Price: 13,500 PHP
Duraton: 2 Days

What’s included

  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Rental of all scuba equipment.
  • FREE use of Dive Computer & Underwater Torch
  • PADI “Adventures in Diving” e-manual & PADI certification
  • Discount accommodation options
  • Shuttle bus service between dive center to Alona Beach

Prerequisites

  • Certified as PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent entry level certification from another training organization (SSI, BSAC, CMAS, etc.)
  • 10 years old to participate in these Adventure Dives: AWARE – Fish Identification, Boat, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation
  • 12 years old to participate in all other Adventure Dives.

Whether you’re looking for new dive adventures or simply want to improve your scuba skills and gain more confidence, taking the PADI Advanced Open Water course is your next step.

As a certified scuba diver you’ve already experienced the thrill of exploring parts of the underwater world, but know there’s more to discover.

We conduct the Advanced Open Water course over 2 days. The course consists of two modules:

  1. Knowledge Development
  2. Open water training – 5 Adventure dives conducted off one of our dive boats exploring the amazing coral reefs and marine life around Panglao island.

Here at Pata Negra Divers, our multi-lingual team of experienced master instructors conduct all PADI courses in small groups.

This ensures that you will progress at your own pace, with lots of attention and in a relaxed environment as you build the confidence & competence necessary to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water diver.

Schedule

The schedule for the Advanced Open Water course is flexible, and personalized depending on the elective dives you choose. PADI standards stipulate we can conduct 3 Adventure training dives in any one day.

A typical schedule looks like this

Day 1 – Orientation, Knowledge Development, Adventure Dives

We meet at 09.00 on Day 1. Your instructor will conduct a short orientation including completing some paperwork and a Medical Statement.

This is the time we will discuss and choose the three elective dives you wish to make. Unlike the Open Water course there is no exam. Instead each Adventure dive has a knowledge review. You will use the manual to complete the knowledge review before reviewing this with your instructor.

With some Adventure dives there are also some ‘land rehearsals’ prior to boarding the dive boat. Then you will go out on our dive boat and complete two of your Adventure dives. Typically on the first day you will complete the Underwater Navigation dive which is a mandatory skill to complete.

You will also complete a second Adventure such as PPB, Fish ID, Search & Recovery or Underwater Naturalist.

The Night Dive is the most popular elective dive in the Adventures in Diving Program. We schedule Night Dive as long as 2 divers enrolled, usually meet at 18.00.

We time our trip to the dive site to coincide with the sunset, ideally aiming to be in the water just before the sun completely goes down. This way the first few minutes of the dive, whilst you are becoming comfortable are a little easier as we are not in total darkness.

Night diving is an amazing experience. You will see some species of marine life you have seen during the day light hours actually sleeping including the Titan Triggerfish.

Other species such as hermit crabs and dancing shrimp are out foraging, Cuttle fish glow in your torch light and moving your arm slowly will reveal fluorescent phosphorescent plankton glowing in the darkness.

You will also see moray eel hunting and if you’re lucky you may even see them catch their prey in the light of your torch.

Day 2 Adventure Dives and Certification

Up bright and early, our dive boat departs at 09.00 for the highlight of Advanced Open Water course, the Deep Adventure Dive and the first opportunity for you to experience Nitrogen Narcosis!

You will descend to a maximum depth of 30 meters and your Instructor will demonstrate the effects of pressure and how it affects us at depth.

You will also get to see a greater diversity of marine life than at some of the shallower dive sites.

If you are lucky, you may even get to see a mighty Whaleshark!