It's so easy: Prepare all theory in advance with PADI eLearning. Your 2-days inwater training in El Nido will focus on skills, safety and fun. Everything needed is included: Gear, PADI materials + certificate and lunch. We teach in english, german, french, spanish and tagalog. Book online and you get 1 Fun Dive for free.
*group discount will apply later
Usually the PADI Open Water Course (Level 1) takes about 3 - 4 full days if you study all required theory here in El Nido. In these days students are not only busy with diving but also with watching 5 videos, reading the PADI OW manual and doing the final exam.
Sounds too much for a vacation? Well, it takes only 2 relaxed days of training and diving if you prepare all theory at home before visting El Nido. Thats PADI eLearning.
PADI eLearning takes around 12 hours in total. You can split it into several sessions, pause and continue any time. Also your final exam is online.
That time you will safe here to enjoy the lifestyle of El Nido: go kayaking, do inland trips, have sunset drinks...simply a good time.
Day 1: arrival in El Nido
Meet your PADI Instructor at 5pm for a quick review on theory, check equipment, do the paper work and pay the remaining balance. It takes less than 1 hour.
Day 2: 8am – 4pm
Confined Water Training 1 - 5 + Open Water Dive I
Day 3: 8am – 4pm
Open Water Dive II + III + IV
optinal Day 4: More diving
Get 3 FUN DIVES for the price of 2 (= 3500p)
Booking and Payment
First use the contact form below to coordinate your travel dates with us.
Than sign up using this link. Each student has to sign up individually.
You will pay in two charges:
1. PADI eLearning fee is 8000PHP / 164Euro / 174US
The exact price varies due to country specific VAT and conversion rates. There is no group discount on the downpayment.
You pay this deposit by credit card online to PADI here.
Chose your country, language and your prefered device:
- use classic 'eLearning' online with every browser. But you need a stabil internet. Not ideal when traveling already in the Philippines
- use 'Touch' offline, for apple iPad only. It's a 1,7gb download.
2. Tabanka Divers' Course fee is 13.000PHP
To be paid in El Nido in Phillipino Peso in cash / minus group discounts
(credit card is + 6%).
You travel with friends?
If you have friends who are already certified divers they will be on the same boat. We have a special deal for friends: 6 Fun Dives = 7000p so they can be around you all the time. Your certified friend can join the 4 Open Water Dives of your course if you want to dive together or they can join other certified divers.
Non-Divers can join our trips for 1000p for snorkeling, lunch is included.
The deposit to PADI is non-refundable.