5-Day All-Inclusive Cebu Island Diving Package PADI Open Water Diver Course at Crimson Mactan Resort

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Tour starts
Cebu, Philippines
Starting time
5 days
Ending place
Cebu, Philippines
Minimum age:
10 years old


Learn how to scuba dive and get your Open Water Diver certification in Cebu with this 5-Day All-Inclusive PADI Open Water Diver Course. This trip, which includes a 5-day stay at the 5-star beachfront Crimson Mactan Resort, is perfect for those who want to be a certified scuba diver while exploring the colorful underwater sanctuaries of Cebu.

This diving package includes a course manual for PADI open water course, a training logbook for student divers, course registration, and full scuba equipment rental. It also includes 2 Boat dives, and full board meals. 

Cebu is one of the go-to destinations in the Philippines that boasts white-sand beaches, lush landscapes, and historical sites. Mactan Island is a gateway to Cebu’s top attractions. Here, you can find world-class resorts, spectacular diving spots, and postcard-worthy seaside attractions.

Those who like to learn basic scuba diving techniques can sign up for this open water diver course. To participate, you must be at least 10 years old and in good physical health. You will also need to attend an orientation for the course briefing instructions.

Before your actual open water dives, your instructor will let you practice in a confined area to help you become familiar with basic hand signals. You will also learn how to breathe underwater. After completing the course, you will get your e-certification from PADI.

Acquire scuba diving skills and see various marine species in Cebu when you book this 5-Day All-Inclusive PADI Open Water Diver Course. Learn basic scuba diving techniques that you can use to explore more profound depths. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Course Manual for PADI Open Water Courses
Training Logbook for Student Divers
Course registration
Full Scuba equipment rental
4 nights accommodation at Crimson Mactan - Deluxe Room
Full Board Meals



Hotel + Transfers

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Beachfront area of Crimson Mactan Resort

Day 1 - Day 1: Check-in + Orientation

On Day 1, you will check-in at Crimson Mactan Resort, where you will be staying for 5 days and 4 nights. Before proceeding to your actual dive sessions, you will prepare for the course briefing and orientation with your instructor. Enjoy the luxurious amenities at Crimson Mactan Resort, a 5-star beachfront resort that offers world-class service and premium facilities. The exclusive resort also features a marine sanctuary, watersports center, dive shop, and plunge pool. You can dip into the 4-feet deep infinity pool with water aerobics. Jet Lag Re-Emergence and Gatas (Milk) bath is a must-try activity at the resort.
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Day 2
Learning the basics of diving

Day 2 - Day 2: Open Water Course Lectures

From 9 AM to 1:30 PM, you will attend lectures and watch open water course videos on your second day. Your instructor will teach you the fundamentals and basic scuba diving techniques. You will learn how to safely use scuba diving equipment, including the masks, fins, scuba unit, weight systems, and exposure suits. During the lecture, you will also learn how to properly navigate a dive compass. Afterward, you will take an exam to evaluate your diving knowledge. You will take notes of the important things you should remember before and during the actual open water dive.
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Day 3
Dive session in Mactan Cebu

Day 3 - Day 3: Open Water Ocean Dive

For your third day, you will continue learning the basics of scuba diving. Later on, you will demonstrate your skills in your actual dives. Your instructor will help you become familiar with different diving techniques in a confined area. By this time, you should be able to apply the things you have learned in the previous videos and lectures. Your 1st and 2nd confined dive training and open water dives are scheduled at 9 AM and 1 PM, respectively. You can dive further, explore breathtaking dive sites, and get a chance to see marine species that live in deeper waters.
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Day 4
Group of tourists going on a diving session in Mactan Cebu

Day 4 - Day 4: Open Water Ocean Dive

On Day 4, you will depart from Crimson Mactan Resort at 9 AM. Get ready for a boat dive and back-to-back open water dives. Your boat diving adventure will take you to the best dive sites in Cebu. Make sure to keep your diving gear in place, assemble your scuba unit ahead of time, and wait for the instructions before taking the plunge. The registration for your next dive will take place at 3 PM. For your final open water dive, you will further demonstrate your skills. At the end of the course, you will receive your e-certification from PADI.
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Day 5
Main pool area of Crimson Mactan Resort

Day 5 - Day 5: Departure

Conclude your diving vacation and go for a quick stroll around Mactan’s nearby attractions before you check out of the resort. Make the most of your last day, lounge on the beach, go swimming, and buy some souvenirs that you can give to your family and friends back home.
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What to bring

Vaccination Card
Valid ID

Good to know

BOOKING INFORMATION - Upon booking, please expect an email from booking@guidetothephilippines.ph for the voucher, reminder, and next steps.

HOTEL - Standard check-in time is 1400H and check out time is at 1200H. Requests for early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability.

DIVE - Dive Schedules are subject to change depending on the weather.

TRAVEL GUIDELINES - This tour is subject to community guidelines mandated by the Philippine Government and Local Government Units. Travel requirements are subject to change.

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