Why should I choose the Referral Open Water course? First, students who study dive theory back home usually have a longer period of time to learn the information than those who cram during vacation. Referral students tend to have a better grasp of dive theory than those who study on vacation. Second, pool classes back home usually allow students more time to practice and to become comfortable with basic dive skills. There is no pressure to cram an entire open water course into your limited vacation time. *Note that a maximum of six (6) months to a year is allowed between completion of the pool and theory work and the open water dives.

• Duration: 2 days
• Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
• Days: Daily
• Dives: 4 Dives
• Price: From Php14,500

● Conditions: Age 10 and above. A Confidential Medical Form must be filled out prior to enrollment and a physician’s release may be required. Please review our dive policies and procedures for more information. Feel free to ask questions. Contact us!


The PADI Referral Open Water course: How does it work?

∙ Back home: Simply contact one of your PADI local dive shops using this link and complete the basics of scuba diving with them. Then you can finish your course with us in El Nido. All you need to do is bring your PADI Referral form from your instructor and your medical clearance. It shows that you have successfully completed the necessary training before arriving here.

∙ With Palawan Divers: The referral course takes two days to complete and consists of 4 open water dives. It’s important for us that you try your new skills. So you can enjoy our sweet special fun diving rates. Only Php1,200 per dive!

Once you arrive in El Nido, a short shallow water assessment is required before your first checkout dive. Special arrangements can be made for students who are unable to complete all areas of the theory or confined water sessions before arriving in El Nido.

The PADI Referral Open Water course: What will I do?

TYPICAL SCHEDULE: Palawan Divers usually plans 3 dives per day. We leave at 8:00am and are back at around 3:30 pm. The quality, safety and comfort of your course are very important to us, so you can expect the focused, undivided attention of our staff. We limit the number of divers to 8 per boat, with a maximum of 4 divers per instructor.

Day One: On your first day, you will complete 3 open water dives, with a lunch break in between. At around 3:30 pm, we will be back in Palawan Divers for a debriefing.
Day Two: You will have your fourth and last open water dive that will take you to 18 meters underwater. After the fourth dive that is part of your course, you are certified. No more skills. You can finally enjoy diving as a certified diver for the sweet price of Php1,200 per dive!

After completing your course, we will issue you a temporary certification. Your own personal Certification Card with your photo and identification number will be in your mailbox within the next 6 weeks. You can use this card anywhere in the world!


Our PADI Referral Open Water price: Php14,500
• Add Php1,200 for an extra fun dive

Note: All our packages has to be paid in Filipino Pesos. The prices in US$ and €uros are informative. You can pay by cash or Paypal and credit card (at no extra charge). All our prices are fixed. Our package does not include the Eco Tourism Development fee and has to be paid in cash. This ticket costs Php200 and is valid for 10 days.

Our course package includes: full dive gear and instructive materials, instructor’s fee, boat travel, warm lunch made from fresh local ingredients, hot and cold drinks and biscuits, plus the undivided attention of our friendly dive staff. The price does not include Eco Tourism Development fee that has to be paid in cash. This ticket costs P200 and is valid for 10 days.

It is best that you contact us to book your eLearning Open Water Diver course. Space is limited and may sell out for the dates of your vacation.

Call +639 399 581 076,  +639 177 743 210. Mail us at: hello@palawan-divers.org or use our contact form.

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