in Malapascua, Philippines
Dive Courses at TSD
About the PADI System of Diver Education
PADI has three scuba diving courses that are essential to becoming a safe, competent, and well-rounded diver. These are the introductory Open Water Scuba Diver certification, the Advanced Open Water Diver and the Rescue Diver courses. In addition to these core courses we offer:
PADI has recently introduced an e-learning program - do the academics online in advance and complete the water work in Malapascua. It means you can spend less time studying and more time enjoying your vacation. PADI e-learning his available for many PADI courses; new courses and languages are constantly introduced.
Brief course descriptions follow, click on the links for further details. If you want to take a diving class and have ever had any medical conditions. please see this form .
New to diving?
Getting your scuba diving certification in the Philippines is a great choice. You can learn easily in Malapascua's calm, clear waters. After certification you can progress to other dive sites such as the shark dive.
You have several options if you have never dived before:
Intro Dive / Resort Dive / Discover Scuba Diving
In only 2-3 hours you can learn the basics and complete a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience with one of our PADI instructors. It is a great way to try out diving. You will have a brief diving theory lesson, complete a few skills in shallow water, then go on a dive. If you like it, you can credit the experience and the cost towards your Open Water Certification.
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification Course
The PADI Open Water Diver Course is PADI's
entry level scuba certification course and is recognized everywhere around the world. We make diving interesting, safe, and above all, fun. Average time is 3-5 days and we will go at your pace. Start the reading in advance with PADI's e-learning program.
PADI Scuba Diver
If you don’t have the time to complete the Open Water course, finish half of it in Malapascua and become a PADI Scuba Diver, or do as much as you can and get a PADI Referral. Complete the rest of your course at any PADI Dive Center around the world.
Already a Certified Diver?
Scuba Tune Up / Refresher
Has it been a while since your last dive? Why not take our refresher course? PADI advises a refresher if you have not been diving in 6 months.
Enriched Air Nitrox
PADI Rescue Diver
EFR (Emergency First Response)
PADI Master Scuba Diver
PADI's highest non-professional qualification, the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating is the sign of an overall well-rounded and competent diver. Complete Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, and five specialty courses to become a Master Scuba Diver! Contact us to get a great deal on the Master Scuba Diver training package.
PADI Professional Level Diver Certifications
PADI Dive Master
Become a professional diver and earn money doing what you love to do the most! This course includes free diving.
PADI Assistant Instructor
Why not go all the way and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with TSD. As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development IDC Center we offer a full range of Instructor Development Courses for all levels of Instructors including Specialty Instructor, IDC Staff Instructor and Status Updates.