Universal Diver

We are located in Tunabay Island Resort, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia. Being awarded the prestigious PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Resort, Universal Diver caters to both budding diving enthusiasts as well as seasoned underwater adventurers. 

Universal diver is a stone’s throw away from the prestigious Tuna Bay Resort. We offer a wide range of diving services to cater for all your diving needs, so whether you are looking for daily swim fins or to take PADI courses, our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to assist you.

Awarded as an internationally renowned PADI 5 Star Gold Palm resort since 2007, Universal Diver caters to everyone from budding dive enthusiasts to seasoned underwater adventurers. What’s more, each dive trip can be fully customized, ensuring that you will receive a one of a kind experience each and every time.

Not only do we offer diving at Perhentian Island, we also organize day trips to the beautiful islands of Lang Tengah and Redang. With such diversity, you can rest assured you are in for a truly remarkable diving experience.

We are fully equipped with 3 customized dive boats, 40 sets of high quality MARES diving equipment, and a fully air-conditioned class room with a view of the ocean that will take your breath away. Our comprehensive onsite facility is able to handle a total of 30 divers at any one time. Our team of experienced international and local dive masters are fully qualified, coupled with their extensive knowledge of the island ensures that you are in safe hands at all times.

In the three short years that we have been in operation we have certified more than 900 divers (and counting) and are at the forefront of making scuba diving one of the most popular attractions on Perhentian Island. Diving is more than just a job for us; it is a passion and a way of life.


Dive Courses

With a diverse and fascinating underwater world just waiting to be uncovered, here is the range of courses offered by Universal Diver catering for everyone, from budding enthusiasts to seasoned diving veterans.

Discovery Dive
The Discovery Dive is an excellent introduction for interested individuals to try their hand at scuba diving under the watch of a qualified Instructor. Discovery Dives takes a couple of hours, and provides a hands-on, yet safe starting point for first-time divers.

PADI Open Water Diver
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, your certified instructor will take you through the basics of scuba diving, consisting of five theory sessions, five confined water dives and finally, four open water dives. At the end of the course, you will receive your PADI Open Water Diver certification, opening the door to a whole new world, with many fabulous destinations, exciting escapades and interesting people awaiting you.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
More experienced divers can take their experience a step further with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. With a prerequisite of having completed your PADI Open Water Diver course beforehand, this course consists of five Adventure Dives comprising of compulsory deep and underwater navigation dives, as well as a choice of any three other Adventure Dives which can include wreck diving, search and recovery, underwater photography diving and night diving.

PADI Rescue Diver
Divers looking for more of a challenge can also take the PADI Rescue Diver course, which trains divers advanced techniques to spot and prevent diving problems, and if necessary, manage any emergencies which may arise. This intensive course covers a wide variety of scenarios that can arise in the process of diving and even entails an Emergency First Response course which teaches CPR and other first aid techniques, giving participants the knowledge and confidence to react promptly and properly in case of unforeseen circumstances.

PADI Divemaster
Lastly, divers who are certified up to Rescue Diver can apply for PADI Divemaster course, taking their first step into being a PADI professional. Working closely with a PADI instructor, divers hone their skills to a professional level, through a combination of classes on diving theory to practical diving exercises. Of course, nothing beats the experience garnered from actual diving, so an aspiring PADI Divemaster will also have to log a minimum of 60 dives in order to obtain this coveted level.

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