PADI Scuba Diver Course




Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
Location: Serasa, Brunei


Thinking of getting certified for an upcoming vacation but don’t have the time to put into a regular dive certification course? Now there’s a quick and easy programme designed especially for you! This is your chance to slap on some fins, strap on a mask and experience intense adventure in a short amount of time.

The PADI Scuba Diver programme is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacationers or people who only plan to dive a couple of times a year. As a sub-programme of the PADI Open Water Dive Course, the PADI Scuba Diver rating allows you to get certified quickly and easily by minimising time constraints. With this certification you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional on your next vacation or diving trip anywhere in the world. This programme is a wonderful opportunity to explore the underwater world with the comfort and safety of having an experienced guide with you at all times.

During this diving certification course you will use the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and Video. The knowledge and skills you learn are just the beginning of an exciting array of courses and programmes that await you.

Credit earned in this programme can be used toward the Open Water Diver certification. The Open Water Dive Course uses the same materials as the Scuba Diver course, so already you are on your way to continuing further dive adventures.

What is Involved?

  • A swim test involving a 10-minute float (without floatation devices or touching the bottom).
  • 3 x chapters of theory, watching videos and completing short quizzes.
  • 3 x confined water sessions (shallow water skills sessions).
  • 2 x Open Water Dives (to a maximum depth of 12metres).

Compulsory Pre-Requisites

  • You must be confident in the water, and able to complete a swim test of floating for 10 minutes, in the sea, without floatation devices, or touching the bottom.
  • You will need to complete a short medical questionnaire to see if you are FIT TO DIVE. Please Note: It is best to check that this is all OK before you come to the island.
  • This is a great option for people who have never tried diving before, and want to gain a certification, but do not have the full 4 days needed to complete the Open Water Course.


What is included?

The price includes everything you need for your dive course.

  • Your diving equipment and PADI manual
  • Your theory sessions
  • Your skills session in shallow water
  • Your Open Water Dives
  • Your certification card upon successful completion of the course

What do I need to bring?

  • Your swimsuit
  • A towel
  • A sense of adventure

What is the course schedule?

  • We generally start at 9:30 am on the first day, with a half day of theory, followed by an afternoon in the water, going through the basic skills in confined water.
  • The second day generally consists of completing any remaining skills, plus the 2 x Open Water Dives to finish the course.

Age Restrictions

  • You must be a minimum of 10 yrs old to complete this program.
  • Under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign all relevant paperwork



1. Medical statement

By booking a dive excursion you confirm you do not have knowledge of any medical condition that may preclude you from diving. All students must complete a medical statement prior to diving. Positive responses will require a physicians approval before diving. The dive medical form can be viewed and printed here.

2. Flying after diving

We recommend at leave at least 12 hours for a single dive (including PADI Discover Scuba Diving) excursion, and at least 18 hours minimum surface interval before flying after doing multiple dives (whenever possible, wait 24 hours). There is no refund for bookings booked within these time constraints.

3. Before booking

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Additional Info

Diving Season

Diving is available all year around in Brunei with better visibility and calm sea months between March to October and wet season between the months of November to February; the water visibility during wet season can be slightly lower due to the rain and the seas won’t be as calm compared to the dive season.

Water conditions

Sea temperatures are an average of around 30 Degrees Celsius with occasional weeks where it can dip down to 25 Degrees Celsius. Visibility can range between 5m to 30m.

We reserve the right to change the itinerary due to weather, safety standards, or the customer’s abilities.


Dive Safety Regulations

Due to safety regulations, all divers require between 18 to 24 hours off-gas period on land prior to flight departure.

This means, if the diver finishes his/her dive at 03.00pm, he/she can only fly 18 hours later at 10:00am next day.

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