PADI Open Water Course in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah at Diverse Borneo in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP) is the most recognized diver certification in the world. To gain certification you must successfully complete the entire PADI Open Water Course with one of our Professional PADI diving instructors that has been taught by our in-house PADI Course Director from England.

The Course Director is the highest level of a diving instructor in the world. Our in-house PADI Course Director always ensures the highest quality and safe PADI diving courses is taught daily in which taking the PADI Open Water course package in Kota Kinabalu remains as the hottest diving certification in the world.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Kota Kinabalu

PADI Open Water Course package enables you to, dive to a depth no greater than 18 meters independently with a certified buddy that has the equivalent or higher level certification while applying the knowledge and skills that you learned during the PADI Open Water Course.

You will be able to plan your dive and dive your plan, log open water no stop (no decompression) dives and discover the underwater world and forever blow bubbles in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park by continuing on and taking the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course package or taking the daily fun diving package in Kota Kinabalu.

In the confined water dives of the PADI Open Water course you will apply dive principles, learn and practice Dive Safety procedures and skills. You’ll do this in confined water in a controlled environment inside the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park at the beach. Knowledge development gives you the information that you’ll need to complete your PADI Open Water course final exam. You will complete knowledge reviews, diver quizzes, and learn how to calculate your scuba dives by using the recreational dive planner. In the open water dives of the PADI Open Water course, you will apply what you have learned during confined open water and knowledge development and discover the underwater world at its best.

The PADI Open Water course certification shows that you have successfully completed the PADI course according to the WRSTC (World Recreational Scuba Training Council), and dive centers or resorts would require your license as a proof of certification.

At Diverse Borneo you will receive a PADI Open Water course gold card license as this a clear sign that you were trained by the best of the best diving schools, a PADI 5 Star instructor development centre.




1. Quick & easy in the office

Theory Section Open Water Kota Kinabalu

Theory Section

2. Study Hard!

Equipment Fitting Open Water Course

Equipment Fitting

3. Try out the diving equipments

Briefing by Instructor Open Water Course

Briefing By Instructor

4. Learning the dive drills

Depart Dive Site Open Water Course Kota Kinabalu

Depart to Dive Site

5. Travel in style to the islands

Confined Water Open Water Course Kota Kinabalu

Confined Water

6. Conducted at the beach

Lunch Open Water Course Kota Kinabalu


7. Relaxing lunch break

PADI Open Water Dives Kota Kinabalu

Open Water Dives

8. Diving from the boat


You have a few options to get certified for the PADI Open Water course in Kota Kinabalu. Choose which method you prefer.

Option 1:

The traditional approach. You spend around half day (up to 5-6 hours) watching course video in the classroom followed by two diving days. You will get four open water dives with this option. This is recommended for single travelers/guests or couples.

Option 2:

This is where all three days you go for scuba diving. The first day starts off diving right away in the morning followed by an afternoon of classroom and two more days of scuba diving. During this option of the PADI Open Water Diver Course you will get five open water dives. This option is especially advised for group bookings or generally anyone that wants more dive time.

Option 3:

This option is where you spend four days learning the PADI Open Water Diver Course with one day in the classroom and three days diving. With this option you will get six open water dives. This option is great for people that want to learn at a relaxed pace.

Option 4

Learn the PADI Open Water Diver course with our in-house PADI Course Director at the highest level, tip top training! You will receive one on one learning instruction over three days with five open water dives.


A glimpse of how we conduct our PADI Open Water Course training at Kota Kinabalu


  • The PADI Open Water scuba diving course consists of 3 sections.
  • Confined water dives 1 -5 and 1 mini dive.
  • Knowledge development 1 – 5.
  • Open water dives 1 – 4 and dive flexible skills.
  • You will need to complete all sections to be certified as an PADI Open Water scuba diver.
  • If you complete confined open water dives 1 – 3, knowledge development 1 – 3, and open water dives 1 & 2, then you will be certified as a PADI Scuba Diver.


  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual with recreational dive planner (RDP)
  • Log book
  • PADI certification
  • Instructor fee
  • Boat fee
  • Dive equipment rental
  • Sabah park dive permit
  • Jetty fee
  • Lunch on diving days
  • Drinking water


  • PADI Open Water Divers need to be physically fit
  • Complete a diver medical
  • Sign all liability release forms
  • Complete a 200 meter swimming test
  • A 10 minute survival float
  • Minimum age Requirement is 10 years for the Junior Open Water (need parent or guardian consent) and 15 for the Open Water Diver certification.


for 2 and half days
✓ RM1090.00 for 3 days.
✓ RM1300.00 for 4 days.
✓ Need a private instructor? Add RM159.00 per diving day for your private course.
✓ RM5000.00 to learn one on one with our PADI Course Director.

Contact us if you have any questions or call / message us +60168268547 for more information.