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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: $ 80.00 + $ 53.00 for optional follow-up dive.


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 Open Water Course

Minimum Age: 10 yrs old

Duration: 4 days

Prerequisites: To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Price: $ 519.00


Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:Knowledge Development utilizing independent study and PADI’s latest teaching aids will keep classroom time to a minimum to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills. You couldn’t ask for anywhere better to learn to dive. You’ll be in the hands of capable, experienced dive instructors and an amazing dive facility.
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore 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 certification you receive lasts a lifetime! Complete the course in stages or in one go.



PADI Advanced Diver

Minimum Age: 10 / 12 yrs old

Duration: 2 days

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

Price:  $ 392.00 for Advanced Open Water course (5 dives)


Exploration, Excitement, Experiences! That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. It’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your Open Water Diver certification. This course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. 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.

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many 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

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 course. If you complete any three of the Adventure dives you will be certified as an PADI Adventure Diver.



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.

Price: $ 524.00 or $ 662.00 combined with PADI EFR Course


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:

  1. Knowledge Development: Five presentations
  2. Rescue Training Exercise Sessions:
  3. 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 Divemaster

Minimum Age: 18 yrs old

Duration: 10 – 14 + Days

Price: $ 1,318.00

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:

$ 138.00 but does not include dive computer

Materials included:

Deluxe DM Crewpak with current Instructor manual


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.