BEGIN YOUR SCUBA DIVING EXPERIENCE TODAY!

We understand your excitement. Before we begin, take a moment to assess whether you wish to dive into certification right away or prefer to take some time to acclimate to the entirely new sensation of the underwater environment.

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

If you want to try scuba diving, but you’re not quite ready to take the plunge into a scuba certification course, South Shore Divers offer a half-day experience called Discover Scuba Diving in a pool or pool-like environment, with an optional open water dive. It’s a quick and easy way to find out if you like scuba diving.

OPEN WATER DIVER

A scuba diving certification or ‘Open Water Diver certification’ allows you to dive anywhere in the world. Similar to driving a car, scuba diving requires specific knowledge, skills and training. A PADI Open Water Diver certification is your passport to underwater adventure.

REACTIVATE

Your PADI certification never expires; but if you haven’t been diving in a while, it’s better to be over-prepared than risk a problem because you forget something important. For just a knowledge review, complete eLearning. To get comfortable in the water again, also schedule time with dive professional.


THE PADI DIFFERENCE

For over 50 years, PADI has undeniably been the Way the World Learns to Dive®, setting the standard for the highest quality dive training, underwater safety and conservation initiatives while evolving the sport of diving into a passionate lifestyle.

30,000,000+ (and counting) PADI certified divers to date!

128,000 PADI Professional members worldwide

6,600 PADI dive centers and resorts across the globe

WHY ENROLL WITH US

South Shore Divers, a 5-star PADI dive shop, is located in the beautiful cities of Davao City and General Santos City, in the Philippines. Offering a wide range of services and dive experiences, South Shore Divers is known for its top-notch equipment, experienced instructors, and commitment to safety. Whether you are a beginner looking to get certified or an experienced diver seeking new adventures, South Shore Divers caters to all levels of divers. With a focus on providing unforgettable underwater experiences and promoting marine conservation, South Shore Divers stands out as a trusted and reputable dive shop in these vibrant cities of the Philippines.

Discover Scuba Diving

About The Program

Want to find out what scuba diving is like before deciding to get your PADI Open Water Diver scuba diving certification? During a Discover Scuba Diving experience, you can try scuba diving for the first time in a pool or calm water environment. A highly-trained PADI® Professional will provide scuba gear, explain basic scuba diving skills and answer any questions you may have

STEPS

Prepare for your Discover Scuba Diving experience with PADI DSD eLearning. Use your computer or mobile device to learn diving safety fundamentals before you get in the water.

Contact a PADI Dive Shop or PADI Professional for access to DSD eLearning and to schedule your first scuba diving experience.

  • eLearning time commitment: 20-30 min

 

A PADI Professional will fit you with scuba gear and explain how to use it. In a pool or calm water environment. You’ll practice basic diving skills followed by free time to play underwater or go on a guided open water dive.

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Total time commitment: 2-3 hours
  • Minimum age: 10
  • Training Fee: PHP 3,500.00

THINGS TO CONSIDER

MINIMUM AGE

10 years old

OTHER COSTS AND EQUIPMENT

Our dive shop will provide all the equipment you’ll need. Just bring a rashguard or swimsuit and a towel. The total cost depends on class size or location (private versus group). Contact our diveshop for more information.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Avoid disappointment, review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER


ABOUT THE COURSE

PADI Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world.

STEPS

Purchase your course material from our diveshop, you may choose from having the PADI Manual or PADI eLearning. If you have a busy schedule we suggest PADI eLearning to fit easily your scuba lessons during your work or at home. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. It’s your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.

  • eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours

Practice using scuba gear in a pool (or pool-like environment) until you’re comfortable. PADI training includes practice “mini dives” to help you build confidence in your new abilities before making four dives in open water.

  • Prerequisites: Able to swim; medically fit for diving
  • Minimum time commitment: 3 days
  • Minimum age: 10 years or older
  • Depth: expect shallow dives (12m/40ft), the maximum allowed depth is 18m/60ft
  • Training Fee: PHP 16,000.00
  • Number of dives: 4


BE CONFIDENT (OPTIONAL)

Enhanced your new learned diving skills by practicing with your diving professional either on our diving boat or along the coasts.

  • Additional Fee: PHP 8,000.00
  • Number of dives: 4
  • Total time commitment: 2 days

THINGS TO CONSIDER

MORE INFORMATION

Able to swim, medically fit for diving, comfortable in the water

During the Open Water Diver course, your instructor will ask you to:

  • Float or tread water without aids for 10 minutes
  • Swim 200 metres/yards with no aids or 300 metres/yards with mask, fins and snorkel

Divers certified between the ages of 10-14 earn a Junior Diver certification

Junior Open Water Divers automatically become Open Water Divers at age 15. Any replacement certification card or eCard purchased the day after the diver’s 15th birthday will automatically show an Open Water Diver (not Jr. Open Water Diver) certification.

OTHER COSTS AND EQUIPMENT

This course requires both knowledge development and inwater training for certification. When you purchase a course material either PADI Manual or PADI eLearning, the cost covers the knowledge development portion only.

There will be an additional cost to complete your certification with a PADI Instructor.

  • Our dive shops require students to provide their own mask, fins and snorkel. If you already own a mask, snorkel and/or fins, bring them to your instructor before your first inwater session. Some snorkeling masks and fins are inadequate for scuba diving.
  • We provide the basic scuba gear, including a regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), and cylinder; dive computer is not included with the inwater training cost.
  • You may also need to buy or rent exposure protection (wetsuit or drysuit) depending on the diving environment or weather condition. But since we’re in the tropics a rashguard and leggings or regular swimsuit is sufficient during the training.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Avoid disappointment, review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).