Borneos coastline and reefs have a lot to offer. In fact, just recently a group of scientists in Malaysia, the United States, and the Netherlands discovered very rich marine life in Borneo coral reefs. However, Borneos diverse marine life is not just for scientists and researchers to appreciate; diving enthusiasts will surely fall in love with Borneos reefs as well. If you, however, do not have experience in diving and you want to see Borneos underwater sceneries, do not worry as there are dive centers that offer diving courses in Borneo.
Although you can still dive and experience the underwater wonders of Borneo without a diving license, diving with a license has more things to offer. Completing diving courses and obtaining a divers license does not only equip you with knowledge on the different marine species youll encounter when diving into the seas of Borneo, it also enhances your scuba diving skills. Whats more, a license also opens up a great career opportunity: Diving instructor in Borneo is also a financially rewarding career.
One of the dive centers that offer diving courses in Borneo is Diverse Borneo, which is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Diverse Borneo offers PADI diving courses that include Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Adventure Diver, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, Master Scuba Diver, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and IDC Staff Instructor.
Here are some of the different PADI diving courses being taught in Diverse Borneo.
–>The Rescue Diver course is for those with PADI Adventure Diver certification and those who have been trained previously on how to perform first aid and CPR.
–>The Emergency First Response (EFR) course will teach you how to care for shock victims, prevent shock, perform CPR, manage spinal injury, as well as perform basic first aid.
–>The Open Water Diver course is the most popular PADI course. It is a basic scuba course for anyone, including children as young as 10 years old, and it will tackle basic scuba skills and open water dives.
–>The Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed for those who have taken up the Open Water Diver course. It will guide you through Underwater Navigation, Deep Water Diving, and your choice of Adventure Dive. Choose from Night Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving, and more.
–>The Assistant Instructor course will teach you how to conduct certain PADI diving courses, such as Digital Underwater Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty, and more.
–>The Divemaster course is designed to help divers learn how to supervise training and non-training activities, as well as conduct various PADI diving courses.
–>The Master Scuba Diver course is the highest non-professional level in PADI certification. A diver must have certification as an Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, and Rescue Diver, and must also have taken five Specialty Diver courses.
–>The Master Scuba Diver Trainer course will teach you proper techniques in teaching scuba diving courses.
–>The IDC Staff Instructor course will allow you to teach Assistant Instructor courses, as well as assist in the Instructor Development course. It will also teach you advanced theories in diving.
Anyone, from children to fully grown adults, can take the abovementioned diving courses. With the right equipment and the proper training from a trusted PADI certified instructor, such as Mark Hedger from Diverse Borneo, you can explore the beautiful underwater life in Borneo.