A Part of Open Water Diver Course

So, what is the SSI Referral Diver Course? This is when you complete your Academic and Confined Water Training with your local SSI Dive Center, they sign you off and then you are ready to complete your Open Water Training Dives with another SSI Dive Center on vacation.

So, if there is nowhere close to home to complete your open water training or maybe there is but it's not that enticing, like a freezing cold lake with zero visibility - then the Referral Program is perfect for you. By completing the SSI Referral Program at home, you save precious vacation time and are ready to head out for your Open Water Training Dives as soon as you arrive.

You will complete a total of 4 Open Water Training Dives over 2 days. During these dives, you put the skills you have learned during the Referral Program into practice, demonstrating your abilities as a safe Open Water Diver and of course exploring in Sepanggar Island or Semporna.

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


  • MYR 850.00 [min. 2]

  • MYR 950.00 [VIP]

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


Price Includes

  • 3 dives
  • Equipment rental
  • SSI Dive Instructor
  • Online materials - Diamond kit (Online access to the digital training materials lifetime)
  • Fresh set lunch
  • Light refreshments in Classroom's tea, coffee, water
  • Digital log book
  • Digital certification card
  • Pool Facilities
  • Mares dive computer rental
  • Pick up (roundtrip within Pool & Classroom)
  • Dive insurance free of charge, READ INSURANCE POLICY.

Payment Method

Boost e-wallet

OPTION A ~ Course

Deposit: MYR300.00

Balance: Pay Upon 1st Class

Earn more Boost coins

Cashback to your Boost wallet

10% discount entitled for Malaysian only


Myr 300

Monthly Installment

OPTION B ~ Course & Equipment

Pay Up to 6 or 12 month

[MYR850 + MYR320] - 10%

= MYR87.90 x 12 month

Price quoted on SSI Referral Diver course with

MARES Mask i3 Sunrise.

10% discount entitled for Malaysian only


Myr 87.90

Online Banking

OPTION C ~ Course

Deposit: MYR300.00

Balance: Pay Upon 1st Class


ACCOUNT NO. : 8005-6561-03


10% discount entitled for Malaysian only


Myr 300

Online training ~ elearning access benefits

  • Online & Offline access to the digital training materials

  • 2-year access to the Digital Divelog on the DiveSSI app

  • Downloadable to 3 different devices

  • All-in-one solution for digital: dive courses, dive logs, certification cards

  • Scales to fit any device - IOS and Android

  • Offered in ALL major languages  



  • 2 days

  • 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


    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


    Alcoholic or carbonated beverages, items not explicitly stated

. Save Earth . Less Paper . Digital Learning

Digital Learning - MySSI

SSI Referral Diver Course ~

How long to complete in Sabah

Before Upgrade Open Water Diver

Theory Class &

Confined Water

Day 1

SSI Digital learning is elearning, 1st day arrival just require 4 hours theory learning in dive center's classroom. Spend time with your SSI dive instructor to learn more details about Open Water Diver's theory, skills in pool, setting equipment.

Start End 

08:00 - 13:30

The above dive schedule is for reference

Confined Water

Final Exam

Day 2

09:30 | Pick up

09:45 | Meet Instructor

10:00  | Preparing equipment

10:15   | Briefing & Learn Skills

11:45   | Break 

12:15   | Briefing & Learn Skills

13:15   | Wash & Pack equipment

13:30  | Lunch Break

14:30  | Debrief & Sign dive logs

15:00  | Final Exam

The above dive schedule is for reference

Upgrade to

Open Water Diver

Upgrade from SSI Referral Diver to Open Water Diver; by additional Open Water Dives training at any open sea with SSI Dive Center. You will complete a total of 4 Open Water Training Dives within 2 - 3 days. During these dives, you put the skills you have learned during the Referral Program into practice, demonstrating your abilities as a safe Open Water Diver and of course exploring the unique of underwater in Sepanggar Island or Semporna

Explore the unique of underwater

when your next open water dives

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Frequently asked questions

Is SSI dive certification is consider worldwide?

The World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) is dedicated to the worldwide safety of the recreational diving public. As such, one of the WRSTC’s primary goals is the development of worldwide minimum training standards. SSI is one of the WRSTC member.

What is the Maximum depth during the 4 open water dives to upgrade SSI open water diver & Junior open water diver ?

SSI Junior Open Water Diver 10 - 11 years old = 12 meters 12 - 15 years old = 18 meters SSI Referral Diver to Open Water Diver's Training Open Water 1 : 5 meter Open Water 2 : 5 to 10 meter Open Water 3 : 5 to 12 meter Open Water 4 : 12 to 18 meter

What is the pool water temperature & visibility?

The water temperature is 28°C, Vibility is 25 meter.

Looking for English speaking or Chinese speaking dive instructor?

Yes, our SSI dive instructor able to speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay language. They are born in Sabah, Malaysia.

How long i should to complete during Upgrade Open Water Diver?

It's required at least 2 days to complete 4 open water dives with SSI Dive Instructor.

How long for the 1st day theory class for SSI Referral Diver Course?

It's take 4 to 5 hours in Like Scuba Center due to SSI is provided elearning manual so each person can study at home before arrival in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

How can we get the book in advanced, so we can read it early?

We provided SSI elearning online manual, you shall receive the book in your smart phone or tablet. Just require to download the app [MYSSI], it is available at Play Store or Apple Store.

What is the ratio while learning Referral Diver course?

Min. 2 person, Max. 4 person.

What is the language of online manual provided?

It is available English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traiditional, and others. You can download all language version without extra pay.

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