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4 Days PADI Open Water Diving Course in Kota Kinabalu

From: RM2,450.00

Get PADI certified in Kota Kinabalu!

Description

Take the opportunity to learn the PADI Open Water Course in the marine paradise, Gaya Island. Gaya Island is one of the largest islands that make up Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and home to seven out of eight of the largest clam species of the world and an abundance of colourful reef-life.

Highlights

Vegetarian buffet

PADI Open Water Certification

Private air-conditioned room with en-suite bathroom

All park entrance, diving and jetty fees

Return boat transfers

Location

Kota Kinabalu is the lively capital of Sabah, known for its beautiful sunsets and modern boardwalk. This coastal city is also surrounded by thick rainforests with an array of flora and fauna.

Itinerary

Day 1

08:30: Meet Downbelow staff at the jetty and transfer by boat to Downbelow Dive Centre on Gaya Island.

09:15: Meet your instructor for course introduction and registration arrangement. Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session.

10:30: Tea/coffee surface interval on island, watch open water video.

11:15: Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session.

13:00: Vegetarian buffet lunch at our dive centre and watch open water video.

14:00: Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session.

16:00: Boat transfer to marina. Make your own way to Downbelow Eco Lodge (KK Times Square) and check-in.

 

Day 2

08:30: Meet Downbelow staff at the jetty and transfer by boat to Downbelow Dive Centre on Gaya Island.

09:15: Meet your instructor for course introduction and registration arrangement. Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session.

10:30: Tea/coffee surface interval on island, watch open water video.

11:15: Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session.

13:00: Vegetarian buffet lunch at our dive centre and watch open water video.

14:00: Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session.

16:00: Boat transfer to marina. Make your own way to Downbelow Eco Lodge (KK Times Square) and check-in.

 

Day 3

08:30: Meet Downbelow staff at the jetty and transfer by boat to Downbelow Dive Centre on Gaya Island.

09:15: Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session.

10:30: Tea/coffee surface interval on island, watch open water video.

11:15: Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session.

13:00: Vegetarian buffet lunch at our dive centre and watch open water video.

14:00: Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session.

16:00: Awarded successful certification followed by boat transfer back to marina. Make your own way back to the lodge.

 

Day 4

12:00: Check-out from Downbelow Eco Lodge.

 

Due to the course being performance based, finishing times may vary due to individual achievements. Additional charges may apply should a student diver need an extra day to complete the performance requirements to certify.

Downbelow’s Eco Lodge

An air-conditioned private room with en-suite bathroom to accommodate families and friends travelling together. It is located at the heart of Kota Kinabalu Times Square with a PADI dive centre on the premise.

Vegetarian buffet lunch
Refreshments on the island

During your free time, you can take some time to sight-see around the island or have a swim in the ocean. Other than that, there’s always opportunities to join a snorkeling session or just take your afternoon off sun bathing on the white sandy beach.

If you see any starfishes, feel free to take pictures, however it’s advised to avoid holding them or bringing them away from their natural habitat.

All park entrance, diving, and jetty fees

Air-conditioned private room with en-suite bathroom

Equipment rental (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regs, wetsuit)

PADI Open Water Course certification

Refreshments on the island

Vegetarian buffet lunch

Breakfast

Dinner

Diving computer

Personal expenses

Swimwear

Sunscreen

Scuba diving qualification card

Arrival by flights

  • You can fly to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) direct from Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

In lieu of the Covid-19 pandemic, you can opt to postpone your trip once it is safe to travel again. Kindly contact the property owner for more information. 

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures is a Destination Management Company specialising in authentic, responsible customised travel for companies, organisations and independent travellers. Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures are fully licensed under the Ministry of Culture, Arts & Tourism Malaysia.

Due to the course being performance based, finishing times may vary due to individual achievements. Additional charges may apply should a student diver need an extra day to complete the performance requirements to certify.

Reviews

One of the best tour we had! Greatly appreciated their call before and after the climb to see if everything was okay… we had a great experience with them for 5 out of 5 stars. Will definitely go back and get them.
– R. Macasaet, Philippines

Great service and greeted very welcome. Nice lodge to start your adventures through Sabah…
– R. Wong, Netherlands

Great service, nice staff and amazing dive sites. Highly recommended!
– J. Hannink, Netherlands

The team here are amazing! super friendly and nothing is a trouble! we loved our trip and would definitely go back.
– S. Pritchard, Australia

Wonderful time diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park with Downbelow. Visibility was a bit challenging from time to time at the beginning of Monsoon, but the dives were fantastic. Super crew and guides – Oli, Vic, Chris on the water, and Phylicia at the main office set everything up perfectly. A special thanks to Oli (Oliver) on Manukan Island. I left the resort in a rush after getting three more dives in my last day, and left my iPad in my room. Ben, the on-site Resort Manager got the iPad to Oli, who took time out of his off work evening time to personally bring it by my hotel in KK to make sure I received it safely. Effort above and beyond normal responsibilities! Thanks again! Pete H.
-P. Heyroth, United States of America

My dive experience was amazing thanks to the crew at downbelow. My instructor was Akiko and she was incredible, so patient with helping me learn and practice the skills and made sure that my dive was experience was enjoyable. I loved it so much I went back two weeks later for more dives. Thank you and I hope to be back!
– D. Hill, Australia

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