Malaysia is home to an array of world-class dive sites which are suitable for all experience levels. It holds a reputation for some fantastic dive sites, with warm, temperate waters and beautifully unspoiled reef paradise. There’s no better way to experience the stunning ocean and beautiful marine life than with an exciting diving experience. Learning to dive is an easy, straightforward process that can provide some of the most rewarding experiences of your life. And once Malaysia casts its spell on you, you’ll be captivated, dive after dive. Check out these dive centers in KL that Little Steps has scouted for you to kickstart your journey underwater!
To get a scuba diving license, you have to be:
The Diver’s Den is a 5 Star Dive Center with their own pool facilities. They provide diving courses recognized by PADI as well as sell and service diving equipment. To enroll in PADI Open Water Course or Junior Open Water Course, you would need to be 10 years or older with adequate swimming skills and good physical health. Once you are certified, they will also assist in arranging a diving trip locally or internationally.
The Diver’s Den, No.4, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, +603 7960 8163, www.diversden.com.my
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, kickstart your journey now with Planet Scuba! Once you’ve signed up, you can start immediately by self-studying, theory sessions and confined water sessions. When you’re confident with your ability to dive, it’s time to explore the underwater world! The Open Water part consists of 4 dives with the instructor on a 3 days 2 nights trip to either Perhentian or Tenggol Island in the East Coast.
Planet Scuba, Unit L-3-2 Block L Plaza Damas, No 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 6203 3366, www.planetscuba.com.my
Get PADI certified and take your first plunge below the waves. This course will teach you the basic skills, get familiar with your scuba equipment and dive down to a maximum depth of 18m. You will learn essential lessons to help you get the most out of your dives, basic uses of the scuba gears, and when you are ready, be ready for 4 open water dives in the ocean! Trip to the island is included in the course packages, discuss more with the dive center!
Flow Dive Center, Lot G, PJ Palms Sports Centre, No. 1, Lorong Sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +6012 5229 257, www.flowdive.center
Big Ocean Dive Center offers scuba diving, freediving, and swimming courses from beginner to instructor levels and dive trips around Southeast Asia. They pride themselves on their 100% safety record, personal touch, and on keeping things fresh with new courses and trips. Each year, they certify hundreds of new amazing divers, including families and children. Not just that, you can also count on them to take you on some of the coolest and most exciting diving destinations around Asia. From Malaysia to Bali and even the Maldives!
Big Ocean Dive Center, A-0-12, Plaza Damas 3, 63, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6017 6384 372, www.bigoceandive.com
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