OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE
TOUR CODE: ABK-DVC01
REGION: TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PARK
DURATION: 3 DAYS
- To provide knowledge on the effects of the underwater environment on the movement and physiology of divers.
- To understand the safety rules of Scuba Diving.
- To educate student divers on purpose, features, types of equipment used during the course.
- Demonstrate the correct procedure for assembling and disassembling the scuba unit and auxiliary equipment.
This course will introduce students to the Theory & Practice of Scuba Diving. Students will be taught essential skills of adapting underwater, the utilization of scuba equipment as well as dive planning and communication skills underwater.
Additionally, the course also covers boat diving procedures, problem management, health in diving, breathing air at depth, special dive table and computer procedures, basic compass navigation, use of the dive tables, physics and physiology, skills development in confined and practical application of skills in open water training dives.
Mode of Assessment
Mastery of knowledge and skills is assessed through Quizzes, Reviews and followed by a Final exam with a minimum score of 75%. Student demonstration of skill proficiency and competency in water will also be evaluated.
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
Get Certified! Take a Scuba Lesson with the PADI Open Water Diver course in Kota Kinabalu. Why not?
- Exploring another frontier
- Gaining a deeper appreciation for the ocean
- Learning more on how to be eco-friendly
So, you’ve been walking on the face of this earth all your life. Doesn’t it make you just a little bit curious to know what it’s like to breath and move about under water? There’s so much more to be seen and explored under the deep blue sea, just ask any scuba diving junkies out there.
The ocean plays a huge role in the maintaining and regulating of climate. Did you know that the ocean is the largest carbon sink in the world? Some 93 percent of carbon dioxide is stored in algae, vegetation, and coral under the sea. Therefore, the marine ecosystem is extremely important in keeping global warming in check. As you see more of the ocean and the contents of its underbelly, you will feel a stronger need to protect it.
Once you have learned to appreciate the ocean and all its important roles in the cycle of life, you will automatically be more savvy and aware on how your lifestyle can affect the ocean. Did you know that plastic is the most common element that is found in the ocean? It is harmful for the environment as it does not get break down easily and is often considered as food by marine animals. Knowing this and how it affects the ocean life, you will make lifestyle changes to make a difference.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
Why Book This Diving Course?
For some, the allure of scuba diving lies in the opportunity to discover the beauty of the reef and the marine life that inhabits it. For others, it's the thrill of exploring a wreck or a sunken cave -- everyone has a different reason for loving scuba diving, but most would agree that it's for the sheer enjoyment of experiencing the underwater world and the uncovering of the great unknown. Who knows, you might get a chance to swim alongside a shark one day?
Whether you want to relax while photographing brightly-coloured tropical fishes (hello, Nemo!), be thrilled by the graceful swirl of barracudas in Sipadan island, or make a living working underwater, scuba diving has it all. It’s now waiting for you to come explore!
- Watch open water video chapter I-III
- Knowledge review chapter I-III
- Quizzes chapter I-III
Classroom Session & Theory Test.
- Watch open water video chapter IV-V
- Knowledge review chapter IV-V
- Quizzes chapter IV-V
- 10 minutes swim / float without any swim aids.
- Diving gears preparation
- Confined water dive I-III / confined water I & open water I (maximum 12 metres)
- Confined water II-III / open water dive I
- Open water dive II
- Max Depth: 12 metres
- 200 metres swimming test or 300 metres swim with mask, snorkel and fins.
- Confined water IV-V.
- Open water dive III
- Max Depth: 18 metres
- Duration: 40 - 45 minutes
- Open water dive IV
- Max Depth: 18 metres
- Duration: 40 - 45 minutes
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Group of 2-3 Pax
Group of 4 Pax and above
- All rates are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR) and 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 RM300 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.
The minimum required age for those who wish to scuba dive is 12 years old.
3 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 150 per pax are chargeable for all PADI Courses Packages
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.
- CW – Confined Water dives to learn basic scuba skills
- OW – Open Water dives to review your skills and explore!
The course will contain 5 KD session, 5 CW session and 4 open water dives.
Learning Materials Your Need
- Open Water Diver manual (international languages is available)
- PADI Recreational Dive Planner – table version
PADI’s Open Water Diver manual covers what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in to the confined water environment to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.
Who Can Enroll
- Be 10 years or older (PADI E-Learning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws).
- Read and Sign the Assumption of Risk and Liability Release form.
- Fill out the Medical Declaration Form.
- Be able to swim and tread water comfortably.
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.
Scuba Diving Gear
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will learn to use the basic gear, such as the BCD, Buoyancy Compensating Device that holds your tank; a scuba regulator that delivers air; a weight system and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply; Wetsuit and others. All these are inclusive in your course fee.
Things You Should Bring
- Extra Change of Clothes
- Swim Wear
- Flip Flops
Things You Should Know
- You are not allowed to dive 24 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.
- Marine sighting is not guaranteed, as this is dependent on the dive site and Nature.
- Conservation of the Underwater World - Harming of coral or marine life is strictly not allowed.
- Swim Wear
- We advise our guests to purchase personnel injury & travel insurance prior to their trip.