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1 Day PADI Re-Activate

Our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park – TARP provides an ideal location for divers who have not been in the water for a while and wish to brush up on their diving knowledge and skills.


  • Best dive sites in TARP
  • Idyllic island setting without the crowds
  • Dive safety & skills orientation
  • Relaxing dive centre & beach house
  • Fully guided by PADI professionals

Program Overview!

The 1 Day PADI ReActivate program consists of three parts: a knowledge review and a confined water skills review with open water scuba dive & an afternoon boat dive. The knowledge review segment covers the basic safety information divers learn during their entry-level training. We use the scuba tune-up guidebook or for a complete re-assessment the PADI Open Water Diver course quizzes and exam is used to test a divers knowledge. The confined water skills review allows participants to practice basic scuba skills. With guidance from a PADI professional, divers update and fine-tune their diving ability in a controlled environment, then enjoy an open water dive to our house reef. In the afternoon divers join the boat for an afternoon dive with a PADI Divemaster or Instructor.

Once the PADI ReActivate is complete and you feel comfortable in the water you can join our daily diving program. The PADI ReActivate program is offered at no additional charge for divers on a multiple diving package. This program also offers an opportunity to obtain an environmental orientation to a local dive site from a PADI member while gaining confidence and refreshing dive skills.

Your Safety is Our Priority!

At all times you are in safe hands. We pride ourselves on small group instruction ensuring our clients get the very best of attention from the instructor. Safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and HSE Guidelines. Our boats are equipped with marine radio, GPS & First Aid kits and our qualified snorkel guides always bring a life ring with them. All our guides are trained in Emergency First Response.

All Inclusive Rates!

We run daily picks ups from Kota Kinabalu City to our dive centre. Our all inclusive price means that you pay one price which includes everything you’ll need for a great snorkelling, trekking and kayaking day out. That’s return transfers from your hotel (KK City Centre only including Tanjung Aru – subject to confirmed bookings), boat transfers, park and jetty fees, activity equipment, refreshments – free flow water / tea / coffee and freshly cooked lunch. All programs last for the full day and our return boat transfer to the mainland is at 16:00. If you would like to leave earlier this is classified as a private transfer and the cost is RM100** per boat.

Itinerary at a Glance!

08:10 – Hotel pickup (KK city centre only including Tg Aru – subjected to confirmed bookings) (07:15 hrs for hotels outside of Kota Kinabalu) transfer to marina

08:30 – Boat to Downbelow’s Dive & Adventure Centre, Gaya Island
09:00 – Knowledge review segment & skills practice
11:00 – Tea/coffee surface interval on island
12:00 – Open water dive
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Boat dive
16:00 – Boat transfer to marina
16:30 – Return to hotel (KK City)

Hotel transfers (KK City), boat transfers, freshly cooked lunch and refreshments, park entry & jetty fees, guide/instruction, required learning materials, required certification fees, equipment rental, lunch, plus water, tea & coffee.
Alcoholic or carbonated beverages, items not explicitly stated
Proof of dive certification, change of clothes, swim wear, sun lotion, towel, personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat, personal medication.
Important Information

Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety.

After scuba diving, current PADI Flying After Diving guidelines state that you should not go to altitude (this includes flying and climbing) within 18 hours when completing multiple scuba dives. This means that the day after your diving program you can take a flight after 0930 hrs in the morning. Or you can choose to not take part in the afternoon dive and therefore take a flight after 0600 hrs in the morning the following day. Please note that since all our programs last a full day there will be no refund offered for missed dives since you have the option to stay on the island or enjoy snorkelling and trekking activities.

Don't forget your SUN-CREAM. We are in the tropics where the sun is very strong and although you will be underwater the sun rays penetrate.

Liability Forms

Clients will be asked to complete PADI standard liability forms at the mainland departure jetty and dive centre. Parent or guardian must sign for participants under 18 years of age.

Pre-Requisite

Qualified divers must show proof of certification.
This program is not suitable for children below 10 years of age.