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Dive Courses

Under the expert instruction and supervision of two certified Dive Instructors and one certified Dive Master, Sangat Island Dive Resort is pleased to offer our guests a number of popular dive courses ranging from Bubblemaker and Discover Scuba Diving introductions, to professional-level Dive Master training and certification.

With only a few exceptions, all of our courses follow both PADI and SDI curriculum; training type and cost differentials are reflected below each course description.

Our most frequently requested scuba courses are listed below. If you don't see a course you're interested in taking, just ask! Specialized scuba instruction can always be arranged upon request.

Bubblemaker

Why do the adults always have all the fun? The bubblemaker course for children ages 8 to 12 years old has been custom-tailored to introduce pre-teens to the wonders of the deep and the beginning stages of shallow-water scuba diving.

Participants in this course will experience scuba under the watchful eye of one of our instructors in shallow water by taking their first breaths underwater, learn about child-sized scuba equipment and techniques, and more!

Bubblemaker
Prerequisites: 8 to 12 years of age; Parental approval.
Course Duration: 2 – 3 Hours
Maximum Depth: 2 – 5 Meter
PADI Course: US $85.00
SDI Course: US $85.00

Discover Scuba Diving

If you're not quite sure you want to learn to dive – or just want a quick taste of what is to come in more advanced scuba training – then the Discover Scuba Diving course is the perfect way to get your feet wet.

Discover Scuba Diving allows those interested in scuba diving to experience what it's like to breathe underwater by completing some basic training and one or more shallow dives under the direct supervision of one of our certified PADI professionals.

While not an actual scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will teach you how to use scuba equipment while affording you a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

Discover Scuba Diving
Prerequisites: 12 years old and above.
Course Duration: 2 – 3 Hours
Maximum Depth: 3 – 8 Meter
PADI Course:* US $85.00
SDI Course:* US $85.00
Special Offer: *Fees shown for the Discover Scuba Diving course will be waived if the participant moves on to the Junior Open Water Diving course (for 12 to 14 year old children) or the Open Water Diving course.

Discover Scuba Diving: Follow-Up

If, after completing the Discover Scuba Diving course, you want to gain more diving experience, this follow-up course is a perfect and affordable option.

This follow up offers additional scuba instruction as well as 2 more additional dives to build your confidence and practical experience.

Discover Scuba Diving: Follow-up
Prerequisites: 12 years old and above; Discover Scuba Diving Course.
Course Duration: 1.5 Hours
Maximum Depth: 12 Meter
PADI Course: US $62.00
SDI Course: US $62.00

Junior Open Water Diver (JOWD)

If you are 12 to 14-years-old and have a burning desire to discover the wondrous world beneath the waves, the Junior Open Water Diver course is the perfect place to begin a long and exciting journey into the world of scuba!

Similar to the Open Water Diver course, this program offers everything you need to become a junior certified diver including five shallow-water dives followed by four more extensive dives – all under the supervision of one of our certified instructors.

After the successful completion of the Junior Open Water Diver course, you'll will become a PADI junior certified diver. Once certified, you may enjoy additional diving adventures while accompanied by a certified adult dive partner.

Junior Open Water Diver
Prerequisites: 12 to 14 years old.
Course Duration: 3 – 4 Days
Maximum Depth: 12 Meter.
PADI Course: US $424.00
SDI Course: US $375.00

Open Water Diver (OWD)

If you are 14-years-old and above, have always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, experience new adventures, or simply explore the amazing world beneath the waves, the Open Water Diver course is where to begin.

This course will teach you everything you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five shallow-water dives before graduating to four more extensive dives – all under the supervision of one of our certified instructors – in and around a number of popular Sangat dive locations.

After the successful completion of the Open Water Diver course, you'll will become a PADI certified diver. Once certified, you may enjoy un-supervised diving adventures with another certified dive partner.

Open Water Diver
Prerequisites: 14 years old and above.
Course Duration: 3 – 4 Days
Maximum Depth: 18 Meter.
PADI Course: US $424.00
SDI Course: US $365.00

Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)

The Advanced Open Water Diver course will help you increase your confidence so you can become more comfortable in the water.

Building on what you’ve learned in the Open Water Diver course, this training will help you develop new scuba capabilities (such as underwater navigation and deeper-water diving) under the expert supervision and watchful eye of one of our certified PADI instructors.

After successfully completing the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you will be certified as an advanced diver.

Advanced Open Water Diver
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver Course.
Course Duration: 2 Days / 5 Dives
Maximum Depth: 30 Meter
PADI Course: US $306.00
SDI Course: US $256.00

Deep Diver

After gaining sufficient confidence with mid-depth dives, most divers begin thinking of taking "the next step down". If you want to explore the mysteries that are only found in the deeper depths, then the Deep Diver course is for you.

During this course you will learn scuba techniques required for diving in the range of 18-40 meters, deep dive scuba equipment considerations, planning and organizational skills, and more.

Deep Diver
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver Course.
Course Duration: 1 Day / 2 Dives
Maximum Depth: 40 Meter
PADI Course: US $266.00
SDI Course: US $207.00

Scuba Tune-Up

Are you a certified diver, but haven't been in the water lately? Are you looking to refresh your dive skills and knowledge? Are you a PADI Scuba Diver or referral student diver and want to earn your Open Water Diver certification?

If you've answered "Yes" to any of these questions then our PADI Scuba Review is for you as this refresher get's you back up to speed on the most important scuba skills and practices.

Scuba Tune Up
Prerequisites: 12 years old; Open Water Diver Course.
Course Duration: 1.5 Hours
Maximum Depth: 18 Meter
PADI Course: US $62.00
SDI Course: US $62.00

Wreck Diver

Whether sunk on purpose, as an artificial reef, or as the result of mishap or military conflict, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Due to the unusually high concentration of World War II wrecks in and around Sangat, the Wreck Diving course has become one of our most popular scuba trainings.

Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. But, without the proper training, diving on submerged wreckage can also be a hazardous activity.

The Wreck Diving course aims to maximize your enjoyment of this intriguing scuba specialty by giving you a comprehensive grounding on all of the most important aspects of responsible and safe wreck exploration.

Wreck Diver
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver Course.
Course Duration: 2 Days / 4 Dives
Maximum Depth: 30 Meter
PADI Course: US $306.00
SDI Course: US $256.00

Nitrox Diver

Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox allows you to stay at deeper depths for longer periods of time – especially on repetitive dives – typically without need to surface for decompression periods.

Some of the topics this course will cover include: Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox, Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations, Enriched air considerations, managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank, and how to set your dive computer.

Nitrox Diver
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver Course.
Course Duration: 1 Day / 2 Dives
Maximum Depth: 30 Meter
PADI Course: US $306.00
SDI Course: US $256.00

Wreck AND Nitrox Diver

Since wreck and Nitrox diving have become extremely popular activities in and around Sangat, we've decided to offer a comprehensive course-combination of these two increasingly favored scuba specialties.

All theoretical and practical curriculum from BOTH courses will be taught – and applicable certifications issued – during this two-course intensive at a reduced cost.

For specific details on what you'll learn within this combination course, please reference the Wreck Diving and Nitrox Diving descriptions above.

Wreck and Nitrox Diver
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver Course.
Course Duration: 2 Days / 4 Dives
Maximum Depth: 30 Meter
PADI Course: US $463.00
SDI Course: US $404.00

Rescue Diver

Building upon what you’ve already learned in previous scuba courses, this training expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

Some of the topics this course will cover include: self rescue, recognizing and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, rescuing panicked and unresponsive divers.

The fun part about this course is rising to unexpected challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and – at the end – say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

Rescue Diver
Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver and EFR Diver Courses.
Course Duration:6 Days
Maximum Depth: 30 Meters
PADI Course: By Special Arrangement Only – Please contact us for pricing.
SDI Course: By Special Arrangement Only – Please contact us for pricing.

Divemaster

If you're interested in making scuba a professional career, the Divemaster program is your first step. In this course you will learn a number of advanced skills through both classroom lectures, independent study and internship under the guidance of our certified Divemaster.

You'll be required to complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as a range of training exercises that will stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba.

You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship with our own Certified Divemaster, as well as a series of practical training exercises.

Dive Master
Prerequisites: Rescue Diver and EFR Diver Courses.
Course Duration: 2 – 4 Months
Maximum Depth: 30 Meters
PADI Course: By Special Arrangement Only – Please contact us for pricing.
SDI Course: By Special Arrangement Only – Please contact us for pricing.

Diving Safety

Since our guest's safety is of paramount importance when undergoing any level of scuba training, each of our scuba instructors are fully 2 DAN certified and an O2 box is standard equipment aboard all of our dive boats.

For unexpected emergencies, a re-compression chamber and hospital is just minutes away in Coron and Culion.

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