Frequently Asked Dive Questions
Discover Scuba Diving (aka Introdive)
1. How long is the actual dive in the open water for Discover Scuba Diving?
The actual discover scuba diving experience is around 2 hours which include briefing, gearing up, skills practice in shallow water and actual dive tour to a maximum depth of 20 feet.
2. Where will the Discover Scuba Diving Experience (aka introdive) be held?
It will be held in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.
3. What will the attire be for Discover Scuba Diving experience?
Board shorts (or any shorts) and rashguard (or any shirt) will do for men. Same thing for women. Virtually, any swimwear will do. Booties and other dive gears will be provided by the instructor.
4. What if I wear eye glasses?
There are reasonably-priced prescription masks. Your scuba instructor will help you find one in a dive shop. You could also use your contact lenses with the usual dive masks.
5. Can I start diving after I completed the Discover Scuba Diving experience?
You can keep diving but you still need to be under the discover scuba diving experience program. If you want to dive independently (with a buddy of course) and go to deeper depths, taking the PADI Open Water Diver Course is the way to go.
Open Water Diver Course
6. What’s required to take scuba lessons?
Minimum Age: 10 years old
Physical: For safety, all students complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a concern while diving. If none of these apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of these apply to you, as a safety precaution your physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive.
Waterskills: You don’t necessarily need to know how to swim. All you need is to be comfortable in the water. Your PADI instructor will help you gain your waterskill comfort before the course completes as long you allow yourself to be.
7. Can I use my PADI dive license when I dive in other countries?
Yes. PADI license is recognized worldwide. In fact, 70% of the world’s divers are PADI-certified.
8. How many are there in an open water dive class?
It is usually 4 students per class. If you have a number of friends joining the same class, there could be more than one dive professional conducting the course the ensure that each student is given focused attention during the scuba training.
9. I don’t have enough time to complete the PADI Open Water Diver course?
The PADI Open Water Diver course is flexible enough to cater to your busy schedule. You have several options such as independent study or online learning. Feel free to contact us and we’ll arrange a timeline that works out with your hectic schedule.
10. Where will the dive class or dive lesson be conducted?
The dive classes or dive lessons are usually conducted in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. But there are dive shops in Manila, Quezon City, Paranaque, Taguig and San Juan where classes can be conducted. In some scenarios preferred by the students, dive classes are directly held in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.