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Learn to Dive with Seabunny Scubacations

On the doorstep of Semporna, you will complete your certifications in the warm and safe waters of the magnificent islands. Seabunny Scubacations in Semporna, Sabah, is the perfect place for your dive education as well.

The Seabunny Scubacations’ instructors are professionals who will make you feel safe and confident through the courses. All the courses are given in small groups with the ratio of 1 instructor : 4 students. All the materials will be using online e-learning. The student will be given access code to complete the theory online once enrollment done. We depart daily to Sibuan Island for confined water and open water training, where the visibility is excellent and the water temperature is around 26ºC to 29ºC.

If you want to discover the world beneath the waves or need to continue you diving education, we have a range of courses to fit you. Experience the amazing underwater realm on our Open Water course, or broaden your diving horizons and experience unparalleled adventure on our Advanced Adventurer course. If you want to get serious (but still have lots of fun) you can sign up for our Diver Stress & Rescue course or, if you are truly committed you can reach the black belt of recreational diving and become a Master Scuba Diver.

3 Days Open Water Course with eLearning 

Scuba diving is the ultimate adventure, and the best way to explore the magnificence of the islands in Semporna. Our 3 Day Learn to Dive Course with eLearning (SSI Open Water Certification) is ideal for those ready to get certified but short on time. The online eLearning platform allows students to complete the theory component of the course at their own convenience before arriving. This reduces the amount of time spent in a classroom by a full day, allowing the entire course to be completed in just 3 days. 

Along with the eLearning component, the course comprises two days of training at Sibuan Island, followed by one day to one of any islands (Mabul or Mataking). Students will complete four compulsory training dives, and two pleasure dives at some of the most pristine dive sites on the outer reef, filled with vibrant marine life.   

  • SSI eLearning (You need to access to the compulsory theory component of your open water certification, and it MUST be completed before practical training can start.)  
  • 2 x days of Sibuan Island
  • 1 x day trips to Mabul or Mataking or Mantabuan
  • 5 training modules in confined water, 4 open water dives.

eLearning materials, certification, dive equipment and use of prescription masks, lunch pack everyday, drinking water, same dive instructor for all 3 days, boat transfer, jetty permits and towels.

  • Ability to swim – 200m (or 300m with mask, fins and snorkel) and tread water (float) for 10 minutes
  • Minimum age 10 years with parental consent..
  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. Prior to commencing your dive course you are required to complete the self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any questions indicates there is a pre-existing condition which may affect your safety while diving and you will need to obtain a dive medical certificate that states you are medically fit to dive.
  • If you do require a dive medical, it must be obtained prior to commencing the course and must not be more than 90 days old when you start with us.

The eLearning component takes approximately 6-8 total hours to complete, and must be completed before you can jump into the ocean and begin your practical training.

2 Days Advanced Adventurer

Conducted over two days aboard, the SSI Advanced Adventurer Course is the first step beyond basic certification and is designed to develop your confidence underwater by expanding your existing diving skills.

The prerequisite for this course is a SSI Open Water certificate or equivalent from another training agency. There are no formal classroom sessions involved, but students will need to complete the SSI eLearning Advanced Adventurer Course online before arrival. This knowledge will be reviewed on board prior to each training dive. 

Once the certification dives are complete you will be allowed a fun dive.

Deep Dive During this dive you will gain the experience to safely conduct dives beyond your 18-metre depth limit as an open water diver. Under the close supervision of your dive instructor, you will be taken down, no deeper than 30 meters, where you will be shown the effects of increased pressure and colour absorption at depth.

Navigation Dive Complete exercises using both a compass and natural references to help improve your underwater navigation skills.

Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) Fine tune your buoyancy control by learning correct weighting techniques, correct positioning of weights and tanks and breathing techniques. As a diver with effective buoyancy control you will be protecting not just yourself but also the delicate coral reef by minimising contact. Good buoyancy control also helps reduce air consumption. 

Boat Diving Many divers learn to dive and make dozens of dives before ever setting foot on a dive boat. Expand your knowledge about boat diving, from small inflatables to dive boats.

Underwater Naturalist – Fish ID Learn how to identify the main families of fish from damselfish to triggerfish.

(Deep Dive and Navigation Dive are mandatory, the makeup of the other dive types may change depending on conditions)

eLearning materials, certification, dive equipment and use of prescription masks, lunch pack everyday, drinking water, 6 dives across both days, boat transfer, jetty permits and towels.

  • Minimum age 12 years with parental consent.
  • SSI Open Water Certifications or Advanced Adeventurer or equivalent certifications. If you are SSI Open Water Diver, you must have proof of current training within two (2) years of First Aid and CPR.
  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. Prior to commencing your dive course you are required to complete the self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any questions indicates there is a pre-existing condition which may affect your safety while diving and you will need to obtain a dive medical certificate that states you are medically fit to dive.
  • If you do require a dive medical, it must be obtained prior to commencing the course and must not be more than 90 days old when you start with us.

2 Days Diver Stress & Rescue Course

Our course incorporates eLearning materials are provided and must be completed prior to joining the course.

Diver Stress & Rescue course is a crucial step in diving education and is a transitional stage moving beyond recreational diving. You will become a more confident diver as you learn rescue and emergency techniques, and how to prevent and manage potential problems in the water. 

Through this course, you will come to appreciate and understand the importance of rescue training for general diver safety and incident management. The pre-requisites for this course are a SSI Open Water** or Advanced Adventurer or equivalent with another training agency and a current First Aid certificate** (valid within 24 months) with CPR (valid within 12 months)**.

If you are SSI Open Water Diver, you must have proof of current training within two (2) years of First Aid and CPR. SSI Referral Divers may enrol in SSI Specialty programs and complete all academic and pool/confined water sessions. Open water training dives for all specialties cannot be combined with open water training dives for entry-level programs, and must be conducted after completion of all in-water training for the Open Water Diver program.

eLearning materials, certification, dive equipment and use of prescription masks, lunch pack everyday, drinking water, 6 dives across both days, boat transfer, jetty permits and towels.

  • Minimum age 12 years with parental consent.
  • SSI Open Water Certifications or Advanced Adeventurer or equivalent certifications. If you are SSI Open Water Diver, you must have proof of current training within two (2) years of First Aid and CPR.
  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. Prior to commencing your dive course you are required to complete the self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any questions indicates there is a pre-existing condition which may affect your safety while diving and you will need to obtain a dive medical certificate that states you are medically fit to dive.
  • If you do require a dive medical, it must be obtained prior to commencing the course and must not be more than 90 days old when you start with us.

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