Open Water Course revamped
New for the 2018 season: Dive Like A Pro Clinic
We have decided that we now want ALL our new divers to be certified not just as PADI Open Water Divers, but GOOD PADI Open Water Divers. If this means spending more time with our students, then that's what we will do. Which is why we have now decided to add in an extra session called the 'Dive Like A Pro Clinic' into the course to make it a standard part of our course, instead of making you pay more for it.
What does this extra dive involve?
On top of the 4 open water dives that you will do as part of the course, this extra dive will entail working on good buoyancy, efficient fin kicking techniques, optimal weighting and how to move better underwater. We will also teach you how to minimize the use of your hands when diving (a bad technique). All of this is to help you build your confidence as a diver and to conserve energy, leading to better air consumption.
Will this really make me a better diver?
Basically, the more you dive, the better you are going to be as a diver. Our additional dive focuses more on the good habits and techniques you will need to make you a better diver. We cannot guarantee that you will be a great diver after our course (that takes practice), but you will definitely be a better diver than if you were to do a standard Open Water Course anywhere else.
New Dive Computers
Our latest addition to our dive center; introducing the Aqualung i300 dive computer. We recently purchased units of these recently released wrist computers for use on our PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water Courses as is required by PADI standards (required standard equipment is a dive computer or timing device, but we'd rather go all out).
The i300 has 4 modes (Air, Nitrox, Free and Gauge) and comes with the following features: User replaceable batteries, backlighting for night dives and low visibility, automatic detection of altitude and water type - fresh or sea water. We are very proud of our new purchase and hope it will complement our mission statement to train divers the right way.
We believe in the Aqualung brand all the way.
PADI 5-Star Artwork
Question: The boat is at Tokong Laut with Fun Divers and Advanced Open Water Students. Discover Scuba Diving participants are at Romantic Beach. So what to do at the shop?
Answer: Continue with the new Artwork of course :)
We are up and running
Opening Anti Gravity Divers on Perhentian Islands in Malaysia is a dream come true for our founder Anand as it is close to his hometown of Kota Bharu which is only an hour away. Anand has been coming to Perhentian since the age of 3, first on family camping trips when there were no chalets in existence and later in life on visits during school holidays with friends. This is also where he first took up scuba diving in 2006 and became a PADI instructor.
Slowly everything is falling into place. We are now up and running and fully operational, diving every day and loving being back in Perhentian. The weather has been nice to us and we have the opportunity to fix all the little cosmetic things to make our new shop into our new home. Hammocks are up, coffee is freely flowing, guitars are arriving and atmosphere is awesome!
Come visit us and become part of our inaugural Perhentian season 2015 :)
The Journey Begins
Back in September 2014, when we secured a land agreement on Coral Bay to build Anti Gravity Divers Perhentian, we were truly excited. This has been a long time coming for everyone involved, as we all started our diving careers here on Perhentian and know this island really well. It is also close to home for most of us.
As fate would have it, Anti Gravity Divers first began our journey on Koh Lanta, Thailand in 2009. However, we never lost focus of our goal to eventually start another Anti Gravity Divers on Perhentian. And finally.......as they say, the rest is history.
PADI 5-Star Dive Resort
These dive operations are progressive PADI Resorts that offer the full range of PADI scuba programs, have a good equipment selection and offer dive activities that promote aquatic environmental responsibility. PADI Five Star Dive Resorts are committed to providing quality diver training and continuing education programs that include dive experiences and environmental awareness. These dive businesses often cater to the traveling diver, but are also active in the local community promoting the benefits of recreational scuba diving and snorkeling.
Anand is the founder of Anti Gravity Divers and is a PADI Master Instructor, cave diver and explorer