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3-Day Open Water Certification
By Navi Borneo Waters
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You want to learn more about diving! This 3 day course with Uncle Foong will equip you with all the basics and know-hows of diving as you get certified in PADI or NAUI!
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.
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US$ 382.40 MYR1,602.65 per person
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)
Diver course manual, log book and certification card*
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>
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Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu
If you are choosing NAUI certification (which includes a night dive), one of the days will start at 12pm.
Trips available daily
Bookings should be made at least 2 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.
Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kota Kinabalu
Today you will be learning the basics of diving.
- Morning: Lessons on equipment handling and diving practices in pool
- Afternoon: Guided dives
- Evening: Dinner
Meet your guide
Navi Borneo Waters
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.
27 years experience
Other Things to Know
Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Flexible cancellation policy
As Navi Borneo Waters pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, full refunds will only be for trips cancelled 5 days before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
(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)