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| AQUABASE AT ADEX - Asia Dive Expo

April 20, 2013
AQUABASE was having a booth at ADEX - Asia Dive Expo in Singapore from April 19th - 21st as reprsentating Sarawak Tourism. Thank you for all the visitors! See you guys in Kuching!


| AQUABASE + Travelsavvy

May 10, 2012
AQUABASE was featured by Travelsavvy, online travel magazine from New York. Read Destination Asia at http://trvlsvvy.com/magazine The article sounds awesome!! Check page 10th before coming to Kuching!
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| Sea Otter appeared at Damai Puri Resort

sea otter off DamaiEnd of January, Sea otters were found swimming around Damai Puri Resort & Spa which amazes local people and divers..The scientists believed they no longer can be found along the coast of Borneo but they surely exist. Great news!

| Whale shark meets us while diving & surface

ジンベイ2.jpgOn Auguest 8th, off Kuching, we met a little cutie angel of Whale Shark while diving over 15 minitues. She was naughty and didn't being away from us while surface interval.

| AQUABASE is on Time Out Singapore

Time Out SingaporeAQUABASE is featured as part of Kuching Special on the travel promotional page of "Time Out Singapore" issued in July. Now you can either purchase or take a look at majore hotels in Singapore. Please visit Time Out Singapore for more info.

| MIDE2011- Malaysia International Diving Expo

MIDE_2011_Logo.jpgMIDE was initiated in 2006 and it has been a yearly expo till todate. Its objective is promoting Malaysia and its surrounding waters as Asia’s best diving spots and one of the Best Dive Destinations in the world. AQUABASE X manaloa M.H.M (Our Management company) had an booth last year with Sarawak Tourism Board. Although looking forward to seeing many of our friends at the event, we unfortunately are not going to have the one this year. But we are sure you all enjoy the Expo. So, please allow us to welcoming you at the A.BASE in Kuching this year.

| New Dive Destination, Kuching

2167349_1099260051_173large.jpgEventhough there was a huge demand for underwater recreation, Kuching was not developed as diving destination for a long time. It was because no dive operator in Kuching. Now, AQUABASE, wholly owned and managed by manaloa M.H.M kicked the gate, and fully staretd its operation as of in 201. AQUABASE is PADI Dive Resort and offering all recreational diving courses and daily diving and snorkeling trip to off Kuching. Situated at very relaxing hideaway resort, Damai Puri Resort & Spa, all the diver would be able to have all in one service of food, accommodation and even Indonesian spamassage which surely makes you relax after diving. Now Kuching is ready to dive with AQUABASE. Feel free to contact for any information at info@aquabase-kuching.com We look forward to serving you the best!



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We are and will be expanding in Borneo of Malaysia. That means there will be opportunities for people with a passion to delight. The jobs listed below with [OPEN] are currently available. Check back with us often and find out about upcoming career events. Please send your CV with picture directly to info-jp@aquabase-kuching.com only if seriously interested. Please note that we only reply to candidates who are on the shortlist.

| Base Manager / instructor [CLOSE]

  • Term: From March 2013 (Will be discussed)
  • Required language(s): English. Other languages also preferable
  • Requisition: PADI Instructor membership with at least two to three years of industrial experience.
  • DAN insurance will be covered by company

| Part Time Dive Instructor / Divemaster [OPEN]

  • Term: Now - September 2013
  • Required language(s): English (Fluent), other languages also preferable
  • Requisition: PADI Dive Instructor or Divemaster certification, current membership and insurance are required, with at least two years of industrial experience
  • Remarks: PADI Instructor / Divemaster

| Greeter (Receptionist) [CLOSED]

  • Term: 2013
  • Required language(s): English (Fluent), other languages also preferable
  • Requisition: Experienced receptionist and good communication skill
  • Remarks: Looking for Malaysian Nationality for this position

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Thank you for your interest on working with Mana Loa Sdn. Bhd. Please be noted that we will contact you only if finding you are the suitable candidate for the position and the company’s effective operation. We also respect the privacy of all individuals. We will never sell or rent your name, e-mail address and any other identifying information that you give us with any third party.
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Scuba Diving

Q. Where is AQUBASE located?
A. AQUABASE can be found at Damai Puri Resort & Spa in Kuching, Sarawak of Malaysia. The location map can be found at here.

Q. Operating all year round? Best diving season?
A. We basically open from March to October. Closed during the monsoon season. (November - February) The diving season starts from April but the best season you might want to dive are during May to August. PADI license course can be organized up to October.

Q. How can I make a booking?
A. You simply use our booking form or call us direct at +60(0)82-846-080. *(Call available during the season only) If you have any other inquiries, contact us from general inquiry form.

Q. What should I bring?
A. If you are a licensed diver, please bring a Certification card, log books and some of your own dive equipment. We do have rental equipment at the dive center. If you are not licensed, just wear swim suit and come down to Damai Puri Resort & Spa.

Q. Am certified but my friend isn't. Can we dive together?
A. Yes you can. You may join in while your friend does the pool session training or you can wait for the actual ocean dive, alternatively you can book for an exclusive boat for an extra charge.

Q. How long to get to the diving sites?
A. It depends on the weather condition.
1. Shipwreck #1 - 40 minutes
2. Shipwreck #2 - 50 minutes
3. Damai area - 15 minutes
4. Satang island - 20 minutes
5. Others - over 60 minutes

Q. Am not good at swimming. Can I get certification?
A. Better you good at swimming. The license course contains 10min floating on the surface and 300m norkeling in the pool. During the diving, you wear special device which makes you control your buoyancy easily and you might even feel like swimming! Your instructor will assist you so please do not get much uneasy.

Q. Wearing contact lenses or wearing eye glasses.
A. We have some prescription masks. But there are limited. We recommend to book it for advance.

Q. I easily get sea sick.
A. Our diving sites are from within 15min to 40min distance and we go really open water. If you know the symptom easily appears, we recommend you to take a medicine before diving.

Q. Can I make a booking on the day of activity?
A. Yes, you can. But sometimes we cannot accommodate your preferred time.
We strongly recommend you to make advance booking from here. You might want to call us a day before the activity to make sure if available.

Q. Do you have rental gear?
A. Yes. we do have all equipment ready. But the quantity is limited. You might want to request in advance when booking. The diving fee includes weights, alminium tank, divemaster, boat fee, soft drink. Our tank is both DIN & International valve attachable. Please note that shipwreck diving is dive computer/safety float/ underwater lights are mandatory to bring with. You can check our rental price from here.

Q. Nitrox diving available?
A. No, we currently have no Nitrox diving but planning to set up in the future.

Q. Lunch included?
A. No, the lunch is not included but we can arrange for you. Soft drinks are all you can drink on bord. Feel free to bring your own foods if you like. You can order good hot meal, drinks to the hotel resturant after diving. Enjoy the time with your dive buddies.

Q. Do you have the price list for all activities?
A. Please check from here. The price is subject to change without notice.

Q. Can I join alone?
A. It depends on the activities. Island excursion & Snorkeling, Sunset Safari Cruise and Extreme Water Ride are minimum of two persons. If there are no other customers you have to pay for two. Other activities such as fun diving, license course, introductory course are minimum of one person only. If there are no other customers for dive trip to Shipwreck #1 (Katori-maru & Hie-maru), additional RMY100 will be required. And dive trip to Shipwreck #2 (Sagiri) is minimum of two persons. If there are no other customers you have to pay for two.

Other FAQ

Q. Do you have transfer service to our hotel?
A. If you stay at Damai Beach Resort, Permai Rainforest, One Hotel, Village Guest House Santubong, we pick up/drop off at free of charge. For other hotels, please take a taxi or shuttle bus to us.

Q. Can I pay by credit card?
A. Yes (VISA, Master, American Express, JCB). If you are staying at Damai Puri Resort & Spa, you may charge it to your room as well. No traveller's check is acceptable. Please note that there is no ATM nearby the hotel. Exchanging your money either at the airport or in downtown is recommendable.

Q. Can you make a hotel reservation for us?
A. If you stay at Damai Puri Resort & Spa, we can organize for you. Please feel free to ask if necessary. During the season, we may offer Dive Package. Please check it from here.

Q. Is Kuching safe town?
A. Absolutely safe and fun place to visit. But you act yourself on your own risk to do anything. You might want to explore down town while being here. It takes only 30min by shuttle bus from AQUABASE. There are also nice and good restaurants and bars in town, eventhough our hotel restaurant serves exquisite and authentic meal at very reasonable price.


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