Price : 16,500 PHP
Duration : 2 – 4 Days

What’s Included

  • PADI Open Water Diver course.
  • Rental of all scuba equipment.
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • PADI e-manual & PADI Certification card.
  • Pata Negra DIvers log book.
  • Discounted accommodation options.
  • Shuttle bus service between dive center to Alona Beach

Prerequisites

  • 10 years old *
  • Complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire
  • Be able to swim

Note:10-14 year old divers earn a ‘Junior’ Open Water Diver certification.

Some of the skills that you will learn

The PADI Open Water diver course is the world’s most popular scuba diving training course, giving you a license to scuba dive anywhere in the world. Every year, over half a million people worldwide have ‘got their PADI’, with training conducted at thousands of dive sites around the world.

PADI really is “The way the world learns to dive”..!!

PADI Open Water Modules

  1. Knowledge Development – conducted in our a/c cooled classrooms,or online study at home that`s could shorten the course to 2-3 days
  2. Confined water training – conducted in our purpose built swimming pool.
  3. Open water training – 4 x Open Water training dives conducted off one of our dive boats exploring the amazing coral reefs and marine life around Panglao island.

Schedule

Our Open Water diver course schedule is flexible and we can adapt the itinerary to fit around your personal travel plans. Our standard Open Water courses schedule is as follows:

Day 1 – 09.00 – 17.00: Knowledge Development and Exam

We start the Open water diver course with a course orientation. Starting with some introductions before informing you of the course schedule and asking you to complete some paperwork including the Medical Statement.

DOWNLOAD PADI MEDICAL FORM

The Knowledge Development section of the Open Water diver course consists of a series of videos, short Instructor led knowledge review sessions and 4 multiple choice 10 question quizzes.

There are 5 modules in total. The final module finishes with a 50 question multiple choice exam. The subjects covered include scuba equipment, safe dive practices, effects of pressure underwater, the buddy system and basic decompression theory.

You will also learn about dive planning using Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) and we will teach you how dive computers work. This will enable you

Day 2 – 09.00 – 17.00: Confined Water Training

All our confined water training sessions are conducted in one of our purpose built swimming pools. The very definition of confined water training means a swimming pool is without doubt the best place to conduct these sessions both from a safety and comfort perspective.

We’ll start in very shallow water gradually getting deeper (no more than three meters) as your confidence increases. Your instructor will demonstrate skills which you will practice back, designed to get you comfortable using scuba gear.

Scuba skills will include:
  • Equipment Assembly
  • Pre dive safety checks
  • Mask & regulator clearing
  • Alternative Air source Use
  • Buoyancy control
  • Communicating and underwater hand signals
  • Descents and Ascents
Day 3 & Day 4 – 09.00 – 15.00: Open Water Training dives 1, 2, 3 & 4

Now time for the best bit! Your first Open water dives will allow you to put everything you have learnt over the previous two days into practice.

On the Day 3 you will complete Open Water training dives 1 & 2. With a maximum depth limit of 12 metres your instructor will guide you around the dive site as you become comfortable with your buoyancy, swimming underwater and the open water environment.

You will repeat a few of the skills you mastered the previous day in the swimming pool and of course, there will be time on both of your dives for an underwater tour, exploring the coral reefs underwater.

On the last day of the course you will complete Open Water training dives 3 & 4, this time to a maximum depth of 18 metres. Expect to see lots of bright corals, colorful tropical fish, moray eels, and maybe even a turtle.

During your last 1 or 2 dives our in-house paid underwater photographer, would accompany you to capture your experience by high resolution photographs, so you can share your memories with family and friends.

Get back, wash the equipment and then complete the paperwork! You are now a fully qualified PADI Open Water diver, certified to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters with a buddy.