PADI Certified Open Water Dive Lesson in Perhentian

Open Water Dive Lesson in Perhentian Island

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If you think the ocean is mesmerising on the surface, wait till you get inside. It’s a different world beneath the waves. The shimmering surroundings, the waving flora, miles of colourful coral ranges or the abundant fauna gliding and darting through the currents in an almost hypnotic fashion. Each time you descend into the water, you are going to experience something mesmerising.

We are not telling you how amazing the world underwater is to entice you to get certified. We are telling you all this because we have been there and we know it’s worth it! As avid divers ourselves, we understand that the most important reason to get certified is safety. Every PADI-certified dive lesson will teach you the right techniques and safety measures to ensure that you enjoy every dive you’ll ever make.

To be eligible for this course, you have to be able to swim 200m unaided.

If you have a fear of water or any other phobia, our in-house therapists will be on hand at all times to walk you through them. So don’t worry! 


Simply perfect for a quick getaway, Perhentian Island is a scenic paradise off the east coast of Malaysia. From its high-end resorts to its beach-side chalets, there's something for everyone at this island.

Sunbathing, water sports, or even if you want to read a book under the shade of a beachside gazebo, you can! And when you're ready to explore the sapphire depths, we have everything you need at the ready.

The sea around the island is teeming with hundreds of species. Bamboo Sharks, Blue Spotted Rays, White-Eyed Moray Eels, Giant Pufferfishes, Batfishes, Trevallys, Barracudas, Hawksbill Turtles, Parrotfishes, Butterfly Fishes, Damselfishes and so much more.

If that isn't enough and lady of luck is on your side - you may spot a Whale Shark!

Due to its location, the best time to visit this island is between early March until the end of October to enjoy guaranteed clear visibility and a calm sea.

Trip Summary:

Duration 4 Days 3 Nights
PADI Open Water Certification
No. of Dives 
Mandatory Confined & Open Water Dives.
MealsNot Included.
Twin Sharing Chalet at Shari-La Island Resort.
Dive insurance provided.
TransfersSea transfers included.
Pick Up PointKuala Besut Jetty (Terengganu)
Not Included
Alcoholic beverages & gratuity tips.
RefundFor a full refund, perform cancellations at least 40 days before the trip.



Here is Your Dive Lesson Timetable.

  • 1

    Arrive and Familiarise

    Upon your arrival at Kuala Besut Jetty, hop on to the ferry to Perhentian Kecil Island and stopping at Shari-La Island Resort Jetty where your cozy room awaits you. If you arrive early, you’ll begin academic session consisting of video presentation and equipment explanation followed by knowledge review. Jump into the confined dive to begin your journey underwater in a safer environment, followed by your first open water dive in the sea and end your day with more knowledge review session.

  • 2

    Confined Dive

    Begin your day with more academic session and it’s time to assess your knowledge with several quizzes. Followed by swimming test and floating skills to assess your buoyancy with snorkelling. More confined water dives and followed by another academic session. End your day with knowledge review and homework.

  • 3

    Exam and Certification

    Another confined water dives to begin your day and followed by another academic session to review your knowledge. It’s time to tame the sea with your open water dive and followed by training and end the day with your final exam as a certified diver.

  • 4


    Greet your final day on this tropical island paradise with two-morning dives as a certified diver. Then its time to check out and head back to Kuala Besut jetty. With a heavy heart, we bid you goodbye, hoping you would continue your dive journey through amazing Asia.

    Disclaimer: Itineraries may subject to change due to weather or any other conditions of an operational nature. As such we reserve the right to alter, and/or cancel any section and/or parts of the itinerary which may result from conditions beyond our control.

How to get there?
There are many ways to travel to Kuala Besut Jetty from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. Hop on a 7-8 hour comfortable overnight bus ride from Kuala Lumpur Bus Hub (TBS) to plan your arrival before 10 am. Or simply fly into Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (KBR) and charter a car or a taxi to the jetty. Set sail to the island with a speedboat and you will be met at Shari-La jetty, and your day begins.

Where to stay?
Twin Room with queen-size or twin bed at Shari-La Island Resort.

Food and beverage
Meals are not included in this package. However, we recommend you to explore the island for authentic Malay cuisine and various options around the resort or venture to Long Beach for more.

How about dive equipment?
BCD, fins, masks and wet suit will be provided. If you have your own, bring them along and we will ensure they're cleaned and dried before your departure.

Your safety is our TOP priority!
Our Dive Masters and guides are well trained to ensure your safety. They are certified by PADI and other international organisations. We have you covered with our all-inclusive Dive Insurance.

Make new connections!
You will be diving together with other divers just like you from all over the world! It’s guaranteed to be an exciting underwater adventure with new-found friends and it’s time to increase your Instagram followers!

•   The itinerary may change without notice due to factors outside our control, for example, weather conditions. Should we need to alter the itinerary in any way, it will be based on good judgment and will carry out necessary modifications for your own safety and comfort. You will be promptly notified. We never alter or skip attractions in the itinerary without giving a full explanation of the reasons why and we will provide proof that such change may be necessary. Therefore, we will not be held liable for any loss or damage that you may feel arising from such changes made for your benefit.

•   Food is handled hygienically, and it is our priority that you are satisfied with the limited resources available in some regions. Vegetarians/Vegans are most welcome. We will do our best to serve appropriate portions of fruit and vegetables in the menu based on our supplies.

•   The insurance coverage includes Medical Expenses, Emergency Repatriation, Air Evacuation, Search & Rescue Cost, Personal Accident, and Travel Delay. For more information please refer to our Insurance Coverage Policy.

•   For more important information on this booking, please refer to Booking Conditions and Cancellation & Refund.

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