Scuba Diving

Puerto Galera has over 40 dive sites to choose from!
Most of them are within less than 10 minutes from Mermaid Resort's Dive Center.

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PADI SCUBA DIVING COURSES

Mermaid Dive Center

Easy beginner dives amongst pristine corals and advanced high intensity drift dives through deep canyons await scuba diving enthusiasts in Puerto Galera.
The opportunities for underwater photography are second to none. The area is well-known for having a high concentration of marine biodiversity — one of the richest in the world!

There are over 40 dive sites to choose from! Most of them are within less than 10 minutes from Mermaid Resort’s Dive Center. This means that you spend more time diving, and less time travelling!

MERMAID DIVE CENTER

Scuba Diving Courses and Dive Services

The Mermaid Dive Center offers PADI courses ranging from Beginner to Dive Master level and a full range of scuba diving services aimed at making your diving experience both comprehensive and enjoyable. Mermaid Dive Center offers an extensive training program that aims to help you learn and master the required skills to become a safe scuba diver. Scuba diving is definitely a fun and exciting source of adventure, but in order for you to truly enjoy the experience of underwater exploration, you should go through our PADI certified, professional training program.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADIProfessional in a pool or pool-like conditions. During the course of this program you will master some basic concepts and scuba diving skills with one of our PADI certified dive masters. At the end of your training, you will even get to go on a basic level fun dive to put your newfound skills to the test!

Discover Scuba Diving

$7000
  • Pool practice & ocean dive – 3 hours

  • Follow up ocean dives – 1 ½ hours

PADI Scuba Diver

$25000
  • Confined Water Dives

  • Knowledge Development

  • Open Water Dives

PADI Scuba Diver

Thinking of getting certified for an upcoming vacation, but don’t have the time to commit to a regular diver course? Here’s a quick and easy program designed especially for you! This is your chance to slap on some fins, strap on a mask and experience an intense adventure in a short amount of time.

PADI Open Water Diver

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional.

If you already went through the PADI Discover Scuba course or have a PADI Scuba Diver certification, you can ask your instructor to credit the lessons you learned to the PADI Open Water Diver program. This brings you one step closer to getting your PADI Open Water Diver certification!

Throughout this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, the handling of dive equipment and various scuba diving techniques. You will earn this rating after completing five pool dives, a few knowledge development sessions, and having four open water ocean or lake dives.

PADI Open Water Diver

$32500
  • Confined Water Dives

  • Knowledge Development

  • Open Water Dives

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

$25000
  • Confined Water Dives

  • Knowledge Development

  • Open Water Dives

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Adventures in Diving program offers two kinds of certifications — Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver. If you complete any three adventure dives, you will earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive, and three Adventure Dives, you will also earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:The Adventures in Diving program offers two kinds of certifications — Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver. If you complete any three adventure dives, you will earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive, and three Adventure Dives, you will also earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

MERMAID DIVE CENTER

Dive Rates

The following list contains the standard prices for our dive courses. You can arrange dives and courses upon arrival at the resort, but you can also contact us and book the courses before your arrival by using the contact form.

PADI Scuba Diving Courses
(excluding Teaching Materials, PIC)
Price
Discover Scuba Diving$70
Scuba Diver$250
Update from Scuba Dive to Open Water Diver$150
Open Water Diver$325
Adventures in Diving$55
Adventures Diver$150
Advanced Open Water Diver$250
Nitrox Course (Academics ONLY)$110
Emergency First Response (EFR)$140
Rescue Diver$325
Rescue Diver + EFR$440
Dive Master$950
Scuba Review$80
Discover Scuba Follow-Up Dive$40
Scuba DivingPrice
Fun Dive
(includes tanks, weights, full gear, dive computer and dive guide)
$37
Fun Dive
(includes tanks, weights, own gear and dive guide)
$30
Individual & Group Packages available from 6 boat dives or more – Please inquire for special price.
Dive Safaris can be arrange onsite to neighboring island. Price starts from USD 150 per person or less. This includes 3 Boat Dives and BBQ Lunch on shore. – Please inquire for more info.
Extras and Options (Per Dive)Price
Dive Computer (Compulsary to every dive)$3
Night Dive with Torch$10
Nitrox (15 L)$10
Nitrox (12 L)$8

MERMAID RESORT & DIVE CENTER

Diving Facility

With Mermaid Resort’s dedicated dive facilities, you are in for a truly adventure-filled yet safe experience! The Mermaid Dive Center will take care of all your diving needs. A mere two-minute walk from the resort, the dive center, operated and staffed by professional PADI instructors, offers all kinds of scuba diving-related services and courses. From Discover Scuba to Open Water and Advanced Open Water all the way to Master Scuba, we have the course that is just right for you. These services work hand-in-hand with packages offered at the resort to give you the topnotch adventure you deserve.

The Mermaid Dive Center is a state of the art facility offering spacious areas for both equipment and briefing. There are dressing rooms for men and women, a classroom, a shop, and a compressor station for Oxygen and Nitrox.

We also have speed boats that can ferry you to the nearby dive sites in just minutes! All of our speed boats are using twin engine for additional safety. This makes the center the perfect jump off point for you to explore the more than 40 underwater dream worlds available in Sabang. We can take you to locations suited to your needs whether you’re a novice or a technically savvy diver. Spots are literally just 5 to 10 minutes away from each other.

Enjoy the tropical waters of Puerto Galera with Mermaid Resort’s Dive Center! We look forward to giving you a marvelous experience in magnificent Sabang.

PUERTO GALERA

Dive Sites

Diver’s Paradise: The World’s Center of Marine Biodiversity in Sabang, Puerto Galera.

With its massively diverse concentration of marine life, the seas around Sabang, Puerto Galera have everything a true diving enthusiast can hope for. The more than 40 dive spots located here are teeming with huge populations of tropical fish as well as brilliant and colorful gardens of hard and soft corals, sponges and sea fans.

The region is home to the largest variety of nudibranchs creating an underwater wonderland perfect for macro photography. Additionally, ideal conditions make for great dives allowing underwater adventurers to visit these waters all year round. Beginning recreational to advanced technical divers are treated to exhilarating diving through several locations that are literally just 5 minutes apart.

Browse through the dive sites listed on these pages and get a taste of what each magnificent location has to offer.

Dive with Mermaid Dive Center and enjoy the Underwater World of Puerto Galera!

Contact Mermaid Resort now and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.
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