Manukan Island Stay & PADI Open Water Course
Our Manukan island stay & PADI open water Course includes the PADI Open Water Course which is not only our most popular scuba diving course but the most popular scuba course in the world. It’s the first level of PADI Certification and as a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional to a maximum depth of 18 meters. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, we offer a PADI Junior Open Water Diver course.
Our PADI 5 STAR CDC Centre is located at the pool area of Manukan Island Resort next to the beach. Staying at the resort means no daily transfers out to the island, you wake up and spend the day learning to scuba dive in paradise. For those that want to stay longer and enjoy some fun dives after course certification talk to our travel consultants about extending your holiday package.
During the day time Manukan island can be busy with day-trippers. However we limit the number of people at the dive centre and maintain a maximum 4:1 ratio of divers to PADI Instructor. Evening and night times are quiet, with only the one resort located on the island, guests enjoy peaceful sunsets, cocktails beach walks.
• Open Air Buffet & A’La Carte Restaurant
• PADI 5 Star CDC Dive Centre
• Volleyball and Badminton Courts
• Jetski, Banana Boats, Parasailing
• WiFi Internet
• Swimming pool
Dining is fairly casual with a “sand between the toes” kind of feel, perfect for us divers. If you want to enjoy some exclusive luxury we offer fabulous sunset cruises for special occasions. We can also arrange special honeymoon packages and private beach dinners.
Dive Sites on Your Doorstep
Manukan island dive resort in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park offers the ideal environment to stay & learn to scuba dive Borneo. Dive sites within the park offer some great scuba diving for beginners and experienced divers alike. Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is also great for underwater photographers, providing lots of macro subjects in relatively shallow calm water.
The coral reefs feature lots of very healthy hard and soft coral. Our scuba diving guests are often very surprised to see such healthy corals so close to a city. We have 49 dive sites to choose from & our divemasters will choose the best dive sites depending on the sea & weather conditions, plus individual diver ability on the day. Learn more about scuba diving in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
About the Chalets
Our Manukan island stay & PADI open water course holiday packages offer two types of accommodation, each nestled in lush greenery and just a few steps from the beach. They are private and rusticly luxurious. All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities, a minibar and private bathrooms. Extra beds are available for children. Interconnecting rooms are available for families.
Hill Villa Single Storey & Double Storey Chalets
One bedroom sleeps two people ( 1 x king bed ) plus a separate lounge area with a balcony and stunning ocean views. Ideal for couples and honeymooners. Chalets have direct access via steps to the resorts private beach.