El Nido PADI Open Water Diver Course

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  • Daily
  • Flexible timing
  • Meet at the dive center

If you are interested in scuba diving and exploring the underwater world, getting certified with the PADI Open Water Diver course at our diving center in El Nido, Palawan is the perfect place to start. PADI is the world’s most popular and reputable scuba diving course, and millions of people have successfully completed it. Join us and experience unparalleled adventure as you discover the wonders of the aquatic world.

PADI Open Water Diver course

The PADI Open Water Diver course typically takes three to four days to complete and involves three main phases.

First, the Knowledge Development phase teaches you the essential techniques, terminology, and safety procedures needed for scuba diving.

Second, the Confined Water Dives phase provides training in a pool or pool-like conditions to familiarize you with the gear and basic diving skills, ensuring your safety.

Finally, the Open Water Dives phase is where you make your first dives in the ocean, performing various skills both underwater and on the surface to prove your competence as a diver. During the training portion, you will dive with your instructor and explore the underwater world.

After your open water training dives are approved by your instructor, you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. This certification allows you to rent diving equipment and dive anywhere in the world down to 18 meters for life.

  • Highlights
  • Get certified as a scuba diver in just a few days, regardless of any previous experience. The thrill of breathing underwater for the first time is an unforgettable experience.
    Enjoy loads of fun with your fellow dive students both under and above the water.
    Discover the beautiful and relaxed atmosphere of one of the most idyllic destinations in Southeast Asia.
  • Includes
  • PADI eLearning (includes certification fees)
    Surface interval refreshments
    Confined water dives
    Open water dives
    Scuba equipment rental (full set)
  • Environmental fee (PHP 400 per person)
    Hotel pick up/drop off (available at a surcharge)
Booking notes

Kindly contact us to request a custom quote based on your travel dates, and the number of participants.

The prerequisites for enrolling in the PADI Open Water Diver course include being at least 12 years old, having basic swimming skills, and being in good health.


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