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3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

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    What to Expect

    This is a full 3 days PADI Open Water Diver Course where students will learn a range of scuba skills to become a certified PADI Open Water Diver. The 1st day of the training is divided into 2 sessions. The first session will get you an introductory to scuba diving in the morning where you will experience scuba at a depth of 10 - 12 meters. This is conducted in our local marine park at one of the island. The secondy session is the knowledge development part where you will watch the PADI Open Water DVD independently in our office which covers the syllabus of Open Water diving from Section 1 – 5. You will complete 5 knowledge review exercises reflecting on the sections. Approximate time to finish on your first day is 5:30PM – 5:45PM.

    The second & third day are spent to follow up on your scuba training, finishing up all the quizzes, final exam, watermanship skills, confined water training, open water training and dive flexible skills.

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    • Diverse Borneo, Jesselton Warehouse, Block A-C, Lot 5, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Diverse Borneo, Jesselton Point Warehouse, Block A-C, Lot 5, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local scuba permit fee
    • A bottle of drinking water and ala-carte lunch
    • Professional Instructor
    • Use of all scuba diving equipment including tanks and weights
    • Small-group tour and maximum 4 students to 1 instructor
    • PADI Digital Open Water Diver Material, log book and PADI Certification
    • Boat transfers
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Additional food and drinks (soft drinks, ice creams)
    • Accommodation
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • You will need minimum 18 hours of NO FLYING after completing all scuba activities (or 24 hours is recommended if diving for more than 3 days consecutively). It is okay to take a flight the next day anytime after 10AM (or anytime after 3PM to meet the 24 hours requirement) onwards once all scuba diving activities ended.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We spent 3 great days with Diverse Borneo on our PADI Open Water diving course and had an awesome experience. These guys are very knowledgeable, patient and supportive. Big thanks to our scuba instructor Pray who taught us all we needed to know and more. Would definitely
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    Completed my open water certification with Diverse Borneo diving school and had a lot of fun in the process! The staff were very helpful in explaining what to expect from the course and making everything run smoothly. Everyone speaks good English. We had a group of 3 people.
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    Last Three days me and my boyfriend did the padi diving cours at Divers Borneo. It was great! We saw a lot of beautiful things in the water and also at the islands. We also had a really good dive instructor, Ejam. He learned us a lot of things in a nice way. He is so funny, but
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    Had a really good experiance whit this divingcompany. Trustworthy and clear. Ejam (our divinginstructor) was realy professional, helpful and patient, but also very fun and kind. He took good care of us (our stuff and health). Great guy! Besides him, all his colleagues were also
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    We had a wonderful experience during 3 days of the course. Ijam, our scuba instructor gave us a great scuba experience as well. However, if you plan to visit here for any water activity, please check the weather forecast.
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    About the operator
    By: Diverse Borneo
    Ting KS
    Singapore, Singapore
    Very Good Experience on Snorkeling and Island Hopping
    Very good experience for those who are never try before even you do not know how to swim. Diverse Borneo will
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Padi Discover Scuba Diving
    Spent a great day with Diverse Borneo on their Padi DSD and had an amazing experience. I am a non swimmer and fear
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    Christopher G
    New York City, New York
    So much fun!
    Perfect day. Company and tour guides were extremely accommodating, knowledgeable and fun. We arrived late due to
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    Kevin B
    Brilliant Experience @ Diverse
    We spent 3 great days with Diverse Borneo on our PADI Open Water diving course and had an awesome experience.
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    Great time snorkelling
    The boat took us to 3 different dive locations and each snorkel session lasted about 45 minutes. We had a private
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    Mark P
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    5 Days of Learning, hilarity, diving and making memories. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
    Well, I'm not really sure where to begin with this review, I'm just a little sad it's all over. I signed up last
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    guy c
    Melbourne, Australia
    Fabulous Experience
    We had a really good fun time on this. Riding the waves always a treat.The crew were professional and took us to
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    Melbourne, Australia
    A Great Day
    A Big Thanks to Andy for a great day. My buddy for a day of fun diving. Saw some awesome sea life, including two
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    Kuching, Malaysia
    Excellent customer service and dive master!
    Did two dives with them, hands down very professional from customer service to the dive master himself. I had to
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    Palo Alto, California
    Learned a lot and enjoyed the course!
    Completed my open water certification with Diverse Borneo diving school and had a lot of fun in the process! The
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    • Duration: 3 days
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