Philippine Fun Divers - Divers Alona Beach Panglao Bohol getting ready for fun diving

About Us

COMPANY PROFILE

WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU:

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To our one-stop ‘PADI 5-Star Dive Resort’
(always in top condition) located at the heart of the 800-meter
stretch Alona Beach within the premises of the beautifully landscaped and newly renovated Lost Horizon
dive resort main and the new Lost Horizon Annex resort 5min to walk from the beach.
Our facility opened its doors early February 2008 at the beachfront.

MANAGEMENT:

President/CEO:
Holger Horn, PADI Master Instructor, Emergency First Response = EFR Instructor Trainer,
German. 17 years of diving experience within the Philippines and 15 years scuba diving business experience.

Manager:
Rena Sugiyama, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, EFR Instructor, Japanese. 16 years of diving
experience within the Visayas region and 13 years scuba diving business experience.
Secretariat: Inquiries, reservations, billings and staff supervisor:
Ana Liza G. Mandin, Filipina, and Open Water Diver with 11years SCUBA business experience and Mary Flor Magallanes who is now 5 years
with us.

INSTRUCTOR TRAINER, INSTRUCTORS, ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS, DIVE MASTERS AND GUIDES:
All professional staff are renewed PADI professionals with continuing education program and updating
themselves with all important SCUBA diving changes. All of our instructors work full time and have certified
several hundreds of students in all levels. Our guides are very experienced with thousands of dives within
our area and beyond.

OUR TEAMS:
Our management team, secretary team, instructor team, dive master team, boats crews team, compressor
operator team and maintenance team are highly trained, pleasant, environmental-conscious and always
approachable.

PADI COURSES:
SEAL Team (Kids program), Bubble Maker (Kids program), Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water
Diver, Adventure in Diving, Advanced Open Water Diver, EFR Responder, Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver,
Dive Master and Assistant Instructor. EFR Instructor Course. We organize IDC’s (Instructor Development
Courses).

Training pool:
The training pool is located beside the dive center.

PADI SPECIALTY COURSES:
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, AWARE Fish Identification, AWARE Kids, Care for Children, Digital U/W
Photography, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Enriched Air, Equipment Specialist, Deep Diving, Multilevel
Diving, Night Diving, Nitrox/EANx Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Tec Rec Gas Blender, Search &
Recovery, U/W Photography, U/W Videographer, U/W Naturalist and U/W Navigator.

Languages Spoken/Written:
We teach in German, English, Japanese, Tagalog, and others on request.

FUN DIVING:
Beach dives, shore boat dives, night boat dives, island boat dives and day trips.
If needed, we conduct check-up dives and the PADI SCUBA review program.
3 to 7 days SCUBA Diving Safaris and 2 days Apo Island safaris, Cabilao Island day trips.

OTHER SERVICES:
Tank rental and air refills, Nitrox/EANx, Equipment rental, Equipment repair, FREE SCUBA pool intro for
resort guests (Once only), snorkeling trips, U/W pictures/videos and DVD/CD-writing,15L tanks, batteries
charging station, dive computer for rent.
International banking services near the beach with ATM (BPI bank). We accept cash, credit cards, traveler’s
cheques, bank-to-bank money transfers and PayPal. We change money with Indian money changers who
always offer the best rates. Credit card payments are topped with a surcharge (charged by the institution),
so it would be better to bring cash, traveler’s cheques, or you could pay with PayPal prior to arrival.

SPECIAL CUSTOMER DIVING SERVICES:
One of our distinct services is on-spot customer care. The diver doesn’t have to carry equipment, crates,
tanks, etc. from the dive center to the boat or the other way around. Our staff will take care of it. All our
staffs on the boats are divers and if you wish, they can assemble and/or disassemble your equipment for
you. Divers don’t need to step up the ladder into the boat with the equipment still on his/her back and
risking injuries by falling, slipping or straining joints. Prior to entering the boat our staff lifts the equipment
into the boat.

TRANSFER SERVICES:
Round trip or one-way transfer: Cebu Mactan international airport to the dive center or vice versa.
Round trip or one-way transfer: Tagbilaran airport / sea port to the dive center or vice versa.
Roundtrip or one-way transfer: Cebu sea port (pier 1 or 4) to Cebu Mactan international airport or vice
versa.

DIVE BOATS:
One new and spacious 23m (15GT) traditional outrigger boat for 30 divers/3 dives (day trip); with 2 cabins,
canopy and very comfortable. One spacious 22m (14GT) traditional outrigger boat for 25 divers/3 dives (day
trip); with 1 cabin, canopy and very comfortable.
One 7.3m speedboat for 8 divers/1 dive trip; with canopy and very comfortable.
One 7.5m speedboat for 18 to 10 divers/1 dive trip; with canopy and very comfortable.
All boats are always in top condition!

EQUIPMENT:
30 sets Mares BCD’s in various sizes (XS to XXL); 30 sets of Aqua Lung regulators; long-sleeve 3mm
wetsuits and shorties (XS to XXL); low-cut booties; open heel and full foot fins. High quality masks (also
with corrected lenses) and snorkels. Weight belts in different lengths; lead: 0.5kg, 1.0kg and 2.0kg. All our
equipment was brand new when we opened our door s; it is regularly changed to new items and well
maintained.

TANKS:
We have the following 130 tanks in service: Aluminum 8L, 12L and 15L. All tanks are assembled with an
INT-valve, 10 tanks with a DIN valve. For DIN-regulators we provide DIN-adapters. But the best would be to
bring your own adapter.

The President


Safer Scuba Diving in Bohol

DIVERS ALERT NETWORK

divers alert network - DAN - philippinesCebu Dive & Adventure Travel Philippines is proud to support DAN Asia-Pacific (DAN AP). The Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a global network of not-for-profit, member-based, dive safety organisations working for the safety of all divers through education, research and training.

DAN AP provides Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage and optional Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance Services for Members. In addition the organisation is responsible for funding and/or manning 24-hour diving emergency hotlines throughout the
Asia-Pacific region.

DAN AP is a part of the International DAN Federation of Dive Safety Organisations with worldwide Membership presently exceeding 300,000.

Wherever members live or dive around the world they have peace of mind knowing that DAN is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in the event of an accident/illness.

Why is it so important that as Divers we are protected with DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance?

It’s all about being prepared for the unexpected, namely dive accidents and illnesses. It’s essential that divers have a reputable organisation to call that will be able to co-ordinate a rescue effort and get them to the most appropriate treatment for their injury or illness. And then there is the issue of cost. DAN protection ensures the diver will not be lumbered with the burden of a potentially hefty invoice in the event of an accident or illness.

An Example
In 2007 DAN was involved in the evacuation of a paralysed diver from the Solomon Islands to Australia. The evacuation cost was around AUD$90,000 (as an aircraft had to be sourced from far away). In addition, the treatment costs were in excess of US$30,000, plus on-going expenses.

The essence of DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance is about being prepared. DAN offers members peace-of-mind, which comes from knowing they have the experts in diver accident management to call in the event of a diving accident or illness.

To learn more about DAN, or to become a member, visit www.danasiapacific.org

If you sign up as a DAN AP Member, please do ua the favor and enter DS-0168 in the Referral Field.

Dive Safety Information

Presented by
DAN Asia-Pacific, Your Buddy in Dive Safety

SAFE DIVING TIPS

 All diving involves a degree of risk, because, after all, we are air-breathing mammals and are not designed for breathing underwater. If we accept this premise, and admit to ourselves that we are voluntarily entering an alien environment, we are more likely to approach our diving with a sensible degree of caution. We must also acknowledge that we rely totally on our equipment while diving.

These safety hints apply to ALL dives and should be read in addition to those hints for specific types of diving.

  • Be trained by a recognised agency. Such training will make you aware of the more common problems you will face underwater, and how to reduce the likelihood of these problems occurring.
  • Be sure that you are medically fit for diving.  Some medical conditions are not compatible with safe diving, while other conditions may allow you to dive safely with caution. It is important that divers over 40 receive regular medical check-ups.
  • Be sure that you are physically fit for diving. Diving may require exertion beyond what is usual for you and it is important that you are fit enough to deal with this.
  • Thoroughly prepare and check your gear prior to diving. You rely totally on your equipment while underwater.
  • Choose dives that match your training, experience and confidence. Dive within your comfort zone on all dives.
  • Listen to your inner voice. If you do not feel right while underwater, or you feel that you have exceeded your comfort level, abort the dive.
  • Watch your ascent rate on all dives. You should never exceed an ascent rate of 10m/minute when diving shallower than about 30m. An ascent rate of 5-6 metres per minute is recommended in the last 10m of ascent.
  • Complete safety stops on all dives that exceed 10m depth. Safety stops assist with reduction of excess nitrogen, which reduces the risk of DCI. They also slow your ascent rate, by forcing you to stop for a period of time. The rule of thumb is 3-5 minutes at 5-6 metres. An additional deeper stop may sometimes be beneficial after deeper dives.
  • Always dive with a buddy. Your safety and your enjoyment will be enhanced by being with a companion while underwater.
  • Plan your dive. You and your buddy should agree on depth, time, air cut-off, and safety stops.
  • Plan your dive so you surface with a minimum of 50bar. Don’t look at it as wasted air, but as insurance against the possibility of some emergency that causes your air consumption to increase.
  • If you have had a layoff from diving, or you have been unwell, do some easier dives to regain your confidence and skill.
  • Revise your skills regularly. Practise such survival skills as mask-clearing, regulator removal, and air-sharing regularly.
  • Log your dives. A record of your diving history may come in very handy should you ever seek higher levels of training.

DIVING MEDICAL QUESTIONS – DAN DOC

Do you have any diving medical related questions?  Do you have any concerns about the effects of diving?  Follow the link below to find all the answers to many common and some less common questions relating to diving medical issues.

DIVING EMERGENCIES

As divers, we hope to never find ourselves in need of emergency medical assistance as a result of a diving accident.  However, statistics highlight that accidents do happen, even to the most experienced divers, so we should all have a plan of action that will prepare us for the unexpected.

If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, when in Australia, your first step should be to call the Divers Alert Network (DAN) funded
Diving Emergency Services Medical Hotline on 1800 088 200.

If you are calling from Outside Australia you need to call: +61-8-8212 9242.
This number is available to all divers throughout the world.

As we all know many of the world’s top dive destinations are in remote areas that are difficult to access and often result in significant costs in terms of emergency evacuation and subsequent medical treatment.  Therefore, DAN strongly recommends that all divers be adequately covered for such a contingency.  And remember, if you are prepared for the unexpected you can focus on what’s most important … enjoying your diving!

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