PADI Advanced open water course in Perhentian 3 days 2 nights including hotel

(431 customer reviews)


Package Highlights

  • Take your diving skills to the next level by becoming an Advanced Open Water diver in a 2-day course
  • Learn more about Deep and Underwater Navigation
  • You will be certified to dive up to 30 meters
  • Learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving
  • Refine your compass navigation skills, learn to better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • Receive your Advanced Open Water Diver license upon completion

Use code TRAVL for discount up to RM 300. Valid for 3 more days.

Mandatory dives are required to complete the course. Elective dives can be replaced with any of the following dives: Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB), Night dive, Wreck dive, Underwater Photography, Fish Identification, Naturalist, Drift dive.
We suggest the 3 most common elective dives: PPB, Night, and Wreck. However, they can be replaced with other dives mentioned above depending on your preference.
Below is the tentative schedule of the course. The schedule can be changed without prior notice and largely depends on the time of your arrival and your performance throughout the course.
First day:
08:00 - Boat transfer from Kuala Besut jetty to Perhentian island
09:00 - Arriving in Perhentian, course registration, meet your instructor
09:30 - Briefing and Dive #1: Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive
14:00 - Briefing and Dive #2: Navigation Dive
18:00 - Briefing and Dive #3: Night Dive
Second day:
08:00 - Briefing and Dive #4: Deep Dive
12:00 - Briefing and Dive #5: Wreck Dive
Third day:
08:00 - Checkout from hotel and boat transfer to Kuala Besut jetty
Please take note that after your last dive, you must wait 18 hours before taking a flight. Please plan your departure accordingly.
What's included in your package?
  • Hotel/Accommodation for 2 nights
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Certification
  • You will be accompanied by a PADI Instructor
  • All dive equipment
  • 5 dives
  • Boat transport from Kuala Besut jetty to Perhentian Island and return trip
What's NOT included in your package?
  • Food – breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Underwater photo

Dorm Room at Quiver Dive Resort in Coral Bay

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Standard Room at Senja Bay Resort

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Deluxe Room at Cocohut Longbeach

Available amenities: Aircon, Private bathroom, Shower with hot water

How To Get There

How To Get There

In order to reach Perhentian, you need to take a ferry/boat from a town called Kuala Besut. You can go there with one of the following options:

By Flight

  • This is, by far, the fastest option. However, if you are also flying back after diving, you must wait at least 18 hours (24 hours recommended) before flying, otherwise you risk getting decompression sickness, also known as “The Bends”.  Plan your flight timings accordingly.
  • You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to either Kota Bharu or Kuala Terengganu. It’s a one hour flight either way.
  • Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Malindo and Firefly all have flights from Kuala Lumpur.
  • After landing, you can take a taxi to the Kuala Besut Jetty. It’s about one hour from Kota Bharu, or one and a half hour from Kuala Terengganu.

By Bus

  • This is a cheaper alternative to flying, but takes significantly more time.
  • It takes about 8 hours to get from Kuala Lumpur too Kuala Besut by bus.
  • If you reach Kuala Besut after 4pm, you will most likely have to spend the night there and take a boat to Perhentian in the morning.
  • You can book bus tickets online using websites such as CatchThatBus and EasyBook.

By Car

  • You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to to Kuala Besut Jetty (approx.7 hours drive) by following these directions:
  • Follow Highway MRR2 to Gombak Toll on Karak Highway
  • Continue with East Coast Expressway to Kuala Terengganu (Gemuruh) exit
  • Take the left exit to Sungai Tong, Hulu Caluk
  • Drive straight to AH18 to Kg Bukit Balai Jerteh
  • Turn right to T153 Kampung Kuala Besut , Kuala Besut Jetty

After reaching Kuala Besut Jetty, you need to take the boat to Perhentian Island

  • A two-way boat ticket will cost you about RM70. Drop us a message at if you would like us to book this for you.
  • You can also hire a private boat, but keep in mind that this will be significantly more expensive. It will cost RM400 or more.
  • Before getting on the boat, you will need to pay an environmental fee. The fee is RM5 for Malaysians and RM30 for foreigners.
  • Boats leave from Kuala Besut to Perhentian once an hour from 8am to 5pm.
  • To get back to Kuala Besut, you can take the boat from Perhentian at 8am, 12pm or 4pm.
  • The boat ride will take about 45 minutes.
Payment & Cancellation

Payment & Cancellation


  • Upon booking, full price will be collected.
  • You will receive a confirmation email in 24 hours or less.
  • If your dates are not available, we will suggest alternative dates.


  • If you cancel 7 days or more before your booked date, you will receive a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel 6 days or less before your booked date, no refund will be issued.
Other Information
  • An Open Water Diver license is required for this package.
  • Minimum age is 10 years old.
  • Dive season is from Mid March till End October.
  • It is advisable to bring enough cash for the entire duration of your stay because there is no ATM on the island.
  • A medical questionnaire must be completed before starting any course. A single “yes” answer will require you to be examined by a doctor to ensure that you are medically fit to dive. It is advisable to review this form before arriving on Perhentian as there is no doctor on the island.
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (e.g. ID or passport). Dive operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own.

Perhentian Island

Dive Package Type

Dive Course

Room Type

Dorm Room, Standard Room, Deluxe Room

431 reviews for PADI Advanced open water course in Perhentian 3 days 2 nights including hotel

  1. Rustyslass

    What a brilliant team of people. We had our first ever dive and they took amazing care of us. Settled early nerves and took it slow and steady whilst ensuring we had a brilliant experience. We will be back!!

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