Learn to Dive in Sipadan (PADI certification courses)
Day 1Arrive in Tawau and transfer to Borneo Divers Mabul. Your first day at your island resort, meet your instructors and be introduced to your course
Day 2Your first day of lessons start in the class room and in the pool (confined water scuba diving)
Day 3Put the theory you have learnt into practise with beach dives in the crystal clear waters off the beach
Day 4You will take your multiple choice exam on your last day and finish off the last of your open water dives.
Day 5Start your Advanced Open Water course, a practical course well worth doing and comprising of 2 days and 5 dives.
Day 6Complete your Advanced Open Water and start diving deeper than 18 metres!
Day 7Experience the awesome drop-offs at Sipadan!
Day 8Leave the resort by boat in time for a land transfer back to the airport. END OF TOUR
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Price from MYR 7300/person (min 2 persons)
There are few nicer places in the world to learn to dive than the tropical islands of Sipadan, Mabul, and the Semporna Marine Park. The Sulu-Sulawesi Sea is blessed with outstandingly beautiful, natural and untouched islands. Here the waters really are crystal clear, the sand really is pure white and the coral reefs quite literally are amongst the healthiest in world and habour the most abundant and diverse ecosystems to be found anywhere. They are for lack of a better word, breathtaking.
Your PADI Open Water Course (orJunior Open Water Course for ages 10-15), is the standard for recreational diving throughout the world, and will be taught over a 4 day period. The course covers theoretical and practical aspects and provides certification for all you need to know to become a recreational diver.
After the PADI Open Water course you will do the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, a simple 2 day addition which qualifies you to go deeper than 18 meters (a must if diving in Sipadan!).
You will be staying at Borneo Divers Resort on Mabul island.
Divers will stay in one of the most well known dive resorts in Malaysia - the Borneo Divers Beach Resort on Mabul island, located 20 minutes by boat from Sipadan. One of the most famed dive locations in the world, Sipadan is home to many underwater wonders, it is also a protected area, and there are no resorts on Sipadan.
The resort provides scuba equipment for rent.
Scuba equipment rental is provided at the resort.
What To Bring
For personal items, here's a checklist of the minimum essential items on that you will need to bring:
- Personal toiletries
- Your camera!
- Sun protection - Sunglass, sun screen lotion, SPF lip balm (beware of the strong UV rays)
- Swimming gear
- And of course, AN ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT!