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Become a diver with Chindonan Dive Resort

- Chindonan is a perfect start

Professional Instructors, confined, calm conditions just of Chindonan shoreline, and a House Reef easily accessible and admired by all beginners at Chindonan. These conditions makes it convenient and safe for beginners within diving to get a good start in their first dive-experience.

Find courses suited for beginners, below:


Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
8 - 9 Years Old 2-3 Days 2-3 Meters PHP 3800,- PHP 3800,-

Do you have a family and you want to get the younger members involved in a sport that you have been enjoying? We have the program for them.

The Bubblemaker course is an innovative course designed to provide children between the ages of 8 & 9 an introduction to scuba diving in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of our instructor. Children are given the opportunity to try breathing underwater in confined water setting. Our instructor covers topics such as the history of diving, diving equipment and the marine environment.

Once the future buddy turns 10 they can enroll in the Junior Open Water Diver course.

Discover Scuba Dive (DSD)

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
12 Years Old & Above 2-3 Hours 4-12 Meters PHP 3800,- PHP 3800,-

For those who want to test the waters, this is the course for you.

The Discover Scuba Dive gives you a glimpse into what you can expect to see in the underwater world as well as what you could expect to learn in the Open Water Scuba Diver Course.

You will be shown the basic safety procedures for enjoyable scuba dives under the watchful eye of our Instructor. You will learn skills like equalizing your ears, buddy checks, basic buoyancy control, and underwater communication. You will also be given an introduction to basic scuba equipment and scuba skills followed by an underwater tour in the local marine environment. If you enjoy this experience then the Open Water Diver course is your next step.

Scuba Tune-Up

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
12 Years Old & Above; Open Water Diver Course 1,5 Hours 18 Meters PHP 2500,- PHP 2500,-

Has it been a while since you have been diving? Have 12 months gone by and you are planning a dive trip? Do you want the reassurance that you are doing everything properly?

The Scuba Tune-Up will get you back up to speed. During the course, our Instructor will review equipment assembly and maintenance, dive planning, hand signals, proper ascents and descents, emergency procedures, and buoyancy.

By the end of this course you will be able to enjoy your next big dive with confidence and ease.

Open Water Diver Course

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
15 Years Old & Above 3-4 Days 18 Meters PHP 18.500,- PHP 21.500,-

See the underwater world as it is meant to be experienced – underwater.

Become a part of an eco-system that supports so much of our life and take it to your limits;
whether that is interacting with colorful schools of fish over a peaceful sea mount or diving alongside Coron Bays WWII Shipwrecks that has been here for 70 years.

Dive with turtles, dive in caves, or dive our famous wrecks. Whatever direction you want to take your new life-style; it all begins here. The Open Water Diver course is designed to give you the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives.

This course is the key to start exploring dive destinations around the globe or even in your backyard.

Junior Open Water Diver Course

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
10 - 14 Years Old & Above 3-4 Days 12 Meters PHP 18.500,- PHP 21.500,-

The Junior Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give junior divers the necessary skills to safely participate in open water dives such as rivers, lakes or oceans with a certified adult.

Youth between the ages of 10 through 14 may obtain an Junior Open Water Scuba Diver Certification if the following conditions are met: junior students are to train and dive under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or active dive professional. When an Junior Open Water Diver reaches the age of 15, they may upgrade to an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver certification.


Want to take diving to the next level?

- Expand your adventure at Chindonan

Feeling ready to expand your adventure underwater? Want to learn more, and go further?
Chindonan Dive Resort got unique opportunities awaiting you:

- 8 WWII Wrecks in Coron Bay.
- Drift Diving at Calumbuyan Reef or Shipwreck Okikawa.
- Exciting Night Diving at Chindonan House Reef
- Great Fish-identification oportunities
- Deep and Nitrox Diving

Choose your next level experience below:

Advance Open Water Diver Course

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
Open Water Diver Course 2Days/ 5Dives 30 Meters PHP 14.000,- PHP 16.000,-

You’ve taken your open water scuba diver course and now you’re ready to expand your knowledge but you would like to see what is out there first.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course will give you an overview of five (5) selected SDI specialties. Two of the specialties are Deep Diver and Navigation Diver, which are the foundation of continuing diver education.

This course is intended to introduce you to each of the five (5) specialties and not complete comprehension of the chosen specialty. One (1) dive from each of the chosen specialties may apply towards a complete specialty certification.

Deep Diver Course

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
Open Water Diver Course 1Day/ 2Dives 40 Meters PHP 11.000,- PHP 12.500,-

The Deep Diver course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more and will teach you the risks and benefits of deep diving.

Many interesting sights lie just beyond 18m/60ft such as beautiful wall dives, ship wrecks, and critters that don’t come into the shallows. During the course, our Instructor will take you on to cover skills like:

  • Proper descents
  • Air management
  • Effects of nitrogen narcosis
  • Dive planning

By the end of the course your knowledge and comfort level will have increased. The Deep Diver course has a maximum depth of 40m/130, the suggested sport diving limit.

Wreck Diver Course

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
Open Water Diver Course 2Days/ 4Dives 30 Meters PHP 13.000,- PHP 15.000,-

Diving Coron Bay's ShipWreck are a passage into the past.

With each wreck, there is a story to tell – all shipwrecks are historic participants of and era. Diving these wrecks can be an adventure all on its own. Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving and can uncover pieces of history seen by few others, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques.

In the Wreck Diver course, we will discuss and use equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. This course is taught as limited-penetration (4 total dives) course. In the event of “Limited Penetration Training,” limited penetration is defined as “swim through or within the ambient light of entry point,”. Our Instructor will teach you how to safely plan and execute wreck dives in a fun and enjoyable way.

By signing up for this wreck course, the perspective student has begun to enter one of the most popular diving activities in the world. Combining adventure, exploration, and history, shipwreck diving is something almost no diver can resist.

Nitrox Course

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
Open Water Diver Course 1Day/ 2Dives 30 Meters PHP 13.000,- PHP 15.000,-
Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers. This course will cover the use of Nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen.

Who this course is for:
  • The certified diver looking to advance their knowledge and skill set
  • The certified diver looking to extend their no decompression time limits

What you can expect to learn:
  • Physiology of using different breathing gas mixtures and equipment considerations for using Nitrox
  • How to safely use Nitrox mixtures up to 40 percent with a dive computer
  • Advantages and disadvantages of utilizing Nitrox mixtures, how to analyze a Nitrox mixture
What’s in it for you?:
  • Increased safety margins
  • Reduced post dive fatigue
  • Extended no-decompression times

Night Dive Speciality

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
(Junior) Open Water Diver Course 2Days/ 2Dives 40 Meters PHP 10.000,- PHP 12.000,-

Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving.

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night, or in limited visibility. Becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications, buoyancy control, and interacting with nocturnal aquatic life, the diver can safely enjoy night diving.

What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course graduates may:

Dive at night and in limited visibility conditions they were exposed to during training.
Plan and execute a night and low visibility dives.


Become a professional!

- Guide & know how to safe people

Ready to be a role-model for other divers?
Do you want to fine-tune your rescue diving knowledge, or simply go further under the "skin" of diving?
We would recommend courses underneath for people with a passion for diving, and people who would like to stay on top of any situation that can occur during a dive.

The is also courses is made for people who want to interact with other divers, guide or simply help others overcome difficult situations before, during and after a dive, by making any situation more comfortable.

Become a professional with one of the courses below:

Divemaster Course

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
Rescue Diver and EFR Diver Courses 3 Months 30 Meters Contact Us For Info Contact Us For Info

Are you a true dive fanatic ready for the challenge of earning the highest non-professional diver rating available?

The Divemaster course was designed to set divers apart and distinguish them as true masters. This earned rating can be acquired after an Open Water Scuba Diver completes four (4) Specialties, the Rescue Diver course, and logged (SDI)50/60(PADI) dives.

After successful completion of the Diver Master Scuba Diver course, you will have gained the knowledge, experience, and necessary skills associated with diving in a variety of underwater environments and settings.

Rescue Diver Course

Precondition Duration Maximum Depth SDI PADI
Advanced Open Water Diver and EFR Diver Courses 6Days 30 Meters Contact Us For Info Contact Us For Info

The Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop your knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer necessary first aid.

You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes.

After the Rescue Diver Course you can start in the professional ranks and sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.