PADI Advanced Open Water Diving Course


TOUR INFORMATION

TOUR CODE: ABK-DVC02
DESCRIPTION: PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE
REGION: Kota Kinabalu / TARP Islands
DURATION: 2 Days
MINIMUM: 1 Pax
AVAILABILITY: Upon Request
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

OVERVIEW OF COURSE

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is suitable for any Open Water certified diver seeking to upgrade your diving skills, equipping you with important skills that instills confidence as you venture deeper into the exciting underwater world.  

The program consists of 5 adventure dives - 2 Core Dives and the choice of 3 Elective Dives. You are required to have finished 2 Core Dives and can choose any 3 Elective Dives from the list below.

Core Dives:

  • Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive
  • Deep Adventure Dive

Elective Dives:

  • Fish Identification Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Search & Recovery Dive
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive
  • Multilevel and Computer Dive
  • Underwater Naturalist Dive
  • Drift Dive

WHY DIVE IN SABAH?

Here in the Land Below the Wind, the sea is as amazing and expressive as the land above. Endowed by nature for its unparalleled richness and privileged by geography as part of the Indo-Pacific Basin, Sabah offers exceptional marine bio-diversity; giving basis to the undisputed claim ‘World Class Diving’. Flamboyant coral reefs and exotic critters run the whole spectrum of colors ─ never short of breathtaking moments and bountiful in your face, It is where it all happens.

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - ADVANCE OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

Dive 1

  • Adventure Dive 1 (Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive OR 1 of 3 chosen Elective Dives)
    • Duration: 40 – 45 minutes
    • Max Depth: 18m

Dive 2

  • Adventure Dive 2 (Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive OR 1 of 3 chosen Elective Dives)
    • Duration: 40 – 45 minutes
    • Max Depth: 18m

Dive 3

  • Adventure Dive 3 (Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive OR 1 of 3 chosen Elective Dives)
    • Duration: 40 – 45 minutes
    • Max Depth: 18m
Meals : Lunch

Day 2 - ADVANCE OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

Dive 4

  • Adventure Dive 4 (Deep Adventure Dive)
    • Duration: 40 – 45 minutes
    • Max Depth: 30m

Dive 5

  • Adventure Dive 5 (Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive OR 1 of 3 chosen Elective Dives)
    • Duration: 40 – 45 minutes
    • Max Depth: 30m
Meals : Lunch

Meals 02 Lunch, Drinking Water 
Include

2-Way Boat Transfer, Meals as Stated, Diving Instructor, Diving Manuals, Diving Equipment, Dive Certificate, English Speaking Support Team, Sabah Park Entrance Fee, Sabah Park Diving Fee.

Exclude Optional Surcharges, Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance and Any Items Not Mentioned

OPTIONAL SURCHARGES:

  • HOTELS PICK-UP & DROP OFF:
    • Optional Return Hotel Transfers (KK City Hotel> Sutera Harbour Jetty>KK City Hotel) MYR 100 per pax are chargeable for this PADI Course Package
  • NIGHT DIVE:
    • If you select "Night Dive" as one of your Elective Dives, a surcharge of MYR 60 will be applied upon booking.

In the PADI Open Water Dive course, you will be using basic diving such as BCD (Buoyancy Control Device), Scuba Regulator, Weight System, and SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauges). Wetsuit, fins, snorkel and mask are all included in your course fee.

  • Adult: 15 years old and above (max dive depth 30m). Upon finishing the course, you will be awarded Advanced Open Water Diver certificate.
  • Participant who age between 12 till 14, please enquire for more details.  
  • Anyone who is in good health and reasonably fit.
  • Comfortable in the water or being able to swim.
  • Sunblock
  • Extra Change of Clothes
  • Swim Wear
  • Dive Logbook
  • Towel
  • Flip Flops
  • Please get ready the below details in English before attending the course for Certification purpose:
    • Full Name (First, Middle, Last Name)
    • Birth Date (Day, Month, Year) 
    • Gender
    • Address 
      Note: Your Diving Certificate / Diving License will be sent to this address by courier service
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Individual ID Photo (Half-Body, in softcopy)
  • By the end of 2 days, you should have completed 2 Core Dives and 3 Elective Dives. Follow the instructions of your Dive Instructor and Dive Master for the arrangement of your dive sequence.
  • You are not allowed to dive 18 hours before your flight. Please schedule your flights accordingly.
  • Boat journey to the Island may not be suitable for individuals who have any of the following conditions but not limited to: heart or lung conditions, recent surgery, back or spinal surgery, back problems/injury/fracture, arthritis, osteoporosis or other similar spinal/pelvic diseases. Pregnant women are also not recommended as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition. If you are having similar issues as above, kindly consult your physician before you enrol in this activity.
  • In the event of bad weather, we will not proceed with the dive tour due to safety precautions.
  • You will need to sign the PADI release & liability form before proceeding for your dives.
  • Kindly follow the instructions of your Dive Instructor or Dive Master at all times.
  • Alcohol consumption during your dive course or trip is NOT RECOMMENDED.
  • Kindly inform in advance if you have any health concerns.
  • Conservation of the Underwater World - Harming of coral or marine life is strictly not allowed.
  • You are advised to purchase personnel injury & travel insurance prior to your trip.
  • Before enrolling, please make sure that you are “Fit to Dive”. Kindly download the RSTC Continuing Education Administrative Document HERE or ensure that you get the document from us and read it thoroughly, this is for your own safety.
  • If you answered “Yes” to one of the question, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving. Your instructor will supply you with an RSTC Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination to take to your physician.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.