26,000 PHP

This course is what most consider the start of a life-changing and beautiful journey to become a certified SCUBA diver. This is basically the Open Water SCUBA Diver course, but tailored for people with certain disabilities or of advanced ages, that need special assistance, but still want to experience diving! 

Scubility is all about adaptive teaching, so we will adapt to any situation possible, to turn you into a diver! 


Critter republic dive center
Sierra resort, Dauin, Philippines
(+63) 9959123460

Since this is an adaptive teaching certification, we will personalize each course to fit each person’s situation. 

The minimum age for this course is 10 years old with parent consent

You are never too old! Currently our average student age is 60 years old, and our record is 78! If you are relatively healthy, yet think it is too late to try diving, odds are you are wrong! Just send us an email and we can talk you through it. We are also one of the only scuba teaching facilities in the Philippines that can offer the SDI Scubility certification, so if you need special assistance or have handicaps, we can still certify you accordingly! 

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. To avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. (all students over the age of 45 will need the doctors sign-off, on the attached form). 

If you are booking a last minute course, we can also have our own doctor come to the dive center for your check (1500 PHP fee)

About this course

The beginner scuba certification level is known as Open Water Diver. during your course a highly experienced Instructor will guide you through the process of learning how to scuba dive in a calm and encouraging educational setting.

Upon completing the course, you will possess the necessary skills and understanding to engage in scuba diving both domestically and internationally, becoming a representative for the captivating underwater realm.

open water scuba certification

What to expect on a typical day of training

The Open Water course takes at least 3 days. A typical course looks something like this: 1st day in classroom, 2nd day in pool and the rest of the training in ocean. However since this is adapted teaching to each person’s needs, everything can vary. Contact us for more information. Here is a typical day for a normal course:

9:00-12:00: dive theory, in-water training
12:00-1:00: lunch
1:00-5:00: dive theory, in-water training
Aways remember in your planning that you are not allowed to fly for a minimum 18 hours from your last dive. It is recommended to have 1 day to rest before flying back.