PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu
Ready to extend your scuba diving abilities? The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Kota Kinabalu is for you. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course focuses on three key areas – building on your learning from the PADI Open Water Diver Course and helping you to think like a diver, providing an introduction to speciality diving and learning how to dive safely to a depth of 30 metres. It is aimed at PADI Open Water Divers (or equivalent) who are wanting to progress their diver education and become Advanced Open Water Diver. It is a 2-day course involving five-course dives (including a deep dive and a navigation dive). Upon successfully completing the course you will be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and qualified to dive up to a maximum depth of 30m.
Take your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course with Borneo Dream will be completed in the tropical waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo. Each dive on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course represents the first dive of the associated PADI Speciality course. For example, if you completed the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy dive as one of your five PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course dives, you would just need to complete a second PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course dive to complete this PADI Speciality course. So there’s more reason to complete your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course with Borneo Dream in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia!
Progress your Diver Education with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is for those aged 15 years old and above. Certified PADI Junior Open Water Divers aged between 12 – 14 years, will complete the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver Course. This is the same course structure – the main difference being a PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver will be certified to dive to 21 metres.
If you are a certified diver and want to develop specific scuba diving skills further – like underwater photography, and perfecting your buoyancy – then check out our range of PADI Speciality dive courses as an alternative. You could also choose to make the most of our ‘combo course specials’ and book a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with a PADI Deep Diver Course (4 days of diving with a bonus dive on day 4), or the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with PADI Enriched Air Diver Course (2 days). Check out the discounted prices for our combo specials above (based on a minimum of 2 persons per course)!
Typical Itinerary for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu
PRE-STUDY/ACADEMICS – With any course or training program, there is a certain amount of academic study required. However, we are always trying to help the planet as much as possible. Thus we have introduced structured online learning rather than the usual self-study of a normal Advanced course.
ONLINE LEARNING/ELEARNING – Once you have paid in full for your course we will send you via email your PADI eLearning Assess code (PADI Product Code 60848-1). Once you have received it and registered with PADI you will have access to Online eBook, Certification credit, Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes and Final Exam, eTraining Logbook, and Digital RDP with instructions and certifying credit. Your eLearning must be successfully completed prior to attending the course.
The online eLearning is now available in 28 languages – Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Bahasa Melayu (OWD, AOW & EANX), Chinese (Traditional & Simplified) Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Hebrew, Italiano, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Tagalog.
Ready to start? Book your PADI Advanced Course in KK today!
You will meet our Dive crew at 08:45 at Jesselton Point Jetty in central Kota Kinabalu. Please refer to your Booking Email for your meeting location arrangements. Please beware that our boats will depart on time and should miss your collection you will need to contact our office at +60178118149 immediately (Phone will be on for WhatsApp messages and voice calls from 08:00 to 20:00 daily).
Today you will complete two of your five PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course dives in our local marine park, with lunch on a tropical island. Depending upon your understanding of the academic side of things more reviews and learning may take place over lunch.
Today will be a bit more exciting as you will complete two dives before lunch and one after.
PADI Course Pre-requisites
This course is open to all those with a PADI Open Water Diver Certification (12 years or older) or similar. You will need to certify you are in good health to go scuba diving.
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual and Certification (Depends upon the academic method provided).
- Full Diving Equipment.
- Lunch on diving days (2).
- Low Instructor to Student Ratios, often lower than 1:5
- Drinking water, please bring your own container to refill.
- Instruction in English, Malay or Chinese.
- Sabah Parks Conservation Fees.
- A smile 🙂
What’s not included?
- Collection from your hotel.
- Anything not specifically mentioned.
What do I need to bring on my diving days?
- Swimwear – Please be ready to get wet straight away 🙂
- Suntan lotion.
- Any personal items.
- Your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual (Depends upon the academic method provided).
- Money in case you want ice cream 🙂
- A smile.
PADI Liability Forms and a PADI Medical Form must be signed by the participant before the PADI Course starts. You need to have a minimum of 18 hours free after diving before flying on a plane, or changing altitude > 300 metres, in line with PADI safety standards.
Any participant under 18 years is supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.