PADI Open Water Diver Course


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PADI Open Water Diver course is the crucial step to get your own diving license. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most recognized diver certification in the world. To gain certification and to become a certified diver, you must successfully complete the entire PADI Open Water Diver Course with one of our Professional PADI diving instructors.


The PADI open water course package enables you to, dive to a depth no greater than 18 meters 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.


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.


You have two options to get certified for the PADI Open Water Diver course in Kota Kinabalu, option 1 is the traditional approach where you spend 1/2 day in the classroom followed by two diving days. This is recommended for single travelers/guests or couples.


Option 2 is where you try diving first and if you like it, you come back in the afternoon to watch the DVD and complete your knowledge reviews, then you get two more days of diving. This option is especially advised for group bookings, or generally anyone that wants more dive time. Once you have completed the PADI open water diver course be sure to check out our PADI Advance Diver course, a fun filled PADI diving course in Kota Kinabalu.


Whats It Takes To Be Certified


  • The PADI Open Water scuba diving course consists of 3 sections.
  • Confined water dives 1 -5 and 1 mini dive.
  • Knowledge development 1 – 5.
  • Open water dives 1 – 4 and dive flexible skills.
  • You will need to complete all sections to be certified as an PADI Open Water scuba diver.
  • If you complete confined open water dives 1 – 3, knowledge development 1 – 3, and open water dives 1 & 2, then you will be certified as a PADI Scuba Diver.


Package Includes


  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual with recreational dive planner (RDP).
  • Log book.
  • PADI certification.
  • Instructor fees.
  • Boat fees.
  • Equipment rental.
  • Sabah park dive permit.
  • Jetty fee.
  • Lunch on diving days.
  • Drinking water.


Open Water Diver Course Pre Requisites:


  • PADI Open Water Divers need to be physically fit.
  • Complete a diver medical.
  • Sign all liability release forms.
  • Complete a 200 meter swimming test.
  • A 10 minute survival float.
  • Minimum age Requirement is 10 years for the Junior Open Water ( need parent or guardian consent) and 15 for the Open Water Diver certification.




  • RM 980.00 per person for 2 and a half days.
  • RM 1090.00 per person for 3 days.
  • RM 1300.00 per person for 4 days.
  • Need a private instructor? Add RM318.00 for your private course.
  • All inclusive 6% GST.