This is about the most common question we get from new divers.
The main prerequisites we ask for are to be comfortable in the water and be physically fit to dive.
Comfortable in the water does not mean you need to be Michael Phelps, but it does mean you should comfortable swimming atleast 8-10 laps of a 25m pool without stopping. We'd strongly recommend taking swimming classes before trying diving if this isn't you - we promise you'll get a lot more out of any course this way.
For anyone not quite sure on if they will like diving or not there is the trial diving experience. This gives you the benefit of getting into the water (relatively) quickly after some basic classes to see how you find the ability to breath underwater.
We can provide try dive experiences here in Manila/Makati and can also follow-up with a 'real' dive at some of the beginner sites in Anilao, Batangas if you want to see the real diving experience in action.
The first step is to become an Open Water Diver, after this your certified to dive with other certified divers upto 18m/60ft in depth.
We normally suggest classes through the Scuba Diving International, or SDI agency. SDI is a globally recognised agency and accepted Worldwide as a premium diving agency.
Our courses go well beyond minimum Agency standards and focus on diver buoyancy and comfort in the water - you won't find divers we've trained kneeling or standing on the bottom or kicking up sand.
What do I need to do to become a diver?
Want to know more about becoming a diver or worried about what is required? Feel free to drop us an email for more details, give us a call or event meet in person. We're happy to meet for coffee in Makati to discuss any pecific requirements or concerns.
For those wanting to take the plunge but not yet commit to a full course.
This 1 day programme gives you some background information and 2 pool experience dives within Metro Manila.
the programme includes all materials and equipment use, but there is no final certification at the end of the course itself, although is does then offer a discount on a full course with us.
This programme is conducted over 1.5 days in Anilao, Batangas. The programme consists of basic academics, a shallow water or pool session followed by two actual experience dives on the world class coral reefs of Anilao - around 2 hours drive from Manila.
The programme cost includes all materials and equipment, but does not include overnight accommodation. No certification is obtained once the course is completed, although it does give a discount to be used on a full open water course with us.
These courses are full entry level courses to make you a fully certified diver.
Open Water is the standard entry level course for most divers. Over the course of 4-5 days or 2 full weekends we'll cover the all basics of diving to allow you to safely dive up to 18m/60ft in depth with other certified divers.
The course includes all materials, certification and equipment rental for the duration of the course.
This package includes both the Open Water course and the Advanced Open Water courses, along with 5 guided dives in addition to course dives.
All materials, certification and equipment use during the courses and experience dives are included.