As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, you will be in the hands of talented people with a great passion for diving when you take that initial step – The Open Water Diver Course. The Perhentian Islands are a perfect location pursuing dive courses. Anything from the initial Open Water Course and all the way to Instructor level courses are being taught at this location with great skill and enthusiasm. With sites that include a spectacular pinnacle, half a dozen wrecks and awesome reef life, you will get an unforgettable first experience in the world of diving.
Dive Dive Dive Hammock time! Combine chilled Malaysian Island life with the daily life of a dynamic, professional and really lovely dive center. You will be treated like family here and by the end of it, you will not want to leave. Dive centers vary as much as the diving does. But sometimes you hit a strike, and this is one of those cases. Wake up in your divers-dorm, shuffle through the door to the dive center, grab a cup of coffee and experience the vibe of divers at work. As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, you will be in the hands of talented people with a great passion for diving to expand your experience.
Explore the reefs with the dive center, trek through the jungle that covers the island, or snorkel from beach to beach. It is a green island, full of life, but no roads, no cars, and absolutely NO stress! As the sun sets, grab a seafood bbq dinner on the beach. And if you are not diving the next day, take a 10-minute walk over to Long Beach and dance barefooted in the sand till the morning arrives together with backpackers and locals alike.
You can always grab a boat taxi to a secluded beach, or do the short walk through the jungle to the famous long beach for a party, but the serenity and the all time presence of nature in Coral Bay will always drag you back in the morning! And if you are a little fresh, then jump in the ocean for an early morning snorkel on the corner reef to maximize your luck of seeing little black reef sharks buzzing around beneath you.
Introduction to course
The PADI Open Water Diver
course is the most popular diving certificate worldwide. After
completing this 3-4 day course you are certified to dive to 18m
independently with a buddy. The course consists of five modules of
learning. You study via a self-study workbook or offline-app,
completing knowledge reviews for each chapter. This process is
complemented by videos accompanying each chapter to reinforce what
you have learned. The instructor reviews everything with you to
ensure that you have fully understood everything. The practical
learning consists of confined water lagoon sessions and four open water
dives. Dive one and two are conducted at a depth of maximum 12m
and dive three and four are conducted at a maximum depth of 18m.
The final stage of the PADI Open Water course is an exam, which is
a multiple choice exam covering all that you have learnt.
Remember that the course is performance based and not time based.
The course generally takes 3 to 4 days, with the theoretical, the
confined water lagoon and the open water sessions successfully passed.
Open Water Course (18m) - 5 days / 4 nights
PADI Open Water Course is performance based. That means you have to
understand and pass the theory and perform the in-water skills correctly
and with ease. Therefore, the itinerary can vary slightly from course
to course. The course will take 3 to 4 days depending on the students
enrolled. To give you an idea of what to expect, see the itinerary