We’ve been having great weather here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, perfect for spending a few days on Gaya island to learn how to become PADI Open Water divers.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Roy has been busy doing just that over the weekend, teaching the PADI Open Water course to 3 eager students at the Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island, 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu city.
Scuba diving in Kota Kinabalu is easy and fun, as the Tunku Adbul Rahman Park is a short boat ride away from the city.
The PADI Open Water Diver course usually takes 3 or 4 days, which results in a licensed open water diver.
Even for the those who do not have 3 or 4 days, the opportunity exist to learn how to dive in 1 day. The Discover Scuba Diving course allows non-divers to try the PADI way of diving, by learning the required skills and diving under close supervision of an experienced, qualified instructor.
Although the Discover Scuba Diving course doesn’t earn you a license to dive, in some cases it can count as credit toward eventual certification, which makes it perfect as a try dive to see if diving is for you.