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PADI Discover Scuba Diving

PADI Discover Scuba Diving allows you to start scuba diving straight away!

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I was well taken care of from start to finish. Once we were met at the airport, I never touched my bags again. We took a van to a boat and arrived at Atlantis around 1am. It was a super smooth transition for a tired group.

The staff was amazing. They seamlessly committed all our names to memory immediately.


I just finished spending a week with Atlantis Dive for the ScubaBoard Invasion. I can’t say enough about the customer service. They are the best. Everyone knew us by name as soon as we walked in the door. Amazing! The staff knew us.. They knew what we wanted, and how we wanted it.

The food is second to none.. Amazing food! Along with the amazing food, they went out of their way to prepare it the way you wanted it. Gluten free diet? Boom! There it is. Fabulous food.

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving

After a short briefing and an introduction to your diving equipment you will go to our purpose built training pool. Your highly experienced instructor will be right by your side as you learn basic scuba skills and techniques. Then it’s off to the ocean to experience the magical underwater world of the Philippines.

Scuba Diving couldn’t be easier and your instructor will guide you through the experience at your own pace, building confidence as you go. If you are hungry for more (and we are sure you will be!) you can take further ocean dives, but why not continue to diver certification?

The next step is either the PADI Scuba or Open Water Diver course and you may have already completed 2 modules of the course! It may only take you two more days to become a fully certified diver.

  • Pool practice & ocean dive – 3 hours
  • Follow up ocean dives – 1 ½ hours
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PADI Skin Diver

Learning proper skin diving techniques is great fun for divers and non-divers of all ages! The Skin Diver Course is a full certification course and you will receive a lifelong certification card! Knowledge development work covers equipment, entering the water, checking buoyancy, surface swimming, snorkel clearing and performing surface dives.

In the pool you’ll master skills such as snorkel blast clearing, removing and replacing a weight belt, hand signals and swimming under water. Then apply what you’ve learned on a supervised skin dive in the ocean!

  • Minimum Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 2 days to complete
  • Prerequisite: none
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PADI Discover Snorkeling

The program includes a short, informative video and brief discussion on the aquatic world, information on equipment selection, entry – exit considerations and defogging a mask. Then off for a supervised experience in the ocean.

  • Suitable for any ages