The PADI Open Water Course in Malapascua
Are you considering where to learn to dive in the Philippines?
Start your diving experience here in Malapascua for some of the best diving in the Philippines, professional PADI Instructors and a lot of fun!
At Devocean Divers we believe in doing things in style and our PADI Open Water Course in Malapascua is no exception. You’ll have plenty of time with your professional PADI Instructor, meet people from around the world and dive world-class dive sites.
Malapascua is famous for its resident thresher sharks which are one of the most majestic species of shark on the planet. You’ll explore stunning coral reefs and meet a myriad of colourful tropical reef fish species while you are here. We want to give you the best introduction to diving and there’s no better way to explore the Philippines underwater than by taking the PADI Open Water Course.
We keep our classes small (max. of 4 students per group) so you’ll never feel pressured or rushed. Our PADI Instructors are all experienced professionals and are as passionate about teaching as they are about scuba diving.
To allow you to progress at your own pace you also have the option to study from home with PADI eLearning before you arrive. ELearning means no time in the classroom on your holiday in the Philippines!
What is the PADI Open Water Diver Course?
The PADI Open Water Course is an internationally recognised scuba diving certification, which allows you to dive to 18 meters. During your PADI Open Water Course in Malapascua you’ll become a safe, competent and confident diver. When you complete your PADI Open Water Course you’ll be ready to dive anywhere in the world and you’ll be among millions of other divers who made the same choice as you, to become PADI Open Water Divers!
Who Can Take The PADI Open Water Diver Course?
You do not need to have any previous diving experience. The PADI Open Water Course is designed for beginners and you just need to be a minimum of 10 years old and to be in good general health. You should be able to swim 200 meters (no time limit and in any style or combination of styles you choose) and be comfortable in the water – that’s all!
What Does The PADI Open Water Diver Course in Malapascua Involve?
The PADI Open Water Course is divided into 3 components (1) Knowledge Development, (2) Confined Water Dives and (3) Open Water Dives, as follows:
Knowledge Development: This is where you learn the theory of diving and you have the option to study online before you arrive with PADI eLearning. ELearning is perfect for those with busy schedules as you can fit your studying around your work or school. It also means you’ll just need 3 days to complete the PADI Open Water Course in the Philippines.
Confined Water Dives: These sessions give you the chance to practice basic dive skills in a safe and controlled environment. Your instructor will give you step-by-step instructions as well as demonstrations. You’ll have a lot of fun and feel confident about making your open water dives at Malapascua’s best dive sites. With Devocean Divers, you will practice those skills in the ocean with seastars around you! This means that you’ll become comfortable in the ocean right from the start.
Open Water Dives: This is what it is all about! The PADI Open Water course involves 4 ocean dives and we’ll take you to some of the best dive sites in the Philippines. You’ll see incredible marine life and make memories that will last a lifetime. You can even join on a day trip to the famous Gato Island or Kalanggaman Island.
What is included in my Open Water Course in Malapascua?
- Professional and experienced PADI instructor (multi-lingual instructors available)
- Use of all required scuba diving equipment
- All theory sessions (unless opting for eLearning)
- All in-water training sessions and open water dives
- Transport to and from dive sites
- PADI Materials and official PADI Certification
- Free coffee/tea in the dive center and on the big boats 😉
Are you planning to stay awhile on Malapascua after you complete your Open Water Course? Why not add on some more incredible dives for fun after you get certified? You can even opt to dive with the threshers sharks that Malapascua is most famous for!
To book a place on the PADI Open Water Course in Malapascua with us, or for more information, contact us by email on: [email protected]. Alternatively, fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back to you.
We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Malapascua Island soon!