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PADI Open Water Diver

How to become a PADI Open Water Diver

During this course your instructor will help you master the two different areas of the PADI Open Water Diver certification: theory and scuba diving practice sessions in water.

The theory is a knowledge development done with PADI eLearning, online at your pace and from your home before you come to El Nido so you can save more time to have fun on your holidays. It is essential to understand different subjects related to diving such as how scuba equipment works, how diving affects our body when we breathe underwater, etc.

Once you are in El Nido, you will start the scuba diving sessions practice in water. In confined water sessions and open water dives you will learn basic dive skills and how to put them into practice during the dives. With the constant support of your instructor, you progressively gain confidence in your own dive skills during the training.

Theory with PADI eLearning

The theory part is paid directly to PADI, just email us and we will give you the instructions. It must be done before you arrive in El Nido as internet connection is not good enough.

Once you are in El Nido, you just need to pay the practice in water (only Philippino Pesos cash accepted) and enjoy your open water diver course.

The price for only the practice in water sessions here in El Nido is 14,000Php.

Theory with PADI book in PDF format

It is also possible to do the theory part with the PADI book in PDF format. You still can read the theory at home or before arriving to El Nido. This option is a little bit cheaper than eLearning although it requires a half day more in El Nido, than with the eLearning theory, as you will have to do the Knowledge review, Quizzes and Final Exam with your instructor.

For this option the total price including both, theory and practice, is 21,500Php. You just have to pay a 40% deposit to enroll you to your PADI Open Water course and in less than 24 hours you will be able to download your PDF book to start with the theory.

 

Just let us know what dates you would like to start your PADI Open Water diver practice in water and which kind of theory format fits you better. Contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Schedule (*)

 

Day 1
  • 8:00 Departure from Aquanaut Dive Center in El Nido bay.
  • 9:00 Confined Water sessions #1, 2 and 3.
  • 10:30 Fruits + coffee + tea.
  • 11:30 Open Water Dive #1.
  • 12:30 Delicious Philippino lunch on board or at the beach.
  • 13:45 Open Water Dive #2.
  • 15:00 Sailing to El Nido – enjoy one of the most astonishing views in the world.
  • 16:00 Landing on El Nido – share and log your experience.

 

Day 2
  • 8:00 Departure from Aquanaut Dive Center in El Nido bay.
  • 9:00 Confined Water sessions #4 and 5.
  • 10:30 Fruits + coffee + tea.
  • 11:30 Open Water Dive #3.
  • 12:30 Delicious Philippino lunch on board or at the beach.
  • 13:45 Open Water Dive #4.
  • 15:00 Sailing to El Nido.
  • 16:00 Landing on El Nido – share and log your experience with other divers.

 

(*) Schedule may vary depending on weather conditions and other unforeseen events.

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Open Water Diver course

Included

2 Days diving

5 Confined Water sessions

4 Open Water dives sessions

Scuba diving equipment

PADI Instructor

PADI Materials (if PDF format)

Logbook

Lunch on board

Safety and Fun

Requirements

Minimum age: 10 years old

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