Diving in Perhentian
Getting ready for diving in Perhentian? A great choice. If you have never been underwater, it's hard to imagine what it is like. And if you have, you will be amazed what Perhentian underwater offers.
Perhentian is not only for experienced divers, beginners will enjoy the underwater too.
Arwana Perhentian, our highly recommended resort at Pulau Perhentian, is home to East Marine, the resident dive-center. For the aspirant diver PADI and SSI courses are available.
Become a certified diver
Both PADI and SSI certifications are worldwide recognized. In order to become a certified SCUBA diver, you would have to fulfill the following requirement:
Please bring two passport sized photos for new certification. Also, for certified divers, please bring your C-card and also your logbook.
After completing your course, armed with your new C-card and also logbook, you would be able to dive anywhere in the world, depending on the dive sites, weather condition and water temperature.
If you are not sure if you want to take up the full certification, you can try the Introduction to Scuba Diving course. This is a short course where you will breathe underwater with the full diving gear. After that first dive, you can decide if diving underwater is something that you enjoy and proceed to sign up for the full Open Water course.
The East Marine offers a range of diving in Perhentian courses, PADI and SSI
Price of diving in Perhentian courses:
All course fees include gear rental, instructor fees and certification, exclude student kit which is a manual (textbook), logbook and a dive table (slate)
PADI Referral Course and Open Water Refresher course are also available.
PADI Referral Course applies to diving students who have completed their confined water and theory modules. They only need to do 4 more open water dives to complete their Open Water module. They will be supervised and certified by the resident instructor. Please remember to bring the documentation from your home-country instructor.
PADI Open Water Refresher course applies to certified divers who have not been diving for a while. This is good to refresh their skills underwater. After satisfactorily finishing the refresher course, the diver would be allowed to join other divers for the trip.
Price of Specialty Diving in Perhentian Courses:
These courses are only available for certified divers.
Fun & Leisure diving in Perhentian
Many divers do not want to follow a course, maybe you are one of them. All they, (and you?) want is diving in Perhentian and enjoy the majestic underwater world. East Marine offers that possibility too.
Here too the economical principle is followed: the more you dive, the cheaper it gets. These rates only applies if the dives are pre-paid booked ahead. Price only includes: boat, divemaster fees, weights, weight belt and filled tanks.
For booking of more than 10 boat dives, additional dive is at RM55/dive.
Dive gear rental is very affordable. check out the rates below:
We hope you will enjoy diving in Perhentian.