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Once you are a certified diver you may find your interest focuses around particular areas of diving. Learn more through a range of specialty courses including Night, Deep, Navigation, Naturalist, Drift, Multilevel, Photography, Wreck, Videographer, Enriched Air Nitrox and many more. Asia Divers and Puerto Galera offer some fantastic diving challenges and new opportunities, there’s no better way to explore than under the supervision of an Instructor with the same interests. Don’t miss out on improving your diving and knowledge whilst having a great time.

PADI Intro to Nitrox

Minimum Age 12 yrs old

Duration 2 hours

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)

Price P3,479

Description Introduction to Nitrox by planning and participating in a Nitrox dive with a Nitrox certified instructor.

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox

Minimum Age 12 yrs old

Duration 1 day

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization).

Price P11,368

Description Fed up with leaving the bottom early? A great way to spend longer time in some of our best dive sites- imagine 40 minutes in canyons? It really doesn’t get any better. The advantage and hazards of enriched air are clearly explained using manual and video. Knowledge is tested in a multiple choice exam.

Includes: Enriched Air Diver manual and certification. You will also complete a Practical Application session and predive simulation with a PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor.

PADI e-Learning Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

Minimum Age 12 years old

Duration 1 day

Prerequisites Prior to certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver, you must complete a Practical Application session predive simulations, with a PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor.

Price See the link below for the price of the PADI Enriched Air Diver Online Course. This fee is nonrefundable paid directly to PADI. The fee covers the knowledge development training as well as unlimited access to the PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual online. The Asia Divers charge is Php 6.811 for the Practical Application session, pre-dive simulation and certification with a PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor. This fee will be paid here at Asia Divers.

Description The PADI Enriched Air Diver course online includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. You'll also have unlimited access to the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual online for reference after you have completed the course.

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.

The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration.

Go here to register for the PADI eLearning Program.

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 1 day

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent rating

Price P12,152

Description This course includes an informative video and short classroom session followed by in-water practice: weight positioning, streamlining, visualization and fine-tuning as well as the use of PADI’s “Basic Weighting Guidelines”. A great opportunity to polish your buoyancy beyond the Open water Diver level, buoyancy checks and games to make sure you can become neutral at any point during a dive. A great way to get back in to diving or just fine tune your in water position.

PADI Drift Diver

Minimum Age 12 yrs old

Duration 1-2 days

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent

PriceP12,152

Description The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards associated with drift diving. There’s lots to learn about drift diving and this really is a great way of getting the most out of diving in Puerto Galera, you’ll get a thorough introduction to tide tables and dive planning as well as taken on some of Puerto’s most renowned current dives… West Escarceo, The Canyons, Kilima Drift and more.

PADI Deep Diver

Minimum Age 15 yrs old

Duration 2days

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent

Price P16,219

Description Planning, organizing, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving. A review of decompression theory, safety stops, flying after diving procedures and special equipment for deep diving. Explore areas you maybe haven’t visited before – there’s lots more to deep diving than you think.

PADI Naturalist Diver

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 1 day

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent rating

PriceP12,152

Description You’ll be presented with factual information that dispels myths of potentially dangerous aquatic life. Take a look at the major aquatic life groupings and an overview of basic aquatic life interactions and associations. This is a great opportunity to expand you knowledge of the underwater world in a relaxed, fun environment. Explore on your own through books and videos and then with your Instructor on two great dives. There really is nowhere better for this course, each site offers unique areas of the aquatic world identify

PADI Equipment Specialist

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 1 day

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent

Price P11,613

Description This course is designed to familiarize divers with operation and maintenance of diving equipment. It is not an equipment repair course but a look at the theory, principles and operation of dive equipment, routine care and maintenance procedures, common problems and suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations.

PADI Multilevel Diver

Minimum Age 12 yrs old

Duration 2 days

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent

PriceP12,152

Description A great way to either learn how to use the wheel or expand your knowledge of its use. ideal if you’re thinking about buying, or have just bought a dive computer. New and safe ways to extend your bottom time. Explore Escarceo, Ernies Point and other great sites here in Puerto Galera, ideal for multi level profiles. Great preparation for other locations such as Palau or the Sulu Sea.

PADI Digital Underwater Photography

Minimum Age 5 yrs old for Supplied Air Snorklers/10 yrs old for Scuba Divers/No age requirement for snorkelers.

Duration 1-2 days

Prerequisites PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent.

Price P16,219

Description The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course is an introduction to digital underwater photography centered around today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. The course helps students develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on their first photo dive. It is intended for a broad audience including snorkelers, Discover Scuba Diving participants, Open Water Diver students, and certified divers. The course is primarily for those interested in learning the basics of digital underwater photography.

NOTE: Photographer needs to bring their own camera or hire our shop camera for the course.

PADI e-Learning Digital Underwater Photography

Minimum Age Snorkler – None. Supplied Air Snorkler (SAS) -5 years old Scuba Divers – 10 years old

Duration 1-2 days

Price See the link below for the price of the Digital Underwater Photographer Online Course. This fee is nonrefundable paid directly to PADI. The cost to complete the two training dives and certification with PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor is Php 13,279.00. You must have your own digital underwater camera and housing.

The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to use a digital camera or video underwater and also helps improve the skills and knowledge of those who already have some experience with underwater digital imaging. The course is open to snorkelers, aquatic enthusiasts and certified divers of all levels.

Snorkelers and scuba divers may be certified as PADI Digital Underwater Photographers upon completion of the skills portion of the course.

After enrolling, PADI's eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you check understanding of the presented information before moving on. This lets you go through the program efficiently and at your own pace. End-of-section exams verify your mastery of the entire topic and are automatically scored.

Prior to certification as a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Level One, you must complete a training dive in a pool, confined water or open water with a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor. The Level One certification is open to snorkelers and the certification card issued for that level will state that it is a non-diving certification level. For divers in training or divers that are already certified, certification as a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Level Two requires you to complete a second open water training dive.

Go here to register for the PADI eLearning Program.

PADI Night Diving

Minimum Age 12 yrs old

Duration 3 nights

Prerequisites PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Price P14,063

Description The Night Diver Course includes the planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards associated with diving at night. You will learn to use dive lights & buddy system techniques as well as an orientation to nocturnal life and emergency procedures. Some fabulous night diving sites… The Junk, Tommy’s Rock, Sabang Point, Pink Wall… Stargazers, Blue Spotted Sting Rays, Eels, Crabs, Shrimps, Octopus, Cutlet Fish.

PADI Navigation Diver

Minimum Age 10 yrs old

Duration 2 days

Prerequisites PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Price P14,063

Description Planning, organizing, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of Navigation diving. Learn methods of estimating distances underwater, natural navigation techniques, using underwater patterns as well as dive site relocation techniques and compass navigation techniques. A great way to learn more about finding your way around underwater.

PADI Search and Recovery Diver

Minimum Age 15 yrs old

Duration 2-3 days

Prerequisites PADI Advanced Open Water Diver status or equivalent rating, or PADI Open Water Diver with the Underwater Navigator or Equivalent rating.

Price P16,219

Description Includes limited visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques. The planning, organizing, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of Search and Recovery Diving. A look at various lifting devices and techniques for bringing objects to the surface. A look at Search patterns lines and reels. Have great time dropping old outboard motors the relocating and recovering them

PADI Wreck Diver

Minimum Age 12 yrs old

Duration 2 days

Prerequisites PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Price P16,219

Description The planning, organizing, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of Wreck diving. The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment and penetration lines and reels. Limited visibility diving and emergency procedures.

PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course

Minimum Age 12 yrs old

Duration 2 days

Prerequisites Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization

Price P18,130

Description This course is designed to introduce divers to the skills and excitement of using diver propulsion vehicles. The course familiarizes student divers with the knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, potential problems and hazards associated with using DPVs. The DPV Diver course includes two open water training dives. The first dive allows divers to practice basic vehicle handling skills and the second dive prompts divers to plan and execute a typical DPV dive. Once you’re certified you can go out on guided scooter dives. Our scooters can be rented per dive.

Try Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)

Minimum Age 12 yrs old

Duration 3 hours

Prerequisites Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization

Price P4,900

Description This introduction to “scootering” is designed to introduce divers to the skills and excitement of using diver propulsion vehicles and includes one open water training dive. This dive could also be credited as an Elective DPV Dive from the PADI Adventures in Diving program or may be counted as the first DPV dive for PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course specialty at your instructor’s discretion.

PADI Specialty Courses | Nitrox | Master Scuba Diver | Wreck Diver | Underwater Photographer | Night Diver | Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver | Asia Divers

Tech Asia is a long established IANTD Technical Facility which provides the vast majority of the countries Diver and Instructor Training through to the highest levels. Our Technical Wreck, and DPV Diver programs are especially highly regarded. We also carry the rating of GUE Facility, with a resident Instructor for Fundamentals and Rec 1 courses, and our dive shop playing host several times a year to senior instructors who find the place ideal for their higher level Tech 1 and Tech 2 courses. Alongside this, we can provide the full spectrum of PADI TecRec courses as needed, and Instructor Training.