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Puerto Galera is one of the best places to take a  scuba course. Dive sites are very close and there are a large number of sites to suit every student from beginners to Advanced Trimix instructor .

We pride ourselves on our professional courses. We are a 5-Star Instructor Training Facility - the highest rating in the dive industry. We care about the quality of our teaching and emphasize personal attention. All our instructors have thousands of dives experience and have been teaching for a combined total of 25 years. We all remember what it was like to learn to dive and are here to make sure that your courses are safe & enjoyable and most of all fun !

We offer a choice of the world's top two training agencies. In the water the courses are very similar. The difference lays in the flexibility of teaching the course for the instructor and on-line study. By offering you a choice of agencies you can chose the one that fits you best.

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Overview and Pricelist


5 starBelow we have a complete list of our SDI, PADI and TDI courses, time required and price.

Becoming a diver - Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and First Aid

Speciality courses - Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Solo, Sidemount and more .

Pro Level courses - Divemaster, Instructor, First Aid Instructor

Tech Courses - Adv. Nitrox, Deco Procedures, Extended Range, Trimix, Adv. Wreck, Adv Trimix

Tech Instructor courses - to Adv Trimix Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Becoming a diver
Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and First Aid

 

For most people the start of their dive career is the Open Water course. An internationally standard course that licenses you to dive. Diving is all about fun and adventure. Consider the OW course as just the first step, next you'll want to build up experience with different kinds of diving on speciality courses or the advanced diver course. The goal should always be to step up to Rescue diver; a great way to build confidence and practical dive skills

Just want to try diving? Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy program to get you diving with an instructor. A short talk & pool session and then you'll be diving on the beautiful reefs of Puerto Galera with your instructor. Minimum age is 10 years old. Children from 8 years old can try a very shallow dive [2m] with the Bubblemaker course, either in the pool or shallow sea.

The rates below include the SDI On-line Access Code so that you can complete all the academic study before you arrive , the PADI rates include paper manual only. Course rates include all training, certification, dives, rental equipment and training aids.

We highly recommend taking the e-Learning option. It does not replace the knowledge development with your instructor, but means that you wil arrive prepared and won't have to read the manual while you are here.

 

 

 

Course rates -  US Dollars

Course

Time

Online

SDI

PADI

Bubblemaker
2 hours
$50
$50
Discover Scuba
3 hours
 
$65
$65
Discover Scuba follow up dive
2 hours
 
$50
$50
Open Water Referral
includes 4 boat dives, skills review
2 days $250 $250
Open Water
including SDI e-learning or PADI manual
3 days
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$395
$410
Option 2: loan of manual $360 na

SDI Advanced Adventures
PADI Advanced OW
including on-line study or manual

2 days
online
$305
online
$330
manual
option 2: loan of manual $270 na
Rescue Diver
3 days
online
$395
online
$415
manual
First Aid & CPR with O2 / AED
1/2 day
 
$180
$180
Rescue + First Aid / CPR
3 days
online
$550
$565
* includes traditional classroom with loan of manual

infoMost divers have heard of the SDI Advanced Adventures or the PADI 'Advanced' OW course. The SDI program goes a step further to making a well balanced diver. In the SDI diver development progam an SDI Advanced Diver is a diver with

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Speciality Courses
Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Solo, Sidemount and more

As a diver you have probably found areas of diving that you'd like to learn more about. Most of our speciality courses are quick and easy and of course fun ! They will allow you to explore more of the underwater world.

Many of the courses can be combined, such as Nitrox Diver & Wreck Diver , or Sidemount Diver [see sidemount diver skills video below] & the Solo Diver course. Let us know if you are interested in a combination and we can give you the best rate, as well more information about the schedule.

 

Course rates

Course

Dives

Online

SDI

PADI

Nitrox Diver
includes 2 nitrox dives and manual
2
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$195
$250

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$150
$185
Wreck Diver
4
online
$260
$270
Deep Diver to 40M
4
online
$260
$270
Search & Recovery
4
 
$260
$270
Solo Diver
3
 
$250*
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Sidemount Diver

[see video below]

4
 
$290*
$299
Night Diver 3  
$210*
$210
Navigation 3  
$180*
$210
UW Videographer
includes GoPro hire 
2 $240 $240
Digital UW Photography 2  
$240*
$240
Naturalist /Marine Ecosystems 2  
$160*
$170*
Drift Diver 2  
$160*
$170
Peak Performance Buoyancy 2  
$160*
$160
Gas Blender - EANx class  
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$240
Gas Blender - EANx and Trimix class  
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$300
Equipment Specialist class  
$150*
$150*

* = no manual.
° = Manual will released later in 2014
+ = plus helium [if trimix tanks are not being used by divers]

 

infoSidemount diving [see video below] is an increasingly popular form of diving where two tanks are carried slung at the side of a special harness and wing. Advantages include greater supply of gas, ability to self-rescue and less weight on the back when compared to twin tanks. The SDI or PADI Sidemount courses includes the use of two tanks and can be combined with many SDI specialities at a reduced rate. Contact us for more information.

For Tech divers interested in Sidemount or carrying 4 or more tanks please look at the TDI Sidemount or PADI Technical Sidemount course below

 

 

 



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Professional Courses

Thinking of becoming a professional, or just want to learn more about diving? We have the course to suit you. All courses below include the necessary instructional materials to teach the course. The only extras are a medical signed by a doctor, equipment rental [if required] and annual registration fee paid to the training agency.

SDI and PADI Divemaster - from 2 weeks to a month our internships will make you a better, more confident diver. Not everyone wants to work as a DM, but many people take the course to have fun, learn more about diving and of course get in the water on a ton of dives! Essential preparation towards dive instructor

SDI Instructor - from 1 week for the IDC [plus 1 1/2 days for IE] or as an internship. What better job than as a full, or part-time diving instructor ! Work was never so much fun. Most candidates chose to include a CPR / First Aid Instructor course at the same time.

First Aid and CPR Instructor - SDI or PADI [EFR] - we all know friends that want to take a first aid course but never get around to it. As a first aid instructor you can offer courses not only to divers, or rescue students, but also to friends who aren't divers.

Course rates - includes manuals

Course

Time

Online

SDI

PADI

Divemaster internship
2 to 6 weeks 
 
$1200
$1200
Dive Pro        

SDI DM with CPR1St instructor

2  to 6 weeks
 
$1350

PADI DM with EFR Instructor

2  to 6 weeks
 
$1450
First Aid & CPR Instructor
     

SDI CPROX1St with AED Instructor *

1 day
$250

PADI EFR Instructor *

2 days
$350

SDI Instructor course 

includes SDI OW Instructor required materials **

8 days or internship
 
$1950
SDI Instructor Exam
1 1/2 days
 
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SDI Instructor Cross-over
on-line
 
$185

** Rate includes SDI Instructor materials

  • SDI Standards & Procedures CD
  • SDI OW Instructor Guide and Resource CD
  • SDI Instructor CW / OW 5 slate series
  • SDI student skill check slate
  • SDI OW diver manual
  • SDI OW diver DVD
  • Student record folder

* Rate includes CPROX1st AED instructor materials

  • CPROX1st AED instructor resource CD
  • CPROX1st AED student slate

* Rate includes EFR instructor materials

  • EFR instructor manual [binder, EFR, AED, CFC]
  • EFR Primary & Secondary Care participant manual
  • EFR CPR & AED participant manual

 

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Tech Courses
From Advanced Nitrox to Advanced Trimix

Tech diving is a great tool to allow us to explore deeper sites and stay there longer. The courses below give the minimum study time and number of dives. Each course focuses on practical knowledge and dive skills. Dives are developmental; each dive builds on the one previously so that each diver can proceed at their own pace. All divers must meet the exit requirements for certification and may need extra training and dives.

Courses include all training, certification, dives, tanks & oxygen fills. The courses with this icon online include the TDI On-line Access Code so that you can complete all the academic study before you come [or paper manual if on-line study is not required], the PADI Tec rates include paper manual only. Rental equipment is included on all courses up to and including Extended Range and Tec 50.

Extra course charges include helium for all trimix courses and expenses for Advanced Wreck in Subic or Coron. Students for Advanced Wreck and Advanced Trimix are expected to have their own equipment [complete sets for hire U$75 per course if you prefer to leave your gear at home]

Course rates

Course

Dives

Online

 

Rate

 

TDI Nitrox Diver
2
online
$220
TDI Advanced Nitrox
5
online
$350
TDI Deco Procedures
5
online
$400
TDI  Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures 7 $625
TDI Advanced Nitrox & Helitrox Diver +
5
 
$625
TDI  Advanced Nitrox + Deco Procedures + Extended Range 12 $1395
PADI  Tec 40 4 U$495
PADI  Tec 45 4 U$495
PADI Tec 50 4 U$495
PADI Tec 40 + Tec 45 8 U$850
PADI Tec 45 + Tec 50 8 U$950
PADI Tec Deep
[Tec 40+45+50]
12 U$1350
TDI Extended Range
7 ~ 8
 
$725
TDI Sidemount
5  
$445*
PADI Tech Sidemount 5  
$495
TDI Advanced Wreck ^ 7 ~ 8  
$500 plus expenses**
TDI Trimix + 7 ~ 8  
$725
TDI Advanced Trimix + 7 ~ 8  
$850
PADI Gas Blender Nitrox class $240
PADI Gas Blender Nitrox
and Full Trimix
class  
$285

* = no manual required / included

** = advanced wreck expenses include transfers of instructor to Subic Bay, instructor hotel and diver's dive bill at Subic dive center [dives, twin tank rental, nitrox fills]
+ = plus helium - Peso 2.6 / liter [Jan 2013]
^ = plus expenses Subic / Coron

info Please note that our TDI courses exceed the number of required dives so as to give additional training and experience.


Tech Instructor Courses
From Advanced Nitrox to Advanced Trimix

TDI is the largest Tech training agency in the world with almost 70% of all tech instructors teaching TDI

We offer the complete range of TDI Tech instructor courses from Advanced Nitrox Instructor up to Advanced Trimix Instructor. For Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures you must have taught at least 10 deep and 10 nitrox students. For higher level courses please check your Standards & Procedures manual for pre-requisites. As you may already have instructor training materials we have listed them separately from the course fee.

Courses include all training, certification, dives, tanks & oxygen fills. Instructors are expected to have their own personal tech diving equipment. If you prefer not to carry heavy equipment, then rental equipment is available at an extra charge.

Extra course charges include TDI Instructor registration or upgrade fees, helium for all trimix courses and expenses for Advanced Wreck in Subic or Coron.

Course rates

Course

Days

Course Rate

 

Teaching materials

 

TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor
4
$400
$50
TDI Deco Procedures Instructor
4
$400
$50
TDI Helitrox Instructor +
4
$400

$85

TDI Advanced Nitrox &
Deco Procedures Instructor
6
$750
$99
TDI Advanced Nitrox &
Helitrox Diver Instructor
6
$750
$135
TDI Extended Range Instructor
5
$825

$25

TDI Advanced Wreck Instructor ^ 4 ~ 5
$500+
$50
TDI Trimix Instructor + 5
$825
$25
TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor + 6
$950
$50

+ = plus helium - Peso 2.7 / liter [Feb 2017]
^ = plus expenses Subic / Coron

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