Diving Course in Philippines

El Nido (Palawan), Philippines

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Discover the beautiful underwater world near the shores of El Nido, Palawan and get your official PADI diving license while you’re at it!

The waters surrounding El Nido are rich with marine biodiversity which tempts divers back to this location time and time again. Underneath these pristine waters is where you will be completing your four day course and upon completion will receive the PADI Open Water Diver Certification that is recognised worldwide.


The PADI open water course is for everybody who wishes to get their PADI open water license and discover the beautiful underwater world of El Nido. You will receive your official PADI certification one month after successfully completing the course. However, you will already be handed a temporary license to be able to continue with diving trips right away!

El Nido is one of the most beautiful and pristine places on the Island of Palawan in the Philippine Archipelago. Located on the North of this beautiful Island, El Nido is well known for its beautiful white sandy beaches, clear waters and rich biodiversity. This makes El Nido the ideal place to fulfil your PADI Open Water Diver Certification and enjoy everything that this laidback place has to offer.

The PADI open water course will take a total of 4 days from Monday to Thursday. Friday is reserved for a relaxing massage and enjoying your newly gained PADI Open Water Certificate!

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this program is to offer everyone the opportunity to get their PADI open water diving license whilst experiencing the beautiful underwater world of El Nido bay.


Starting day of the diving course. You will watch an instructional video, take part in classes and will receive diving instructions inside the diving center.

Tuesday to Wednesday

On the Tuesday and the Wednesday the course participants will be taught how to dive closely with a diving instructor in open waters. Lunch will be served during the trip.


This is the final day of the course. During this day the participants will fulfill the examination for the PADI open water course.


The Friday is a day for relaxation and further discover the beautiful beaches and surroundings of El Nido. During the morning a relaxing massage is schedules for the participants to work on all the tired muscles after the 4-day diving course.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment

No specific equipment required for this program.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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