For those who have never scuba dived before, and would like to try it before committing to a full course, the Discover Scuba Diving course is your quick-start to Scuba Diving, and will have you in the water in only a few hours!
Discover Scuba Diving shore/boat dive
Duration: 1/2 day | Price: P4,200
A dive course that only takes half a day to complete: An introduction to diving, a little theory, and then a scuba dive in the ocean.
After completing the scuba dive course you get a “vacation certificate” which is valid for 14 days, during which time you can do follow-up dives (which must be accompanied by an instructor and to a maximum depth of 12 meters). You can also use this diving course as the first part of an Open Water Diver course in case you get a taste for more…
You must be at least 10 years old to take this diving course.
Scuba Review / Reactivate
Duration: 1/2 day including dive check | Price: P3700
Lots of people don’t get to dive regularly, just when they’re on vacation holiday. So some time can pass and you forget stuff.
This tune-up scuba dive course is for those that haven’t been diving for a while and who want to refresh the most important points and practices.
PADI Scuba Diver Course
Duration: 2 days min | Price P14,000
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you, particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.
PADI Open Water Diver Course
Duration: 3-4 days min | Price: P22,050
The Open Water Diver course is the most popular of all diving courses and is recognized all over the world. This is your admission ticket to intense and unforgettable scuba diving experiences for the rest of your life!
The scuba course concentrates on the fundamental aspects of diving, such as diving equipment and diving technique. During the course you will dive four times in open water and complete five parts of theoretical instruction. The course lasts from three to four days. When you have passed the scuba course you are a “Certified Open Water Diver“. This allows you to dive together with a friend. He or she must also have passed the scuba dive course, but you do not need to be accompanied by a professional diver. We do however recommend that you have at least 30-50 logged dives under your belt before you consider diving without a certified dive master. And then only in areas you are intimately familiar with.
Almost anyone who is more than 10 years of age, is in good health and physical shape and feel comfortable in the water, can pass the Open Water Course.
PADI Advanced Open Water Course
Duration: 2 days / 5 dives | Price: P18,400
- Deep Diver
- Underwater Navigation
- Peak Performance Bouyancy
- Enriched Air Nitrox
- Wreck Diver
- Night Diver
Emergency First Response (EFR)
Duration: 1 day | Price: P9,500
This course is a prerequisite for taking the PADI Rescue Diver (unless you have taken a first-aid course within the last two years). So if you’re seeking CPR/first aid training to meet a diving program requirement or for personal enhancement, this program is for you.
PADI Rescue Diver
Duration: 2-3 days | Price: P23,100
To get into the PADI Rescue Diver program, you’ll need to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Advanced Plus (or equivalent) and must be at least 15 years old and logged 20 dives. You’ll also need to have successfully completed the EFR course or a sanctioned program in CPR within the past two years. The PADI Rescue Diver program covers:
- self-rescue and diver stress
- diving first aid
- emergency management and equipment considerations
- swimming and non swimming assists
- panicked diver response
- underwater problems
- missing diver procedures
- surfacing the unconscious diver
- in-water artificial respiration
- egress (exits)
- first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
- dive accident scenarios.
PADI Dive Master Course
1 month internship | Price: P59,500
This scuba dive course qualifies you to be a guide for other divers in the local area and includes 20 dives. The course requires that you have already completed Advanced Open Water, EFR and Rescue Divers Courses.
On the Divemaster course you will learn many things that are also useful in daily life, in the areas of responsibility, physiology, psychology, management, first aid in- and out of the water, servicing equipment as well as daily planning.
PADI Specialty Courses
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox
Duration: 2 days / 2 dives | Price: P13,200
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Note that in some regions the minimum age is older than 12.
You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:
- Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
- Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
- Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
PADI Wreck Diver
Duration: 2 days / 4 dives | Price: P14,700
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.
If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.
There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During four dives you’ll learn:
- Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
- Surveying and mapping a wreck.
- Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
- Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.
PADI Deep Diver
Duration: 2 days / 4 dives | Price: P14,700
The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.
If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.
Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:
- Specialized deep diving equipment.
- Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
- Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
PADI Underwater Navigation
Duration: 1 day / 3 dives | Price: P13,700
Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.
You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice:
- Methods to estimate distance underwater.
- Compass navigation while making at least five turns.
- Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.
- Underwater map making.
PADI Peak Performance Bouyancy
Duration: 1 day / 2 dives | Price: P6,825
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.
During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:
- Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.
- Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
- Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.
- Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.
PADI Night Diver
Duration: 1 day / 3 dives | Price: P16.300
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.
Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:
- Light handling and communication techniques.
- Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
- Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night.
Scuba Programs via PADI eLearning® If you’re looking for a flexible way to fit a scuba certification into your busy schedule or if you just prefer web based learning, then PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go. Whether you want to take scuba lessons for beginners or you’re ready to advance your scuba skills training, PADI eLearning is a convenient way to learn.
- You can get started immediately with scuba knowledge development and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning system.
- PADI continually adapts course content for online delivery, which means you should check back regularly to view newly released online programs.