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SSI OPEN WATER DIVER

Your first certification is a license to learn more! Performance-based, after this course you will have the knowledge and skills to plan and execute a dive to a maximum of 18 metres with a certified buddy.

The course includes academic sessions on the basic theory of diving, skill practice sessions, and four open water dives. The Open Water Diver course takes about three days, and then you can go on to gather more experience on fun dives or continue your education on our Specialty courses!

Our courses have a maximum of four students per instructor, and when conditions allow, you will do your practice on our home reef, Semporna! This way you can check out the multicolored reef fish when taking your first breaths underwater.

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You can begin your studies for free by registering on the SSI web pages

Who can take this course?

  • Minimum age 10 years old

  • Able to swim 200m

  • If you clear the medical questionnaire with only “NO” answers, you can sign up. Please consult your physician if you get any “YES” answers before diving

Download the medical form

Price 

  • MYR 1900.00 [min. 2]

  • MYR 2400.00 [VIP]

If you appreciate a personal touch and a possibility to learn at your own pace, the VIP Open Water Course is the choice for you.

 

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AIRPORT  P/UP

Duration

  • 4 days

Price Includes

  • Theory Class [5 hours]
  • 4 to 5 dives
  • Equipment rental
  • SSI Dive Instructor
  • Set lunch 
  • Light refreshments... tea, coffee, water
  • Digital log book & certification card
  • Tun Sakaran Park fees, Diving permit
  • Mares dive computer rental
  • Boat transfer (Jetty to Sibuan Island)
  • Online materials - Diamond kit (Online lifetime access to e-learning)
  • Dive insurance free of charge, READ INSURANCE POLICY.
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Payment Method

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E-wallet Transfer

OPTION A ~ Course

Deposit: MYR1000.00

Balance: Pay Upon arrival in Semporna

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Available 50% SV discount 

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Online Banking

OPTION C ~ Course

Deposit: MYR1000.00

Balance: Pay Upon arrival in Semporna

PUBLIC BANK : LIKE SCUBA

ACCOUNT NO. : 382-16866-06

CURRENCY : RINGGIT MALAYSIA

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OPTION E  ~ Course

Deposit: MYR1000.00

Balance: Pay Upon arrival in Semporna

From:

Myr 1000

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Online Training

~ elearning Access Benefits

  • Online & Offline access to e-learning materials

  • Lifetime access to Digital Divelog on MySSI app

  • Downloadable to 3 different devices

  • Scales to fit any device - IOS and Android

  • Offered in ALL major languages

  • All-in-1 solution for digital: dive courses, logs, e-cards  

 

Digital Learning - MySSI

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Online Theory Class

Day 1

ONLINE Sessions

14:00 | Session 1, 2, 3 [2 hour]

17:00 | End Class

and

MET IN Semporna

16:00 | Session 4, 5, 6 [3 hour]

19:00 | End Class 

  1. Choose your preferred schedule

  2. Make an appointment to dive center

  3. Be ready in 5 minutes before class start

The above dive schedule is for reference
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Confined Water & Open Water

Day 2

08:00  | Meet in Jetty

08:10 | Registration & Meet Instructor

08:15  | Preparing equipment

08:45 | Boat Depart
09:30 | Briefing & Learn Skills

12:30  | Lunch Hour

13:30  | Briefing & Learn Skills

16:00  | Leaving from island

16:30  | Wash & Pack equipment

16:45   | Debrief & Sign dive logs

The above dive schedule is for reference
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Confined Water & Open Water

Day 3 & 4

08:00 | Meet in Jetty

08:10 | Meet Instructor

08:15  | Preparing equipment

08:30 | Boat Depart
09:00 | Briefing & Learn Skills

12:30  | Lunch Hour

13:30  | Briefing & Learn Skills

16:00  | Leaving from island

16:30  | Wash & Pack equipment

16:45  | Debrief & Sign dive logs

The above dive schedule is for reference

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FAQ

Q1  If i am slow learner, can i learn how to scuba diving?

Yes, it is possible. You might consider to add extra 1 day into Open Water Diver course so able to learn in several day and separely different dates. Or book the VIP, so you shall teach by a dive instructor personally with you, also able get full attention and concentration during the course.

Q2  Did I require to attend theory session?

Yes, SSI dive instructor conduct theory briefing with students / divers throught connect by video ZOOM at home, so you may able to continue study e-learning at MYSSI app before proceed to water training with our SSI Dive Instructor.

Q3  Where is the course conduct?

Theory Session : Online Class [ZOOM]
skills Training  : Sepanggar Island [Kota Kinabalu] 

Q4  Can i take SSI Open Water Diver course if i am not a good swimmer?

The answer is YES, you are allowed to dive as a non swimmer. There is NO time requirement to complete the swim while with/without mask, snorkel, fins. Float without the assistance of a floatation device for ten minutes, so we suggest you can do more swim practice or learn how to swim at SSI SWIM CENTER before proceed Open Water Diver course. 

Q5  What is the best recommendation to have own dive gears when learning Open Water Diver course ?

Best dive equipment is diving mask, easy to bring and price is affordable. MARES i3 Sunrise is our best recommendation for entry level or professional diver as well.

Q6  If i am vegetarian, is it possible to make it?

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