What are the requirements to get a PADI Diving License?

March 26, 2021 - 3 minutes read

Wonder how it feels to venture into underwater marine life and witness the other side of nature? Have ever desire to swim along with Nemo, Dory, Crush from Finding Nemo or Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward from Spongebob? Well, my friend, you gotta be a PADI Diving License to do those stuff. It is to ensure your safety and the safety of the underwater world. 

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PADI is a certification that verifies you as a scuba diver and it is recognized worldwide. This course will educate you on skills and techniques that will prepare you to explore the underwater marine world. Usually, scuba diving courses cost around RM 1K to RM2K, this varies according to the type of course that you are planning to participate in.  Your course also covers the book for the courses, theory sessions, confined open water sessions, open water dives, and instructor dives.


To have a scuba diving license in Malaysia, you have to be 10 years old and above knows how to swim, and are well-fitted health-wise. You will be required to show your ability to swim, and you don’t even have to be a very skillful swimmer. As long you are able to control and balance yourself in the ocean. It is also essential to fill up the scuba medical questionnaire before beginning your course. 


Now for the packing, you have to prepare yourself with the right kind of essentials for the right kind of situation. Usually, when you are diving, you will be exhausted snd getting sunburnt which is not good for your healthy skin. And even though you are surrounded by water, your body will be dehydrated from all the swimming. So you have to make sure you pack the right things for your diving trips. Here are a bunch of list items  for you to prepare for your diving trip:

  • Water
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Light Snacks
  • Rashguard / Seasick Pills
  • Diving gears

Where to go to apply to get your PADI Diving License:

Pulau Tioman is located in Pahang. Pulau Tioman is a wonderful location to get your driving license, it has 25 diving sites for divers at all levels. Next, is the Pulau Perhentian located at Terengganu, best known for the various kind of colorful fishes. Due to its calming environment and waters, this is the best place for beginners or first-timers to learn diving. If you are in the other part of Malaysia, well Semporna has beautiful diving sites.  Semporna is in Sabah and is surrounded by marine life and has many islands. Semporna has many islands that are well suited for diving, such as Timba-Timba, Mataking Island, and Pom Pom. You will be guided by a professional certified PADI diving instructor. 

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