PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu
Are you wanting to learn to dive during your holiday in
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah? Then choose the
PADI Open Water Diver Course with Borneo Dream. The PADI Open Water Diver Course
is the most popular course for learning to dive in the world! The full
course is 3.5 days and involves a pre-study session followed by three days on
our boat during which you will complete five confined water skill sessions,
four open water dives, a swim and float test. Upon completing the PADI Open
Water Diver Course you will be a certified PADI Open Water Diver and able to
dive to 18 metres with a buddy anywhere in the world.
During your PADI Open Water Diver Course with Borneo Dream all confined skill sessions and open water course dives are completed in the lovely tropical waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park located in front of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. During your open water dives you can expect to see some pretty cool marine life including Clown Fish, Parrot Fish, Lion Fish, Puffer Fish, Barracuda, Yellow Snapper, Blue Spotted Rays and if you’re lucky a Hawksbill Turtle!
Learn to Dive - choose the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu
If you don’t have four days free during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to learn to dive then there are other PADI Open Water Course options for you. The PADI Open Water Referral course is were you complete all the confined water training and academic study sessions in your home town with another PADI Dive Centre. Once you are on holiday in Kota Kinabalu you join two (2) days of diving completing four open water training dives. Another cool option is the PADI eLearning Open Water course were you complete all academics on-line using say a PC or iPad then come to Borneo for just three (3) days of water training. The choice is yours!
Typical Itinerary for the full PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu
Arrive at our Shop in Kota Kinabalu (G27 Wisma Sabah) for
a 9:30am start. During the study session you will watch 3 sections from the
PADI Open Water Diver Course DVD. You will then complete 3 chapter Knowledge
Reviews, answer correctly 3 quizzes plus 36 questions from the final exam. All
this should take around 4 hours.
Day 1 - PADI Open Water Diver Course
Your need to meet our Dive Crew at the Red Public
Telephone Booths at the entrance to Jesselton Point Jetty (in central Kota
Kinabalu) at 8:45am, for a 8:50am boat departure. Please ensure you arrive on
time, or early, as our boats will depart on time.
Today you will complete your 200m swim test, 10 minute
float and Confined Water 1 Training dive in the morning followed by lunch. In
the afternoon you will complete Open Water Dive 1. During your lunch breaks
over the next few days you will complete the remainder of your PADI Open Water
diving knowledge development - Chapters 4 and 5 in your PADI Open Water Diver
Course Manual, Quiz 4 and the rest of the final exam questions.
Day 2 - PADI Open Water Diver Course
Today will be a busy dive day as we have a lot to do...
In the morning you will complete Confined Water Training Sessions 2, 3, 4 and 5
followed by lunch. In the afternoon it is time for your PADI Open Water Dive 2.
Day 3 - PADI Open Water Diver Course
All being well, by the end of this day you will be a PADI
Open Water Diver and have joined the millions before you in this fantastic
diver education program - The PADI Open Water Diver Course. Today will be
a less busy PADI Open Water Diver day, but we still have a lot to do... In the
morning you will complete Open Water Dive 3 followed by lunch. In the afternoon
it is time for your PADI Open Water Dive 4 - your final qualifying dive :-)
To join a PADI Open Water Diver Course you must be:-
- Aged 10 years or older.
- Fit, healthy and able to swim comfortably in water to deep to stand up in. You will be required to self certify you are healthy to go diving before you start the course. If you will answer YES to any question on the PADI Medical form we will need to see a signed letter from your doctor saying you are healthy to dive.
- Prepared to study both before and during your PADI Open Water course.
- PADI Manual, Certification and Log Book
- Full Diving Equipment
- Lunch on diving days
- Low Instructor to Student Ratios, often lower than 1:3
- Free flow water on our boats
- Instruction in English, Malay or Chinese
- A smile
What’s not included?
- Sabah Parks Diving Permit and Island Conservation Fee - RM 21.20 Malaysian RM 53.00 Non Malaysian
- Collection from your hotel
What do I need to bring on my diving days?
- Swim wear - Please be ready to get wet straight away :-)
- Sun tan lotion
- Any personal items
- Your PADI Manual
- Money in case you want an ice cream...
- A smile :-)
Notes - PADI Open Water Diver Course, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Please note that you
need to have minimum 18 hours free after diving before flying on a plane, or
changing altitude > 300 metres, in line with PADI safety standards.