Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Pontoon Borneo Reef World Underwater Experience

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!

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.

Before doing any activities we had a short briefing first on what to expect while in the pontoon, the do's and don'ts while in the area or doing the activities, and other reminders on safety.

After the briefing, we went to get our things settled in an area and look around the place while waiting for our turn to do some water activities. Applying sunscreen/sunblock is not recommended as it can harm the corals and the fishes.

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