Looking for a thrilling adventure in the tropical waters of the Philippines? Look no further than Haka Dive Center, located in the picturesque island of Panglao in Bohol.
As a certified PADI scuba dive center, Haka Dive Center offers a wide range of diving experiences for divers of all levels, from beginners to professionals. Whether you’re looking to complete your Open Water certification or just want to go for a fun dive, we have you covered. Our dive equipment is regularly maintained and serviced, ensuring your safety and comfort underwater.
At Haka Dive Center, we pride ourselves on providing personalized attention and exceptional customer service. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will make sure your dive experience is one to remember, from start to finish.
So why wait? Book your dive adventure with Haka Dive Center today and discover the incredible underwater world of the Philippines.
We would love to welcome you to our dive family!
The wetsuit has the mission of keeping our body warm while we are in the water. There are different thicknesses, choosing one or another depends on the temperature of the water where you are going to dive.
Fins are another important essential to your scuba diving equipment. When diving, fins let you move through the water seamlessly, without wasting too much energy.
A BCD is a device that will allow us to control neutral buoyancy underwater and keep us in positive buoyancy when we are on the surface. Depending on the configuration we use, there are different models of BCD. The most common in recreational diving is the jacket.
The diving tank is the device that keeps compressed the air mixture that we are going to breathe. According to the material, we have two types of tanks. They can be made of steel or aluminum.
A complete list of scuba diving equipment has to include a good mask, or you will not be able to see underwater. Choose well, verify that the skirt adjusts well to your face.
Never forget the regulator, as this is what allows you to breathe underwater. The regulator has a part called the first stage that connects to your scuba tank and moves air from the tank when you inhale. There is also a part called the second stage, which is what you put in your mouth to breath from.
A dive computer tells you how much time you have left to finish your dive. These devices calculate through algorithms that take into account the data obtained during the dive and compare it to your decompression model.
The dive belt is the part of the equipment that will help us compensate for the elements that cause positive buoyancy, such as air bubbles in our wetsuit or the human body itself. With it we will be able to dive more easily.
We maintain our rental diving equipment and any other equipment ourselves, which means we are sure about the quality of our diving gears we will provide to you! At Haka Dive Center, our staff is trained to maintain our scuba diving gears as well as providing assistance and helping you to choose the best equipment suited for you.
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Education | Exploration | Conservation
Our dive center and our professional divers are proud sponsors and restoration divers for the CORAL RESCUE project. As part of the Panglao local dive community we are eager and passionate about restoring, conserving, educating tourist divers about our reef and our incredible corals. If you are interested in booking a dive to the coral nursery or to take part in underwater tasks, please contact us.
Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
The Haka Divemaster course is a 6 weeks internship. During this internship you get assigned to an instructor who will help you during this 6 weeks with being the best version of a professional PADI Divemaster. You will get the full experience by diving as much as possible and joining our daily schedule.
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
Diver safety and risk management
Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
Business of diving and your career
Awareness of the dive environment
Dive setup and management
Mapping an open water site
Conducting dive briefings
Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Contact us to enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. We can set up your starting date and get your Divemaster Crew-Pack once you arrive, which also includes other reference materials – like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you’ll need during the course.
As a diving professional, Divemaster candidates are expected to have their own dive equipment. However, equipment rental is available at an extra charge. The Scuba equipment you can rent from us is:
Mask + Snorkel
You should also own some parts of the scuba equipment that are not available for rent. However, we can help you to get them at discounted price in the retail dive shops we have very close to us:
Surface Marker Buoy
The PADI Divemaster Internship is 6 weeks and includes:
Unlimited Dives for 6 weeks
Pool and boat fees
Tanks and weights
Lots of Fun!
* Environmental fees are not included in the price. The environmental fees are as following:
– Local dive site 100 PHP per day.
– Balicasag Island 250 PHP per day
– Pamilacan Island 250 PHP per day
* If you need to rent the equipment from us (BCD, Regulator, Fins, Mask, Snorkel, Wetsuit), the price is 12.000 PHP for the whole 6 weeks training period.
* Course materials and certification fees are not included. PADI Divemaster Crew-Pak costs around 11,000 PHP (200 USD).
* After you successfully complete all your course requirements, we will send your Divemaster Application to PADI, who will charge a Divemaster Application fee (187AUD aprox) which includes the PADI membership for the current year. This is payable directly to PADI at the time of your application via credit card.
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