toward interior, towering Santubong Mountain covered with mysterious drifting clouds and perfect seascape of South China Sea will surround you as if you were in wonderland of the earth.

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Reef and wreck dive with Aquabase Kuching

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Reviewed by Sabine
October 21, 2013
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I had one of my best dive experiences regarding quality and service. Very good equipment altogether and Eng was really caring. Getting on the boat was a bit adventurous, since the surge wouldn't allow the boatman to get anywhere near the beach. So we had load everything into the car and drive to the jetty further south. I liked this little diversion.
Visibility in Satang island wasn't great, which can be expected in October, but we were really lucky on the shipwreck. Good visibility and no current. No other divers around - what a luxury! I will certainly go again and explore more of the wreck.
Many many thanks to Eng for taking me there.

 

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Reviewed by Renee Butcher
May 04, 2013
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Worst Dive experience of my life. Poor snorkelling with scuba gear on and at scuba prices.

I asked heaps of questions before I signed up as I was concerned about the conditions, depth, visability etc. I was told that the dive site was 7-10m with 5-10m visability. I accept that a dive operator does not have control over the visability.

The dive ended up being 90% in 0.5m-2m water depth. with 1m visability. It was snorkelling with scuba gear on. When I raised my head at the surface and complained, Eng took me down between a couple of rocks for 10 seconds so that when I complained further, she could remind me that the dive computer said 5m maximum depth.

It was so bad I refused to do the second dive. Eng refused to provide any refund or partial refund.

Eng blatantly lied to me about the conditions and depth etc to get my business. She is unscrupulous. She should have know that the tide was low and that was the water depth.

 
 
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