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PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


Ever wanted to dive deeper as a recreational diver? Whether it be because you want to dive on deeper wrecks, along drop-offs or just fancy the adrenalin rush of diving further into the unknown (safely of course). Then the PADI Deep Diver is the choice for you. You need to be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver to start with. Over two days you’ll complete four deep dives before becoming certified to dive to a cool 40 metres.

Sabah Parks Conservation Fees *

When scuba diving in the local marine park (Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park) Sabah Parks applies a conservation fee. It has two parts, a scuba diving permit and a conservation fee. The amount payable is split into two groups - Malaysian (valid MyKad or a foreigner with Permanent Residence 'PR' Status) and Non-Malaysian. Even if you have a Work Pass you are classed as Non-Malaysian.

Dive computer rental

Monitor your dives with a dive computer rental. We offer Mares Puck Pro dive computers for rental. They are very simple to use and are also Nitrox/Enriched Air capeable. The replacement cost should you lose or damage it is RM 1000.00/unit.

U/Water Digiatal Camera Rental

Why not capture a few underwater memories with an underwater camera rental. We offer a Nikon W300 rated to 30m or Canon G16 with an underwater housing rated to 40m. At the end of the day, your images will be uploaded to either DropBox or Google Drive and a link shared with you. Please be aware that there will be a charge for loss or damage to the camera and housing of RM2500.00

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PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

The PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with Borneo Dream will provide a safe introduction to deeper diving within the limits of recreational scuba diving. As a PADI Deep Diver you will be certified for recreational diving, with a dive buddy, up to 40 metres. That’s deep!

To help you dive deeper, safely the PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course, Kota Kinabalu covers the following key areas:-

  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving
  • Risk factors and decompression-tables review
  • Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures
  • Use of special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy-control considerations
  • Procedures for flying after diving and high-altitude diving
  • Orientation to re-compression chambers

See a little more – PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

The duration of the PADI Deep Diver course is 2 days and includes four (4) ocean dives. The PADI Deep Diver course is run in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, near Kota Kinabalu. We typically go to deeper coral reefs, such as Edgell Patch or Clements Reef, for the dives as part of this course.

What are you waiting for? Book your PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

You could also choose to make the most of our ‘combo course specials’ – check out the discounted prices for our combo specials above (based on minimum 2 persons per course)! Either choose tocomplete your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course and PADI Deep Diver Course over 4 days with Borneo Dream and yet get a bonus dive on day 4 for free – check out our Blog for details. Alternatively, you could also get more from your dives when diving between 15m – 30m by completing the PADI Enriched Air Diver course with your PADI Deep Diver Course (2 days).

Typical Itinerary for the PADI Deep Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

Day 1
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 9:00am boat departure. Please beware our boats will depart on time and should you miss your collection you will need to contact our office on +60178118149 immediately.

Today you will complete your two course dives – deep dive 1 and deep dive 2. Over the next couple days your PADI Instructor will provide full briefings for each dive to ensure you have the knowledge, and are confident applying it, to be a safe PADI Deep Diver.

Day 2
All being well, by the end of this day you will be a PADI Deep Diver!! In the morning you will complete Dive 3 followed by lunch. In the afternoon it is time for your deep Dive 4 – Your final qualifying deep dive 🙂

Pre-requisites for the PADI Deep Diver Course

The minimum age for attending the PADI Deep Diver course is 15 years and you must already hold a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or similar certification.

What’s included in our PADI Deep Diver Course?

  • PADI Certification (upon successfully completing the course)
  • Four open water course deep dives
  • Free use of our rental dive gear during your course (mask, snorkel, full foot fins, BCD, 3mm shorty tropical wetsuit, regulator and gauges)
  • Lunch during the two day course (choose from a choice of local dishes)
  • Small groups with a low Instructor to Student ratio, often lower than 1:4
  • Free flow water on our boats
  • Instruction in English, Malay or Chinese
  • Boat transfers from Jesselton Point Jetty in central Kota Kinabalu (and Jesselton Point jetty fee)

What’s not included?

  • Sabah Parks Diving Permit – RM 20.00 Malaysian RM 50.00 Non Malaysian
  • Collection from your hotel, as most hotels in Kota Kinabalu it is easier to walk and often quicker than a taxi.

What do I need to bring on my PADI Deep Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu?

  • Your diver certification card and dive log book
  • Towel
  • Swim wear – Please be ready to get wet straight away 🙂
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Any personal items
  • Money in case you want an ice cream…
  • A smile

Notes – Deep Diver Course

PADI Liability Forms and a PADI Medical Form must be signed by the participant before the PADI Course starts. You need to have minimum 24 hours free after diving before flying on a plane, or changing altitude > 300 metres, in line with PADI safety standards following deeper dives.

Any participant under 18 years is supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.


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