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Beginning Courses

Whether you’re a kid or a kid-at-heart, we have many recreational diving classes available for all skill levels.

Skin Diver

Minimum Age 8 yrs old

Duration 8 Hours

Prerequisites Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water with basic swimming skills.

Price P8800

Description The PADI skin Diver course is designed to provide a simple training program for those interested in the underwater world, Students will make practical application of skills that are uniquely for skin diving. They will enjoy themselves while building confidence in their skin diving ability, developing judgment and gaining experience.

Bubblemaker

Minimum Age 8 yrs old

Duration 2 - 3 Hours

Prerequisites Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water with basic swimming skills.

Price Pool Experience - P2200, optional follow-up dive in pool - P1850, optional follow-up dive in ocean - P2,650 for Adventure Pak – Includes: Certificate and Registration Card, Cloth Emblem, Bubblemaker Sticker, Bubblemaker Logbook, Bubblemaker Toy, Bubblemaker Tattoo, & Bubblemaker Towel.

Description The Bubblemaker course is a fantastic way for kids to try a closely supervised scuba diving experience in the swimming pool for their first try. They get to try out the equipment, swim around and play games. (usual duration about one hour). It’s also possible for them to do follow-up dives in the ocean if parents and the instructor agree. (Maximum depth 2m). This opportunity offers kids a great introduction to diving and most KIDS LOVE IT!

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 3 Hours

Prerequisites Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water with basic swimming skills.

Price P4000 plus P2650 for an optional follow-up dive

Description Asia Divers offers the ideal location to “just give it a go”. If you are short of time and just want to try diving, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. After a short briefing you'll get comfortable with the gear and the basics of diving in the comfort and safety of our training pool under the watchful eye of an experienced Instructor. You’ll then enjoy a great dive at one of Puerto Galera’s unrivaled sites, your Instructor will never be far away as you’re introduced to a wonderful new world. You can (at your Instructors discretion) credit the pool and open water dive towards either full certification or the PADI Scuba Diver certification. (The credit is worth one pool dive and one open water dive - at Asia Divers) Also, you can take your underwater adventures home on video. Ask your instructor for details

PADI Scuba Diver

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 2 Days

Prerequisites Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water with basic swimming skills.

Price P16,550

Description Anyone who doesn’t have time or is not ready for full certification can earn the Scuba Diver certification by completing part of the Open Water Diver Course. This qualifies you to dive under the supervision of a PADI Divemaster or Instructor within the limits you learn. There’s no where better to complete the three knowledge sessions & pool dives and two open water dives than at Asia Divers. You can (at your Instructor’s discretion) credit this towards full certification.

PADI Open Water Diver

Minimum Age 10years old

Duration 4 Days

Prerequisites 10 years old for Junior Open Water Diver and 15 years old for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water.

Price P25,950

DescriptionFull certification, internationally recognized. The PADI Open Water Diver Course takes you through the adventure of learning to dive. If you think you’re in for a lot of classroom work, forget it. After a short briefing you can actually begin with your first pool dive and then straight in to the ocean, utilizing independent study and PADI’s latest teaching aids will keep classroom time to a minimum. You couldn’t ask for anywhere better to learn to dive. You’ll be in the hands of capable, experienced dive instructors and the most modern facilities available in Asia.

On the FOUR open water dives you’ll interact with some of the most diverse and unusual marine life seen anywhere in the world. Apart from mastering diving skills your instructor will make sure you learn something about the environment you’re in. During your four training dives you will get a chance to do beach and boat diving on different fantastic dive sites. The water’s warm and clear and there’s always time to exchange stories in the Point Bar at the end of the day. The certification you receive lasts a lifetime! Complete the course in stages or in one go.

Open Water PADI E-Learning

Minimum Age 10 years old

Duration 1 day for the online portion of the course. However you’ll have one year to complete the entire program and you’ll have unlimited access to the PADI Open Water Diver Manual online for reference both during and after the course. 2-3 Additional days for pool and training dives.

Prerequisites Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water with basic swimming skills

Price See the link below for price of the PADI Open Water Diver Online Course. This fee is nonrefundable paid directly to PADI. It covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). The Asia Divers charge is Php 22,850.00 for 5 additional pool dives and 4 open water training dives and certification . This fee will be paid here at Asia Divers.

Description The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need. You develop the remaining skills with us. How does it work? After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace

Go here to register for the PADI eLearning Program.

PADI Open Water Referral with Four Training Dives

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 2 - 3 Days

Prerequisites Completed all academic, knowledge reviews/quizzes, final exam and 5 pool training dives. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water with basic swimming skills.

Price P13,250

Description You will complete four ocean training dives.

PADI Open Water Referral with Pool Dives and Four Training Dives

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 2 - 3 Days

Prerequisites Completed all academic, knowledge reviews/quizzes, and final exam. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water with basic swimming skills.

Price P17,650

Description You will complete five pool dives and four ocean training dives.

PADI Upgrade Scuba Diver to Open Water Diver

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 2 Days

Prerequisites Must be a PADI SCUBA Diver

Price P13,500

Description Complete academic module 3 & 4 pool dives plus four open water training dives.

Advanced Diving Courses

Asia Divers offers advanced PADI courses for divers seeking advanced certifications including Divemaster.

PADI National Geographic Portal

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 2 to 3 days

Prerequisites Course participants (and parents/guardian when appropriate) must also complete all documents required for enrollment in a PADI Open Water Diver course

Price $270

Description Individuals who already hold a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or Higher-level PADI certification) may enroll in the National Geographic Portal conducted at PADI National Geographic Dive Centers. During this program, divers gain additional knowledge by studying with PADI National Geographic materials and also complete the skill performance requirements under the guidance of a PADI Instructor.

National Geographic Portal participants will receive the National Geographic Portal Crew-Pak. This Crew-Pak includes a National Geographic Diver DVD and National Geographic Diver Almanac. Certification, all equipment and boat hire etc.

PADI Scuba Review

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 3 hours

Prerequisites Entry level scuba diver.

Price P4,000

Description To review and update an individual diving & knowledge skills pool only, you will go over all the in-water skills you learned on the open water course.

PADI Experienced Diver

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 2-3 days

Prerequisites Any diver with a certification from a training organization other than PADI or any diver that has been diving for two years and has proof of twenty openwater dives or more open water dives, and who has never taken a scuba course.

Price Varies depending on diver.

Description You will complete the PADI SCUBA review program, PADI Open Water final exam, and open water dives 1 to 4.

PADI Adventure Diver/Advanced Open Water Diver

Minimum Age 10/12 yrs old

Duration 2days

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization

Price P15,150 for Adventure Diver course (3 dives). P19,600 for Advanced Open Water course (5 dives).

Description You don’t have to be a veteran diver to take this course. It’s all about diving (not classroom or pool work) in fact you can start diving with almost no academic work at all. There’s nowhere better to continue your dive adventures than with Asia Divers and Puerto Galera’s unrivaled diving.

There are two ‘core dives’ to complete:

Deep. Safe ways to extend your depth range beyond 18m/60ft, explore somewhere new like the Shark Caves or the Atoll; Whitetip sharks, Blue spotted sting rays and much much more!

Navigation. Have some fun improving your navigation skills… The thrill of finding your way back to the same place using natural features of a dive site or a compass.

Then choose three other dives:

Night. New underwater creatures… stargazers, rays, lion fish, eels, crabs… Re explore a familiar site, such as ‘Sabang Wrecks’ at night and notice the difference.

Drift. Some of the world’s best roller coaster dives… ‘West Escarceo’, ‘The Canyons’, ‘Kilima Drift’...

Multi-level. Extend your bottom time learning how to use ‘The Wheel and Diving computers’ with some great dives around ‘Ernies Point’, ‘Escarceo’ or maybe the ‘Shark Caves’.

Photography. Take some memories home with you, you’ll find underwater photography a whole new experience.

Naturalist. Discover the aquatic world, you really couldn’t choose a better location; there are endless possibilities to find places to identify different marine life.

Search and Recovery. Search our house reef for missing objects and successfully recover it using a lift bag.

Wreck. Explore the Alma Jane or Sabang Wrecks and more...

Complete individual Adventure dives and gain credit for each one towards final certification or use the dive towards the corresponding Specialty Course. You can take as many Adventure dives as you like – the minimum is five to complete Advanced course but if you’re interested in additional Adventure dives just let us know

Schedule your own course – in parts or one go

As an Advanced Diver you’ll find your confidence will increase and you’ll have the opportunity to experience dives not open to you as an Open Water Diver – it’s also a pre requisite to becoming a Rescue Diver.

Most students and Instructors agree that this is the most enjoyable courses. Note: If you complete any three of the Adventure dives you will be certified as an Adventure Diver.

PADI e-Learning Advanced Open Water Diver

Minimum Age 12 yrs old

Duration 2days

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization

Price See the link below for the price of the PADI Advanced Open Water Online Course. This fee is nonrefundable paid directly to PADI. It covers the knowledge development training as well as unlimited access to the entire PADI Adventures in Diving manual online. The Asia Divers charge is Php 16,700 for 5 training dives and certification. This fee will be paid here at Asia Divers.

Description The online version of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course will include knowledge development for the two required topics the Deep and Underwater Navigation Dives along with five of the most popular elective dives. These include Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Boat Diver and Underwater Naturalist. As with the PADI Open Water Diver course, the entire PADI Adventures in Diving manual will be available online to divers enrolled in the course. You must be a PADI Open Water Diver before participating in any in water training.

How does it work? After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

How long do you have to complete the eLearning course? The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration.

Go here to register for the PADI eLearning Program.

Emergency First Response

Minimum Age None

Duration 4 hours (2 hours for recertification)

Prerequisites Anyone interested in learning emergency care may attend

Price P8,800 (P5,800 for recertification)

Description You will complete a series of of exercises that will train you to perform primary and secondary care with CPR.

EFR/Care for Children

Minimum Age None

Duration 6 hours

Prerequisites Anyone interested in learning emergency care specific to children and infants may take this course.

Price P10,750

Description You will complete a series of exercises that will lead you to perform primary and secondary care with CPR for children.

PADI Rescue Diver

Minimum Age 12 / Divers under 15 may obtain a Junior Rescue Diver

Duration 4-5 days with EFR

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization to participate in confined water only. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization to participate in rescue training sessions in open water. Complete a sanctioned course in CPR (such as EFR Primary Care) and basic first aid (such as EFR Secondary Care) within the past 24 months prior to Knowledge Development Presentation Two and Rescue Training Session Two.

Course Price P26,200 or P33,100 combined with PADI EFR Course

Description Serious Fun! Learn to look after yourself and others! PADI’S Rescue Diver program will build your confidence as a diver, give you valuable experience in emergency management and prevention and heighten your awareness of the surrounding environment. Sections on self-rescue, diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management, equipment problems will prepare you to handle almost any emergency whether on the shoreline or in the water. The PADI Rescue Diver Course is widely accepted as one of the most challenging, rewarding and fun dive courses available!

The course is divided into three parts:

Knowledge Development: Five presentations

Rescue Training Exercise Sessions:

Self Rescue review

Exercise 1 – Tired Diver

Exercise 2 - Panicked Diver

Exercise 3 - Response from Shore, Boat

Exercise 4 - Distressed Diver Underwater

Exercise 5 – Missing Diver

Exercise 6 – Surfacing the unresponsive diver

Exercise 7 – Unconscious Diver at the surface

Exercise 8 – Exiting the unresponsive diver

Exercise 9 – First Aid for Pressure-related injuries and Oxygen Administration

Exercise 10 – Response from Shore/Boat Unresponsive Diver

Open Water Rescue Scenarios; you will have the opportunity to put everything you have learned into practice, handling diving incidents as part of a team.

PADI e-Learning Rescue Diver

Minimum Age 12 / Divers under 15 may obtain a Junior Rescue Diver

Duration 2.5 days for Rescue course or 3-4 days combined with EFR

Prerequisites You need to be at least 12 years old, certified to beyond entry-level with proof of underwater navigation training, such as PADI Adventure Diver with the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive completed, and be fit for diving to be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver. Any diver with the prerequisite training who is at least 12 years old may enroll in the PADI eLearning Rescue Diver online program.

Price See the link below for the price of the PADI Rescue Diver Online Course. This fee is nonrefundable paid directly to PADI. The Asia Divers charge is Php 23,200.00 for the Rescue course alone, or Php 30,100.00 combined with PADI EFR Course and certification . You will complete ten rescue exercises in open water, either with or without initial skills practice in confined water. Finally, you participate in two Rescue Diver Scenarios in open water. This fee will be paid here at Asia Divers.

Description PADI Rescue Diver Course Online content is broken down into 5 easy-to-learn sections after an introduction. The course covers a wide range of topics including, The Psychology of Rescue, Recognizing Diver Stress, Accident Management, Assisting Responsive and Unresponsive Divers at the Surface and Underwater, Equipment Problems, Oxygen Delivery Systems, Missing Diver Procedures, Responding to Diver Emergencies and in water Rescue Breathing.

Who can benefit from this course? The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The course broadens a diver's awareness and improves their skills and confidence. Most certified PADI Rescue Divers look back on their rescue training as one of the most challenging - sometimes demanding - and therefore most rewarding courses they've taken. The subject is serious but the training is fun.

How long do you have to complete the eLearning course? The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration.

What else is required to complete the course? After completing the online portion of the PADI Rescue Diver Course you'll visit your PADI Dive Center or Resort to complete your training. You'll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course. Then, you'll complete the in water training portion of the course.

Go here to register for the PADI eLearning Program.

Divemaster

Minimum Age 18 yrs old

Duration 10 - 14+ Days

Prerequisites Prior to enrolling in PADI Divemaster, you must be at least 18 years old, have a current medical attesting to your diving fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, and be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue or hold qualifying certifications from another dive training organization. You must also have completed a Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course (or other sanctioned first aid and CPR course) within the past 24 months and be able to prove that you have completed at least 40 dives (60 before being able to complete the Divemaster course with experience of deep dives, night dives and underwater navigation).

Price P65,900

Other costs – There is a separate application fee due to PADI that needs to be submitted with the Divemaster application once the course is successfully completed.

Equipment rental - P6,900.00 but does not include dive computer

Material Deluxe DM Crewpak with current Instructor manual

Description The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level within the PADI System of diver education and allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently. Becoming a PADI Divemaster consists of the following segments: knowledge development, practical application and the Divemaster final exam.

PADI e-Learning Divemaster

Minimum Age 18 years old

Duration 10 - 14+ days

Prerequisites Prior to enrolling in PADI Divemaster Online, you must be at least 18 years old, have a current medical attesting to your diving fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, and be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue or hold qualifying certifications from another dive training organization. You must also have completed a Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course (or other sanctioned first aid and CPR course) within the past 24 months and be able to prove that you have completed at least 40 dives (60 before being able to complete the Divemaster course with experience of deep dives, night dives and underwater navigation).

Once you successfully complete Divemaster Online, you will need to successfully complete several practical assessments, workshops and other assignments with your PADI Instructor. You will also need to complete the Divemaster Final Exam as well as meet the professionalism criteria.

The eLearning segment of the course is available for one year from the time of course registration. Though you must finish the online portion of the course within that time frame, you will have perpetual access to the ebook version of the PADI Divemaster manual.

Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to Asia Divers.

Price Please see the link below for the price of the PADI Divemaster Online Course. This fee is nonrefundable paid directly to PADI. The Asia Divers charge is Php 61,200.00 . This fee will be paid here at Asia Divers..

Other costs – There is a separate application fee due to PADI that needs to be submitted with the Divemaster application once the course is successfully completed.

Equipment rental - P6,900.00 but does not include dive computer

Material The PADI Divemaster Online program will provide you with perpetual access to an ebook version of the PADI Divemaster manual, a required material. However, to complete the PADI Divemaster course, you also need a current PADI Instructor Manual, both the Table RDP and eRDPML, The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, and a set of the PADI Divemaster slates. There are other required materials and equipment, some of which you already have. We will guide and counsel you on what you need, and will make suggestions to help you prepare for a valuable course experience.

Description The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level within the PADI System of diver education and allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently. Becoming a PADI Divemaster consists of the following segments: knowledge development, practical application and the Divemaster final exam. The online portion of the course, PADI Divemaster Online, covers nine topics that prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete the Divemaster course. Through PADI's eLearning® system and practical segments of the Divemaster course, you become well prepared to work as a PADI Divemaster

After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

Go here to register for the PADI eLearning Program.

Dive Master Experience Week

Minimum Age 18 yrs old

Duration 1 week

PrerequisitesPADI Certified Divemaster or PADI Instructor

Price P13,500 per week

DescriptionAfter successfully completing the PADI Divemaster or Instructor course, students  get additional supervised guiding experience or assisting on courses with experienced professionals.