Start Diving With UsSign up here
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular entry-level scuba certification in the world! Why? PADI has designed the Open Water Diver course to make it easy for anybody to start learning to dive. If you are in good average health and comfortable in the water, you can become a diver. However, like any other activities, you need to put in some effort into the course and of course, we need a bit of your time.
How is the PADI Open Water Diver course structured?
1 - Knowledge Development (Scuba Theory)
The Knowledge Development sessions give you the background and basic knowledge on scuba diving. We will provide you with the PADI Open Water manual and videos to go through on your own and then our instructor will help you with knowledge areas that you need clarification or further explanation. If you're coming from Kuala Lumpur, we can provide you the PADI manual and video well in advance before your trip to Perhentian so you can have additional time to complete your study before you arrive on the island.
eLearning or Touch works well too for visitors coming to Malaysia from overseas as you can complete all the theory stuffs at home before your trip here, thus saving time.
2 - Confined Water (Shallow Water) Sessions
In the Confined Water sessions, you will practice the basic scuba skills like clearing your mask, in shallow water, with our instructor.
3 - Open Water Dives
To complete the course and become a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you will complete 4 "open water" dives! During the dives, you will practice the scuba skills that you have mastered during the Confined Water sessions and show our instructor that you are ready to dive independently.
How Much Does it Cost?
Course fee is RM1,150, inclusive of:
- PADI Open Water manual and dive table
- A dive log book
- Theory and confined water sessions
- Open water dives
- Full scuba equipment rental throughout the course
- PADI instructor fees
- PADI certification card, upon successful completion of the course
Please note that accommodation, meals, speedboat transfers (between Kuala Besut Jetty on the mainland and Perhentian Island) and the Marine Park Conservation fee are not included in the course fee above. We can assist you in arranging the accommodation and speedboat transfers.
We are very transparent in how we do our business. We give you all the information up front so that you know what to expect and how much to spend. We don't quote a cheap price at the beginning of the course, only to ask you later to pay additional money here and there. We don't like to do it and we're sure you won't like hearing it as well.
What Equipment Do I Need to Buy?
We will provide you all the scuba equipment you need to complete the course. Having said that, many students prefer to buy their own mask, fins, snorkel and a wetsuit before the arrive on the island, because they can then choose equipment that fit them better or make them look better underwater. These basic personal equipment are relatively cheap too. We can advice you what to buy and where.
How Short is the Course?
4 days / 3 nights
Can My Children Learn to Dive too?
Children 10-14 years old can sign up for the PADI Junior Open Water Diver course. Children 8 - 10 years old can participate in the Bubblemaker or PADI Seal Team program.
After Certification, Where Can I Dive and With Whom?
We have dive trips (local and abroad) almost every month so once you are certified as a diver, see the "Upcoming Dive Trips" listing on the front page of this website for these events. Join us on our trips, make new friends, see new places and do new things, underwater. If you have specific dates to go diving (and the trip dates on our website do not coincide with yours), contact us and we can arrange a dive trip just for you.
I Would Like to do My Bit for the Environment
Excellent, we want to adopt you already! We organize at least two (2) marine conservation activities annually in collaboration with Project AWARE (www.projectaware.org). Look out for our Upcoming Dive Trips listing on the front page for these events. If the company you work for is planning to organize a "Corporate Social Responsibility" (CSR) programs, talk to us. We can co-organise the conservation event or program with your company or your staffs. More info here.