Stunning 5-Day Coron Palawan Diving Package at Skylodge Resort with Open Water Driver Course

Open Water diving with Skylodge Resort Coron, Palawan
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Tour starts
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
Flexible Time
5 days
Ending place
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
All year
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Explore the lively marine ecosystem of Coron, Palawan, with this five-day budget diving package. This is an ideal trip for novice divers wanting to get certified, as you will be taking an Open Water Diver Course. The package also comes with roundtrip flights from Manila, a four-night stay at Skylodge Resort, daily breakfast, roundtrip airport transfers, and eight dives. You may also choose your preferred flight times, depending on availability. 

On day 1, you will fly from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Coron via your chosen flight. After you land at the Busuanga Airport, a driver will bring you to Skylodge Resort, where you will check into your Budget Double Room. You will also be treated to welcome drinks as you settle in. Afterward, you will have the remainder of the day to yourself. 

The next day, you will go on two pool dives as you undergo academic sessions of your Open Water Diver Course. Following your dives, you can relax in the resort or take a stroll to nearby shops and restaurants. For day 3, you will go on three open water dives around three different dive sites in Coron. Each dive also includes one confined water part and one open water part. 

On the fourth day, you will go on the last three dives for the trip. For each dive, you will explore a new dive site or shipwreck around Coron Island as well. Along with the dives, you will also take a written multiple-choice-type exam. This test has 50 questions to test your knowledge of scuba diving. If you pass the exam and do well on your dives, you will receive your Open Water Diver Certificate, which proves that you have a good understanding of how to manage yourself during a dive. 

The following morning, you will check out of the resort as your diving adventure ends. Make sure to eat your complimentary breakfast before you request to be dropped off at the Busuanga Airport for your selected return flight to Manila. 

Earn your Open Water Diver Certification in one of the best diving destinations in the Philippines by booking this budget diving package. Check the availability by choosing a date.   

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Roundtrip airfare via Philippine Airlines | Manila - Busuanga (Coron) - Manila (Preferred flights are subject to availability. See below for schedule and terms & conditions)
Economy class seat with 10kg baggage allowance
4 nights accommodation at Skylodge Resort - Budget Double Room (Max of 2 Adults)
Daily Breakfast
Roundtrip airport transfers to and from Busuanga Airport
Welcome drinks
Day 2 - 2 Pool Dives
Day 3 - 3 Open Water Dives
Day 4 - 3 Open Water Dives
Open Water Diver Course Exam (QCM Type)
Open Water Diving Certificate
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Use of resort facilities & amenities


Hotel + Flights + Transfers

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Budget Double Room at Skylodge Resort Coron, Palawan

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival + Check-in

You will board your selected flight to Coron. A driver will meet you when you land and bring you to Skylodge Resort so you can check into your Budget Double Room. The remainder of the day will be yours to spend as you like.

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Day 2
Open Water Diving with Skylodge Resort Coron, Palawan

Day 2 - Day 2: Pool dives + Academics sessions

The following day, you will start your Open Water Diver Course with academic sessions and two pool dives. This session will help you understand the various diving terminologies and practice your movement underwater.

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Day 3
Open Water Diving with Skylodge Resort Coron, Palawan

Day 3 - Day 3: Open water dives (12m max)

You will continue your certification course the following day with three open water dives. Each dive will take place in a different dive site around Coron Island. For your safety, you can only go as deep as 12 meters during this session under the supervision of your instructor.

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Day 4
Open water diving with Skylodge Resort Coron, Palawan

Day 4 - Day 4: Open water dives (18m max)

For the fourth day of your trip, you will go on three more open water dives as part of the course. Like yesterday, each dive will happen in a different dive site but this time, you can dive up to 18 meters with your instructor. Afterward, you will take a written exam to assess how well you’ve mastered the lessons. If you pass, you will be rewarded with your Open Water Diver Certificate.

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Day 5
Skylodge Resort Coron, Palawan

Day 5 - Day 5: Checkout + Departure

After earning your first certification as a diver, you will fly out of Coron on day 5. Once you’ve finished your breakfast, you can take a moment to rest before checking out. A driver will take you back to the Busuanga Airport in time for your chosen flight back to Manila. 

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What to bring

Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher

Good to know

Booking Information - Upon booking, please expect an email from Guide to the Philippines for the voucher, reminder, and next steps.

Diving Requirements - Minimum age to dive is 14 years old. 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.

Hotel - Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. Requests for early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and fees. Refundable incidental deposit is required upon check-in. Guest/s are required to present a valid credit card guarantee or cash deposit. Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, or triple room(s). Children will be arranged in the same room with their parents. If additional room(s) is needed and for special requests, additional costs will incur. Child rate includes existing bed sharing arrangements with adults and complimentary tour/s (if any). Maximum of 2 children per room. Child rate is exclusive of daily breakfast and to be paid directly to the hotel.

Complimentary Tours and Activities (if any) - Make sure to have the electronic copy of your confirmed tour voucher ready. On the day of the tour, your assigned Tour Guide will meet you at the designated meeting place. For those who have availed complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off, your Tour Guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at least thirty (30) minutes prior to start of the tour or activity. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation might be forfeited. During the tour, please be reminded to dress appropriately depending on the nature of your tour.

All guests are expected to do their share in ensuring their safety and security as well as that of their personal belongings. Guide to the Philippines and Tour Operators are not liable for the loss or damage to any personal belongings left unattended during the tour.

Peak Season Bookings - All bookings passing through December 24 and 31 are required to avail of the mandatory Christmas and New Year's Eve Dinner. Prepayment is required and can be paid in advance through Guide to the Philippines or direct to the hotel on the day of check-in.

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Skylodge Resort Coron

Skylodge Resort is located in one of the best islands in the world — Palawan, specifically sets its foot in Coron. An island surrounded by natural attractions and unexploited biodiversity.

Budget Double Room

This spacious and cozy room can accommodate 2 guests. It is worth to rest your body after the long outdoor activities. Bed Type: 1 Queen Bed

Budget Triple Room

This mellow room can serve 3 guests. With its roomy size, everyone can move freely. Bed Type: 1 Bunk bed (with upper bunk single bed and lower bunk queen size)

Bayview Room

Oooh! Perfect view of the inviting Coron Bay! Open the window and hear the chirping of the maya birds as you are greeted by the Asian glossy starling bird pecking your room’s glass window. Bed Type: 1 double size bed

Flights by Philippine Airlines

This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 10kgs check-in baggage via Philippine Airlines. You may select from the following flight schedule:

Manila to Busuanga (Coron)

• PR 2961 07:40 - 08:40

• PR 2963 10:10 - 11:15

Busuanga (Coron) to Manila

• PR 2962 09:00 - 10:05

• PR 2964 11:35 - 12:45

Please note that flights are subject to availability. If ever your preferred flights are fully booked or unavailable at the time of your booking, Guide to the Philippines will select another best available flight to maximize your vacation. Any special requests are subject to fees and availability. Guide to the Philippines is not liable for sudden flight changes made by the airlines.

Seat selection can be made during online-check-in 24-48 hours prior to flight departure. Seats with corresponding additional fees are on personal account. For domestic flights, it is recommended to check-in at the airport 3 hours prior to your estimated time of departure.

Completing your Traveler Details

Philippine Airlines flight e-tickets will be issued as soon as all Traveler details are submitted online. Once booked, please check your email to complete the Philippine Airlines online form within 24 hours of booking.

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