Palawan Coron Solo Diving Specialty Course with Boat Guide, Equipment, Transfers & Lunch
Become a self-reliant diver when you take this specialty diving course in Coron, Palawan. This course from the Skylodge Resort Dive Shop is perfect for those who already have their Open Water Diving Certification but want to try diving by themselves. It already comes with three open water dives, transfers from the dive shop to the boat, the assistance of an instructor, a course book, the use of an equipment set and tank, drinks, and lunch.
Make sure that you schedule this course at least 24 hours before and after any inbound or outbound flight. On the day of your course, head to the Skylodge Resort Dive Shop to begin. Your course is scheduled to start at 8 AM. While diving with a buddy is considered the norm, solo or self-reliant diving has its advantages. This Solo Diving Specialty Course will prepare you for the risks involved, boost your confidence to dive alone, and sharpen your mental discipline.
From the dive shop, you will head to the port to board a boat that will bring you to the dive sites in Coron. Depending on the weather, some of Coron’s famous wreck dive sites may be included in your itinerary. You will be able to dive at a maximum depth of 18 meters.
You will learn how to plan and execute a solo dive, how to respond should you have equipment problems underwater, and other skills that you would need to ensure a safe and hassle-free dive by yourself.
In between dives, you can enjoy lunch and drinks, as you’ll need the energy to last you until the end of the course, which is around 6 PM.
Learn the techniques you need to apply when going on a solo dive with this specialty course. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Diving Requirements - Minimum age to dive is 14 years old. Open water diving certificate is required. Recommended minimum preflight surface interval is 24 hours. Not recommended for divers taking maintenance drugs. A Fit to Dive Consent Form from a physician is strictly required for divers taking maintenance drugs.
Pre-Dive Orientation - All divers are required to arrive at Skylodge dive shop on or before 0715H PST for pre-dive orientation and health assessment.
Dive Sites - Dive site/s are determined on the dive day depending on weather. Available dive sites are as follows: 1. Dimanglet Reef, 2. Siete Pecados, 3. Olympia Maru (30m) Cargo Ship, 4. Morazan Maru (25m) Cargo Ship, 5. Kogyo Mar (35m) Construction Supply Ship, 6. Iraku Maru (45m) Refrigeration Ship, 7. Akit Sushima (35m) Fighter Ship and 8. Ukikawa Maru (25m) Oil Tanker Ship
Marine Life Sightings - Given that marine life is not stationary, sightings may vary at the time of diving.
Dive Equipment (Add-on) - You may add the following equipment for a better diving experience:
15L Tank - The 15-liter tank increases the amount of gas available by 25% compared to the 12-liter tank. It also provides more gas for a longer bottom time.
Nitrox Tank - Few substantial advantages of upgrading to a Nitrox Tank are longer bottom times, less fatigue, longer dive times and shorter surface intervals.
Dive Computer - A dive computer provides the real-time dive information you need to dive well. A dive computer takes depth and time information and applies it to a decompression model to track the dissolved nitrogen in your body during a dive. Your computer continuously tells you how much dive time you safely have remaining.
Health & Safety Protocols - COVID protocols in place. Face mask, hand washing, gear disinfection, and the like.
Government Guidelines - This tour is subject to community guidelines mandated by the Philippine Government and Local Government Units. Travel requirements are subject to change.