Discovery Divers in Palawan - Philippines
How to Get to Discovery Divers
Much of Palawans beauty is underneath the turquoise water and deep beneath the sea where a diverse marine life can be found. Diving in Palawan is an experience on its own and divers make it a point that at least once in their lives they go to Palawan to go through this humbling experience. Discovery Divers is in Coron, Palawan and to get there from Manila, one has to take the plane to the island of Palawan. Once in Puerto Princesa, a private charter may be hired to take one to Busuanga and from there, it is about an hour and a half drive to Coron. Discovery Divers to be exact, can be found on Decanituan Island, Barangay 5 in Coron.
Special Courses and Language
For those who want to learn how to dive, there is no better way to go about it than with Discovery Divers. New divers or those wanting to take a refresher course enroll for the SDI Discover Scuba Diving which is internationally recognized and offered by Discovery Divers. They have other dive programs available depending on the skill of the one enrolling. For those who already know how to dive and want to take up specialized courses or just bump their skill one level up, Discovery Divers also offers other courses such as Advanced Open Water Diving and Technical Diving. Among the other courses offered are Rescue Diver Course, Dive Master and Assistant Instructor Course. All courses are taught in either English or Filipino so locals and foreigners can enroll.
For those who already know how to dive and just need a Dive Master to show them the underwater sites, the following are charged and all are in Philippine currency: 1000 per dive per person, 1200 boat and fuel surcharge and this is a shared charge by all divers, 200 for packed lunch and 470 for full equipment rental. The Discover Scuba Diving program starts at US$ 50 and those who are just looking to refresh and are already certified, they are charged the same amount. Depending on the level of the course that the student wants to enroll in, rates differ and it is more expensive for those who need to borrow full equipment.
Among the dive sites are wreck diving where sunken Japanese war ships straight out of World War II may be seen, corals and lake diving and there are dive safaris for those who want to maximize their enrollment at Discovery Divers. Dive safaris are perhaps the best way to discover everything that Busuanga Island has to offer since this involves several days and several dives in different islands surrounding Discovery Divers.