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2-Day Puerto Galera Diving Package Advanced Open Water Diver Course at Arkipelago Beach Resort

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Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
Starting time
2 days
Ending place
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
English, Chinese, Tagalog
All year
Minimum age:
8 years old

Advance your diving knowledge and skills while discovering the underwater wonders of Puerto Galera’s deep blue waters with this 2-Day Advanced Open Water Diver Course. This course is ideal for Open Water certified divers who want to improve their underwater navigation, buoyancy, and learn about other types of diving.

This diving package comes with 5 open water adventure dives, e-manual with required knowledge reviews, lessons from a PADI Instructor, and equipment rental. It also includes an overnight stay at Arkipelago Beach Resort.

For your convenience, you may book optional add-ons to your package. These include land transfer from Metro Manila for 6 pax maximum, sea transfer from Batangas Port, and water taxi from Berberabe Batangas Port to Sabang for 8 pax maximum with free parking.

Puerto Galera is among the top beach and diving destinations in the Philippines. It boasts abundant marine sanctuaries. Puerto Galera is one of the three places in the country that was recognized by UNESCO as a Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1973. 

Divers who have completed their Open Water Diver course certificate can take up the Advanced Course to level up their scuba diving skills and specialties. To sign up, you must be at least 10 years old and in good physical health.

At the start of the course, you will attend a short orientation to refresh your knowledge about the fundamentals of scuba diving. Taking an Advanced Course will let you experience different adventure dives like boat diving, drift diving, wreck diving, night diving, or underwater imaging. You will improve your compass navigation skills and buoyancy as you go deeper beyond 60 feet. 

Advance your diving skills and witness a wide variety of marine creatures and dive sites at deeper depths with this 2-Day Puerto Galera Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Check availability by choosing a date.


Overnight stay at Arkipelago Divers and Beach Resort
5 open water adventure dives
E-manual with required knowledge reviews
PADI Instructor
Equipment Rental




Water Activities

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Facade of Arkipelago Beach Resort

Day 1: Check-in + Open Water Ocean Dive

On your first day, you will be checking in at Arkipelago Beach Resort, where you will stay for one night. Situated at Small Lalaguna Beach in Puerto Galera, Arkipelago Beach Resort features modern amenities, including an outdoor pool, restaurant, and balcony with sun loungers.

Your 1st and 2nd open water ocean dives are scheduled at 9 AM and 11 AM, respectively. Then, you will take your lunch break at 12 NN. You will prepare for your 3rd open water ocean dive at 2 PM. Afterward, you can enjoy your free time or continue your dives from 4 PM onwards.

Day 2
Open water dive session in Puerto Galera

Day 2: Open Water Ocean Dive + Departure

On Day 2, you will have your 4th open water ocean dive at 9 AM. Then, your 5th open water dive session will take place at 11 AM. Afterward, you will take your lunch break at 12 NN.

At 2 PM, you will take a knowledge review about everything you’ve learned in your advanced open water dives so far. After completing the course, you will get your e-certification from PADI.

Make the most of your stay in the resort or explore other spots in Puerto Galera before checking out of your hotel.

Good to know

Must be in good health & reasonable fitness. Proof of your Open Water Diver Certificate from PADI or other diving organization. Must answer a health questionnaire & sign consent and waiver form.

After completing the course Your e-certificate will be sent to your email from PADI. You can now enjoy doing night dives and visit the famous Verde Island Passage to experience what they call the Washing Machine Dive!

This course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. Many divers continue straight to Advanced after completing the Open Water Diver Course.

You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. Examples of different adventure dives you can do in this course: Deep, Navigation, Drift, Wreck, Night dives and more.

Dive Schedules are subject to change depending on the weather.

Arkipelago Divers and Beach Resort

Arkipelago Divers is admittedly one of the newest dive operations within Puerto Galera, officially opening in early 2017. But, don't be deceived just because we are 'the new guys' as our team collectively has nearly 60 years of diving experience ranging from recreational, rescue, tech diving, instructing and we even have our very own local PADI Course Director on our team. Only highly-trained and certified Dive Instructors and Dive Masters will lead and supervise each course and dive during your entire stay with us. They are trained in diving safety, first aid & CPR, and proper boat handling.​

Standard Room

A 15sqm room with 1 King or 2 Single bed options.

Sea view and Pool view Room

A 28sqm room with 1 Queen and 1 Double bed. Room facing the sea or the pool.


A 28sqm 2-Story villa room with 1 Queen and 1 Single bed.

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