Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive programme in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive association that sets the standards in the global diving community. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and to discover the wonders of the underwater world through this course, so why not learn to dive in Malaysia with Dive The World!
Throughout the course, you'll learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including techniques and dive equipment, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. You will also earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification that is recognised worldwide. You earn this diving license by completing 5 sessions in a diving pool, 5 knowledge development sessions and by making 4 dives (plus one extra dive, free of charge, just for fun) at some of the best Malaysia diving sites.
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, you may get credit from these courses to the open water programme. Your underwater adventure can begin as soon as today with the PADI Open Water Diver video! You can view this at your own pace and then meet with one of our instructors for further assistance.
Virtually anyone 10 years or older and who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. At some point during your Malaysia scuba diving course, your PADI Instructor will ask you to demonstrate the ability to swim 200 metres and, on the first morning, complete a bit of paperwork to get you on your way. No previous experience of scuba diving is necessary.
The PADI Open Water Diver license is a permanent scuba qualification. However, if you do not dive for over 12 months and you are a relatively an inexperienced diver, then we recommend you complete a refresher programme, such as the PADI Scuba Review. This can take as little as 1 hour of your time in the dive pool and gives you the chance to refresh those diving skills you may have forgotten. That way, when you go scuba diving again you can relax and enjoy your dives, and be sure that you won't have any nasty surprises in store.
Location: Mabul Island or Kota Kinabalu
Dives: 5 - 2 boat dives and 3 beach dives
Duration: 4 days
Day 1 - 08:00 to 17:00 hrs - classroom Modules I-II, III to V
Day 2 - 08:00 to 17:00 hrs - Skills development confined water I and II and open water dive I
Day 3 - 08:00 to 17:00 hrs - Skills Development confined water III and IV and open water dive II
Day 4 - 08:00 to 17:00 hrs - Open water dives III and IV to a maximum depth of 18 m and examination, plus one extra dive for fun and additional experience
Extras: Kota Kinabalu courses only: the Sabah park fee is once off US$ 16 per person, and the jetty fee is US$ 2 per person per dive day.
Total Price Per person (incl. all taxes):
1 student - US$ 405, 2 or more students - US$ 319, including 1 extra dive, free of charge
Note for courses in Kota Kinabalu: If you prefer you can pay a 20% deposit upon booking, and then pay the balance on your arrival.