PADI dive courses & description

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. You will get basic diving skills with Dive Instructor, learn how to use underwater equipment in shallow water and make your first dive!

Depth of immersion from 5 to 12 meters.
Course duration is 3 hours.

Prerequisites:

To take Discover Scuba Diving, you must be at least 10 years old

3000 PHP
OPEN WATER DIVER

Get your PADI scuba certification! If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderful world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

Usually it takes 3-4 days to be certified. You'll have 5 confined water sessions, 4 open water sessions, knowledge reviews and theory exam.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. You can start your certification online.

The learning materials you need:
PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also chose a book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM.

Prerequisites:

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must:
  • Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws.
18000 PHP
ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER
You don't have to be "advanced" to take it – it's designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

The learning materials you need:
PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving.You'll use it as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

To take this course, you must be:
A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

15000PHP
ENRICHED AIR DIVER, NITROX

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI's most popular diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

The Fun Part:

You can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

What you learn:

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
6000PHP without dives
10000PHP with 2 dives
BUBBLEMAKER (8 YRS+)

Great way to introduce children to scuba diving in a pool in less than six feet or two meters of water. Celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker party with friends and family at Tropical divers dive shop. It's fun, easy and safe.

The Fun Part:
Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don't have to be super swimmers. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 metres/ 6 feet.

  • Typical sessions last about an hour (sign up, gear up and fun included)
    SCUBA DIVER

    Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver.

    This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that's your ultimate goal.

    PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
    • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres / 40 feet;
    • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision;
    • Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification.
    DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER COURSE

    Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment. Our instructor is award winning UW photographer will share your experience, so you can improve your skills to make a stunning UW pictures!
    RESCUE DIVER
    "Challenging" and "rewarding" best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

    You'll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you'll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete you will be more confident underwater!

    As a Rescue Diver PADI you can be able to:
    – Realize one self-rescue.
    – Understand, analyze and act when you see another diver under stress.
    – Knowledge and use of emergency equipment.
    – Rescue divers in panic.
    – Rescue divers unconscious.

    Prerequisites:

    To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:

    • Be 12 years or older
    • Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
    • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).
    EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE
    Take a step toward emergency preparedness and meet PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites with Emergency First Response.
    As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies not just in the diving world, but everyday in your life.

    Emergency First Response courses encompass:
    • CPR courses for adults, children and infants
    • First aid for adults, children and infants
    • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training
    • The Emergency First Response Instructor and Instructor Trainer courses
    MASTER SCUBA DIVER
    With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you have reached the highest non professional level in the PADI System of diver education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. See all the specialty diver courses offered.

    Prerequisites:

    • 12 years old
    • PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
    • PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
    • Minimum of five PADI Specialty Diver courses
    • Minimum of 50 logged dives
    For more information on becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver, contact your local PADI Dive Shop or Resort where you can explore PADI course options.
    DIVEMASTER
    Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

    Prerequisites:

    To take this course, you must be:
    • 18 years old A PADI;
    • Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization);
    • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization);
    • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months;
    • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification;
    • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
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