PADI Advanced Open Water Course Kota Kinabalu

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Kota Kinabalu with Go Aquatic – This is next course after completing your PADI Open Water Course. Joining Advanced Open Water Course enable you to learn ‘advanced‘ scuba diving skills from the ‘entry level‘ skills you learned before so you can refine your skills.


Consider PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course as an ‘upgrade’ in your dive education level. It all starts with eagerness to explore the underwater world deeper, to start a new adventure, to improve scuba diving skills and to feel more confident when in deeper sea level.

The course helps build confidence by encouraging you to “think like a diver” and expands your scuba skills under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

Go Aquatic Instructor always ready to teach you and guide you during your PADI Advance Open Water Course. They’ve guided hundreds of new students before you. Next.. is your turn.


Advantages Of Having PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification

1. Dive deeper than 18 meters.

After completing your PADI Advanced Open Water Course and become a fully certified Advanced Open Water diver, you will be allowed to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters.

2. Explore more.

Get chance to see what’s hidden down below beyond 18 meters deep. You can explore wrecks, feel confident in doing deep dives allowing you to discover new underwater sights and get involved in whole new experiences.

3. Upgrade your scuba diving level and continue your diving education further.

Joining Advanced Open Water Course open the door to other more focused PADI scuba diving courses. You can enroll into PADI Rescue Diver Course and have an opportunity to become a PADI Divemaster in the future.


What You Will Learn In PADI Advanced Open Water Course

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.


  • MYR700.00Per Person

  • Promo Price Until 31 December 2020
  • Full Set Of Scuba Equipments
  • A La Carte Lunch
  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Marine Park Fee
  • Diving Permit
  • PADI Scuba Instructor
  • Return Boat Transfer
  • 15 Minutes Only To Dive Site

Elective Adventure Dive Options You Can Choose To Learn During PADI Advanced Open Water Course

These 2 are Required Specialties for Advanced Open Water Diver Certification.

  • Deep Dive.
  • Underwater Navigation Dive.


Optional Elective Specialties Available Now With Go Aquatic

  • AWARE – Fish Identification.
  • Boat Dive.
  • Digital Underwater Photography Dive.
  • Multilevel and Computer Dive.
  • Night Dive (minimum 4 persons).
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive.
  • Search And Recovery Dive.
  • Underwater Naturalist Dive.
  • Underwater Photography Dive.
  • Underwater Videography Dive.


What It Takes To Be Certified

  • The PADI Advanced Open Water course consists of two sections, they are Knowledge Development section of the five adventure dives chosen and completing five adventure dives.
  • Five Adventure dives including the Deep and Navigation dives.
  • You will need to complete all sections to be certified as an PADI Advanced Open Water diver.
  • If you complete three Adventure dives you will be certified only as a PADI Adventure Diver.


Course Requirements

  • Minimum age: 15 years old
  • Owning a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another dive organization).
  • In good health during the course.
  • Reasonably fit.
  • No medical issues.
  • If you are on medication please let us know.

What's Included

  • PADI Advanced Open Water manual book with Multipurpose Data Carrier slate
  • Scuba diving equipment (fins, mask, snorkel, BCD, wet suit, air tanks).
  • Dive computer (if needed).
  • Underwater compass (if needed).
  • Instructor fee.
  • Boat transfer fee.
  • Marine park fee.
  • Jetty fee.
  • Lunch at island restaurant.
  • Bottled drinking water.
  • Torch light (for night dive option only).

What To Bring

  • Slipper. No need to wear shoes.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Dry bag to keep all your gadgets.
  • Rash guard.
  • Bikini (for women)
  • Dry towel
  • Dry clothes for exchange after dive.
  • Pocket money just in case you want to buy canned drinks.

Course Schedule

AOW Day 1

  • Arrive at Jesselton Point Jetty.
  • Meet Go Aquatic crew at Asian Cuisine Cafe.
  • Morning breakfast.
  • Depart to dive site.
  • Gear assembly and refresher dive (AOW Dive 1)
  • Adventure dive 1 (AOW Dive 2)
  • Lunch and short rest in the afternoon
  • Adventure dive two ( AOW Dive 3)
  • After finish the dive, gear dissambly and rest.
  • Going back to the jetty.

AOW Day 2

  • Arrive at Jesselton Point Jetty.
  • Meet Go Aquatic staff at Asian Cuisine Cafe.
  • Morning breakfast
  • Depart to the selected dive site
  • Gear assembly and short briefing
  • Adventure dive four (AOW Dive 5)
  • Lunch and rest at Padang Point Restaurant
  • After lunch, prepare for last dive
  • Adventure dive five (AOW Dive 6)
  • After the dive, doing gear disassembly and rest on boat.
  • Going back to the jetty & Certification.

AOW Night Dive Option (either Day 1 or Day 2)

  • Meet Go Aquatic crew at the jetty.
  • Depart to the selected dive site.
  • When arrive at dive site, start gear assembly.
  • Briefing before 1st dive.
  • Rest for a while and ready for 2nd dive.
  • Lunch at the island restaurant.
  • After lunch, go back to the jetty.
  • Rest until 5.00 PM.
  • Meet Go Aquatic crew back at the jetty around 5PM.
  • Boat departs to the island around 5:30PM
  • Start night Adventure dive (third dive)
  • Arrive back at the jetty around 8.00 PM.

Refresher Dive

The first dive in your AOW with Go Aquatic is a refresh dive. The purpose is to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.


Learn Fish Identification

Learn the names of underwater wildlife in Kota Kinabalu marine park. All guided by our experienced PADI Instructors.


PADI AOW Manual Book

The manual book you will receive when you sign up for PADI Advanced Open Water Course

6 Dives During The Course

You will have 6 dives in total (include 1 refresher dive during the first day of the course)


Equipment Assembly

Once arrive at dive site, start dive equipments assembly.

Learn Underwater Navigation

Learn how to get back to the boat during adventure dive


Lunch And Rest

Enjoy about an hour relaxing time at island’s restaurant during lunch hour

Return Back To The Jetty

go diving with so much passion then return home with total satisfaction

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)

Q: Who can I contact for booking?
A: Type your message in contact form below and our dive crew will reply your message. We use email as main communication channel, also using WeChat, KakaoTalk and WhatsApp for replying your messages to discuss about your booking arrangement.

Q: Are you good enough? Didnt know about your dive center earlier.
A: We suggest you to read review about us in TripAdvisor website. Once you arrive in TripAdvisor website, you can read review about our service written by previous customers.

Q: What is the difference between Advanced Open Water Course and Open Water Course?
By becoming Advanced Open Water Diver, you can go scuba diving to maximum depth of 30 meters. While as Open Water Diver, you only go diving to maximum depth of 18 meters.

Q: Why should I take Advanced Open Water Course?
A: Take this course if you want to dive deeperand far beyond 18 meters. If you want to learn more to become better diver, you also should consider taking this course, as it makes you learn about skills.

Q: Why should I take this course with you, not with other 5 Star Dive Center in same area as you?
A: Our aim is to give the best service and to deliver the best value. Our PADI Scuba Instructors teach Advanced Open Water Course in English, Chinese and Malay. They are experienced and has been teaching scuba diving courses to more than 1000 new course participants during their whole career as scuba trainer/scuba instructor. Go to About page to read more about us.

Q: After I finish my Advanced Open Water Course, how many days I need to wait to receive my Advanced Open Water Diver certification?
After you’ve completed your Advanced Open Water Course and completed all the necessary dives as required, your PADI instructor will submit certification to PADI using online submission. Normally we process it within 1-3 days (maximum 7 days). After that, you will receive an email from PADI. That email contains your temporary license ( PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification). You can use it to dive more than 18 meters in anywhere, anytime with any dive buddy.

Q: After I finish my Advanced Open Water Course, what is next course should I take?
We recommend you to enroll into PADI Rescue Diver Course to learn how to coupe with unexpected emergency situation during scuba diving trip. Before you can take PADI Rescue Diver Course, you must have Emergency First Response certifation. If you didnt have it, we recommend you to join 1-day Emergency First Response Course. Now available in English or Chinese.

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