Our PADI Discovery Scuba Diving Course is designed to introduce non-divers to SCUBA with a light amount of theory and in-water training needed. In just one day, our experienced and professional instructors can teach you the basics and take you diving in shallow reefs. The calm sea, good visibility and rich marine life even in shallow waters guarantee you a fantastic and memorable day.

The PADI Discovery Scuba Diving: how does it work?

A day before diving, there will be a short theory session in which you will learn the important basic rules for scuba diving (dealing with water pressure, breathing on scuba, etc.).

Learn the basics: On D-Day, you and your instructor will be dropped off at a beautiful beach. You will learn how to handle and use the equipment before going into shallow waters. You will then practice basic skills to familiarize yourself with breathing underwater and using scuba equipment. So by the end of this first session, you will be ready for a real dive! You’ll see, it’s safe, easy and wonderful!
Let’s go diving: The dive boat will take you to a beautiful shallow coral reef suitable for you. Your instructor will be with you at all times during your two dives and will take you to a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet). Prepare to be amazed and see the beautiful marine lifeof El Nido’s waters.

The PADI Discovery Scuba Diving: Time Table

08:00 – Meeting at Palawan Divers and Briefing with your instructor
08:30 – Depart from El Nido beach
09:00 – Shallow water skills.
10:30 – Break with coffee, tea and cookies on board
11:15 – 1st Open Water Dive
12:15 – Lunchtime on board
13:30 – 2nd Open Water Dive
15:30 – Arrive back in El Nido. Debriefing with your instructor
16:00 – You’re released

The PADI Discovery Scuba Diving Price: Php4,800

You can pay by Paypal or credit card (at no extra charge). All our prices are fixed.

Our course package includes: full dive gear, instructive materials, instructor’s fee, boat travel, warm lunch made from fresh local ingredients, hot and cold drinks and cookies.

Our package does not include the P200 Eco Tourism Development fee that you have to pay in cash. This ticket is valid for 10 days. Note: All our packages has to be paid in Filipino Pesos. The prices in US$ and €uros are informative.

It is best to contact us to book your Discover Scuba Diving. Space is limited and may sell out for the dates of your vacation. Call (63) 917 774 32 10, contact us at: hello@palawan-divers.org or use our form.

The PADI Discovery Scuba Diving Price: F.A.Q

  • How long does a dive last? The answer is «it depends». This question  doesn’t have a single answer. People breathe at different rates and the deeper you go, the more you use your air. The average dive during a discovery lasts about 40 minutes.
  • Can I do only 2 dives? YES. If you choose to go for 2 dives, you’ll simply join our 3 dives trip. Spend your surface interval while snorkeling or sunbathing on the boat.
  • What do I need to bring with me on the excursion? A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, a towel. If you tend to get motion sickness it’s recommended that you take pills. Water is provided.
  • Is lunch included? YES. A local lunch prepared with fresh local ingredients is part of the day. You’ll get snacks  between the dives as well.
  • Can I eat just before a dive? Yes. Actually it is a good idea to eat light before a dive. It’s not really recommended to have a full heavy breakfast. A good one is enough!
  • Can I drink alcohol before diving? No. Alcohol isn’t recommended before dive.
  • How deep will I go? At your first dive the maximum depth is 5 metres At your second and third dives your maximum depth is 12 meters, still with a direct supervision of your instructor.
  • How old do you have to be? 10 years old. A minor from 10 till 18 years old will need written consent from parent or guardian to dive with us.
  • Is scuba diving dangerous? Statistics show that recreational Scuba diving is about as safe as swimming.
  • I have done a discovery. Can I dive with qualified divers? No. You can’t dive with certified divers because you’re not qualified. You get a course and obtain your Open Water Diver level.
  • I wear my contact lenses under the mask? Yes Soft lenses can be worn, but we advise not to wear hard or medium hard lenses. Note that you can’t wear glasses under your mask.
  • Can my buddies join as passenger? Yes. You can dive and he/she can come on the boat. It’ll be a nice day as well. Our dive sites are also really enjoyable for snorkeling.
  • I have asthma. Is it possible to dive? If someone has sever chronicle Asthma and have to take different types of medicine to control, it’s highly recommended not to dive.
  • But for some one suffering from common asthma is able to dive.  It is recommended that they bring their medicine with them.
  • How soon can I fly after a dive? For safety reasons, allow 24 hours between your last dive and your flight.
  • I have a cold and a cough can I dive? If the sinuses are not blocked you can dive. If the sinuses are blocked than you will have a problem equalizing the pressure in your ears, than it is recommended not to dive.
  • I am pregnant, can I dive? No. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

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