The PADI Advanced Open Water course consists of 5 adventure dives + 1 extra free fundive. 2 of them are compulsory: Underwater Navigation and Deep Dive. As it’s a very important skill for us, Palawan Divers has made Peak Performance Buoyancy mandatory as well. We will help you to choose the remaining 2 adventure dives according to your personal interests and preferences. There are no quizzes or exams. Just a chapter to read and a briefing of your instructor before going underwater! Save time by studying online, and then complete your dives when you arrive in El Nido.
Before diving a briefing - The theory
Each dive has a chapter dedicated to it in the Advanced manual. In order to prepare for each dive, you will independently study the chapter in question plus complete the related exercises in the knowledge review section.
eLearning the best option! PADI Advanced Course El Nido
The PADI Advanced eLearning: Studying back home is the best option. You will complete the theory online before arriving in El Nido. It’s more comfortable to move through the program efficiently and at your own pace. The eLearning is now available in 26 languages. The eLearning includes:
- Online eBook
- All assessments (Knowledge Reviews, Exercise Questions and eRecord)
- eTraining Logbook
- Digital Deluxe Data Carrier Slate
How to subscribe for the eLearning course? To receive access for the online course we ask for a 50% down payment through our website. Once your booking is confirmed, your eLearning access code will be sent to your email address which you can then download on your phone, tablet or laptop and start studying. We only teach 2 students per instructor.
Theory done! It's time for diving!
Now, you’re in El Nido, Philippines! The day before the start of your course, you will meet with your instructor and our team, complete the eLearner Quick Review, fill out the documents and fit your equipment. Done? Tomorrow, you will dive!
A Typical Schedule
Palawan Divers usually plans 3 dives per day. We meet at 8:00am and are back at around 3:30pm. 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 10 per boat, with a maximum of 2 students per instructor.
For the PADI Advanced Open Water course the 5 Adventure dives will be split over the 2 days of the course and you will even get an extra fun dive at no additional charge. Our PADI Advanced Open Water course includes 6 dives instead of the usual 5!
Deep Dive and Navigation are compulsory dives. Since neutral buoyancy is one of the most important skills of a scuba diver, we also made Peak Performance Buoyancy mandatory. For the two remaining adventure dives, you may choose from a number of options based on your personal interests and preferences. We recommend that you try exciting options such as Search & Recovery, Digital Underwater Photography, Fish Identification, Drift Dive, Naturalist, Night or Nitrox.
What you’ll learn: All dives start with a thorough briefing when your instructor states the objective of the dive, skills you will practice and procedures you will do. What follows depends on the adventure dive chosen, but usually it involves underwater exercises and exploration.
Deep Dive: Practical aspects of deep diving and the physiological effects of deeper scuba diving
Peak Performance Buoyancy: Buoyancy and streamlining techniques
Navigation: How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time and the use of a compass.
Enriched Air: How to get more dive time by using Enriched Air Nitrox How to analyze Enriched Air oxygen
Drift Dive: How to dive in a current.
Night Dive: Practical aspects of night diving and the different uses of your flash light
Digital Underwater Photography: Learn the basics of taking good shots under the water.
Search and Recovery: Learn different how to look for object under the water and bring them up to the surface.
AWARE – Fish identification: Learn how to distinct different fish families.
Underwater naturalist: This dive focuses more on the coral and plant life under the water.
Our package - PADI Advanced Course El Nido
You can pay by cash, by Paypal or credit card (3.5% bank charge).
Our PADI Advanced Open Water Course package includes: full diving gear, PADI teaching materials/eLearning, online PADI certification card, instructor’s fee, boat travel, warm lunch made from fresh local ingredients, fruits, hot and cold drinks.
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.
4-7 PAX : 5% discount
Continuing Education discount:
5% discount on your next course!
Extra day of Fun Diving after your Course:
Php4,300 full day trip – 3 dives (instead of Php4,800!)
I’m a certified PADI Advanced Open Water diver. What next?
PADI AdvancedLevel up your adventure!
- EN | FR | ES | PH | NL | IT
- 2 Days | 6 Dives
- Book or eLearning
- SCUBA Gear
- Dive Computer
- Food & Drinks
- Ratio 2 : 1
- Palawan Divers Logbook
- Palawan Divers Shirt