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PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

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The PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course helps you to complete all your academics online before you come on holiday so you don’t waste any time on holiday studying. When you are then on holiday in Kota Kinabalu you can just focus on completing the ‘wet part’ of the course and spend three days scuba diving with our Borneo Dream crew whilst you complete your PADI Open Water Diver Course.

This PADI eLearning Open Water course is 3 days and is based upon you already registering and completing your online training against Borneo Dream’s Dive Centre using this link.

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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.

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

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.

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PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

The PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course is an ideal choice if you would like to complete all the pre-study in advance of your holiday and just focus on the scuba diving training activities (the “getting wet” part of the course) during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course still involves completing the three (3) day PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu but you complete all your academics online via PADI eLearning in advance of your holiday (including completing the Knowledge Reviews, quizzes and final exam).

During your PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course, all your confined skilled and open water dives are completed in the lovely, warm and vibrant tropical waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park located in front of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

This course price is for completing the three day PADI eLearning open water Diver Course with Borneo Dream as long as you choose Borneo Dream as your PADI dive centre when you registered for PADI eLearning open water and you can do this via the following link – PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course Registration. Please note you will need to pay for your registration with PADI on top of this course price (Approximately 185.00 Euros per person which is paid to PADI). You must register through the link above so that your registration is against Borneo Dream PADI Dive Centre Number S-36409.

Save some time with the PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu!

If you’d like to make the most of your time on holiday building up your diving experience, whilst enjoying our great PADI instruction and toasty tropical waters, then you could consider adding one of the following after you complete your PADI Open Water Diver Course with PADI eLearning:-

  • Join us for a day of ‘fun diving with our Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park Diving Trip for certified divers. Here you can start to get comfortable with your diving skills, and build up your diving confidence, with the comfort of being with the same lovely Dive Crew you learned to dive with.
  • Add on the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course to spend an extra day of diving and practising and improving your diving buoyancy skills so you start you feel like a mermaid or merman, underwater!

PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Typical Itinerary for the PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

Course Itinerary

The itinerary for the PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course is the same as the normal PADI Open Water Diver Course just that the study section is done online (you do not need to attend a study session in Kota Kinabalu). Find out more about the typical itinerary for the three-day course on our PADI Open Water Diver Course page.

Course Pre-requisites

To join a PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course you must be:-

  • Aged 10 years or older.
  • Fit, healthy and able to swim comfortably in water too 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 complete all study online via PADI eLearning.

What’s included?

  • Free use of our rental Diving Equipment
  • Lunch on diving days
  • Low Instructor to Student Ratios, often lower than 1:4
  • Free flow water on our boats
  • Instruction in English, Malay or Chinese
  • A smile!

What’s not included?

  • Sabah Parks Diving Permit (RM 25.00 Malaysian RM 70.00 Non-Malaysian).
  • PADI eLearning registration fee (approximately 184,00€ per person which is paid to PADI).

What do I need to bring on my diving days?

  • A print out of your PADI eLearning exam results
  • Towel
  • Swimwear – Please be ready to get wet straight away 🙂
  • Suntan lotion
  • Dry bag
  • Money in case you want ice cream…
  • A smile

Notes – PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Please note that 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.

3 reviews for PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

  1. Kexin H (TripAdvisor)

    Great to learn diving with Borneo Dream! – My boyfriend purchased the course online. Four days were required altogether. Esther was the best instructor I have ever met. She, together with all other crew members, were so nice and energetic, helpful and patient, and on top of those, very professional. I got sea sick due to bad weather on the first day, but Esther didn’t give up on me. “Don’t give up. Come back tomorrow and be stronger, OK?” We managed to catch up with the schedule and finally made it to our PADI OW license. Esther could teach in Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese, English, and of course, Malaysian. Remember to request an instructor who could speak your language when purchasing the course. Hope everyone will enjoy the underwater world starting from Borneo Dream!

  2. Punitha K (TripAdvisor)

    Good team that will help you with your diving! – Did the PADI Open Water Diver course at Gaya Island Resort with Borneo Dream and it was well-worth the money and time spent. Gained loads of information and tips from instructor, Amir Tenden who was incredibly patient with me during my 3-day course. Would definitely recommend and dive with you guys in the near future!

  3. David Broadbent, UK

    The PADI eLearning Open Water was perfect for our family, giving us more freedom on holiday to enjoy the diving. The instruction was the best and other divers should look no where else.

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

    The PADI Open Water Diver Course in KK ‘Kota Kinabalu’ is just 3 days with a half-day classroom session. Prices for this amazing underwater adventure start from RM 750.00/Student or USD 185.00/Student. The price includes return transfers from Jesselton Point Jetty in central Kota Kinabalu, full diving equipment, lunch on diving days, PADI materials to keep 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.

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