PADI Open Water El Nido

El Nido is an ideal place for your PADI Open Water Course. With Palawan Divers and our experienced instructors, It’s easy, exciting and fun!

Why El Nido and the Philippines?

With rich marine biodiversity, world class sceneries, Palawan in the Philippines is a great place for diving. With its calm sea conditions and amazing surroundings El Nido is the ideal place to start diving. The PADI Open Water Course is a 2 days program that provides the knowledge and skills you need to become a certified diver. After completing the online theory you will start your in-water training with your instructor. It’s easy, exciting and fun!

eLearning the best option! PADI Open Water El Nido

Go through the theory online in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace and on your own schedule. Preparing the eLearning will take around 12 hours and is now available in 26 languages. The eLearning will give you access to:

  • The offline PDF Manuel
  • Online eBook
  • All assessments (Knowledge Reviews, Exercise Questions, Exam, and eRecord)
  • eTraining Logbook
  • Digital RDP with instructions

Knowledge Reviews at the end of each chapter let you check your progress and review anything you might have missed. You eliminate the need to study on vacation.

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.

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Let's go diving! PADI Open Water El Nido

Congratulations! Once you have finished your online theory it will be time to meet with your instructor and our team After trying your equipment you are all set to start the underwater adventure.  The practical part of the course is divided into two segments: Confined water sessions and 4 open water dives combined in 6 dives over 2 days.

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.

Day 1

In the morning the first session of the day will be in shallow water where you will practice skills followed by your first open water dive to a maximum of 12 meters. After lunch you will go for your second open water dive of the day. By 3:30 we will be back in Palawan Divers office for the debriefing in our comfortable lounge area.

Day 2

On Day 2 you will complete the remaining confined water session in shallow water followed by another 2 Open Water Dives with a maximum depth of 18 meters. By the end of the day you will have done what it takes to become a PADI Open Water diver!

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Our Package - PADI Open Water El Nido

In our office you can pay by:
– Cash
– Paypal
– Wise transfer
– Credit card (3.5% bank charge)

Local payment methods such as:
– Gcash,
– Bank transfer are also available. 

Our PADI Open Water Course package includes full diving gear, PADI teaching materials/eLearning, online PADI certification, 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.

Groups discount:
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 Open Water diver. What next?

Congratulations! You are now a PADI Open Water diver. You can join us on our daily trips and test your new diving skills or continue your training and get another certification at discounted rate!

PADI Open Water

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PHP 23,500
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  • 2 Days | 6 Dives
  • eLearning
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