Learn how to scuba dive and plunge deep into the crystal clear waters of Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro with this 4-day PADI Open Water Diver Course. This trip is perfect for those who would like to get PADI-certified while appreciating Puerto Galera’s rich marine biodiversity.
This diving package includes 5 confined pool sessions, 4 open water dives, e-manual, and videos with required quizzes and knowledge reviews, final exam, lessons from a PADI Instructor, and equipment rental. It also includes 4 days and 3 nights accommodation at Arkipelago Beach Resort.
For your convenience, you may also book add-ons to this package: land transfer from Metro Manila for a maximum of 6 pax, sea transfer from Batangas Port, and water taxi from Berberabe Batangas Port to Sabang for 8 pax maximum with free parking.
Puerto Galera is a coastal resort municipality in the island province of Oriental Mindoro. It is a popular destination for beach lovers and divers because of its white-sand beaches and abundant marine biodiversity, making it one of the top snorkeling and diving spots in the Philippines. In fact, Puerto Galera is one of the three places in the Philippines recognized by UNESCO as a Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1973.
Become a certified diver with the help of your PADI instructor in this package. To sign up for the course, you must be at least 10 years old and in good physical health.
Before the actual dive, you will attend a short orientation. During your swimming pool sessions, your PADI instructor will teach you how to breathe underwater and how to use hand signals. At the end of the course, your instructor will ask you to demonstrate your ability to dive. After successfully finishing the course, you will receive your e-certification from PADI.
Learn how to scuba dive and discover the underwater wonders of Puerto Galera with this 4-day PADI Open Water Diver Course. Check availability by choosing a date.
On Day 1, you will check-in at Arkipelago Beach Resort, a 3-star beachfront resort in Small Lalaguna Beach. It features an outdoor pool and balcony with sun loungers.
At 11 AM, you will attend the orientation with your instructor, where you will learn about what to expect during the 4-day diving course. Then, you will take your lunch break at 12NN. From 1 PM to 4 PM, you’ll have your equipment briefing and swimming pool session. Afterward, you may use your free time to watch course videos or explore Puerto Galera.
On your second day, you’ll do your first open water ocean dive. At 9 AM, you will have a swimming pool session to practice your scuba diving skills in a confined area. You will take mini dives, and the instructor will assist and help you prepare for your first open water dive at 11 AM.
You will plunge into Puerto Galera’s deep crystal blue waters for the first time with your instructor guiding you. If needed, you will do another swimming pool session before completing your first open water dive.
For your third day, you will take your 2nd open water ocean dive at 9 AM. You will practice the scuba diving techniques you’ve learned by exploring up to 18 meters deep.
Your 3rd diving session will take place at 11 AM. Afterward, you will have your book review session at 2 PM to help you refresh your basic knowledge about scuba diving. Then, you will take your final exam at 4 PM. The test will evaluate the skills that you have acquired in your previous dives.
You will conclude your last day by taking your final open water ocean dive. At the end of the course, you will receive your e-certification from PADI. Make the most of your last day and enjoy the resort’s amenities or explore the beaches of Puerto Galera before you check out.
Good health & reasonable fitness. Best if you are comfortable in the water. 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.
If you have always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.
Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
Dive Schedules are subject to change depending on the weather.
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.
A 15sqm room with 1 King or 2 Single bed options.
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.