Introduction in Diving
You want to experience scuba diving in El Nido? Not certified? Try and discover the feeling of breathing underwater. During our 3 dive trips, you get good explanations from a certified instructor who you stay close to for the whole day (2 students max per instructor). You can explore the impressive coral gardens among the colourful aquatic life. In Bacuit Bay most of the best things to see are shallow; even if you are not certified, you are able to access to all our favourite reefs up to 12 meters deep. Meet and admire turtles, anemone fish, pufferfish, angelfish, and more.
Discovery Scuba Diving
You want to experience scuba diving? Not certified yet? Try our DSD package and discover the feeling of breathing underwater. During our 3 dive trip, you get good explanations from a PADI instructor who you stay close to for the whole day (2 students max per instructor). You can explore the impressive coral gardens among the colourful marine life. In El Nido most of the best things to see are shallow. Non-certified people can access to all the reefs up to twelve metres. Meet and admire turtles, anemone fish, pufferfish, angelfish, a school of yellow snappers, and more. We guarantee 100% you will keep an amazing memory of your day with us!
Open Water course
You want to become a scuba diver in El Nido, this PADI course is the first big step!
The Open Water course is divided in sessions: Knowledge in a class, confined modules next to a white sand beach, and open water modules. You practice many skills in a confined area with an instructor to be able to go in the open water. The PADI course has been thought to make you confident and relaxed above reefs and among the aquatic life. You see a lot of marine life up to 18 metres deep such as colourful fish, critters and corals. Once you’ve passed all the requirements, you can be certified and you are be able to dive everywhere in the world with your certification.
Adventure in Diving
You plan to go further in your education? Being an Adventurer is a first step to the Advanced Open Water course and to Specialities.
Our scuba center provides many Adventure dives like Peak Performance Buoyancy, Fish Identification, Deep, Night, Search and Recovery, Underwater Navigation, Underwater Naturalist, and Photography. For each of them you choose, your PADI instructor first gives you a briefing about the specific knowledge. Then underwater he provides activities such as games and skills in the bay of El Nido. As you become an Adventurer, you develop underwater skills, knowledge and responsibility. This makes the hobby more fun.
Advanced Open Water course
Becoming an Advanced Open Water Diver in El Nido means you went already further in your education. To go through this PADI course, you need to complete 5 dives: Underwater Navigation, Deep Adventure, and three other Adventure modules that you and your instructor agree on. You can go directly from Open Water to Advanced Open Water, but keep in mind that all Adventure certificates may count toward your Advanced Open Water certification. Once the requirements achieved, you are certified and able to dive anywhere in the world with your PADI Advanced Open Water certification up to 30 metre deep.
The PADI Rescue Diver course is the first one among all that teaches how to take care of other people. You are already an experienced diver, and go scuba periodically and have good habits. This diving course provides and shows appropriate gestures to save and to help. You encounter panic, unconscious, non-breathing, or tired divers, etc. Handle each situation as appropriate as possible, and as safe as possible.
This course is probably the funniest and most exhausting among all. Your instructor explains different scenarios you solve during the training. He also surprises you along your course, because being a good Rescue Diver is a full time job.
Become a professional and start a new career in the scuba industry: Guide the certified scuba divers, assist the PADI instructors, help the people in difficult situations, etc. Make the dives easier for everyone is what a divemaster is made for. It is the first professional level in the scuba business. By getting this PADI certification in a reputable school, you get a strong experience, you learn a lot about aquatic life, and you become a leader among the pro family. Our scuba center in El Nido provides the Divemaster course to any motivated person who is already a Rescuer with a 40+ dive experience. The course lasts for minimum 4 weeks, but the average time is 7 weeks (recommanded).
Our scuba center organises 3 fun dives per day in El Nido. 6 certified scuba divers max for 1 divemaster ; however for safety precautions, groups stay small for divers with less than 20 dives logged: 4 people max per divemaster.
Bacuit Bay’s dive sites have two common types of turtles, and two common types of stingrays. You will spot tremendous coral fish such as parrotfish, angelfish, butterfly-fish, pipefish, clownfish and pufferfish. We usually also see bigger fish such as jacks, barracudas and groupers.
We spend the whole day together, so you will go to our favourite places where the reef are healthy and colourful, depending as well on your requests.
Advanced fun dives
Borrow our flash light, and go down in the 35m long underwater tunnel of Helicopter island. Look for unique nudibranches, spiny lobsters, lionfish, shrimps, electric clams, spider crabs, scorpion fish, etc. Visit Abdeens’ cave in the corner of Miniloc island at 25 meter deep. Inside, find millions of glass fish, and a skeleton of a dolphin hidden in the sand.
Go at 30 meters deep in the rock forest of Pupulkan island to find amazing nudibranches, octopus or pipefish.
The groups of fun divers are made depending on the experience of everyone.
With a flash light in your hands, look for the night critters on El Nido’s reef:
Flamboyant cuttlefish, mimic octopus, lionfish, moray eels, lobsters, coral shrimps, spider crabs, stingrays, sleeping parrotfish. Before you go down, enjoy the sunset with warm coffee from our boat. It’s worth it. We organise night sessions in Bacuit Bay only for a minimum of 3 people. And it is still 4 fun divers maximum per divemaster. This activity is only available for Advanced divers or for Advanced Open Water students.