Borneo Divers Training Institute (BDTI) is the very first PADI 5 Star Dive and Instructor Development Centre offering a comprehensive range of PADI certification courses from recreational to professional. In operations since 1992, we are recognized leaders in all aspects of scuba diving education.

Conveniently located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, BDTI is a one-stop dive school that offers budding divers the opportunity to wet their fins and experienced divers the chance to continuously upgrade their scuba skills and certifications. Our modern training institute cum dive center allows students to efficiently and effectively learn the basics of diving in comfortable classrooms, using the state-of-art educational materials, before heading into the water.

All our ‘open water’ (ocean) training dives are conducted on Mamutik Island within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, which offers the best diving within the vicinity of Kota Kinabalu. Mamutik is also one of only two locations worldwide that where candidates are able to achieve the highest level of PADI certification, the PADI Course Director Training Course (PADI CDTC), which is conducted once a year through Borneo Divers Training Institute.

Our programs are recognized by higher education bodies include the American Council on Education, National Vocational Qualification (UK), Australian National Training Authority, Canadian Learning Bank and local institutions. We can also customize dive education packages for those interested in diving as a career and are happy to work with Dive resorts, Dive centers and Live Aboards to enhance the skills of their dive crew.

For our excellent safety standards, outstanding product quality and professional service, Borneo Divers has been awarded a 60-year concession with Sabah Parks for the use of Mamutik Island as a training base for dive courses, one of very few to be granted such an honor. We are also the sole course facilitator for Raleigh UK/Malaysia.

Most recently, Borneo Divers Training Institute is now linked with PADI’s eLearning facility, which provides our student access to PADI theory courses via the Internet, thus eliminating the need for classroom learning and allowing guests to dive upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu.

If you’re looking to combine tropical island diving with a continuing dive education, Borneo Divers Training Institute is the definitive choice.


PADI Discover Scuba Diving
PADI Adventure Diver
PADI Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Course
PADI Rescue Diver Course
Emergency First Response
PADI Divemaster
PADI Instructor Development Course


Borneo Divers Training Institute is just 5 minutes away from Mamutik Island by speedboat and 10 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Postal Address:
Borneo Divers And Sea Sports (Sabah) 9th Floor, Menara Jubili,
53 Jalan Gaya,
88000 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia

Telephone: +6 088 - 222226
Fax: +6 088 - 221550

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