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The PADI Open Water Diver Course, the beginning of your ocean exploration adventure! The full PADI Open Water Diver course involves self learning through PADI e-learning portal, and three days on our pontoon completing your confined skill sessions and open water dives. The PADI Open Water Diver Course is a simple and exciting course consisting of 3 Days with us here in Borneo Reef World, with the best marine life the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Sabah has to offer.

Check out our special pricing when you book as a group. Learning to dive with family and friends is the best!

Begin exploring the underwater world

PADI Open Water License breakdown:

  • License Card ( no expiry FOREVER )
  • Ability to dive freely up to 18m depth
  • License can be used Worldwide, giving you a passport to explore the oceans of the world.
  • Knowledge Development (online, home study) to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
  • CW – Confined Water dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • OW – Open Water dives to review your skills and explore!

Why Dive with us?

Flexible Course schedule

Have a 9-5 job? Can’t obtain a 3-day leave? No worries! Here at Borneo Reef World we provide a flexible schedule to take your course part time! Chose either to take the course on the weekends each week, or take the course full time for 3 days straight, we are able to provide the perfect option for you.

All Inclusive ( One time fee )

  • Dive education pack (online e-learning) [ English, Malay, and Chinese]
  • Dive equipment and wetsuit rental
  • Boat transfers ( To and Fro Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal )
  • Boat dives
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Toilet and Shower facilities on board
  • Sabah Park fee and Jesselton Point Terminal fee included.

Learning Facilities for safety and comfort

We pride ourselves with understanding what it feels like for beginner divers, and provide the best in class facility and an environment so you can focus on your dive training as stress free as possible, making the process fun and exciting!

Coure Pre-requisites

To learn the PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course you must be:

  • Aged 10 years or older.
  • Fit, healthy and able to swim comfortably in water to deep to stand up in. You will be required to self-certify you are healthy to go diving before you start the course.
  • Prepared to complete all study online via PADI eLearning.


Course Itinerary -3 Days

Pre-Study Session

You’ll be given a link to eLearning website. There are 5 Chapters and you’ll required to do self-study. Final exam will be on Day 3 of the PADI Open Water Course.


Day 1 – PADI Open Water Diver Course

Meet our crew at Jesselton Point Jetty at 8.50am and depart to Pontoon and 9am. Please be on time, or early as we will depart sharp at 9am.Boat transfer will take ~20-25 minutes to your dive site in Pontoon.
9:30am – Your Padi Instructor will give a full safety briefing befire you start diving. You will then be given a 200m swim and 10 minutes float test.
10:00am – You’ll be taught to set up your own scuba gears and then proceed to your diving training session. You’ll complete confined skill session 1 during the morning training session.
11:30am-12noon – Enjoy buffet lunch in Pontoon.
~1:30pm – After lunch, Your PADI Instructor will give a dive briefing before you start your first Open Water Course dive. Set up your five gear and go for a 8m dive to see the coral reefs below Pontoon for about 30-50 minutes dive guided by your PADI Instructor.
2:30pm-3pm – After the dive, you’ll be taught to clean your scuba gears by your PADI Instructor. You’ll then be transferred back to Jesselton Point.


Day 2 – PADI Open Water Diver Course

Meet our crews at Jesselton Point Jetty at 8.50am and depart to Pontoon and 9am.
Morning Session – You will complete Coffined Water Training Sessions 2, 3, 4 and 5.
11:30am-12noon – Enjoy buffer lunch in Pontoon.
Afternoon Session – Continue PADI Open Water Dive 2. After the dive, you will transferred back to Jesselton Point at around 3pm.


Day 3 – PADI Open Water Diver Course

Meet our crews at Jesselton Point Jetty at 8.50am and depart to Pontoon and 9am.
Morning Session – You’ll complere your paper exam and proceed to complere Open Water Dive 3.
11.30am-12pm – Enjoy Buffet Lunch in Pontoon.
Afternoon Session – Continue your final qualifying dive, PADI Open Water Dive 4 and if all is well, congratulations you are now a certified PADI open water diver!

Other PADI Courses

  • Advanced Open Water Course

  • Rescue Diver Course

  • Emergency First

Kindly drop us your information for a quote and information on the above courses


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