Learn Diving on Tioman – PADI OPEN WATER COURSE

Learn Diving on Tioman – PADI OPEN WATER COURSE

Learn Scuba Diving on Tioman Island in Malaysia with the PADI Open Water Course!

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it all starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

The fun part about this course is…. just about all of it! Learning to dive is simply incredible and you have to do it! You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver.


The PADI Open Water Course takes some 4 days to complete and we start courses literally every other day with small group sizes (average of 2 to 4 students).

The course includes 5 confined water modules where you learn the basic scuba diving skills, 4 open water dives where you demonstrate that you can perform those skills yourself, plus 5 theory sessions where you’ll watch videos, independently study the student manual and some homework which we call knowledge reviews. There are also 4 quizzes (multiple-choice) to be completed to test your knowledge, so we are able to give you additional information and prepare you for the final exam (50 questions, multiple-choice).

During the early stages of the course, you’ll be diving in our swimming pool followed by shallow water dives from shore. However, on the last day of the course we will take you out by boat for your final two open water dives. We will visit a dive location in the vicinity of Coral Island, famous for its marine life and beauty. On this day we will provide you with lunch and refreshments and you will dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters.

The duration of the training day will depend on your preference. We normally start at 09.00am, watch some videos, do some theory, go twice into the water for training and are finished between 4pm and 6pm with a good hour lunch break in between. On your own leisure time you can complete the self study (“homework”) in the manual.


  • You must know how to swim
    • there will be a 200m swim test or a 300m snorkelling test
  • You must know how to float
    • there will be a 10 minute float test
  • You need to be able to answer all questions in the PADI Medical Statement with NO


The PADI Open Water course alone costs MYR 1,350.00.

Check out our PADI Open Water packages for rates including course and accommodation.

Just let us know your preferred traveling dates and room category so that we can finalize the booking for you.


DAY 1:

  • Arrival with a morning ferry
    Introduction and paperwork
    Watching Video 1, Discussing Knowledge Review 1
    Equipment Explanation
    1 pool session (e.g. Confined Water Modules 1 and part of 2)
    Watching Video 2


DAY 2:

  • 09:00am – Watching Video 3, Discussing Knowledge Reviews 2 & 3, Quizzes 1 & 2
    11:00am – 1 pool session or shore dive (e.g. Confined Water Modules 2 and 3)
    12:30pm – Lunch Break
    1:30pm – 1 shore dive (e.g. Open Water Dive 1
    4:30pm – Watching Video 4 & 5


DAY 3:

  • 09:00am – Discussing Knowledge Review 3, Quiz 3
    10:30am – 1 shore dive (e.g. Confined Water Modules 4 & 5)
    12:00pm – Lunch Break
    1:00pm – 1 shore dive (e.g. Open Water Dive 2)
    3:00pm – Discussing Knowledge Review 4 & 5, RDP Explanation, Quiz 4
    5:00pm – Final Exam


DAY 4:

  • 08:30am – Meeting at the dive centre
    09:00am – Departure by boat to the dive sites
    09:30am – 1 boat dive (Open Water Dive 3)
    11:00am – 1 boat dive (Open Water Dive 4)
    12:30pm – Return to dive centre, Certification
    2:30pm – Departure unless you stay on