FAQs

FAQ For Open Water Dive Course:

Can I wear contact lenses when I dive?

How long is the dive course normally?

Do I need to be a good swimmer to do a dive course?

How heavy is the dive tank?

Do I need to buy any dive gear before the course?


How deep do we normally dive for the course?

How long can a tank last underwater?

Do I need to be physically fit for the course?

What do I need to do to pass the course?

When does my dive card expire?

What if I loose my card, where can I get a new one?

What does the Rm980 include in the open water dive course?

What is confine water training?

What type of practical skill do I have to do?

What is Open water boat dives?

When can I start the course & how many people before you do so?



Can I wear contact lenses when I dive?
Yes you can. The only drawback to wearing lenses is that you will have to close your eyes when you clear your mask underwater. This is to prevent you from losing your contact lenses when your eyes are in contact with water. An excellent tip - use cheap, disposable lenses.

How long is the dive course normally?
You only need a minimum of 4 days to compete the course. However, it would be much better if you have 5 days in the island.

Do I need to be a good swimmer to do a dive course?
Diving is all about finning and buoyancy.You do not need to be an Olympic swimmer! However, you must be able to swim 200 metres (any style) at your own pace, and be able to tread water for 10 minutes.

How heavy is the dive tank?

A typical 80 cubic foot tank is approximately 15kg. Once you’re underwater, however, the tank is weightless!

Do I need to buy any dive gear before the course?
No you do not need to! All gear is provided during the course We recommend that you purchase your own basic dive gear after you complete the course. Basic dive gear is considered personal, and you will discover that your dives are more enjoyable with gear that fits comfortably.

How deep do we normally dive for the course?
You will be diving progressively. During your first confined water training, you will start at standing depth. You will dive progressively deeper until a maximum depth of 60 feet/18 meters before certification.

How long can a tank last underwater?
This depends on how experienced a diver you are, and what depth you are diving. A new diver will typically be able to dive for about 40 minutes at 40 feet. There are, of course, some divers who lasted just 15 minutes in 20 feet of water!

Do I need to be physically fit for the course?
As in other sports, you need to be reasonably fit. You certainly do not need to be Mr/Ms Olympian! Certain medical conditions, however, will not permit you to take this course. These are:
- Chronic Asthma
- Any heart ailments
- Have undergone heart bypass surgery
- Diabetes Lung Disorders
- Trying to or pregnant
- Physical Handicaps
- and any other ailment that would prevent you from enjoying this sport.
We recommend that you consult a doctor if you have questions about your fitness to dive.

What do I need to do to pass the course?
You are required to attend all theory classes, at the end of which a written test is given and must be passed. For all practical skills taught, you will be required to perform these skills comfortably underwater.

When does my dive card expire?
There is no expiration date for your certification card. We do recommend, however, that you do a scuba skills update if you have not been diving for more than 6 months. This will enable you to refresh what you learnt in the theory classes and to practice the required skills under supervision before you plunge into your next dive.

What if I loose my card, where can I get a new one?
You may contact us if you had taken your course with us. You may also contact any PADI member store. All you need to submit is your photograph, together with the payment for a replacement card. We will verify your dive status with our headquarters and order a replacement card without delay.

What does the cost RM980 include in the open water dive course?
PADI open water Manual, dive tables, dive log & gear required during the course is provided. You will do 3-4 confine water training and 4 open water boat dive around Perhentian Island. If you require prescription lenses for your mask, please inform us.

What is confine water training?
Like driving course, you will have to learn the basic practical skill before you hit the road. In this case, you will have to learn the basic skill underwater at shallow water before you dive at the open sea. All the confine water will be carried out at the house reef, right in front of our dive center.

What type of practical skill do I have to do?
Tthere are 19-21 underwater and surface skill you have to do. Such as mask clearing, recovery regulator, bouyancy control, to name a few. It might sound a lot, but these skill are basic entry and it very easy to do with the guardiance of your instructor.

What is Open water boat dives?
Upon completion your confine water skill, its time to experience your first dive at the dive site around the island. Relax and enjoy the wonder of the underwater world, with abundance of marine life waiting to meet you.

When can I start the course & how many people before you do so?

We start a new course everyday. There is no minimum number of students required, we advice that student must check in the dive center before 12 noon upon arrival at the island. Mail us to find out more!

More questions? Send us an email and we will get back to you!

 
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