Learn to Scuba Dive in Sabah Borneo on a stunning tropical island !!
The fun does not stop here: if you are serious about not just learning to dive but also extending your skill level then complete the PADI Open Water Course & PADI Advanced Open Water Course with us on Gaya Island.
Backpacker’s Scuba Diving Promotion
Outstanding Value Backpacker Promo RM 2,080 – all inclusive!
5 days PADI Open Water Course & Advance Open Water Course +
6 Nights Accommodation with daily breakfast at RM 2,080 per person
Package Includes: Return transfers from lodge, return boat transfers to Gaya Island, required PADI Materials (yours to keep), PADI qualification and registration fees, park and jetty fees, equipment (except dive computer) refreshments – free flow water / tea / coffee, freshly and cooked lunch.
Prices are NETT and include hotel government and service tax.
No single supplement. No peak season surcharge!
Breakfast with free flow of filtered drinking water
Comfortable single bed with spring mattress
Dormitory with air conditioning
Shared Bathroom and Shower with Hot Water
Satelite TV ( ASTRO ) in the cozy Living Lounge
CCTV Security System
Free WIFI in the Lounge
Pool Table in Lounge
IDD Telephone Line at reception
Gaya Island within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park in Kota Kinabalu Sabah provides an ideal venue for both of the courses with confined shallow, sandy areas right in front of our PADI 5 Star Dive & Adventure Centre which are ideal for skill practice and we also have 49 dive sites accessible to us with Wreck, reefs and lots of critters to explore which is perfect for PADI Advance Open Water Course.
All the academic takes place on the island so you will get a real experience on the sea rather than stuck in the class room!! Enjoy our tropical surroundings chatting about all the wonderful creatures you will have spotted. We are the only operator here so our surrounds are non crowded.
PADI Open Water Course
The PADI Open Water Course is the first certification within the PADI system of education, you complete a Knowledge Development session (Home Study) with elaboration from your instructor throughout the academic portion of the course, quizzes and a final exam, 5 confined water dives – this is where you learn diving skills, plus 4 open water dives where you put your skills into practice.
You will also be asked to swim 200m and float / tread water for 10 minutes as part of the watermanship assessment. Our absolute maximum ratio is four people on a course with 1 instructor.
Our PADI Courses are performance based, so only once students have fully understood and mastered one section do you progress to the next.
PADI Advanced Open Water Course
PADI’s Advanced Open Water Diver program fine tunes your dive skills and allows you to explore some of diving’s top adventures. We find that this course attracts divers with varied amounts of experience from those who have just gained their Open Water Certification to those who have been diving for some years.
Every Advanced Course option includes the two required core dives, Deep Diver and Navigation Diver.
2 Day Program
2 x Core Dives: Deep Diver and Navigation Diver
3 x Elective Dives. Please choose any 3 from the list below which are ideally suited to our environment.
Search & Recovery
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Underwater Photography (rental cameras available at MYR 150.00 or RM 225.00 per day (depending on model) if clients do not have their own)
Multi Level Diver (dive computer rental available if client does not have their own RM 50.00 per day)