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padiPADI (The Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest recreational diving membership organization.
The membership includes dive businesses, resort facilities, academic institutions, instructor trainers, dive educators, divers, snorkellers and other watersports enthusiasts.
Professional PADI members (dive centres, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters) teach the vast majority of the world’s recreational divers, issuing over a million certifications each year.
PADI professionals make underwater exploration and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.

Begin the Adventure

Philippine Fun Divers is a 5-Star PADI dive resort and will assure you of the highest standards and professional procedures in Scuba Diving!

If you want to learn to scuba dive, take a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Diver course , the most widely recognized and respected diving certification in the world. Within a few days, you can be enjoying the underwater world.
Not sure if a full-blown course is for you? Take a Discover Scuba Diving program and experience what you’re missing. Kids are welcome too. There are a variety of fun and exciting programs available for them as well. So what are you waiting for.

Learn to dive today!

Continue the Adventure

here at our PADI 5-Star facilities in Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines.
Continuing the adventure is one of the best moves you can make. The PADI Adventures in Diving, PADI Specialty Diver and PADI Rescue Diver programs have some great benefits.
By going beyond Open Water Diver, you can:

* Learn additional skills specific to your interests
* Be more confident in and around the water
* Continue to develop your dive skills
* Better understand the aquatic world
* Dive where only divers with advanced training can

Have fun and happy diving.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving = DSD

Philippine Fun Divers has the facilities to walk with you through your birth steps into scuba diving.

Why Discover Scuba Diving?
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Professional in pool or pool-like conditions. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills and might even head off to experience an open water adventure.

What do I need to start?
* Minimum age: 10
* A completed and signed Discover Scuba Diving brochure

What will I do?
When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program, you discover excitement and adventure – freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling!

How long will it take?
Get ready to dive today. Whether you watch the short PADI Discover Scuba video, or are briefed with the Discover Scuba Diving Flip Chart, you’ll enter the water quickly and ready for your scuba adventure.

What will I need?
* A sense of adventure
* Discover Scuba Diving brochure

Where can I go from here?
As soon as you Discover Scuba Diving, you’re on your way to an internationally recognized certification. That’s because you may learn skills used in the PADI Open Water Diver course during your Discover Scuba Diving adventure. If you and your instructor elect to practice these skills, they may be credited toward the PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certifications.

PADI Open Water Diver Course = OWDC

Philippine Fun Divers reputation of providing professionally conducted courses is unmatched. Our personal pledge is to assure you of the best equipment there is, best boats there are in our area, highly knowledgable, professional, motivated and fun loving instructors and other supporting staff.

Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

One reason for our success is that we keep our classes really small and give our outmost attention to every single student. The Open Water provides you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to safely visit the underwater world. Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the PADI Open Water Diver
certification card.

Your Confined Water Training will be held nearby a tropical reef, after each of your 5 confined water sessions and in your 4 Open Water Dives you will be able to discover the underwater world right away. Our principle in scuba teaching is: learning by doing. We have to do some classroom work, but we want to spend as much time in the water as possible. Whenever environmental condition allow it, we start scuba instruction right away at our housereef instead of a swimming pool. We start instructions in shallow water, just chest deep, to get acquainted to the u/w world, and then do some skills. After skill development we usually have still some time left, and air in our tanks, so we dive right away over to the coral garden teeming with fish at the drop off of our steep coral wall. We make sure you leave us as a confident suba diver. The course fee includes everything to complete the course, no hidden charges or registration fees. However, if you like to buy material you can purchase books, dive tables, dive computer as well as other scuba diving equipment in our dive center.

Bring a medical statement from your doctor that you’re fit for diving if you take any medications. You need 3 – 4 days to complete the course. And if you have to abort the course for any reasons, you don’t have to pay the full price of the course, only the parts which you have done.

Why PADI Open Water?
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.
* A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 12 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet.

What will I do?
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives.

How long will it take?
Usually 3 to 4 days. PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

What will I need?
* PADI Open Water Crew-Pak
* PADI Open Water Video or DVD
* Log Book

Where can I go from here?
Continue the adventure with PADI’s Adventures in diving program, you next step in exploring the underwater world.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course = AOWC

Philippine Fun Divers has a pretty nice and solid record of continuing education of its divers and students. Our professional staff is always up to going the ‘extra mile’. In any courses, if we are not satisfied with a students skill, we keep going until the instructor is convinced and the student feels comfortable under water. We will assure you a great level of performance once we decide that your course is finish. And this was always very much appreciated and proved to be the right way of teaching.

The Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete any three adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Why Advanced Open Water Diver?
After your five dives, you’ll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment.

What do I need to start?
* PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization )
* Minimum age: 15 (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

What will I do?
This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:
* Boat Diver
* Drift Diver
* Deep Diver
* Multilevel Diver
* Night Diver
* Peak Performance Buoyancy
* Search and Recovery Diver
* Underwater Naturalist
* Underwater Photographer
* Underwater Navigator
* AWARE Fish Identification

How long will it take?
* Recommended Course Hours: 15
* Minimum Open Water Training: five dives over two days

What will I need?
* Adventures in Diving Crew-Pak (provided by us)
* Adventures in Diving Video (to be watched in our classroom)
* Log Book (could be purchased from us)

Where can I go from here?
PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can enroll in PADI Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course.

EFR = Emergency First Response Course

The EFR course is a pre-requisite for the PADI Rescue Course. Also a valid CPR/First Aid course from another training agency could be presented (not older than 2 years), we highly recommend to brush up your knowledge and skills with Philippine Fun Divers to get back the trust and confidence towards your CPR, First Aid and the AED.

Recent world events have proven that the ability to manage medical emergencies is critical when disaster strikes and emergency services are overwhelmed or nonexistent. Now you can get prepared to save the lives of your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors by taking Emergency First Response CPR, First Aid and AED courses. We’ll give you the confidence to respond when emergencies arise.

The Emergency First Response approach to training builds confidence in lay rescuers and increases their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency by teaching them the skills they need in a non-stressful learning environment.

Independent study accommodates individual learning styles and allows participants to learn at their own pace. This leads to better preparation before skill development, particularly when participants watch the video and see role model skill demonstrations.

Independent study allows the instructor to focus class time on skill development and scenario practice. Participants arrive prepared for hands-on training, which makes in-class time shorter to accommodate busy schedules.

Since independent study reduces the amount of time an instructor must spend covering general background knowledge, more time can be spent on skill development to meet specific workplace safety requirements. The learning time is focused to fill in any knowledge gaps and to provide information relevant to local regulations.

Though Emergency First Response courses and materials lend themselves well to independent study and the classroom time savings benefits this brings, there are other teaching formats your instructor may use. In some cases, live delivery of the theory components and the practical sessions is preferable. You and your instructor will determine which method is best for you.

Independent study allows you to learn on your own time and in the convenience of your own home.

How long will it take?
* Recommended Course Hours: 8-12

What do I need to start?
* You can enroll in the EFR Course as a diver or Non-diver
* Minimum age: No age requirements

What will I need?
* EFR Lite-Pak (provided by us)
* EFR Video on DVD (to be watched in our classroom)

Where can I go from here?
The EFR certification is a prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Course.

PADI Rescue Diver Course = RDC

Philippine Fun Divers pays a lot of attentions towards the Rescue Course knowledge and skill developments. The course is packed with surface and under water skills, self rescue skills, first aid and CPR sessions and scenarios. You will enjoy these skills because they are easy to learn and it’s fun to perform them.

Why PADI Rescue Diver?

Rewarding and fun – that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

What do I need to start?
* You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
* Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
* Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.

What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you’ll cover:
* Self-rescue and diver stress
* AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
* dive first aid
* swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
* emergency management and equipment
* panicked diver response
* underwater problems
* missing diver procedures
* surfacing the unconscious diver
* in-water rescue breathing protocols
* egress (exits)
* first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
* dive accident scenarios

How long will it take?
* Recommended Course Hours: 25
* Minimum Open Water Training: five sessions over two days

What will I need?
* PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak (provided by us)
* PADI Rescue Diver Video on DVD (to be watched in our classroom)

Where can I go from here?
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification.

PADI Master Scuba Diver= MSD

What is the PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification?

This certification denotes that you’ve reached the highest recreational diver level in the PADI System of diver education. PADI Master Scuba Diver indicates you have a significant amount of training and experience in a variety of dive environments.

What do I need to start?
* PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
* PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
* PADI Rescue Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
* 50 logged dives
* Five PADI Specialty course certifications
* Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for Junior Master Scuba Diver)

Where can I go from here?
The PADI Master Scuba Diver certification is the highest recreational level in the PADI system of diver education. But, you don’t have to stop there! You can continue on to become a PADI Professional. As a Master Scuba Diver you’ll be well qualified to begin your training as a PADI Divemaster.

PADI Enriched Air Diver / NITROX

Why PADI Enriched Air Diver?
Maximize your time with the upgraded PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Enriched Air Diver saves you time by allowing you to:
* Stay underwater longer
* Get back into the water sooner
* Get your certification while simultaneously completing dives for other PADI courses
Plus, by diving with Enriched Air you may feel less tired on your vacation.

How much more time can I be underwater?
For example, if you dive to15 metres/50 feet on air, your no decompression limit is 80 minutes. But, diving on EANx36 gets you 220 minutes of no decompression time – an increase of 140 minutes! It’s perfect for underwater photographers, wreck divers and anyone who wants to stay down longer.

What do I need to start?
All you need is your open water diver certification. (You must be 15 years of age or older).

What will I do?
You will learn preparation and diving procedures involved with enriched air diving.

How soon can I be diving on enriched air?
Just a mini workshop and a couple dives and you’ll be on your way.
* Recommended Course Hours: 12
* Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

What will I need?
You’ll need your PADI Enriched Air Crew-Pak (provided by us), which includes an Enriched Air 32 percent Table, Enriched Air 36 percent Table and Equivalent Air Depth/Oxygen Exposure Table.

Where can I go from here?
You can apply this Specialty course towards your Master Scuba Diver certification. You also need the PADI Enriched Diver certification if you intend to move into technical diving.

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course will keep you where you want to be underwater.

PADI Divemaster = DM

What can be better than studying the Divemaster Course with Philippine Fun Divers! After this course we will assure you your professional status and readiness to take on new dimensions. Many of our certified divemasters went on to work in different establishments in different countries. We got great feedbacks saying, that it was easy for them to integrate and the great leanings with us paid off.

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

What can PADI Divemasters do?
* Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
* Assist PADI Instructors with students
* Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
* Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
* Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
* Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
* Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
* Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

What do I need to start?
* PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
* PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization .
* Medical clearance signed by a physician
* 20 logged dives
* 18 years old

What will I do?
* Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
* Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
* Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
* An internship or series of practical training exercises

How long will it take?
* Two weeks – three months

What materials are needed?
* Divemaster Training Package
* Divemaster Video
* Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
* Diving Knowledge Workbook
* PADI Instructor Manual
* Log Book

PADI Scuba Experiences for Kids – SASY

The first move to prepare your kids for the under water world and Philippine Fun Divers has everything you need to let your precious loves feel at ease.

It’s time to snorkel – a new and exciting way! Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth (SASY) lets you experience the underwater world the easy way – by snorkeling with scuba equipment instead of a snorkel.
Once you try SASY, and complete the program, send in for your own SASY participant card and wall certificate. The full-color, wallet-size card comes with your picture, name and address. The wall certificate announces you as “SAS Savvy!”

Snorkeling with SASY – it’s fun, it’s safe, it’s easy! You can find information on the SASY program at PADI Dive Centers and Resorts. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to ask about how you can try snorkeling with scuba gear.
Jump in the water and try SASY today!

PADI Bubblemaker

Philippine Fun Divers provides the environment for you kids to take on the first plunge into a new world. And it’s amazing to see how easy they perform like it’s their second nature.

Kids – bring your parents diving! For young adventurers like you, the Bubblemaker program is an introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater. If you’re eight or nine years of age, now is your chance to take the plunge with a PADI Instructor and go pool diving.
Whether it’s a glass of milk, bubble gum or submerged beneath the surface – you can’t help blowing bubbles! So try blowing bubbles our way. Start out on the right fin, jump into the PADI Bubble-maker program today!

PADI Seal Team

Philippine Fun Divers is up to the task to let your kid understand the importance of safe diving practices. Games, missions and other explorations will excite them. Also limited to shallow water, your kids will be assured of a lot of fun.

The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for an action-packed, adventurous program filled with exciting scuba “Aqua-missions.”
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to dive with flashlights, take pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an Astronaut? If you have, this is your chance to explore these exciting adventures in a swimming pool.
As a PADI Seal, you learn the basics of safe diving and explore different Aqua-missions – or specialty dives – like wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness and more.
Here’s your chance to explore cool Aqua-missions, meet friends and share in the adventure of the underwater world. And best of all – join a winning team – become a PADI Seal Team Member!

For Mom and Dad

Offered at dive destinations and Dive Centers throughout the world, PADI’s Discover Scuba programs let you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Instructor. During your adventure, you and your family will master some basic concepts and scuba skills that will start you on the path to experiencing all the wonder that the other 70% of our planet holds.

In addition to being really fun, the PADI’s Discover Scuba programs are also a great way to get a head start on your PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certifications. That’s because the skills you complete during your adventure may credit these certification levels. All you have to do is complete a Student Diver Record and Referral Form, which documents your achievement, and bring it to any PADI Dive Center or Resort to continue where you left off. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself and your family diving today.

What do I need to start?
Minimum Ages: 5 years for SASY, 8 years old for Bubblemaker and Seal Team
* A completed and signed PADI Discover Scuba program statement
* Age 10 and older? You are ready for the PADI Junior Scuba Diver *PADI Junior Open Water Diver course .

What it takes:
* The desire to have a lot of fun
* Listening to the instructor who’s going to lead you on your adventure

How long will it take?
* Approximately 60 minutes

Where do you go from here?
After your 10th birthday, you’ll be ready to begin your PADI Junior Scuba Diver, PADI Junior Open Water certification and the wide variety of PADI certifications that will help you safely explore the underwater world.

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Some of this information is taken from the official website of PADI www.padi.com. To learn more about PADI, log on to www.padi.com.

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