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, Sepanggar Island, in front of our shop! This way you can check out the multicolored reef fish when taking your first breaths underwater.

Start Learning Today

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 1260.00 [min. 2]

  • MYR 1460.00 [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.

 

Malaysian
10% Off

Duration

  • 2  to 3 days

Price Includes

  • Online theory Class [4 hours]
  • 4 to 5 dives
  • Equipment rental
  • SSI Dive Instructor
  • Set lunch & drinks
  • Light refreshments... tea, coffee, water
  • Digital log book & certification card
  • Island Entrance fees, Diving permit
  • Mares dive computer rental
  • Hotel pick up (roundtrip within town area)
  • Boat transfer (Shangri La to Sepanggar Island)
  • Online materials - Diamond kit (Online lifetime access to e-learning)
  • Dive insurance free of charge, READ INSURANCE POLICY.

Payment Method

E-wallet Transfer

OPTION A ~ Course

Deposit: MYR350.00

Balance: Pay Upon 1st Class

Earn more Reward points

Cashback to your Boost wallet

10% discount entitled for Malaysian only

From:

Myr 350

Installment Plan

OPTION D ~ Course & Equipment

Pay Up to 6 or 12 month

[MYR1260 + MYR320] - 10% 

= MYR118.50 x 12 months

Price quoted on SSI Open Water Diver

with MARES Sunrise i3 Mask 

10% discount entitled for Malaysian only

From:

Myr 118.50

Monthly Installment

OPTION B ~ Course

Pay Up to 6 or 12 month

[MYR1260 - 10%

= MYR94.50 x 12 months

10% discount entitled for Malaysian only

From:

Myr 94.50

Cash or Card

OPTION E  ~ Course

Deposit: MYR350.00

Balance: Pay Upon 1st day island

10% discount entitled for Malaysian only

From:

Myr 350

Online Banking

OPTION C ~ Course

Deposit: MYR350.00

Balance: Pay Upon 1st day island

CIMB BANK : LIKE SABAH HOLIDAY SDN BHD

ACCOUNT NO. : 8005-6561-03

CURRENCY : RINGGIT MALAYSIA

10% discount entitled for Malaysian only

From:

Myr 350

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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
  • Flying / Climbing after diving

    According to our current SSI Flying After Diving guidelines – it is highly advised you should not go to altitude (this includes flying and climbing) within 18 hours when doing multiple dives.

    This means that the day after your diving program you can take a flight after 0930 hrs in the morning.

  • Course

    Pre-Requisite

    Minimum age of 10 years old to enrol (10-14 year olds earn the SSI Junior Open Water Diver certification, and may dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres).

    Complete watermanship assessment: 200m swim OR 300m snorkel, tread water/float for 10 minutes without swim aids.

  • Method of Assessment

    Knowledge mastery is assessed using knowledge reviews, video in MYSSI app and final exam with a minimum score of 80%.

     

    Skills mastery is assessed by student demonstration of skill proficiency and competency in water.

  • Things to bring

     

    Change of clothes, sun lotion, sun cream, towel, personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat, personal medication.

  • Package

    Excludes

    Alcoholic or carbonated beverages, items not explicitly stated

Come 

Experience 

This!

Online Theory Class

Day 1

DAY TIME

09:00 | Session 1, 2, 3 [2 hour]

11:00  | Lunch break 

13:00 | Session 4 & 5 [2 hour]

OR

EVENING TIME

20:00 | Session 1, 2, 3 [2 hour]

22:00 | Take a break [15 minutes]

22:15  | Session 4 & 5 [1.5 hour]

  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

Confined Water & Open Water

Day 2

08:15  | Hotel pick up

09:00 | Registration & Meet Instructor

09:10  | Preparing equipment

09:30 | Briefing & Learn Skills

12:00  | Have buffet lunch & Fruits

13:30  | Briefing & Learn Skills

15:20  | Wash & Pack equipment

16:00  | Leaving from island

16:10   | Debrief & Sign dive logs

16:30  | Transfer back to hotels 

The above dive schedule is for reference

Confined Water & Open Water

Day 3

08:15  | Hotel pick up

09:00 | Registration & Meet Instructor

09:10  | Preparing equipment

09:30 | Briefing & Learn Skills

12:00  | Have buffet lunch & Fruits

13:30  | Briefing & Learn Skills

15:20  | Wash & Pack equipment

16:00  | Leaving from island

16:10   | Debrief & Sign dive logs

16:30  | Final exam [50 questions]

17:30  | Transfer back to hotels 

The above dive schedule is for reference

SSI Open Water Diver Course ~

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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?

Q7  Is SSI dive certification is consider worldwide?

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