PADI Basic Open Water Diver

Want to learn scuba diving?

This basic diving certification is your passport to a lifetime of diving adventures, and will give you the freedom to dive with a buddy indepent of a professional up to a maximum depth of 18m/60ft. Consisting of a mix of theory classes, pool trainings, and open sea dives, the open water certification provides you with all the necessary skills to dive independently


What you will learn:

  - The Diving Environment
  - Scuba Diving Equipment
  - Dive Planning
  - Dive Skills
  - Dive Safety

Course requirements:​

Participants must be a minimum of 10 years old, able to swim 200 meters (or snorkel & fin for 300 meters), and able to float on water without flotation aids for 10 minutes.

How to sign up?

1. Complete the online registration form

2. Drop by The Dive Company or make payment online

3. Collect study materials and confirm course schedule

Note: It is preferable to register at least 2 weeks in advance

Course schedule:

The Open Water course can be completed within a week and consists of theory classes, pool trainings & an open water dive trip to either Malaysia (week end trip) or Singapore (2 day-trips during week end).

Theory Class




At your convenient place

Pool Session


Tuesday or Thursday @ 6pm -10pm
(Available every week)


Open Sea Training

Location Options:

  • 2D2N Tioman / Aur Weekend

  • 4D3N Manado Weekend

  • 2D2N Batam Weekend

  • Pulau Hantu Weekend Daytrip

Course includes:

Open water diver Manual or Digital version

Recreational Dive Planner
1 Classroom/Exam session
1 or 2 Pool sessions
Dive equipment rental
Diver logbook
Land & boat transportation
Food & drinks
Instructor & certification fees​

+ 2D/2N week end trip to Malaysia

+ 2 day-trips to Pulau Hantu (Singapore)

+ 2D/2N weekend trip to Batam




+ Twin-share room option @ $80 per person
+​ Single room option @ $160 per person
​+Long week-end supplement (1 extra day) @ $ 150


* ALL Tioman courses & trips excludes RM50.00 marine park fees

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Course price & options:
Dive Season

February to November

December to February

All year round (Min. 2 pax)


All Year Round                



Tioman / Aur    





Pulau Hantu       


$ 899

$ 959

$ 1,299


$ 719              

Frequently ask questions​

Do I need to be an expert swimmer to take the basic open water diver certification?

No, a basic swimming knowledge is sufficient. More importantly, you should be comfortable in the water.

I've found some other dive centers who are cheaper, how come?

As for many other things, you usually get what you pay for. Different dive centers have different priorities in terms of instructor-to-student ratios, service quality, equipment, etc...

If in doubt, we suggest you pay a visit to the dive centers you've pre-selected, it will help you in your decision.


Can I dive if I wear prescription glasses?

Yes, you can scuba dive. You will either need to wear contact lenses or procure a dive mask equipped with prescrition lenses.

Do I need to be physically fit to scuba dive?

You need to be of "normal" health, but certain physical impairments do not prevent you from passing a diving certification. Upon registration, a brief medical questionnaire will help you assess if you can dive.


Do I have to purchase any equipment to take the open water diver certification?

No, dive equipment rental is provided as part of the open water course and included in the course price.