3D2N Stay & PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course

3D2N Stay & PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course

From: RM1,125.00

Our Stay & Advanced Open Water Course Accommodation package provides the opportunity to complete the PADI Advanced Open Water Course at Gaya Island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park whilst staying at Downbelow’s Eco Lodge in Kota Kinabalu’s waterfront & lifestyle location.

Package Includes

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 day PADI Advanced Open Water Course
  • Required PADI materials, registration and certification fee
  • Daily return land and boat transfers
  • All park, diving and jetty fees
  • Lunch at the dive centre (2 lunch)
  • Daily equipment rental (excluding dive computer)

Online bookings offer the best value for money however please contact us if you require a tailored holiday package.


Stay & PADI Advanced Open Water Course Accommodation Package

Our Stay & PADI Advanced Open Water Course Accommodation package includes the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course taught at our very own PADI 5 Star Dive Centre on Gaya Island & 2 nights stay in our Downbelow Eco Lodge. Its GREAT value for money!

Stay & Advance Open Water Course

We have beautiful coral reefs in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

Our PADI 5 STAR CDC Centre is located on the beach at Gaya Island.  Staying at the DownBelow Eco Adventure Lodge means easy 10 minute daily transfers out to the island. This accommodation package includes land & boat transfer, as well as all park entrance fees! For those that want to stay longer, please contact our travel consultants about extending this diving package.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Our PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre (CDC) on Gaya Island within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park – TARP. Situated in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, this provides an ideal venue for the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. Attracting those who have only just gained their PADI Open Water Certification to those who have been diving for some years, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program fine tunes your dive skills and allows you to explore some of diving’s top adventures. The attraction is that it offers new experiences, new skills and lots of diving all under the direct supervision of your instructor, you don’t have to “feel” at an advanced level to embark on this new level of diving. The course is simply advancing from the initial open water course.

The five required scuba dives and accompanying academics can be completed in two days. Sometimes there is also time for an additional fun dive once the course is complete (additional costs apply for the extra dive). Upon registration you will be given a PADI Adventures in Diving Manual. You will need your  Recreational Dive Planner, ML eRDP & Training Log Book from your PADI Open Water Course.

Stay & Advance Open Water Course

Say Goodbye To The Classroom. Complete The Entire Course On Gaya Island


PADI Advanced Open Water Course Accommodation Package

We Have Lovely Coral Reefs. You Might Even Be Lucky Enough To Meet Crush The Turtle.

About the Accommodation

Our PADI Advanced Open Water Course Accommodation Package includes accommodation at our Downbelow Eco Lodge in Kota Kinabalu’s KK Times Square waterfront district, near the Imago shopping centre. Within easy walking distance from great eateries, bars, cinema, walking & running tracks, stunning sunsets and more.

Rooms have air-conditioning, 100% latex mattress, satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities in the communal area, high speed free WIFI. You can choose to stay in our dormitory rooms, private rooms with communal bathroom or private en-suite rooms.

Downbelow Eco Lodge Room

Our Private En-suite Room Can Accommodate Couples, Family and Friend Groups.

Your Safety is Our Priority

At all times you are in safe hands. We adhere to PADI Standards & Procedures, in additional we adhere to British HSE Diving At Work Guidelines. We are approved by the British Ministry of Defence as a Commercial Dive Centre. Read more about our safety Health & Safety Policy.

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2 nights accommodation, PADI Advanced Open Water Course, required PADI materials (yours to keep), PADI qualification fee, lunch on dive days(2 lunches), all jetty, diving & park fees, equipment rental (except dive computer), all land & boat transfers
Breakfast, dinner, carbonated & alcoholic drinks
Swim wear, hat & sun glasses, sun cream, towel for diving days, scuba diving qualification card, flip-flops / foot ware re-fillable water container, diving medical if required (refer fit to dive section)
Important Information

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

No refund will be given for missed scuba dives. Its is not possible to carry over missed scuba dives to another day.

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.

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. There is no refund for un-used dives.

Liability Forms

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

Course Pre-requisite

Minimum age of 12 years old to enrol (12-14 year olds earn the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification, and may dive to a maximum depth of 21 metres). Divers must show proof of current PADI Open Water Water qualification or equivalent. Ensure you are “Fit to Dive” by completing the medical statement. Any “Yes” answer will require a doctors to complete the form.

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