PADI Recreational Scuba Courses

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

discover scuba diving subic bayA 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

padi scuba review courseLots 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

padi scuba diver course subic bayThe 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

padi open water course subic bayThe 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

 padi advanced open water courseWhen you’ve passed the Open Water Course you can go on to the advanced course. This course is focused on five parts. The first two – Depth (down to 30 meters (juniors max 21)) and Navigation – are required. For the remaining three you can choose between the following:
  • Deep Diver
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Peak Performance Bouyancy
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Wreck Diver
  • Night Diver

Emergency First Response (EFR)

Duration: 1 day | Price: P9,500

 padi emergency first reponderWant to be ready in an emergency? Then this program is for you. The  EFR  program covers basic training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency care. In addition, it’s a medically based program covering primary care, secondary care and treatments following national consensus guidelines. The program is designed for divers and nondivers, and also meets the CPR and first aid prerequisite for earning your PADI Advanced Plus rating and PADI Rescue Diver.

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

 padi rescue diverHow do you take a subject like accident prevention and management and turn it into fun? Call it the PADI Rescue Diver program! The PADI Rescue Diver program develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver.PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs.

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

padi divemaster courseThis 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

padi nitrox specialty courseThe 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

padi wreck diver courseWhether 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

padi deep diver course subic bayThe 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

padi underwater navigation courseBe 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

padi peak performance buoyancy courseExcellent 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 night diver courseThe thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

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.

 

PADI eLearning

padi elearningScuba 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.

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