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3-Day Open Water Certification by Navi Borneo Waters

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices


Private trip
3 days
You are in good hands with Uncle Foong if you're learning to dive. During the three day course, he 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. You can choose to be certified in PADI or NAUI.

Meet your guide

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Navi Borneo Waters

Our Pick!
26 years experience
NAUI / PADI Certfication
Uncle Foong, the owner of Navi Borneo Waters, has been diving for close to three decades. When we met Uncle, we were impressed by how deeply passionate he was about wanting to impart his knowledge of diving to new divers. Uncle is also very focused on safety and is a pair of safe hands for any diver.


Prices start from USD$382.80 per person Prices start from MYR1,595
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kota Kinabalu
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Today you will be learning the basics of diving.

  • Morning: Lessons on equipment handling and diving practices in pool
  • Afternoon: Guided dives
  • Evening: Dinner
Day 2: Kota Kinabalu
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For days 2 and 3, you will get to enjoy your first diving experience in open waters.

  • Morning: Lessons on equipment handling and diving practices in pool
  • Afternoon: 2 dives (4 in total)
  • Evening: Dinner

What's included

  • Return transport from your hotel
  • Water transfer from Jesselton Ferry terminal to islands
  • Fees (i.e. Sabah Park dive permit, Jetty terminal fees and Island conservation fee)
  • Diving gear
  • Diver course manual, log book and certification card*
  • Instructor
  • Light lunch and refreshments each day
  • <small>*Please indicate at the time of booking if you would like to get PADI or NAUI certification</small>

Transport Information

Return transport included

Pick-up Time
Pick-up Point
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Drop-off Time
Drop-off Point
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Transport Notes

If you are choosing NAUI certification (which includes a night dive), one of the days will start at 12pm.

What to bring

(As you're diving for more than a day, you may like to bring two sets of swimwear, towels and ankle socks so that you will have a dry set at any time)
Ankle socks (as fins can rub on the back of your ankles)
Flip flops
Personal toiletries
Personal toiletries

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 2 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Flexible cancellation policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. If the adventure is cancelled more than 7 days before the adventure start date, the adventure will be fully refunded as well. Cancellations within 7 days of the adventure start date, will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 18 Oct 2019
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