Always wanted to do something amazing? To take a grand leap? ... Why not spend 3 weeks at our professional and super cozy dive center in the Philippines! During the 3 weeks, you will go through the initial course, where you get certified to 18m. This is the PADI Open Water Course. Next, you will go through the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, slowly advancing your skills in the water, and comfortably extending your limit to 30m. Then, it is time for the PADI Rescue Diver Course This is probably the most giving course you can take! This is the course that will teach you to become the best possible buddy in and out of the water. And with this, we don't mean it makes you cool to dive with (well that too), but it makes you safe! On the Rescue course, you will learn to recognise other divers in need of help, and it will give you the tools, to safely provide your help during the dive and on the surface. Top it all up, with the EFR course, which is an Emergency First Response course, where you will learn CPR and how to give aid in an emergency on land. In between your courses, we have added 10 fundives, where you will dive JUST for fun! These 4 courses will not only develop you into becoming an excellent diver and dive buddy, but they are also the initial steps towards the professional status of a Divemaster! As a Divemaster, you can work as a dive guide around the world. Which is an EXCELLENT way to travel and experience different cultures.
On a more general note... The diving is suitable for all levels of divers, but especially highly recommendable for the geeky diver seeking rare macro sightings! The beginner, seeking easy diving and pretty reefs will love the turtles and the pretty patches of reef, but be aware! The area is very much about diving on the black volcanic sand, looking for the strange life that can be found in this kind of habitat. It is like a treasure hunt, where weird tiny marine life is the pretty gems. If you haven't tried muck diving, THIS is the place to start! And, if you also want to experience the full on coral reef and some bigger marine life, you can always get on a boat and head out to the world famous Apo Island and Sumilon island. (We have to say it again the corals out there are pretty damn fine!). If you want relaxed beach diving with rare and odd marine life, you should dive the coast of Dauin. If you want it all, dive both Dauin Coast and Apo Island and enjoy the wickedness of the Philippine waters.
Above water Dauin is a local town just South of Dumaguete City. Dumaguete City is placed in the middle of The Visayas and is the perfect travel hub to other famous dive destinations. Siquijor, Bohol, Moalboal, Malapascua or Sipalay is less than a days travel from Dumaguete, which makes it a perfect stop on your way around the Philippines…
The diversity of the coast is truly magnificent, and the underwater scenery is as pure as it gets. With the islands cultural attractions on land, the gentle people, dramatic landscape and amazing diving opportunities, it is a combination that is spot on.
For a smooth 3 weeks, we ask you to arrive on a Sunday, so you are ready
to start your first course on a Monday. (feel free to book extra nights
prior to start though). The next 3 weeks will be spent working slowly
through the initial 4 courses on the PADI ladder of diving. In between
the courses, you will have time to study the theory and practise your
skills on the coral reef on the fun dives. You will be part of the daily
dive operation as a family member, and live in the flower garden
together with the other divers that are visiting this cool little gem of
a dive center.
DIVE PACKAGE:So what does these 3 weeks include?
WELL - 3 weeks of fun, stuffed with 4 courses:
- PADI Open Water diver (18m), PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (30m), PADI Rescue Diver and EFR (Emergency First Response).Besides that, you will get:
- 10 fun dives, which means that you get even more comfortable in the water, in between your courses.
- Equipment rental
Sanctuary fees (our reefs are protected, so every time we go out in the
water, we pay a fee for the continuous conservation of the area)
And you will of course have private accommodation (shared bathroom),
through the three weeks (21 nights), at our little cosy resort.
What is not included?:
- Additional fee for our
fantastic day trips to Apo Island or Sumilon, 3 dives and lunch included
on every trip. (Approx.: 30 euro per trip)
- Teaching material for all 4 courses + certifications fees (approx. 270 euro in total)
- Food and drinks during the 3 weeks (count on 5 - 20 Euro per day, depending on your choice of restaurant).
- Nitrox course (Approx. 180 Euro - this course is optional)
Transfer from Airport (13 euro) or Sibulan pier (17 euro) or find your
own way, it is approx. 6-7 euro for a tricycle from the airport.
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