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3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu provided by Diverse Borneo

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3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

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Departure Point
Diverse Borneo, Jesselton Point Warehouse, Block A-C, Lot 5, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
3 days
Return Details
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  • Local scuba permit fee
  • A bottle of drinking water and ala-carte lunch
  • Professional Instructor
  • Use of all scuba diving equipment including tanks and weights
  • Small-group tour and maximum 4 students to 1 instructor
  • PADI Digital Open Water Diver Material, log book and PADI Certification
  • Boat transfers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks (soft drinks, ice creams)
  • Accommodation
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • You will need minimum 18 hours of NO FLYING after completing all scuba activities (or 24 hours is recommended if diving for more than 3 days consecutively). It is okay to take a flight the next day anytime after 10AM (or anytime after 3PM to meet the 24 hours requirement) onwards once all scuba diving activities ended.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Julia C wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
Just completed my PADI cert with Diverse Borneo and I couldn’t recommend this outfitter enough! They’re both highly professional and engaging! I went on 5 different OW dives, and though I’d never used scuba gear before, I felt safe and well informed on how to dive safely! Also
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Date of experience: February 2020
Kevin B wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 3 great days with Diverse Borneo on our PADI Open Water diving course and had an awesome experience. These guys are very knowledgeable, patient and supportive. Big thanks to our scuba instructor Pray who taught us all we needed to know and more. Would definitely
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Date of experience: February 2020
Mel wrote a review Jan 2020
Palo Alto, California7 contributions5 helpful votes
Completed my open water certification with Diverse Borneo diving school and had a lot of fun in the process! The staff were very helpful in explaining what to expect from the course and making everything run smoothly. Everyone speaks good English. We had a group of 3 people.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Bregje wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
Last Three days me and my boyfriend did the padi diving cours at Divers Borneo. It was great! We saw a lot of beautiful things in the water and also at the islands. We also had a really good dive instructor, Ejam. He learned us a lot of things in a nice way. He is so funny, but
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Date of experience: January 2020
TJeu wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Had a really good experiance whit this divingcompany. Trustworthy and clear. Ejam (our divinginstructor) was realy professional, helpful and patient, but also very fun and kind. He took good care of us (our stuff and health). Great guy! Besides him, all his colleagues were also
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Diverse Borneo
Do not just consider, just do it
We had a great time! We swam with fishes and a shark! This was one of the best dives we have tried :D
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Very Good Experience on Snorkeling and Island Hopping
Very good experience for those who are never try before even you do not know how to swim. Diverse Borneo will provi
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Padi Discover Scuba Diving
Spent a great day with Diverse Borneo on their Padi DSD and had an amazing experience. I am a non swimmer and fear
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Christopher G
So much fun!
Perfect day. Company and tour guides were extremely accommodating, knowledgeable and fun. We arrived late due to ou
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Great time snorkelling
The boat took us to 3 different dive locations and each snorkel session lasted about 45 minutes. We had a private
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Mark P
5 Days of Learning, hilarity, diving and making memories. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Well, I'm not really sure where to begin with this review, I'm just a little sad it's all over. I signed up last mi
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Fabulous Experience
We had a really good fun time on this. Riding the waves always a treat.The crew were professional and took us to so
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A Great Day
A Big Thanks to Andy for a great day. My buddy for a day of fun diving. Saw some awesome sea life, including two h
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Excellent customer service and dive master!
Did two dives with them, hands down very professional from customer service to the dive master himself. I had to le
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Ruth J
Worth doing
This was the first time I ever dived. The reefs weren’t the best I’ve ever seen when I’ve snorkelled previously but
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This Diving company is a scam!!! I waited my diving license for 3 months till now never received! Waited since 29/1
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I dived 3 times for totally 10 days this year with Dives Borneo
I dived 30 times for totally 10 days this year with Dives Borneo. At April I was alone, at October I was with my gi
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Amanda M
Snorkeling and zipline at Tunku Abdul Rahman
I had a really great time on this. The crew was professional and knew some good spots to snorkel. Definitely re-a
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Gareth M
Great place to do your AOW course
I had a great experience doing my AOW course with diverse borneo. Ijam was a fantastic instructor, very patient and
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Good experience!
I took the PADI Advanced Open Water Course with instructor Eric, and I absolutely loved the experience! He's a thor
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Key Details
  • Diverse Borneo
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese
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