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PADI Scuba Review, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia – Refresh your knowledge​


Are you a certified diver who has not dived for serval years? Then you could consider the one day PADI Scuba Review Course. This course provides a full refresher of the core scuba diving skills, the knowledge to dive safely and practicing your diving buoyancy skills. At he end of the PADI Scuba Review you will feel able, and confident, to go fun diving and get the most enjoyment from your dives.

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 Scuba Review, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia – Refresh your knowledge

If you are a certified diver, haven’t dived for a while, and fancy getting wet again during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah then the PADI Scuba Review Program is an ideal choice for you. The main purpose of the PADI Scuba Review program is to help certified divers update their scuba diving knowledge and refresh their diving skills.

The PADI Scuba Review Program with Borneo Dream in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is a one (1) day program. During the program you will complete the following:

  • A Knowledge Review section. This section of the program covers the basic safety information divers learn during their entry level training (typically the PADI Open Water course). The Knowledge Review will be completed with the aid of quizzes and your PADI Instructor will focus the session on specific areas where your diving knowledge needs to be refreshed.
  • A Diving Skills Review (in confined water). During this confined water skills review session you will have the opportunity to practice twenty (20) basic scuba diving skills. Some of the diving skills you will practice include dive gear assembly, proper dive descents and ascents, recovering and clearing a regulator and buoyancy control. The skills session helps divers to update and fine-tune their diving ability.
  • A guided open water dive in the afternoon. Divers will be taken for a leisure dive along a pretty coral reef and will have the opportunity to both enjoy the underwater world as well as further refine diving buoyancy skills.

This diving experience takes place in safe diving conditions at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP), located just in front of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

As an alternative to the PADI Scuba Review you could check out the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course if you wish to focus upon improving your diving buoyancy. After your PADI Scuba Review Course you could join our diving trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park so you get to go fun diving with your newly refreshed diving skills.

PADI Course Itinerary – PADI Scuba Review

You will meet our Dive crew at 8:45am at Jesselton Point Jetty in central Kota Kinabalu. Please refer to your Booking Email for your meeting location arrangements. Please beware our boats will depart on time and should miss your collection you will need to contact our office on +60178118149 immediately.

There will be a skills session in the morning, a knowledge review session during your lunch break, and one course dive after lunch. You will be dropped back at Jesselton Point Jetty in centra Kota Kinabalu around 4pm.

PADI Course Pre-Requisites

  • You need to be 10 years or older.
  • You must be a certified diver and provide proof of diver certification at the start of the Program (via a diver certification card)
  • You should also be in good overall general health to dive. You will be asked to self-certify you are healthy to dive before starting the course.

What’s included in your PADI Scuba Review Course?

  • 1 x confined skill session, 1 x open water course dive
  • Free use of our rental dive gear (mask, snorkel, full foot fins, BCD, 3mm shorty tropical wetsuit, regulator and gauges)
  • Lunch (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

What do I need to bring during my PADI Scuba Review Course?

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

Notes – PADI Scuba Review 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 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.


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