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3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

Highlights
  • Qualify as a PADI Open Water scuba diver in a group no larger than four

  • Experience the colorful reef of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

  • Price includes gear rental, course material, logbook, and park entry fees

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3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu
From US$300.00
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3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu
US$300.00
Overview

Qualify to dive to 60 feet (18 meters) independently in just three days by taking your PADI Open Water course in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Studying in a small group, with a maximum of four students per instructor, learn dive theory and key skills, complete four open water dives and five confined water dives, and take the exam. Wrap up the session with a fun dive.

What to Expect
The PADI Open Water Course in Kota Kinabalu diving on the islands in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park which consist of Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug. This will enables you to, dive to a depth no greater than 60 ft (18m) independently with a certified buddy that has the equivalent or higher level certification while applying the knowledge and skills that you learned during the PADI Diving course.

You will be able to plan your dive and dive your plan, log open water no stop (no decompression) dives and discover the underwater world and forever blow bubbles in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park by continuing on and taking the PADI advanced diver course package or taking the daily fun diving package in Kota Kinabalu.

In the confined water dives you will apply dive principles, learn and practice Dive Safety procedures and skills. You’ll do this in confined water in a controlled environment inside the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Knowledge development gives you the information that you’ll need to complete your open water final exam. You will complete knowledge reviews, diver quizzes, and learn how to calculate your scuba dives by using the recreational dive planner.

In the open water dives, you will apply what you have learned during confined open water and knowledge development and discover the underwater world at its best. You will complete four open water dives. This certification shows that you successfully completed the course according to the WRSTC (World Recreational Scuba Training Council), and dive centers or resorts would require this as a proof of certification.

Our PADI diving instructors teach in small groups (4:1) in Kota Kinabalu's marine park.

Pre Requisites

β€’ PADI Open Water Divers need to be physically fit
β€’ Complete a diver medical
β€’ Sign all liability release forms
β€’ Complete a 200 meter swimming test
β€’ A 10 minute survival float
β€’ Minimum age is to join is 10 years old

The three day itinerary as below
Day 1:
8.30am – Meet at Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal (KK Jetty)
8.40am – Boat departs for Sapi Island
9am – Start confined water dive 1 and complete open water dive 1
11.30pm – Lunch
12.30pm – Depart back to KK and walk to Diverse Borneo office
1pm – Watch open water DVD for 4 - 5 hours

Day 2:
8.30am – Meet at Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal (KK Jetty)
8.40am – Boat departs for Gaya/Sapi Island
9am – Start confined water dive 2 – 5 and complete mini dive
12.30pm – Lunch and complete quizzes
2.30pm – Open water dive 2
4pm – Finish

Day 3:
8.30am – Meet at Jesselton Point Ferry (KK Jetty)
8.40am – Boat departs for Sulug and Mamutik Islands
9am – Open water dive 3
11am – Open water dive 4
12pm – Lunch
1.00pm – Final exam
2.30pm – Fun dive
Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience

It was my first time diving, so I worried a lot but I had so much fun. It was so beautiful under the sea. We've seen nimo, beautiful fish, all kinds of colorful corals and sea turtle! I really want to say thank for sandy...More

Thank EUNHYEK84
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
So much fun

Diverse Borneo was terrific, I mostly interacted with Mark and my instructor Luke. Honestly I had a water phobia and Luke made me feel completely safe and focused for the entire course. It was a very rewarding experience I recommend highly. They worked with my...More

Thank Amanda B
hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hello Amanda B Greetings from Diverse Borneo and thank you for your very kind review. Happy to know that you a great time with Luke during your PADI open water diver course. Hope that we can see you again some time. Happy Diving Mark Hedger...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Enjoyable and Definitely Worth It!

The whole experience was great! Everyone was extremely nice and it was great fun learning from them. Instructors did not rush into anything and allowed us the time to get used to the new skills. Never for a moment did I feel unsafe. Special thanks...More

1  Thank ArshwinN
hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hello Arshwin Greetings from Diverse Borneo and thank you for your 5 star review. It's great that you felt the whole experience was great and that you always felt safe with us. That means a lot. Hopefully we see you again soon. Happy Diving Mark...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Wonderful - Friendly, Great Instructor, Fun Crew

Worth it all the way. Great team for dive courses/diving. Dedicated instructor ensured we learned everything properly step by step during the open water dive course.More

Thank HewsonL1
hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hello Hewson Greetings from Diverse Borneo and thank you for your kind review. Happy that you had a great time during your PADI Open Water Course and that you experienced one of our dedicated instructors. Hopefully we see you again soon for your PADI Advance...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Open Water Dive Course

Awesome, friendly and reliable instructors who introduced us the world of diving when my friends and I took the open water dive course here. They were able to accommodate and modify the learning experience based on our preference. Without saying it was one hell of...More

1  Thank ChengzhiK
hedger9uk, Owner at Diverse Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hello Chengzhi Greetings from Diverse Borneo and thank you for your kind review about our PADI Open Water Diver Course. Hopefully we see you again soon for your next diving adventure. Happy Diving Mark Hedger PADI Course Director

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