Palawan El Nido PADI Divemaster Certification Course with Equipment

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El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
8 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
Minimum age:
18 years old


Be a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certified divemaster with this multiday El Nido Palawan scuba diving package. This El Nido PADI course package comes with the assistance of a divemaster, divemaster training, complete equipment, and classes on theoretical and applied diving skills. You can choose which dive sites in El Nido to visit, but the availability is dependent on weather conditions. After successfully completing this course, you will be given your PADI divemaster certification. This divemaster program may last up to a month. Please note that the Eco-Tourism Development Fund or ETDF is excluded from this El Nido tour package.

Before you participate in this course, make sure you meet the PADI requirements. Divers must be at least 18 years old, and they need to have rescue diver, CPR, and first aid certification, at least 40 logged dives, and medical clearance. 

This PADI Palawan course will provide you with on-the-job training as you assist an instructor of a dive shop. During this period, you will attend trainings and knowledge development sessions, participate in water skills exercises and workshops, and review manuals.

Of course, you will learn how to apply all the skills you learned in actual dives. You will dive to depths of up to 200 meters. For that, you can choose from eight diving sites in El Nido: South Miniloc, Twin Rocks, West Entalula, Pagluguban Dive Site, Popolcan Island, Helicopter Reef, Nat Nat Beach, and Address Reef. These dive sites are home to a variety of sea creatures, corals, and marine plants, which will make your diving experience memorable. 

Remember that you will have a divemaster exam at the end of the course, so make sure to pay attention to everything that your instructor will tell you. Once they are satisfied with the knowledge and skills you have acquired throughout the course, you will be given your PADI divemaster certification.

Enjoy the dive sites in El Nido while getting certified as a PADI divemaster. Check the availability by choosing a date

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Dive master training
Shared Theory and applied diving skills
Complete equipment with tank and weight belt
Choice of diving spots (weather dependent): South Miniloc, Twin Rocks, West Entalula, Pagluguban, Popolcan, Helicopter Reef, Natnat, and Address Reef
Tour itinerary: South Miniloc, Twin Rocks, West Entalula, Pagluguban, Popolcan, Helicopter Reef, Natnat, and Address Reef
Not included: transfers, other activities, tips and gratuities


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What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Swimming gear
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a one month session where you will shadow a dive master for up to a month to complete all the necessary skills and knowledge before being certified as a dive master yourself. This is for experienced divers with certification only. The 250.00 Pesos mandatory eco-tourism development fund is not yet included this may be settled at the airport or upon arrival at the dive shop.

Children Friendly: No. The minimum age requirement to be a dive master is at least 18 years old.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: No. Unless given permission by a licensed doctor senior citizens and PWDs are not encouraged to partake in this activity as this is a medium to extreme activity. Same goes for pregnant women and guests with other mobility impairment or medical condition.

Meet-up time is 8:00 AM Philippine Standard Time at Turtle Divers. To change the meet-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the boat schedule and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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