Stay & Learn To Scuba Dive Accommodation Package
Our Stay & Learn To Scuba Dive Accommodation package includes the PADI Open Water Diver Course taught at our very own PADI 5 Star Dive Centre on Gaya Island & 4 nights stay in our Downbelow Eco Lodge. Its GREAT value for money!
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 lodge means easy 10 minute daily transfers out to the island where you maximise your dive time without spending any time stuck in a classroom, we combine your academic, confined water and open water dives over the 3/4 day course. You will dive every day! For those that want to stay longer to our travel consultants about extending your holiday package.
PADI Open Water Diver Course
The PADI Open Water Course is not only our most popular 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.
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You’ll complete five knowledge development sessions, five confined water sessions and four open water dives.
Fit To Dive
You don’t have to be super fit to learn, virtually anyone who is in good health and reasonably comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. However you must complete the Fit To Dive questionnaire. At some point in the course, we’ll ask you to demonstrate the ability to swim 200 metres/yards without swim aids or 300 metres/yards with mask, fins and snorkel and tread water for about 10 minutes, but that’s about it as far as watermanship goes.
The coral reefs where you will complete your four open water dives 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 PADI Instructors will choose the best dive sites on the day. Learn more about scuba diving in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
Say Goodbye To The Classroom. Complete The Entire Course On Gaya Island
We Have Lovely Coral Reefs. You Might Even Be Lucky Enough To Meet Crush The Turtle.
About the Accommodation
Our stay & learn to scuba dive accommodation package includes accommodation at our 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, 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.
Our Private En-suite Room Can Accommodate Couples, Family and Friend Groups.
Your Safety is Our Priority When You Learn To Scuba Dive With Us
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.
4 nights accommodation, PADI Open Water Course, required PADI materials (yours to keep), PADI qualification fee, lunch on dive days (3/4 lunch), 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)