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PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with Borneo Dream

The world’s most famous Scuba Diving Course! Thinking of learning to dive during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah? Then choose the PADI Open Water Diver Course with Borneo Dream. The PADI Open Water (OW) Diver course is available to those aged 15 years and above. If you are between 10 – 14 years, you can complete the PADI Junior Open Water Diver course instead.

Take your first step in learning to dive in the tropical waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Kota Kinabalu – we can not think of a better place for you to learn to dive!

The full PADI Open Water Diver Course with Borneo Dream in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, takes 3 days to complete, plus approximately 10 hours of online study – which must be completed prior to day 1. During your PADI Open Water Diver course, you will complete five (5) confined water skill sessions, some small water stamina tests and four (4) ocean dives to a maximum of 18m. Go diving along pretty reefs and see a wide variety of marine life (including Nemo!). You’ll also practice some of the diving skills you learned during the skill sessions.

PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

PADI Open Water Diver Course, Learn to dive in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia with Borneo Dream

For your PADI Open Water Diver course, you need to complete the study phases before starting the pool/ocean sessions. If you are interested in completing the study phase before reaching Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, then choose the PADI Open Water Diver referral option or PADI e-Learning – with these options, you can focus on just enjoying the diving whilst on holiday!

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At Borneo Dream, we focus on delivering high-quality, safe and fun scuba diving experiences. When completing the PADI Open Water Diver Course with the Dream Team, you can expect the best diving experience in Kota Kinabalu:

  • Enjoy boat transfers on our spacious, well-equipped and comfortable diving boats.
  • We have small student/diver ratios per PADI Instructor (providing highly personalised attention and service).
  • We only use qualified, ‘teaching status’ friendly Dive Professionals and qualified Skippers.
  • We only use well-maintained, fully functioning, high-quality dive gear
  • We can provide PADI course instruction in English, Mandarin, Cantonese or Bahasa Malay.

So what are you waiting for? Learning to scuba dive through the PADI Open Water Diver course has never been so enticing!

PADI Open Water Diver Course, KK, Sabah, Malaysia

Not sure? Still have some more questions about your PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia? Then contact Borneo Dream and ask away. I’m sure we can help. With our many years of experience, we can always find a way to make your holiday memorable for all the right reasons.

  • How much does a PADI Open Water Certification cost in kk?

    The PADI Open Water Diver Course in KK ‘Kota Kinabalu’ is just three days with approximately 10 hours of online study beforehand. Prices for this excellent underwater adventure start from RM 1325.00/Student or USD 275.00/Student. The price includes return transfers from Jesselton Point Jetty in central Kota Kinabalu, complete diving equipment, lunch on diving days, PADI materials (eLearning), and of course, a professional smile.

  • Can I fail a PADI Open Water Course?

    Fail is not something we at Borneo Dream like to say or use unless we have to. Generally, there is always a reason why someone fails to complete a PADI Open Water Course. It can be as simple as ill-prepared, maybe a very strong fear of water or this is just not for me. Our professional team are there to train and mentor you and guide you in the right direction. We will make every hurdle manageable for you. If you have any concerns about taking part in a PADI Open Water Course then why not contact us in advance.

  • Is Malaysia the cheapest place to take my PADI Open Water?

    There is a very old but correct saying – You get exactly what you pay for. The cost of a PADI Open Water Course in Europe is far higher than it is in Asia. This is to do with the cost of living and peoples potential income levels. The same way a Big Mac is RM 1.00 in Malaysia but 5,00€ in Europe. Looking at prices across Asia I would say Malaysia is near the top in value for money or cheapest price range. Borneo Dream’s prices are not the lowest in our area but our dedication to safety and quality speaks volumes. Take a look at our reviews on TripAdvisor or Google Maps.

  • How deep can I dive with my PADI Open Water Certification?

    If you are 15 years old or older on the date you complete your PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu you can dive to 18metres in theory. I say this: even if your Lamborgini can go at 200mph should you not first learn to drive slower? Always build up your experience gently in a controlled manner. It tends to make you live longer 🙂

  • Can anyone learn to dive?

    If you can navigate your way across KL airport or through a busy shopping centre, we feel you can learn to dive. 99% Of being able to learn to dive or complete a PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu is a right positive mental attitude and believing in your own abilities. All we ask is that you are fit and well and have the ability to swim 200 metres in water too deep to stand up in.

  • Is it easy to get from the city centre to Jesselton Point Jetty?

    Most watersports trips depart from Jesselton Point Jetty (https://g.page/JesseltonPoint) in central Kota Kinabalu. If you are staying at a city centre hotel or guest house you will often find it far quicker to walk to Jesselton Point. If you are staying at hotels or resorts such as Shangri-La Rasa Ria or Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa then I would certainly grab a taxi.

  • I never received my PADI card?

    Generally, we certify you by a paper PIC (Positive Identification Card) Form that you would have filled out, attached passport photo and mailed to PADI in Australia. We do advise you to take a photocopy prior to sending it as this will help if you lose or never receive your PADI Card.

    If you have done all that and it has been over 6 weeks and still no PADI Card has turned up then download the following form PADI Never Received Card Form (https://www.borneodream.com/forms/10226-never-received-card-form.pdf) and email it to PADI at certsdep@padi.com.au – All the information on the form can generally be taken for your photocopy of the PIC Form mentioned above. If you need help then please contact us but supply us with as much information as possible about you, your instructor and the date you took the course with us.

  • What is eLearning & Can I study online before the course?

    Our standard or normal PADI Open Water Diver Course, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course and PADI Rescue Diver Course prices now all include online learning. Using PADI’s amazing online learning system called eLearning. Once you have successfully completed your course booking and paid in full we will generally send out your eLearning eCode to you approximately 1 or 2 weeks before your course. This will arrive in the form of an email from PADI directly with a link to your course registration. It can be completed online via a PC/MAC or via an App on your mobile phone. The online academics will take on average around 10 hours to complete.

  • How long will the eLearning take to complete?

    The PADI eLearning system is simply amazing and has revolutionised the diving industry. To complete your eLearning it should take you around 10 to 15 hours. But we have known those who have busted it out in just a few hours.

  • Can I fly after diving or climb a mountain?

    Flying after diving or going to Mount Kinabalu Park can be risky, and you need to know and understand this. Anytime you have been scuba diving, you should not go above 300 metres above sea level until you have met the following requirements:

    • A minimum of 12-hour surface interval was recommended for the single no-decompression dive.
    • A minimum of 18-hour surface interval for multi-day repetitive diving.
    • Substantially longer than 18 hours after diving involving compulsory decompression or using heliox and trimix.

    Further information can be found on the Divers Alert Network site or DAN – Please click here.

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