July 27, 2018

Diving

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DIVING

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)

If you have always wondered what breathing underwater is like and want to get a taste of it without the full commitment of a diving course, this program is the one for you. You will do some skills in shallow water followed by dives no deeper than 12 metres under the supervision of a certified diving instructor.

Day 1

Met by your driver at your hotel lobby between 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM and transfer to the jetty. Hop onto the spacious catamaran for a short ride to the marine park. Upon arrival, you will be briefed by your dive instructor on equipment and safety procedures. Proceed to your first dive with your instructor in confined water (sandy bottom shallow enough to stand on) – learn how to clear your mask and regulator, and regulator recovery. Then, continue on to diving no deeper than 12 metres for the duration of 40-45 minutes. Return to shore for lunch. After lunch, spend some time relaxing before proceeding for your second dive. By mid-afternoon, return to jetty followed by a transfer back to your hotel. (L)


 

Leisure Diving

Certified divers will enjoy a diving day out on the spacious catamaran.

Day 1

Met by your driver at your hotel lobby between 8:00 AM – 8.15 AM and transfer to the jetty. Hop onto the spacious catamaran as you suit up for your first dive on the way out to the marine park. Upon arrival at the first diving spot, commence your dive with a dive guide. After surfacing, relax on the top deck during surface interval before proceeding to the next diving point. After the second dive, lunch awaits you at one of the nearby islands. After lunch, spend some time relaxing on the beach before heading back to the jetty at mid-afternoon. Upon arrival, transfer back to your hotel. (L)


 

PADI Open Water Course

You are tired of listening on to your friend’s stories of how great diving is, and is set on becoming a licensed diver. So get certified! The marine park is a great place for diving newbies. This is a 3 day course.

Day 1

Met by your driver at your hotel lobby between 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM and transfer to your classrooms for the day. Today’s program will consist of Classroom sessions and Theory test. Spend the day watching Open Water videos and reviewing chapter quizzes with your instructor. (L)

Day 2

Met by your driver at your hotel lobby between 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM and transfer to the jetty. Hop onto the spacious catamaran for your ride to the marine park. Upon arrival, you will do a 10 minutes tread water/float test without any swimming aid. Your instructor will teach dive gear preparation before proceeding to Confined Water I, II & III, and Open Water I. After lunch, proceed to Open Water II. At mid-afternoon, return to the jetty and drop off at your hotel. (L)

Day 3

Met by your driver at your hotel lobby between 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM and transfer to the jetty. Hop onto the spacious catamaran for your ride to the marine park. Upon arrival, you will complete a swim test with mask, snorkel and fins before proceeding to Confined Water IV & V. This will be followed by Open Water III with a maximum depth of 18 metres. Enjoy lunch at a nearby island before continuing to Open Water IV. Return to jetty and transfer back to you hotel. If you are completed all the sessions – congratulations! You are a certified diver! (L)


 

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

You are a certified diver but you want more. You want to go for deeper dives, you want to dive in more challenging environment where the big pelagics are – upgrade to Advanced level. This is a 2 day course.

Day 1

Met by your driver at your hotel lobby between 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM and transfer to the jetty. Hop onto the spacious catamaran as you suit up for your first dive on the way out to the marine park. Spend the day doing 3 adventures dives, including Knowledge Review for each chapter. Enjoy lunch at one of the islands in between dives. At mid-afternoon, return to jetty followed by transfer to your hotel. (L)

Day 2

Met by your driver at your hotel lobby between 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM and transfer to the jetty. Hop onto the spacious catamaran as you suit up for your first dive on the way out to the marine park. Spend your day completing 2 remaining adventure dives in becoming an Advanced Diver. Enjoy lunch at one of the islands in between dives. At mid-afternoon, return to jetty followed by transfer to your hotel. Upon completion of 2 Core & 3 Elective of your choice, you are a certified Advanced Open Water Diver – congratulations! (L)

Included

All programs include return hotel & boat transfers, Sabah Park entrance fee & jetty fee, lunch, equipment rental (mask, snorkel & life jacket for snorkelers & full dive gear for divers), meals as specified in program.

Excluded

Additional activities not mentioned in program, towel, soda and alcoholic beverages, tipping and gratuities.

What to Bring?

Hat, sunscreen, camera, towel and PADI diver card.

Departure

Daily based on minimum 2pax, single supplement applies for solo traveler

Recommended for

Families, couples, travelers wanting to snorkel or scuba. The minimum age for scuba diving is 10 years old.

Responsible Guidelines For This Program

Be aware that you will be in a reserve area and a sensitive environment. Consider your actions: 

• Do not touch anything when snorkeling or diving. We do a lot of damage to the underwater environment when we touch marine life or coral, not to mention that a lot of marine life can sting or cause serious injuries to human when provoked.
• Please do not take anything away from the reef, unless you are talking about garbage or fishnets. 
• For divers, practice good buoyancy and stay off the reef. Beware of your fins as they can cause a lot of damage. 
• Do not litter, the sea is not your garbage bin. If you smoke, never throw cigarette butts into the water.

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