About the Location

With 300 islands and many more dive sites (some are still waiting to be explored), Sabah offers a smorgasbord of enchanting scuba diving experience for both the novice and the seasoned divers.

Led by the world-renowned island of Sipadan, which is once described by Jacques Cousteau as an ‘untouched piece of art’, Sabah’s islands offer dive sites with magnificent underwater diversity. With excellent visibility, you can expect to spot rainbow-coloured fish, barracuda swirls, graceful sea turtles and hammerhead sharks.

The east coast of Sabah is an opulent dive paradise, there is something for absolutely everyone! The dive sites off Mabul island, for example, is famous for its muck diving--a dive-term for diving in a muddy or mucky environment.

Overview of Course

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is suitable for any Open Water certified diver seeking to upgrade your diving skills, equipping you with important skills that instills confidence as you venture deeper into the exciting underwater world.

The program consists of 5 adventure dives - 2 Core Dives and the choice of 3 Elective Dives. You are required to have finished 2 Core Dives and can choose any 3 Elective Dives from the list below.

Core Dives
  • Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive
  • Deep Adventure Dive
Elective Dives
  • Fish Identification Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Search & Recovery Dive
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive
  • Multilevel and Computer Dive
  • Underwater Naturalist Dive
  • Digital Underwater Photography Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Wreck Dive

Course Itinerary

Dive 1

  1. Adventure Dive 1 (Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive OR 1 of 3 chosen Elective Dives)
    1. Duration: 40-45 minutes
    2. Max Depth: 18 metres

Dive 2
  1. Adventure Dive 2 (Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive OR 1 of 3 chosen Elective Dives)
    1. Duration: 40 - 45 minutes
    2. Max Depth: 18 metres

Dive 2
  1. Adventure Dive 3 (Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive OR 1 of 3 chosen Elective Dives)
    1. Duration: 40 - 45 minutes
    2. Max Depth: 18 metres

Meal: Lunch

Dive 4

  1. Adventure Dive 4 (Deep Adventure Dive)
    1. Duration: 40-45 minutes
    2. Max Depth: 30 metres

Dive 5
  1. Adventure Dive 5 (Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive OR 1 of 3 chosen Elective Dives)
    1. Duration: 40 - 45 minutes
    2. Max Depth: 30 metres

Meal: Lunch

~ End of Tour ~

Course Prices

(Per Pax)
Group of 2-3 Pax
MYR 1,280
MYR 1,080
Group of 4 Pax and above
MYR 1,180
MYR 980


- Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour Basis (shared guide & vehicle).
- All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
- All rates displayed are inclusive of 6% Goods & Service Tax (GST).
- Diving max 30pax (based on 2 boats, 15 pax per boat).
- 4 divers to 1 instructor. - For Single Travellers who are taking the course, additional MYR 300 is applicable (Course will be one-on-one basis with PADI Diving Instructor). If Single Travellers combine with another group, 2-3 pax group price is applicable.

Child Policy:

Please refer to “Who Can Enroll”.



2 Lunch & Drinking Water


2-Way Boat Transfer, Meals as Stated, Diving Instructor, Diving Manuals, Diving Equipment, Dive Certificate, English Speaking Support Team, Sabah Park Entrance Fee, Sabah Park Diving Fee.


Tipping (Optional), Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance and Any Items Not Mentioned.


Return Hotel Transfers( KK City Hotel > Sutera Harbour Jetty >KK City Hotel) MYR 100 per pax are chargeable for this PADI Course Package

Diving Location

Why Dive in Sabah

Blessed with some of the most ecologically diverse waters in the world, Sabah offers a variety scuba diving experiences depending which scuba diving site you choose to dive in. The pristine coral atoll of Layang-Layang island offers a chance to swim among the hammerhead sharks, while the legendary Sipadan island teems with cavorting turtles and breathtaking barracuda vortex. There’s always something weird and wonderful to be discovered in Sabah’s incredible macro dive sites.

What Will You Learn
  • KD - Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
  • AW – level up on your knowledge, experience and confidence, Adventure Dives grants you the opportunity to learn about exciting new activities.
  • The course will contain 5 KD session and 5 AW session.

Who Can Enroll
  • Adult: 15 years old and above (max dive depth 30m). Upon finishing the course, you will be awarded Advanced Open Water Diver certificate
  • Participant who age between 12 till 14, please enquire for more details.

Fit To Dive
  • Before enrolling, please make sure make sure that you are “Fit to Dive”. Kindly download the medical form and read it thoroughly, this is for your own safety.
  • If you answered “Yes” to one of the question, we must request that you consult with a physician and ask him / her to complete Page 2 (physician column) of the form. You will need to pass this to your Instructor prior to the dive activity.

The Scuba Gear You Use
  • In the PADI Open Water Dive course, you will be using basic diving such as BCD (Buoyancy Control Device), Scuba Regulator, Weight System, and SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauges). Wetsuit, fins, snorkel and mask are all included in your course fee.

Things You Should Bring
  • Sunblock
  • Extra Change of Clothes
  • Swim Wear
  • Notebook
  • Towel
  • Flip Flops
Things You Should Know
  • By the end of 2 days, you should have completed 2 Core Dives and 3 Elective Dives. Follow the instructions of your Dive Instructor and Dive Master for the arrangement of your dive sequence.
  • You are not allowed to dive 18 hours before your flight. Please schedule your flights accordingly.
  • In the event of bad weather, we will not proceed with the dive tour due to safety precautions.
  • You will need to sign the PADI release & liability form before proceeding for your dives.
  • Kindly follow the instructions of your Dive Instructor or Dive Master at all times.
  • Alcohol consumption during your dive course or trip is NOT RECOMMENDED.
  • Kindly inform in advance if you have any health concerns.
  • Conservation of the Underwater World - Harming of coral or marine life is strictly not allowed.
  • You are advised to purchase personnel injury & travel insurance prior to your trip.

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