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Experience new adventures with a PADI Instructor by your side. Fine-tune your buoyancy skills, build confidence in your navigation abilities, and try new activities like wreck diving, night diving or underwater videography. An Advanced Open Water Diver certification also opens the door to dive sites deeper than 18m/60ft.

ADVANCED

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

ADVANCED

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.

ADVANCED

Enriched air, also known as nitrox or EANx, contains less nitrogen than regular air. Breathing less nitrogen means you can enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals. No wonder Enriched Air Diver is the most popular PADI® specialty.

ADVANCED

Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

ADVANCED

Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification, complete 5 Adventure dives and you earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

WETSUIT

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

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.

BUOYANCY CONTROL DEVICE  - BCD

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.

DIVING TANK

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.

MASK

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.

REGULATOR

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.

DIVE COMPUTER

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.

DIVE BELT

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.

Get to know your equipment...

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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PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

WHAT IS THE PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your diving knowledge and skills. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take the course, it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after learning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with us the possibilities.

HOW DO I GET STARTED

You’ll plan your learning path with us by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures, we are recommending doing the Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night Dive, Drift dive or Fish ID.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

The course is 2 days and includes:

Equipment rental
Environmental Fees
Instructor
PADI Manual or E-Learning
5 specialty open water dives
*Deep dive & Navigation are mandatory
Certification
Snacks & Fruits on board
Coffee/tea/water on board

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ADVANCED

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.

ADVANCED

Enriched air, also known as nitrox or EANx, contains less nitrogen than regular air. Breathing less nitrogen means you can enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals. No wonder Enriched Air Diver is the most popular PADI® specialty.

RESCUE DIVER

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.

WHAT IS THE PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE

During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

Self rescue
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers

HOW DO I GET STARTED

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course.

Register for Rescue Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course. Contact us to start with the PADI eLearning.

If you prefer, you can choose to study the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue Diver Video in our classroom. Enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you once you arrive to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

The course will take 3 days and the following is included:

Equipment rental
Environmental Fees
Instructor
PADI Manual or E-Learning
Confined water dive
10 PADI Rescue scenario’s
Certification
Snacks & Fruits on board
Coffee/tea/water on board

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ADVANCED

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

ADVANCED

There are a lot of adventure dives to choose from so we made a list with all the adventure dives possible here at Haka Dive Center.

Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

Enriched air, also known as nitrox or EANx, contains less nitrogen than regular air. Breathing less nitrogen means you can enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals. No wonder Enriched Air Diver is the most popular PADI® specialty.

WHAT IS THE PADI ENRICHED AIR (NITROX) DIVER COURSE

With the warm waters of the Panglao it’s easy to find your dive is over before your air.  Get the most out of your holiday and take the PADI enriched air Nitrox course and increase your dive time. The PADI enriched air Nitrox course is the perfect solution to extending your bottom time and reducing your surface intervals. Your PADI Instructor will train you while you are out diving so you will see the benefits from the first day. If your air consumption is not the limiting factor to your dive time then the PADI encriched air Nitrox diver certificate will increase your enjoyment of your dives as quite simply you can stay longer in this amazing environment of colourful coral, fantastic fish life and amazing creatures Take the next step in your SCUBA adventure and learn how to plan and conduct dives using Enriched Air up to 40% O2. The PADI enriched air Nitrox diver is one of our most popular courses and it is easy to see why – extended bottom time.

HOW DO I GET STARTED

Online learning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Complete the knowledge development section of your course whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for inwater training, or whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours
After finishing your independent study, you’ll learn how to analyze a tank, fill out an enriched air log, and set your dive computer for nitrox. There are two optional dives.
Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
Total time commitment: 1-2 days
Minimum age: 12 years or older
Depth: 0

WHAT IS INCLUDED

The course will take 2 days and the following is included:

Equipment rental
Environmental Fees
Instructor
PADI Manual or E-Learning
2 Open Water (ocean) dives
Certification 
Snacks & Fruits on board
Coffee/tea/water on board

DISCOVER MORE
ADVANCED

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

ADVANCED

Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification, complete 5 Adventure dives and you earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

PADI EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER

Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

WHAT IS THE PADI EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER COURSE

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you to start learning right away.

WHAT WILL I LEARN DURING THE EFR COURSE

Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.

EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

The course will take 1 day and the following is included:

Instructor
PADI EFR Manual
First Aid Materials
Certification

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ADVANCED

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.

ADVANCED

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

PADI ADVENTURE DIVES

There are a lot of adventure dives to choose from so we made a list with all the adventure dives possible here at Haka Dive Center.

WHAT ARE ADVENTURE DIVES

The PADI Adventure dives are part of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or night diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification, complete 5 Adventure dives and you earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever. You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Always wanted to experience night diving? Choose the Night Adventure Dive.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE ADVENTURE DIVE OPTIONS
DEEP DIVE

The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 30 metres, you can take the Deep Adventure Dive. During your deep dive with your instructor, you’ll go over the basics of:

Deep diving equipment.

Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.

Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.



UNDERWATER NAVIGATION

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The PADI Underwater Navigation adventure dive fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During this dive, you’ll practice the basics of:

Methods to estimate distance underwater.

Compass navigation while making at least five turns.

Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.

Underwater map making.



NIGHT DIVE

Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During the night dive you’ll practice the basics of:

Light handling and communication techniques

Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.

Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night.

 



PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. During the Peak performance Buoyancy adventure dive you’ll learn the basics of how to:

Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.

Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.

Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.

Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal

 



DRIFT DIVE 

The PADI Drift Adventure Dive teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive using ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. During this adventure dive you’ll learn the basics of:

Receive an introduction to drift diving equipment – floats, lines and reels.

Get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.

Practice with buoyancy control, navigation and communication during the drift dive.

Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current.

 



FISH ID

“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the Fish Identification. During this adventure dive you’ll learn the basics of:

How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species.

Fish survey techniques and strategies.

About Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life

WHAT IS INCLUDED

The course will take 1 – 2 days depending on how many adventure dives you choose and the following is included:

Equipment rental
Environmental Fees
Instructor
PADI Manual or E-Learning
Certification
Snacks & Fruits on board
Coffee/tea/water on board

DISCOVER MORE
ADVANCED

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

ADVANCED

Enriched air, also known as nitrox or EANx, contains less nitrogen than regular air. Breathing less nitrogen means you can enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals. No wonder Enriched Air Diver is the most popular PADI® specialty.

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? You have a great opportunity to find out! Panglao has one of the best scuba diving places in the Philippines and with us you can discover the excitement of exploring the underwater world!

WHAT IS THE DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING COURSE

While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of our PADI instructor. If you make an open water dive, you’ll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Get ready to:

Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.
Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
Have fun swimming around and exploring.
Hear about becoming a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course

HOW DO I GET STARTED

To enroll in the Discover Scuba Diving you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health. Kids under 10 years old can join our Bubblemaker course.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

The course will take 1/2 a day and the following is included:

2 Open Water (ocean) Dives
Equipment rental
Environmental Fees
Instructor
Snacks & Fruits on board
Coffee/tea/water on board

Discover More
YOUTH

Experience scuba diving under the direct supervision of a PADI Pro. Take your first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6 ft

BEGINNER

Open Water Diver certification begins here. Do the theory, move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (ocean) dives.

BUBBLEMAKER COURSE

Experience scuba diving under the direct supervision of a PADI Pro. Take your first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6 ft.

WHAT IS THE PADI BUBBLEMAKER COURSE

Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving. Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water. 

Bubble Makers get a chance to:
Experience scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Pro.
Take their first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6 feet.
Learn about and use scuba diving equipment made for children – not adults.
Have lots of fun.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

The Bubblemaker program is 1/2 a day and includes:
Equipment rental
Environmental Fees
Instructor
1 Dive with a maximum depth of 2 meters
Bubblemaker Diploma
Snacks & Fruits on board
Drinks on board

DISCOVER MORE
BEGINNER

Open Water Diver certification begins here. Do the theory, move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (ocean) dives.

BEGINNER

While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER

Open Water Diver certification begins here. Do the theory, move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (ocean) dives.

WHAT IS THE PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience taking a breath underwater and start a new adventure to see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

HOW DO I GET STARTED

There are two options. You can schedule the Open Water Diver course by contacting us and do the theory and exam in our classroom once you arrive or if you are short of time or do not want to read books and do an exam on your vacation you can easily sign up for PADI Open Water Diver eLearning course and finish the knowledge development part of the course at home.

Contact us to enroll in the course and speak to one of our PADI Instructors about scheduling a time for your training. Your instructor will also answer any questions you have along the way and check your progress to make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

The course will take 2 – 3 days and the following is included:

Equipment rental
Environmental Fees
Instructor
PADI Manual or E-Learning
5 confined water (pool) dives
4 Open Water (ocean) dives
Certification + Logbook
Snacks & Fruits on board
Coffee/tea/water on board

DISCOVER MORE
YOUTH

Experience scuba diving under the direct supervision of a PADI Pro. Take your first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6 ft.



BEGINNER

While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.