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3-Day PADI Open Water Course

By UnderPressure Explorers

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From US$ 351.45
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At a Glance

At a Glance

3 days
Group trip (6 travellers per group)

During the three day course, Underpressure Explorers will introduce you to equipment and teach you all the basic underwater skills taking you through several confined water and open water dives, reaching a depth of 18 meters.

Open Water Certification
Diving

Choose this if

Choose this if

You want to get certified, with a supportive instructor will make sure you have all the essential skills to dive in open waters by yourself at the end of the course
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Small Groups
Couples
Solo Travellers

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What's included

What's included

US$ 351.45 MYR 1,506.84
  • Return Transfer from Semporna
  • Scuba Equipment
  • Diving Computer
  • Learning Material
  • Parks’ Permits
  • Jetty Fee
  • Lunch
  • Drinking Water
  • PADI OWSI Instructor (Ratio 1:2)
  • Metal pointers (RM 5/day)
  • Underwater camera (RM 150/day)
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • UnderPressure Explorers Office (Semporna) Details

Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 7 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Semporna
Semporna

Classroom Theory Studies (You won't go into the water)

  • 08:00am - Pick-up at UnderPressure Explorers Office (Semporna)
  • 5 Chapters of Knowledge Development
  • 4 Quizzes
  • Final Exam
Day 2: Semporna Islands
Semporna Islands

Complete your Training Dives + Open Water Dives (Above 12m)

  • Equipment introduction
  • Learning basic in-water skills
  • Mock Dives
Day 3: Semporna Islands
Semporna Islands

Complete Training Dives + Open Water Dives (12-18m)

  • Application of skills learned during open water dives
  • 05:00pm - Drop-off at UnderPressure Explorers Office (Semporna)

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

UnderPressure Explorers

UnderPressure Explorers, PADI Dive Center S-27446 is situated in the heart of Semporna, conveniently across from the Semporna Jetty. The instructors pride themselves in providing professional and quality service. Their guests have also raved about their patient and caring dive instructors, who would give you the peace of mind when diving.
1 year experience
Fluent English, Chinese, Bahasa
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.8 out of 19 helpful reviews
Michelle H, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
14 Mar 2020 on Tripadvisor
We booked a snorkeling daytrip through underpressure explorers to Bohey Dulang Island. We had a great time! First hiking up to the viewpoint, and after that making two stops to snorkel. Jeremy took great care of us. I was not feeling well that day. So hiking took a bit more time. Jeremy was very patient. We definetely recommend booking this trip as it was well organised, nice lunch provided and a fun day.
Julia
10 Mar 2020 on Tripadvisor
I had such a great experience with Under Pressure Explorers. Jeremy and Ken are super Nice! Price is fair. Gear is really good. And The diving is AMAZING! So happy for 4 great days of diving with Under Pressure.
ldown48, St. Gallen
10 Mar 2020 on Tripadvisor
Highly recommended! When we came to Semporna, we checked out a couple of diving centers and ended up with UnderPressure Explorers. The whole team was super friendly and they really know their stuff - so the decision was made real quick. I did the Open Water course with Jeremy L. Since I just started diving it was really important to me to know that I can trust my instructor and the diving center I'm working with and it was an amazing experience! The team speaks English very well (it's a multilingual crew!) and they have the best diving spots in the area (including permits for Sipadan). Personally I was diving in Mataking Island and Sipadan - both were phenomenal. I would definitely chose UnderPressure Exploreres again!
Dorrigro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
20 Feb 2020 on Tripadvisor
Cancellation policy unfair I dived with them 2 times, these 2 first dives were really good dives, at the of the second dive I felt some dizzyness and didn't do the third dive. In the next day I would go to Sipandan for diving also, but as I was dizzy I asked them and they told if I cancel the dive I would lose all the money, in my opinion this is really unfair because you have meals included, water, equipments rent. In the next day I told them I wasn't 100% (still feel some dizzyness) and asked them some refund, but they refused any refund. I didn't receive at least the meal and water I was supposed to get. I was really frustated with situation. I hope they can handle better next time.
Sam Bainbridge, Mataking, Malaysia
18 Feb 2020 on Tripadvisor
GREATEST DIVE EXPERIENCE EVER I had the best experience ever! Out of any place in Semporna please dive with Under Pressure and ask to dive with Jeremy Lam or Jeremy Ngai. They were extremely passionate and fun to be around very dedicated to what they do had lots of great conversations and most importantly very patient! I got certified with Jeremy there were times I wasn't at my best but he was very patient and willing to motivate me in order to pass. The prices were very fair most places around Semporna are the same ignore the review about the cancellation policy from the article written above. Thank again Jeremy for such a great experience and definitely will be back again for sure!

UnderPressure Explorers Policies

UnderPressure Explorers Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As UnderPressure Explorers pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Ankle socks (as fins can rub on the back of your ankles)
Flip flops
Personal toiletries
Rashguard
Sunblock
Swimwear
Towel
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