PADI Diving Courses

PADI diving courses are pretty much unlimited with Diverse Borneo as we teach the whole range of PADI diving courses. PADI diving is all we teach and certify and the only scuba dive standards that Diverse Borneo knows. PADI Diving Courses we offer start from beginner courses to professional scuba lessons which the team at Diverse Borneo are well capable of teaching with the high level of instructors we employ. We only employ the best!

PADI Diving Courses are rated as the best Diving Courses world-wide amongst all other dive agencies as they provide hands on training experiences and with our well experienced dive team we provide that extra bit of knowledge during the PADI Diving Courses.

Our PADI dive team in Kota Kinabalu is trained by our resident PADI Course Director, Mark Hedger who has over 14 years of professional diving experience and thousands of logged dives. Mark’s duty is to ensure that Diverse Borneo’s Professional PADI instructors is teaching quality PADI diving courses in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The dive team is handpicked from the top candidates in the PADI IDC instructor courses to ensure that our guests enjoy premier and outstanding quality PADI diving courses.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park


Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is located just 3 kilometers from the coastal city of Kota Kinabalu. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park was established in 1974, just offshore of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. It covers an area of roughly 49 square kilometers of which two-thirds are sea, and the rest is coral reefs and five islands which are, Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik, and Sulug Islands. The park is named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman. The Park is administered by Sabah Parks. Water temperatures are are around 30degrees with 15 meters visibility and 24degrees with 5 meters visibility from January to March. From jesselton point jetty, the boat ride is approximately 10 to 15 minutes. View Diving Courses

PADI Diving Courses

PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors is the world’s largest recreational diving membership and diver training organization founded in 1966 by John Cronin and Ralph Erickson. PADI diving courses range from entry levels such as the PADI Scuba Diver to PADI Master Scuba Diver and a whole range of Professional certifications.

The PADI system is composed of modules with standardized learning objectives divided into theory and practical skills development. Confirmation of the student diver’s level of mastery of knowledge development, confined water and open water training sessions is carried out by a scuba instructor. Upon completion of each course, a certification is issued to the student. View Diving Courses

PADI Specialty Courses


PADI Specialty Courses let you explore different aspects of the underwater world whether it being in ice, at night or in caves. They provide diver’s with a massive comfort level above their diver certification as they get to dive with a PADI Specialty Instructor that gives them that extra bit of advice to be able to relax whilst diving.

PADI Specialty Dive Courses can be either a classroom based course or up to four open water training dives that varies from how to protect the living reef (Project AWARE), equipment specialist, digital photography, enriched air diver (nitrox) and much more. Unsure which course to take, complete the adventure dive first which provides you with an introduction to the course. View Diving Courses.

PADI Professional Courses

PADI Divemaster Course is your first level of professional training. As a divemaster, you can demonstrate exemplary diving skills, rescue skills and dive management and supervision abilities. For many divemasters, this is just the beginning of their professional journey.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the cornerstone of PADI’s professional-level training. The course focuses on preparing you to function as a PADI Assistant Instructor or PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor by introducing you to the complete PADI System. The course focuses your ability on using all components of the system as a professional dive educator.

In addition to becoming an PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will want to earn some specialty instructor ratings so that you can offer a variety of training to your student divers. Specialty instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course. You can choose from any of the 12 standard specialty courses that Diverse Borneo offers. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating. View Diving Courses

Dive Safety

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a non-profit organization devoted to assisting divers in need. The DAN Research department conducts significant medical research on recreational scuba diving safety. Supported by donations, grants, and membership dues, DAN’s studies are revealing important information that will benefit the entire diving community and improve Recreational diving safety worldwide. View Diving Courses

Emergency First Response Courses

To provide CPR / First Aid is a skill that you learn during the Emergency First Response (EFR) courses. Whether you are a parent, school teacher, a builder in the construction industry or self employed, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to provide emergency care for someone.

In today’s work environment, occupational health and safety regulations in most countries require staff to be proficient in CPR and first aid skills. Gaining these skills needs to fit into our busy schedules. Emergency First Response’s flexible approach to learning makes our programs the first choice. You learn the basics in your own time through the use of our independent study materials, and then participate in practical hands-on training sessions with our experienced Emergency First Response Instructors.


Emergency First Response courses follow current emergency patient care standards as published in the American Heart Association Guidelines 2005 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the Basic Life Support (BLS) group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). View Diving Courses.

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