Negros Divers is a PADI Dive Resort. As such we offer various dive courses from beginner to Divemaster level according to PADI training standards. You can already start your course online now:
Discover Scuba Diving
If you don’t have the time for full diver training, but would like to experience the ease and thrill of diving, join us for our half or full day program.
Our instructors will teach you basic theory and familiarize you with the equipment before accompanying you on a beautiful, controlled dive to limited depth. You have the option of diving either at a local coral reef, or in the clear waters off the island of Apo Island.
Open Water Diver
The Open Water Diver Course is for the beginner or non-certified diver and will give you all the required knowledge and skills necessary to make your diving safe and fun.
The first two days are devoted to diving theory and practice, with five academic modules, four short quizzes, the final exam, five pool sessions and a 200 meter swim test.
The remaining two days conclude with four open water training dives under the supervision of your instructor, while allowing you to enjoy beautiful dives of Apo Island.
After completion of the course, you will become certified as an internationally recognized PADI Open Water Diver.
The PADI Open Water Diver Course knowledge development is now also available online.
Advanced Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver certification is the chance to expand and continue your diving knowledge in the care of a PADI instructor.
After completing the academic training, you will also complete two “core” dives, “Underwater Navigation” and “Deep Diving”. You will also select and complete three elective dives from your choice of: Multilevel Diving, Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Drift Diving, Photography, Underwater Naturalist, Boat
Diving, and Search and Recovery.
If it’s been a while since your last dive, or you feel that your skills and knowledge are a little “rusty”, then take this PADI refresher course.
You can refresh your knowledge with the PADI eLerning Scuba Tune Up or our instructor will review your diving theory and skills, just to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything!
You have a choice between a half day course includes classroom and shallow, confined water training, or a day on our day trip boat with two or three dives. It is highly recommended to freshen up your skills before participating in a Apo Island Island dive.
Many of you have heard or read about nitrox diving. Nitrox usually refers to a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen with a higher percentage of oxygen than normal air (EANx – Enriched Air Nitrox).
The two most commonly used mixtures are EANx 32 and EANx 36 with 32% and 36% oxygen concentration, compared to 21% in normal air. Used by scientific and naval divers since the 1960s, Nitrox allows divers to safely extend their no decompression limits (see table).
|Depth||Air NDL||EANx 32 NDL||EANx 36 NDL|
|18 m||56 min||95 min||125 min|
|22m||37 min||60 min||70 min|
|26m||27 min||40 min||50 min|
There must be some area of diving that particularly interests you – let us help you to develop your skills in this area and expand your knowledge. Our instructors now offer you the complete range of PADI specialties. Favorites include: Underwater Naturalist, Deep Diver, Wreck Diver and Night Diver.
Emergency First Response
The PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) – a basic course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency care. This course teaches you simple, logical steps that you can take to assist somebody who needs help. With practical application and “hands on” experience this course becomes beneficial for both diver and non-diver. The PADI Emergency First Response course meets the certification requirements for several PADI courses.
The PADI Rescue Diver course is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for you to effectively perform rescues and assists, manage diving-accident situations and render proper first aid when necessary.
You’ll find the course enjoyable and highly interesting, although the nature and context in which such training may be used is quite serious. The primary objective of this course is to prevent the need for use of rescue skills. A good diver does not only solve problems, he prevents them in the first place!
The course includes five Academic Sessions and twelve Open Water Training Exercises over a minimum of three days. The PADI Rescue Diver rating is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs.