PADI Scuba Diving Courses

If you are in Puerto Galera and don’t have a Scuba Diving certification already, our team of highly qualified and skilled Diving Instructors can have you in the water in no time!

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 couple of hours!

For certified Scuba Divers who wish to extend their knowledge and skills, we offer specialities and courses all the way up to Divemaster

Our diving instructors teach in English, French, Chinese, Tagalog, Danish, Swedish, Spanish and Italian!

PADI eLearning

Start learning to dive from the comfort of your own home!

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Why spend your valuable holiday time in the classroom, instead of in the water?

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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PADI Open Water Diver Course – $450

Minimum Age: 10 years

Duration: 3-4 days

Includes confined water training in our pool, and ocean dives.

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.

PADI Advanced Open Water Course – $350

Minimum Age: 12 years

Duration: 2-3 days

The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You’ll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing (it’s like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI® specialty certifications.

  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Night Diver
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PADI Rescue Diver – $450

Duration: 2-3 days

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
  • Eegress (exits)
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
    dive accident scenarios.
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PADI Bubble Maker Course -$90

Minimum age: 8  years

The PADI Bubble Maker course is as fun as it sounds; and an exciting and educational experience for your child.

Children from 8 years and up, under close professional supervision, can learn to use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water during this wonderful introduction to Scuba Diving.

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Discover Scuba Diving – $90

Duration: 2 hours

A dive course that only takes two hours 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.

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PADI Scuba Diver Course -$310

Minimum Age: 10 years

Duration: 2 days

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.

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
  • Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (eLearning, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving – just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills – just the first three of five dives of the Open Water Diver course
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore – just two of four dives of the Open Water Diver course.
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PADI Adventure Diver Course – $280

Duration: 1-2 days

You must have completed the Open Water course before this Course.

This course includes three dives: Two of these – Navigation and Depth – are required. The last dive is your choice between Night, Current, Multi-level, Wreck, and Naturalist (where you learn about corals and fish).

The age requirement for this course is 12 years, and if you are under 15 years the certificate is called Junior Adventure Diver. The 3 dives in this course can be credited to the Advanced Open Water Course.

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PADI Emergency First Responder (EFR) – $200

Minimum Age: none

Duration: 1 day

Emergency First Response® primary and secondary care training teaches you what to do in the critical moments between when a life-threatening emergency occurs and when emergency medical services arrive.

Learn how to perform CPR, provide first aid that eases pain, assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

  • Learn CPR
  • Improve your first aid skills
  • Be prepared in an emergency
  • Respond to a variety of illness and injuries
  • Help someone who is choking
  • Handle a possible spinal injury
  • Apply bandages and splints



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PADI Discover Nitrox Course – $90

Duration: 1 days

Short introductory scuba dive course for diving with Nitrox, an enriched air mixture that gives you the ability to dive longer and get into the water again sooner after a dive.

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PADI Nitrox Specialty Course – $280

Duration: 2 days

More in-depth Nitrox scuba dive course. With Nitrox you can save time: You can stay under water longer You can do another dive again quicker.

The course only requires that you already have an Open Water certificate, and (and thereby that you also are above 15 years of age). Without an Advanced Open Water Course you may only dive to a depth of 18 meters. This scuba dive course takes approx. 1 day of self study plus dives taking 1 day. Depth 30 meters.

Price includes PADI manual and 2 dives.

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PADI Specialty Dive Courses

The following Specialty courses include PIC/Manual. Please see below for the number of dives needed to complete each course, and the course costs.

Course / No of Dives:

  • Deep Diver / 4 dives – $240
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy / 2 dives – $120
  • Underwater Naturalist / 2 dives – $120
  • Wreck Diver / 4 dives – $240
  • Drift Diver / 2 dives – $120
  • Multilevel Diver / 2 dives – $120
  • Night Diver / 3 dives – $180
  • Search & Recovery Diver / 4 dives – $240
  • Underwater Navigator / 3 dives – $180
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PADI Dive Master Course – $999

PADI Divemasters enjoy abundant career opportunities, and get paid to scuba dive and share their love for the ocean!

Learn how to lead underwater tours, assist with scuba classes and inspire others to care about the ocean. Hone your skills and be the diver everyone admires. 

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 Divemaster is the most popular and most recognized professional scuba certification in the world!

Note: You need 40 logged dives to start the course.

Please contact us if you would like more information about the duration of a Divemaster course.

  • Gain professional-level dive skills
  • Start your scuba diving career
  • Share your passion for the ocean
  • Mentor other divers
  • Lead guided dives
  • Assist with classes
  • Give a dive briefing
  • Conduct refresher training
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‘ReActivate’ Refresher course -$75

Duration: 2 hours

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.

ReActivate is the engaging, efficient way to refresh your dive knowledge and scuba skills. Move quickly through topics you know well, dive deeper on topics where your knowledge may have lapsed.

Please note, this is not a PADI certification.

  • Refresh your skills before a trip
  • Prepare for your next course
  • Assemble a scuba unit
  • Handle common problems
  • Perform basic skills with ease


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Recreational Fun Dives

Rack up your dives with a guided boat dive to any of over 30 premium dive sites in the vicinity.

Individual dives cost $35, with 10% discount on 10 or more dives as a package.

Night Dives

Discover the amazing night time biodiversity of Puerto Galera. Night dives are $50 each. Minimum of 2 divers. If you wish to night dive alone, you will be required to pay for 2 divers.

Blackwater Diving: 1pax-$100 ; 2pax-$50 each; 3 pax-$35 each

Bonfire Diving: 1pax-$60 ; 2pax-$30 each; 3 pax-$20 each

Full Equipment Rental

If you haven’t traveled with your gear, our Dive Center offers a full range of equipment for all sizes.

Rent a full set of equipment for $15 per day excluding Dive Light & Computer.

Dive Light Rental : $8

Dive Computer Rental : $10

Ask your sales representative for a rental package when you book your trip, or organize in resort with your Dive Guide / Instructor

Nitrox Dives

If you are a Nitrox certified Diver, then just bring your certification with you and you are ready to dive. Additional $7 per dive. Unlimited Nitrox Dive package available.

Technical Fun Dives

Depending on your certification level, you have a choice of over 15 dive sites ideal for a variety of Technical dives.


We do not supply any technical diving equipment as standard. If you have any questions regarding doing tech diving with us, please feel free to contact us.

Fun Dives

Our Dive Center does regular Fun Dives every day, starting from early in the morning, through the day, and we also offer Night Dives, and Blackwater & Bonfire Dives for those looking for an extra level of adventure!

We also offer day trips to the incredible Verde Island, arguably the best scuba diving site in Puerto Galera!

See below for Fun Dive and Equipment rental rates


Blackwater & Bonfire Diving

Dive suspended in the water column, in the dark depths far away from the coast. The boat drifts with the current, and you lower floodlights into the water to attract all the ocean nightlife.

Divers swim around the lights or are tethered by a line to stay close to the boat. With their torch, they hunt for the tiny creatures attracted to the floodlights.

Underwater photographers also love shooting blackwater dives. They provide striking shots and the unique opportunity to photograph deep sea creatures that others rarely get to see.


DAN Diving Insurance

DAN dive accident insurance offers divers an affordable way to protect themselves against unpredictable expenses associated with diving accidents and dive travel.

See further down the page for more information and links to the DAN website and instant sign-up for DAN coverage.

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Dan Diving Insurance

DAN dive accident insurance offers divers an affordable way to protect themselves against unpredictable expenses associated with diving accidents and dive travel.

Plans pay 100% of eligible accident medical expenses up to US $500,000, and some cover nondiving and named water sports accidents as well as diving accidents.

Please contact our friendly and helpful staff if you have any questions.

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