Diving Course

Scuba Diving in Mabul | Mantabuan & Si Amil Dive at Tun Sakaran Marine Park

PADI Open Water Courses
~ English & Chinese Speaking Qualified Instructor ~

A. Open Water Course
RM 1,200.00 per pax at Kota Kinabalu ( 2 pax above )
RM 1,300.00 per pax at Semporna ( in Sibuan Island )


  • Certification Card (PIC) with log book
  • Qualified Instructor
  • Boat Transfer and Dive Equipment
  • Knowledge development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore
  • Duration course with 3 Full Days

B. Advance Open Water
RM 1,200.00 per pax at Kota Kinabalu ( 2 pax above )
RM 1,300.00 per pax at Semporna in Sibuan Island )


  • Certification Card (PIC)
  • Qualified Instructor
  • Boat Transfer and Dive Equipment
  • Underwater navigation
  • Duration course with 2 Full Days
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 meters) 

C. Discover Scuba Diving – RM 450.00 per pax

  • Qualified Instructor
  • Kota Kinabalu x 3 Dives and Semporna x 2 Dives
  • Boat Transfer and Dive Equipment
  • Learn what scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater
  • Practice some basic skills and safety rules

D. Leisure Scuba Diving – 3 Dives
RM 350.00 per pax at Kota Kinabalu
RM 380.00 per pax at Semporna ( Tun Sakaran Marine Park )


  • Qualified Instructor
  • Packed Lunch
  • Boat Transfer and Dive Equipment

E. EFR Course – RM 500.00 per pax (4 Hours)

  • Certification Card (PIC)
  • Qualified Instructor
  • Boat Transfer and Dive Equipment

F. Rescue Diver Course + First Aid Course – RM 1,600.00 (2 pax above)

  • Certification Card (PIC)
  • 3 Days Course (class room study + 2 days training dives)
  • Qualified Instructor
  • Boat Transfer and Dive Equipment
  • Self rescue skills, Rescue panicked divers
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

G. Divemaster Course – RM 4,750.00 per pax

  • Certification Card (PIC)
  • 28 Days course Duration
  • Must have minimum 60 logs dives to qualify for DM course
  • Must obtained EFR & Rescue License
  • Qualified Instructor
  • Boat Transfer and Dive Equipment

What Included

  • We do course in English & Chinese
  • Included Jetty fee – Permits – Light Snack – Lunch – Drinks – PADI Material

Rental Camera & Dive Computer

  • Panasonic Lumix with waterproof housing – RM 50 per day
  • Gopro 3 Silver Plus – RM 50 per day
  • Gopro Red Fliter – RM 10.00
  • Gopro Monopod – RM 10.00
  • Iphone 4, 4s & 5s waterproof housing – RM 50 per day
  • SuuntoZoop Dive Computer – RM 50 per day
  • Take Note RM 50.00 Deposit and Passport Require

This is a normal path to gaining an Open Water Course

  • Day 1. Theoretical Knowledge

Knowledge development refers to learning about the basic principles and procedures in scuba diving. This is crucial; this understanding of aspects such as the effects of pressure on ones’ body prepares a new diver to manage behaviour underwater.

8.30am You start watching a 5 hour Padi DVD plus you need to answer all 5 knowledge reviews for each chapter in the book.

After lunch you try your equipment on and learn how to assemble and dissemble your gear.

At the end of the day with your instructor you revise the knowledge reviews and then do the Padi exam

  • Day 2. Confined Water Dives

At this stage, learners get their first experience in the water giving them more confidence underwater. By the end of the dive you will comfortable and ready for the next big step.

  • Day 3. Open Water Dives

Last, but definitely not least, are the dives in open water. With all the theory learned and practice dives, one is now knowledgeable enough to fully experience what it is like to be a scuba diver

Advance Open Water Course

  • (below is an example of the training schedule for the AOW)

Deep Dive: Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths of 26 – 28 metres/ max. 30 metres. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control. 

Navigation Dive: Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive: Observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level. 

Fish Identification Dive: Identify fish families and their characteristics. 

Search & Recovery Dive: Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock. Learn effective swimming patterns and using a lift bag for heavy objects.

  • Day 1. Advance course

Diver will complete the Navigation Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive.

  • Day 2. Advance course last day training

Diver will complete the Deep Dive, Fish ID Dive & Search & Recovery Dive.


Discover the Underwater World through the Lens of a Dive Mask

Many diving institutions exist. To name a few – PADI, SSI, TDI, NAUI. Whichever qualification you decide to gain, they are all just brands to help you take your very first step to explore the wonderful marine life. All diving institutions basically teach the same methods in scuba diving. One of the basic qualifications available is the Open Water Course. This qualification gives you your license to dive anywhere in the world, whether it be in the shallow waters at 5 meters such as where divers do macro diving off the island of Mabul, a popular dive spot near world famous Sipadan Island, or at depths of 18 meters. Either way, a buddy system is a must, whereby divers are required to dive in pairs. This is one of the safety measures; an international standard, which can save lives.

In general, the Open Water Course involves three steps. It starts off with learning the theory of scuba diving, followed by training in shallow waters (which may be in a swimming pool or a shallow section off a beach). The final and most exciting step for learners is when they head out to the open water where everything is unexpected. There, new divers will get to explore the underwater world of colorful aquatic life, deep sea pinnacles and even sunken ship-wrecks. Having this qualification gives people the opportunity to explore a world which is not normal human territory.

One of the most popular diving certifications is with PADI. Alongside other dive institutions, dive lessons are provided in a way. Learning how to dive is not just about gaining a certification; in the process, one has a lot of fun. For some, learning how to dive is the first step to a new career. There have been many who have, due to sheer passion, gone on to much higher levels of qualifications. With deeper and stronger knowledge and experience, one is able to work underwater in a professional manner – becoming an instructor themselves, or becoming involved in commercial diving.

So whether it is out of personal interest in the wonders of breathing underwater, or as a move towards a new career path, is it important to follow proper procedures. There are casualties, most of which boil down to human error.






Breathe Underwater, Blow Bubbles, Swim with Fins, Perform Underwater Tricks
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Kids Scuba Diving Open Water Course is the way that kids can start to enjoy the underwater world! A whole new exists, which you cannot discover on land, once the young ones start to dive.

Kids Scuba Diving Open Water Course program is gives an introduction on how to breath underwater. Anyone over the age of eight or nine can now learn this skill with a qualified Instructor and try to learn the art of diving safely. It is found that kids are often much more adventurous than their parents when trying their hand at scuba diving. This program allows the young ones to try scuba diving in a safe and controlled environment.

Fun games are part of the learning process…. kids will learn how to take part in an upside-down, underwater, egg and spoon race, all the while blowing bubbles. Also, throwing frisbees around underwater is also mastered during the course! This definitely gives a new twist to what your entire family can do while on vacation at one of the many beautiful islands in Kota Kinabalu, or on the east coast of Sabah in the popular islands of Semporna, Mabul and Kapalai Islands.

What does the Kids Scuba Diving Open Water Course cover?

  • This course starts off with a 30 minute introductory video to the course.
  • After watching the video, kids will be taken to the swimming pool and this is the first time they will experience first hand the use of the SCUBA equipment.
  • Under the supervision of a Instructor, kids will practise swimming underwater using the full SCUBA Gear. This includes blowing bubbles and learning how to get comfortable with the equipment! 

Learn how to

  • Breathe underwater
  • Swim with fins
  • Perform underwater tricks
  • Receive a Super Cool Scuba Diving Open Water Course Certificate!

Once qualified through the Kids Scuba Diving Open Water Course, Sipadan Diving Centre also offers scuba diving trips to Kota Kinabalu and Semporna where one can dive to a maximum depth of 2m in the crystal clear waters and meet all the local tropical Reef Fish, Hawksbill  Turtles, Nemo, Parrot Fish and more. On these trips, you will experience what is like to be a real diver!

Our expertly trained, certified Instructors will guide these young adventurers through all of the basic skills of snorkeling and scuba diving, utilising games and lots of fun underwater activities.

Who can participate in the Kids Scuba Diving Open Water Course?

  • Anyone 8 or above who is in general good health and does not suffer from a cold or ear infection is eligible to enrol on the Kids Scuba Diving Open Water Course.

The Price you Pay Includes

  • Qualified Instructor
  • Scuba Diving Equipment Rental
  • Lunch & Drinking Water

How many people are in each group?

  • Groups are kept to a very small size so that each person gets the attention that they deserve from the session ~ a maximum of 2 students per Instructor is our usual standard. This is also to ensure that there is a minimum impact on the reefs. Our emphasis is on safety, fun and personal service within a relaxed and stress-free environment.

Mum and Dad are more than WELCOME to join in!







SDI (Scuba Diving International)
MYR 950 per person

Scuba Diving International – SDI was created in 1999 and grew out of the success of our sister company TDI – Technical Diving International, which specializes in the more advanced disciplines of dive training.

Both students and instructors have embraced the no nonsense approach that the SDI training system offers. We have streamlined the course materials to let students study the essential academics with an emphasis on practical diving skills learned in both the pool and open water environments. Scuba Diving International is the only agency to require students to be taught with modern dive computers from the onset of training.

Scuba Diving International course materials are state-of-the-art; the materials are lavishly illustrated with photography and graphics.

Scuba diving is constantly changing. SDI staff is always looking forward and striving to be the innovators in scuba diving education. SDI focus is to make the experience of diving one that is enjoyed by every family member.

SDI Scuba Open Water Course ( 3 Days)

  • Certification Card (PIC) with Log Book
  • Qualified SDI Instructor
  • Boat Transfer, Dive Equipments
  • Sabah Park Fee

SDI Advance Open Water

  • Certification Card (PIC
  • Qualified SDI Instructor
  • Boat Transfer, Dive Equipments
  • Sabah Park Fee

SDI Rescue Diver Course + First Aid Course

  • Certification Card (PIC)
  • Qualified SDI Instructor
  • Boat Transfer, Dive Equipments
  • Sabah Park Fee








Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox
Semporna | Sipadan Island | Mabul Island

Normally people heard the word “Nitrox”; they find it sounded dangerous and deadly. Guess what… You have been breathing these gases since you were born. With Nitrox dive, diver can dive more safely and absorbs less nitrogen when scuba diving with air. The coolest part… diver able to perform underwater longer and get back the sea sooner.

What is Nitrox or Enriched Air?

Enriched air, or Nitrox, is a combination of nitrogen and oxygen. The air that we breathe in is comprised of about 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen. Nitrox able to reduced fraction of nitrogen in your breathing gas.

What Diver Learn from Enriched Air Nitrox

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • It allows an increase in no-decompression bottom time limits.
  • It reduces the potential for decompression sickness.
  • A reduced fatigue after a dive, resulting in reduced sub-clinical decompression sickness.
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure
  • How to stay underwater longer.







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Borneo Climb & Dive Sdn. Bhd. specializes in nature based tours with packages. As a Mount Kinabalu Agency and Dive operator, we places a special focus on diving tours both the east and west coast of Sabah.

We offer both local and foreign tourists a wide range of things to do while in Sabah, (such a city tours, mount climbing & wildlife observation), to sea-based activities (diving and snorkeling).

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