PADI Scuba Diving Certification Classes
in Malapascua, Philippines
Water Advanced Nitrox Specialties Rescue Divemaster Instructor
Dive Courses at TSD
Shark Divers offers a full range of PADI diving
courses from beginner certification through to professional. Our
experienced and knowledgeable diving instructors have been through PADI's
(Professional Association of Diving Instructors) rigorous training procedures
and have taught hundreds of people to dive. We want you to get the most
out of your diving lessons and so we teach in very small groups, usually
one-on-one. This means you can take as long as you like doing your course.
If you are in a hurry you can go faster, if you want to take it easy,
go slower. We have male and female dive instructors if you have a preference.
We are the top PADI Dive Center on Malapascua and one of the top in the Philippines as shown by our annual PADI awards. Find out more about us.
About the PADI System of Diver Education
PADI has three scuba diving courses that are essential to becoming
a safe, competent, and well-rounded diver. These are the introductory Open Water Scuba Diver certification,
the Advanced Open Water Diver and
the Rescue Diver courses. In addition to these core courses we offer:
PADI has recently introduced an e-learning program - do the academics online in advance and complete the water work in Malapascua. It means you can spend less time studying and more time enjoying your vacation. PADI e-learning his available for many PADI courses; new courses and languages are constantly introduced.
Brief course descriptions follow, click on the links for
further details. If you want to take a diving class and have ever had any medical conditions, please see this form.
New to diving?
Getting your scuba diving certification in the Philippines is a great
choice. You can learn easily in Malapascua's calm, clear waters. After certification you can
progress to other dive sites such as the shark dive.
You have several options if you have never dived before:
only 2-3 hours you can learn the basics and complete a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience with one of
our PADI instructors. It is a great way to try out diving. You will have
a brief diving theory lesson, complete a few skills in shallow water, then
go on a dive. If you like it, you can credit the experience and the cost
towards your Open Water Certification.
The PADI Open Water Diver Course is PADI's entry level scuba certification course and is recognized
everywhere around the world. We make diving interesting, safe, and above
all, fun. Average time is 3-5 days and we will go at your pace.
Start the reading in advance with PADI's e-learning program.
If you don’t have the time to complete the Open Water course, finish half
of it in Malapascua and become a PADI Scuba Diver, or do as much as you can
and get a PADI Referral. Complete the rest of your course at any PADI
Dive Center around the world.
Already a Certified Diver?
is always more to learn! Whatever your level, choose from a wide variety
of courses. During any course at Thresher Shark Divers we will also help
you improve your basic diving skills such as buoyancy and breathing.
Has it been a while since your last dive? Why not take our refresher
course? PADI advises a refresher if you have not been diving in 6 months.
Now you know how to dive, have some fun with it! During the Advanced Open Water Course you will explore five specialized
diving activities and develop your diving skills. You will be amazed at
the improvement in your diving by the end of this course on Malapascua.
Dives include Deep, Navigation, Photography, Wreck, Naturalist, Night, Multi-level,
Boat... You can also do any of these dives separately and credit it towards
you Advanced course at a later date.
New from PADI - do your reading before you come with PADI's e-learning program.
Nitrox is the future of diving. Stay down longer and reduce
your nitrogen load.
Malapascua has several dive sites that are perfect for Nitrox. Find out why.
E-learning is available for Nitrox.
The PADI Thresher Shark Diver Specialty Course is exclusive to TSD. It was written by TSD owners in conjunction with PADI. The course will teach you many fascinating facts about sharks in general, and specifically thresher sharks.
As you dive more and get to know other divers you will probably become more
interested in specialized forms of scuba diving. Participate in these new
activities under the guidance of our instructors and at the same time explore
of Malapascua's diverse underwater environment. We offer over 20 specialty
courses such as Wreck, Photography, Deep Diver, and Naturalist.
See another side to scuba diving. During the Rescue Diver course you will gain the confidence to look after yourself
and others in the water. Learn how to prevent mishaps and to deal with problems
in the unlikely event that they should occur. Most people feel this is the
most enjoyable course of all! This builds invaluable self-confidence and
teaches you priceless diving skills.
basic medical emergency care including CPR and first aid. Ever wished you
knew more about how to help your loved ones in the event of an emergency?
This is a non-diving course in preparation for the Rescue Diver course but
is available to divers and non-divers alike.
Also available, the EFR Instructor Course, Care for Children, and PADI's brand new Emergency Oxygen Provider course.
PADI's highest non-professional qualification, the coveted Master Scuba
Diver rating is the sign of an overall well-rounded and competent diver.
Complete Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, and five specialty courses to become
a Master Scuba Diver! Contact us to get a great
deal on the Master Scuba Diver training package.
PADI Professional Level Diver Certifications
Go Pro! and become
a PADI Divemaster, PADI Instructor and higher!
Become a professional diver and earn money doing what you love to do
the most! This course includes free diving!!!
If you are on your way to becoming an instructor, this is the course
for you. We offer a great experience package tailored to your instructional
needs to prepare you for your IDC (Instructor Development Course). Contact us for our current special offer on the AI course.
Why not go all the way and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with TSD?! As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development IDC Center we offer a full range of Instructor Development Courses for all levels of Instructors including Specialty Instructor, IDC Staff Instructor and Status Updates.
Find out more about our technical diving courses.