Scuba Diving Packages


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Fat Rhino Hostel offers you several diving and snorkeling packages as things to do while you are in Kota Kinabalu. These packages is suitable for licensed and unlicensed divers, include beginners. Scuba diving and snorkeling is the most ‘things to do’ among tourists and travellers while in Kota Kinabalu.


All PADI courses and below are the most popular. They are designed for beginners to experienced divers with several dives before, starting from the basics in PADI Discover Scuba Diving to the specialist in PADI Rescue Diver course. PADI diving is the only scuba dive standards that we strictly follow.


Why PADI? This is because PADI diving courses are the best diving courses on world wide level as they provide hands on training experience together with dive theories and hands on practice. You will be trained by top PADI dive instructors in well known PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre to ensure that you as our in house guest enjoy premier and outstanding quality PADI courses experience.


Guided Snorkeling Package


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Our snorkeling package is different because we will offer you the guided snorkeling package, where a professional divemaster or a dive instructor will appointed to you as your guide for your snorkeling activity. Feel the joy of seeing fishes moves wildly, staring to beautiful corals and relax your body while move underwater. You can snorkel either from the boat or enjoy the crystal blue waters at the white sandy beach on one of the islands inside the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. READ MORE: guided snorkeling package.


Fun Diving Package


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Fun diving package or popularly called as ‘leisure diving‘ is a recreational scuba diving package created for the licensed divers from well known scuba diving governing body such as PADI or NAUI. This fun diving package includes dive equipments (mask, BCD, fins), boat transfer, jetty fee, marine park fee, dive instructor cost and your lunch on the diving day – all in an attractive price. READ MORE: Fun diving package.


PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course



The Discover Scuba Diving course is for non divers and people who want to try scuba diving. Discover Scuba Diving course (or popularly called as ‘DSD) is an introductory course intended for anybody who never dive before but interested in learning about it. This course enable you to learn about each scuba diving equipment from dive mask to buoyancy control device (BCD), basic breathing technique while underwater, who to wear diving gear correctly, how to wear dive mask correctly and basic signalling technique to communicate with your dive buddy and dive instructor while diving. READ MORE: PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course.


PADI Open Water Diver Course


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PADI Open Water Diver course is your first step to become a certified diver or a licensed diver in another point of view. As Fat Rhino Hostel guest you will join a PADI Open Water Course with Diverse Borneo, a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre and PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre. To gain certification you must successfully complete the entire PADI Open Water Diver Course with one of Diverse Borneo’s Professional PADI diving instructors. The PADI open water course package enables you to dive to a depth no greater than 18 meters independently. You will experience the underwater world in whole new way, discover what it looks like down there and enjoying the view of the ocean world for your personal point of view. READ MORE: PADI Open Water Diver Course.


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course


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The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is for divers with valid Open Water Diver licensed. If you’ve already have your Open Water Diver license, the next step is to take PADI Advanced Open Water Course to enable you to dive to the depth of 40 meters. This course introduces you as a certified open water divers to different diving environments and activities beyond the open water level, to keep you interested in diving and to help you explore different areas of specialization. READ MORE: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.


Emergency First Response Course


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Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers. The course builds the confidence and skills needed to provide basic emergency care. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course. The fun part about Emergency First Response training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency. READ MORE: Emergency First Response Courses.


PADI Rescue Diver Course


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In PADI Rescue Diver Course, you will learn how to prevent and manage problems in the water and you will become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you will learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills. The Rescue Diver course is a crucial step in your diving education and is highly recommended to all divers. It’s a transitional stage in your diving education where you move beyond just diving for fun by expanding your knowledge of some of the more technical aspects of diving as well as learning rescue and emergency skills. Throughout this course you will come to appreciate and understand the importance of this training relevant to diver safety and incident minimization and management. READ MORE: PADI Rescue Diver course.


PADI Enhanced Air Diver Course (Nitrox)


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PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If you’ve ever wanted to stay at depth longer than allowed by the no-decompression limits of air then the PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty course is for you. The knowledge development sessions in PADI Enriched Air Diver course will teach you how to analyze the oxygen content, anticipate the risk involved with oxygen, and plan your dives accordingly. READ MORE: PADI Enhanced Air Diver Course (Nitrox).