Dive Policy

 Online Booking Cancellation Policy

  • An online booking is accepted and confirmed after payment of a 50% downpayment fee through Paypal or money transfer.
  • Bookings can be cancelled up to 5 days prior your course or dive trip at no fee.
  • A cancellation fee of PHP1,000 applies for cancellations made less than 3 days in advance.
  • No refund will be provided for cancellations made less than 1 day in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • All our prices do not include Eco Tourism Development fee and has to be paid in cash. This ticket costs P200 and is valid for 10 days.

Walking Booking Cancellation Policy

  • A PHP1,000 downpayment is asked the day prior a diving trip.
  • No refund will be provided for cancellations made the day of diving.
  • A PHP5,000 downpayment or your passport is asked prior to start a course.
  • A numeric tablet is included in our course package.No refund will be provided in case of non return, loss or damage.
  • All our prices do not include Eco Tourism Development fee and has to be paid in cash. This ticket costs P200 and is valid for 10 days.

 Refresher Course Policy

  •  Last dive was over 1 year ago, the Refresher Course is highly recommended.
  • Last dive was 2 to 6 years ago, the Refresher Course is required.
  • Last dive was 6+ years ago, Full PADI SCUBA Tune-Up Course

 Palawan Divers Dive Ratios Policy

  • One PADI Divemaster for 4 certified divers max.
  • OnePADI instructor for every 2 students.
  • OnePADI instructor for every 4 Discover Scuba Course students
  • We do not allow divers to dive solo from our dive boats.
  • The dives are guided by a divemaster, but buddy system is required
  • Private instructors or divemasters are available at an additional cost.

Medical Clearance

Prior to enrollment in any of the courses, a ConfidentialMedicalForm must be filled out, and a physician’s release maybe required.
Certified divers who have incurred medical conditions since they were certified that may affect their diving are advised to obtain a clearance from their physician stating they are cleared to scuba dive without restrictions. For all diving courses a confidential medical questionnaire must be filled out, and a physician’s clearance may be required.

Junior Divers

Junior Divers must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them at all times on courses and on dive boats. Parents must provide a written statement authorizing a legal guardian.

  • Junior Divers – (10-11 years old) are allowed to dive to 12 metres – 40 feet.
  • Junior Divers – (12-14 years old) are allowed to dive to 18 metres – 60 feet.
  • Junior Divers – (12-14 years old) are allowed to dive to 21 metres – 70 feet with the Advanced Certification.

Choosing a Dive Site

Our dive captains and dive operators will take requests for dive sites how ever sites cannot be pre-booked or guaranteed. Weather, sea conditions and experience of divers on board are also a factor in selecting the appropriate dive site for the group. Our dive captains and dive operators will make every effort to accommodate your requests.

Diver Safety

All of our staff members are certified PADI instructors with current Emergency Response and O2 training. Palawan Divers has an updated emergency plan and works in partnership with DAN network and the Philippines Task Force.

Marine Parks & Conservation

Palawan Divers is a member of the Green Fins association. It endorses safe diving practices and encourages environmental

Accepted agencies and certifications

All certified divers are required to have a certification card or a log book. Palawan Divers accepts the following certifications among others: SSI, CMAS, BSAC, IDEA, PDIC, NAUI, ANDI, NASDS, SDI, YMCA & HSA.