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3-Day El Nido Palawan Open Water Diving Course Package

Open Water Course in El Nido
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Tour starts
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Starting time
at 08:00
3 days
Ending place
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
English, Tagalog
All year
Minimum age:
10 years old


Book this 3-day diving package in El Nido, Palawan, and learn the guidelines and skills needed to dive in open water. This El Nidi open water diving course package includes the guidance of a divemaster, a theory lesson, 6 dives, and the use of a tank and a weight belt. Divers will also get to choose their dive spots, as long as the weather allows it. Note that the Eco-Tourism Development Fund is excluded from this package.

Before you start going into the water, you first need to know the basics of open water diving. In your class with a divemaster, you’ll discuss 5 chapters to help you become more knowledgeable about diving in open water. Listen carefully as there will be a knowledge review after the discussion of each chapter. Remember that you will also be quizzed on what your divemaster has taught you in class on your last day. Don’t forget to fit your diving gear for your dives tomorrow.

You’ll go into the waters of El Nido on days 2 and 3. You’ll do two dives: confined water training dives and open water dives. In confined water training dives, you’ll learn to dive in the shallow parts of the sea to ensure your safety while you learn to move underwater. In open water dives, you’ll reach depths of up to 18 meters. 

For these dives, you can choose from 8 diving sites: South Miniloc, Twin Rocks, West Entalula, Pagluguban Dive Site, Popolcan Island, Helicopter Reef, Nat Nat Beach, and Address Reef. While you may choose among these dive sites, keep in mind that some sites may not be an option for you during certain types of weather. 

You’ll have your final exam on day 3, and the divemaster will assess if you’ve gained enough knowledge and acquired enough skills and diving experience to continue open water diving without assistance.

Learn how to dive in open water when you book this package in El Nido, Palawan. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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3-Day Open Water Course with Dive Master and 6 Dives
Theory, Confined Water Training, Open Water Course
Tank and Weight Belt
Choice of Diving Spots (Weather Dependent): South Miniloc, Twin Rocks, West Entalula, Pagluguban, Popolcan, Helicopter Reef, Natnat, and Address Reef


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Daily itinerary

Day 1
3-Day El Nido Palawan Open Water Diving Course Package - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1: Dive Theory Class

Your divemaster will teach you the knowledge and guidelines to remember when going on open water dives. You’ll discuss 5 chapters, and to ensure that you understood the lessons, there will be a review at the end of each chapter discussion.

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Day 2
3-Day El Nido Palawan Open Water Diving Course Package - day 2

Day 2 - Day 2: Confined Water Training and Open Water Diving

Before going on open water dives, your divemaster will accompany you in a confined water training dive, which will take place in the shallow part of the sea. Once you are ready, you will do open water dives up to a depth of 18 meters.

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Day 3
3-Day El Nido Palawan Open Water Diving Course Package - day 3

Day 3 - Day 3: Final Dives and Final Exam

You’ll continue with your dives today, and you’ll also take your final exam. If your divemaster is happy with your dives and your exam results, you will be able to do open dives on your own.

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What to bring

Camera, Phone, Charger, and Power Bank
Extra Money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal Drinking Water and or Snacks
Personal Sanitizing Alcohol and Facemask
Covid 19 Vaccination Card and Valid ID

Good to know

We recommend our guests fit their diving gear/s the day before their scheduled dive. Note that the Eco-Tourism Development Fund (ETDF) is not yet included. If you have one already, please show your receipt to our partner for reference. If not, our partner will gladly assist you in getting one.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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